Biden administration to end COVID public health emergency in May | Coronavirus pandemic News

The move would restructure federal response to treat the virus as an endemic public health threat, ending some government support. United States President Joe Biden has informed Congress that his administration will formally end two national emergencies declared to address the COVID-19 pandemic on May 11, restructuring the federal response to the virus as an … Read more

Could taking a depression pill prevent lasting agony of shingles?

Sitting in A&E, with piercing pain radiating across his forehead and his left eye, David Hadfield clutched his head, struggling to work out what was going wrong. The answer emerged during his hour-long wait at Manchester Eye Hospital. A ‘bumpy, burning rash’ began to develop down one side of his forehead, just above his left … Read more

Clips that stimulate nerves in the ears could be the answer to agony of endometriosis 

Clips that ‘tickle’ nerves in the ears could reduce the pain of endometriosis. One in ten women of reproductive age has the condition, which causes heavy and agonising periods — it is the most common complaint treated by gynaecologists. Endometriosis develops when the tissue that normally forms the lining of the womb starts to grow … Read more

My heart rate is 100 beats a minute when I wake up. Would an ablation help? DR MARTIN SCURR answers

My heartbeat is rapid — very seldom below 100 beats per minute, even after a good night’s sleep. I have atrial fibrillation and am prescribed bisoprolol, but I am still not cured. Would an ablation help? Allan Pirrie, Livingston, Scotland. Your rapid heartbeat is most likely a feature of your atrial fibrillation (AF), the most … Read more

Biden administration plans to end COVID public health emergency in May

The Biden administration on Monday announced that the COVID-19 public health emergency, which has been in place since January 2020, is set to end on May 11. “The COVID-19 national emergency and public health emergency (PHE) were declared by the Trump Administration in 2020.  They are currently set to expire on March 1 and April … Read more

How dried food can supercharge your family budget meals

With rising prices, it may seem a challenge to eat healthily. But a trip down the dried foods aisle in the supermarket will reveal a selection of nutritious staples that can easily be incorporated into meals to boost their nutritional profile while keeping costs down. ‘Stock your cupboards with dried pulses such as chickpeas, lentils … Read more

Young women abandoning birth control pills for mental health

I started taking the birth control pill as a sophomore in high school to help with my acne. Most of my friends got prescriptions around then, too. I never thought twice about birth control — let alone going off it — until the pandemic, when I had more time to consider the pill I popped … Read more

Ontario hospital nurses start contract talks, plan ‘escalating actions’

TORONTO – The Ontario Nurses’ Association has started bargaining a new contract today for hospital nurses and the union is planning a series of actions to bolster its push for higher wages. The nurses, and other broader public sector workers, have been subject for three years to a wage restraint law known as Bill 124, … Read more

World ‘dangerously unprepared’ for next pandemic, Red Cross warns | Coronavirus pandemic News

The world’s largest humanitarian network says strong preparedness systems are ‘severely lacking’ despite three years of the COVID-19 pandemic. All countries remain “dangerously unprepared” for the next pandemic, the International Federation of the Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) has warned, saying future health crises could also collide with increasingly likely climate-related disasters. Despite … Read more

Would YOU accept less anesthetic during your operation to save the planet?

Would YOU accept less anesthetic during surgery to save the planet? Doctors say it could reduce world’s carbon footprint… by up to 0.1% By Mansur Shaheen Deputy Health Editor For Dailymail.Com Published: 07:33 EST, 30 January 2023 | Updated: 07:52 EST, 30 January 2023 Researchers are asking doctors to use less anesthesia on their surgery … Read more