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There continues to be a lag in the uptake of the Covid-19 vaccines among the nursing population of Trinidad and Tobago, with less than 70 per cent being fully vaccinated to date. When the question was posed to Health Minister Terrence Deyalsingh during Wednesday’s virtual Covid-19 press conferenc...


MONDAY, Nov. 29, 2021 (HealthDay News) -- For individuals at risk, aspirin use is associated with increased risk for incident heart failure, according to a study published online Nov. 22 in ESC Heart Failure. Blerim Mujaj, M.D., Ph.D., from the University of Leuven in Belgium, and colleagues condu...


The eight-day festival of lights beginning Sunday night is a celebration of spiritual freedom that marks the triumph of a small underdog band over a mighty army. But for Rabbi Michael Perice, the message of Hanukkah strikes deeper than that of an unlikely military victory that occurred more tha...


A mother has revealed how her baby is one of around just 100 people in the world diagnosed with the ultra 'rare uncombable hair syndrome' - but she is teaching him how to be proud of his unruly locks. Katelyn Samples, 33, from Atlanta, Georgia is mother to Shepard, two, and 14-month-old Locklan. Wh...


LAS VEGAS (AP) — A jury in Nevada has found one of the nation’s largest health insurers liable for underpaying millions of dollars to out-of-network emergency medical providers in what plaintiffs’ attorneys argued was a systematic bid to boost company profits. The eight jurors in Las Vegas awarded...


I n 1984, the documentarian Jon Alpert began filming three petty criminals on the streets of Newark, New Jersey. With a camera hidden in his clothing, Alpert captured the twentysomethings’ ingenuity and braggadocio – they mostly targeted retail stores with eager confidence and schemes as brazen...


The Medicare and Medicare Advantage open enrollment period ends on Dec. 7, but many seniors haven't reviewed their health coverage. Even fewer decided to actually change plans, according to a new survey. ( iStock ) Medicare open enrollment gives eligible Americans the chance to r...


Écoutez the Latest Hits sur Amazon Music Unlimited (ad) The National Independent Venue Association (NIVA), formed in April 2020 to gain emergency relief for the shuttered independent live music industry and led the Save Our Stages effort, securing $16 billion in Shuttered Venue O...



War On Drugs Not As Effective As Planned Many have noticed a trend of rising drug cases despite America’s 50-year War on Drugs campaign. According to drugpolicy.org, the War on Drugs started in the 1970s when President Nixon increased the size and number of federal drug control agencies. The intent...


It goes without saying that keeping your heart healthy is of vital importance. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), heart disease is the number one cause of death for both men and women in the U.S. In fact, one person dies every 36 seconds from cardiovascular disease. ...


By Jeff Mason WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. government will require private health insurance companies to reimburse customers for the cost of over-the-counter at-home COVID-19 tests under new measures to combat the pandemic that President Joe Biden will unveil on Thursday, administration officials...


People With Allergic Conditions – Such As Hay Fever and Eczema – May Have a Lower Risk of COVID-19 Infection  SciTechDailyPeople with allergic conditions like hay fever, eczema less likely to catch COVID-19  Study FindsHealthWatch: Some Allergy Sufferers With Asthma Have Lower Ri...


U p to 300,000 people in the UK are facing heart-related illnesses due to post-pandemic stress disorder (PPSD), two London physicians have warned. This could result in a 4.5 per cent rise in cardiovascular cases nationally because of the effects of PPSD, with those aged between 30 to 45 most at...


Most of us are still struggling to shed the extra kilos we put on during the lockdown, which drastically reduced our mobility. No matter how much we have tried, that stubborn fat has refused to leave us despite our best efforts. And, the fats have found a way to stick around. Worry not. Nutrition...