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COVID-19 has infected some 570,000 health workers and killed 2,500 in the Americas, PAHO Director says

Despite downward trends, human cost of pandemic remains unacceptably high, with almost 4,000 deaths a day in region   Washington D.C., September 2, 2020 (PAHO) – Health workers are especially vulnerable to COVID-19, and in the Region of the Americas, “We have the highest number of health care workers infected in the world,” PAHO Director Carissa F. […]

Coronavirus antibodies may persist for months

By Lynn Allison From Newsmax Antibodies that provide protection against COVID-19 may be viable for months after infection, according to new research from Iceland. Scientists measured the levels of SARS-CoV-2 antibodies in the blood of approximately 30,000 study participants, including 1,200 who tested positive for the virus and recovered. They found 91.1% of those who […]

The health benefits of sex after 50

By Lynn Allison From Newsmax Sex is not only pleasurable, it’s good for your health. Experts say that your sex drive can stay high even in your senior years. But all too often, we lose energy as we age and this affects every aspect of our lives, from the boardroom to the bedroom. “Never think […]

Study: Mammograms in 40s can save women’s lives

From Newsmax Adding to an ongoing debate over the timing of mammography, a new British study finds that screening women aged 40 to 49 for breast cancer saves lives, with only small increases in overdiagnosis. “This is a very long-term follow-up of a study which confirms that screening in women under 50 can save lives,” […]

Time for the tough to get going – BASIL SPRINGER

By Dr. Basil Springer From Market Place Excellence Corporation AUGUST 24, 2020 “There is a time for everything, and a season for every activity under the heavens.” – Ecclesiastes 3:1 “When the going gets tough, the tough get going” which means that when the situation becomes difficult, the strong and motivated will work smarter and harder to meet the […]

5 ways to lower your odds for Alzheimer’s

From Newsmax A combination of healthy habits — such as a good diet and regular exercise — may lower your risk of Alzheimer’s disease by as much as 60%, a new study suggests. Data from nearly 3,000 people in the United States was scored on five beneficial lifestyle factors: high-quality diet, physical activity, not smoking, […]

Lamborghini Super Trofeo Europe: Bonaldi record second win of the year in Nürburgring Race 1

Sant’Agata Bolognese/Nürburg, 5 September 2020 – Bonaldi Motorsport’s Dean Stoneman and Kikko Galbiati claimed victory in the first Lamborghini Super Trofeo Europe race of the weekend at the Nürburgring, beating Target Competition’s Miloš Pavlović and Raul Guzman by just over four seconds. It was Stoneman’s second win in succession this year after his Race 2 victory […]

‘Dead’ probiotic bacteria can ease irritable bowel

Probiotic supplements containing “killed” bacteria might help some people with irritable bowel syndrome find relief, a new study suggests. Experts said the findings add to evidence that certain probiotics can help some people with irritable bowel syndrome, or IBS. And it’s the first trial to test a probiotic with bacteria that were heat-killed — which, […]

Study: Face shields and masks with valves ineffective against coronavirus

By Lynn Allison From Newsmax Face coverings are effective ways to stop the spread of the coronavirus, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. But a new study found that two popular options, the face shield and the N95 respirator mask that has one or two exhale ports or valves, still release infectious droplets […]

WHO Director−General’s opening remarks at the media briefing on COVID−19 − 4 September 2020

Lockdowns are a blunt instrument, and with the right mix of targeted and tailored measures, further national lockdowns can be avoided. Several countries are using a data-driven approach to drive a targeted response. Worldwide, non-communicable diseases (NCDs) and their risk factors are increasing vulnerability to COVID-19 infection and the likelihood of worse outcomes, including in younger […]