Washing hands, maintaining social distance and wearing masks are essential for limiting the spread of Covid-19, and they're likely to diminish the spread of seasonal colds, as well. Doctors have seen far fewer colds and illnesses than usual among children who adhered to strict safety measures since last spring, Tothy said. … [Read more...] about So your kid has a Covid-19 symptom. What do you do now?
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Can I have my grandson overnight? I am a single grandparent living on the ground floor in my own house, however I have a lodger who lives on the second floor. from Teresa If you're in England, and you're a single grandparent, you have the right to form a “support bubble” with your grandson and his family. … [Read more...] about Coronavirus: Will universities be exempt from the new rules? And other questions
According to research published earlier this year in the journal Diagnosis, people who are younger or black are more likely to have a heart attack go undiagnosed. Heart attacks are rarer in young people, so doctors might not suspect one in those cases. Black people have a higher incidence of heart attack in general, but they often do not show evidence of disease on tests such as angiograms, which can lead to incorrect diagnoses. … [Read more...] about The 3 cancers doctors miss most, plus 4 other commonly misdiagnosed conditions
‘On the types of effects, our assessment shows that e-cigarette users might experience similar types of effects on their health as can occur from smoking conventional cigarettes, such as an increase in signs of respiratory and cardiovascular disease, particularly in those suffering from these conditions, or local irritation such as a burning sensation in the throat, nose, or eyes. … [Read more...] about E-cigarettes CAN worsen heart and lung conditions and must not be considered harmless, Government report finds
What Is Acetylcholine and Why Is It Also Called "Vagusstoff"? Acetylcholine (ACh) was the first neurotransmitter ever discovered by scientists. In 1921, a German-born psychobiologist and pharmacologist, Otto Loewi (1873-1961), identified a substance secreted by the vagus nerve that slowed heart rate. He named this stuff "vagusstoff," which is German for "vagus nerve substance." (See "How Does 'Vagusstoff' (Vagus Nerve Substance) Calm Us Down?") … [Read more...] about Drugs That Block “Vagusstoff” May Speed Up Cognitive Decline