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Restless Sleep: Causes and Treatments

Restless Sleep: Causes and Treatments

For a long time, restless sleep was not a medical term, but rather a general term for poor sleep quality. Recently, doctors have come up with a medical definition that describes a disorder seen in children. Different sleep disorders cause different symptoms.

Superfoods Part 5: Ten Essential Superfoods for Radiant Skin

Superfoods Part 5: Ten Essential Superfoods for Radiant Skin

The foods that make up your diet can either supply your body with nutrients that help it work its best, or cause problems like damage and inflammation. You can help your skin become healthy, hydrated, and glowing by eating a lot of vitamin and antioxidant-packed superfoods.

7 Health Habits Worse Than Fast Food (Eat This Not That! article)

7 Health Habits Worse Than Fast Food (Eat This Not That! article)

“There’s a whole lot of other bad choices we’re making, and, over time, they are possibly doing a lot more damage than an occasional cheeseburger. Read on for 7 habits worse than fast food—and to ensure your health and the health of others.”

Acute and Chronic Hives and Rashes: Causes and Treatments

Acute and Chronic Hives and Rashes: Causes and Treatments

When diagnosing and treating skin problems, it helps to know whether the condition is acute or chronic. Acute conditions appear quickly and often within a few days. The skin’s appearance may change within a day or two, overnight, or even within a few minutes. Symptoms may also get worse fast.

8 Ways You’re Ruining Your Body, According to Science (Eat This Not That! article)

8 Ways You’re Ruining Your Body, According to Science (Eat This Not That! article)

“We’re all trying to do our best when it comes to staying healthy. But it seems that sometimes it’s a losing battle—we try to eat right and exercise, yet we’re still not feeling our best. Turns out there’s a lot of other things we are doing to ourselves that aren’t helping—from not getting enough sunlight or sleep to just not coping well with stress.”

The Biggest Health Myths of All Time (Health Central article)

The Biggest Health Myths of All Time (Health Central article)

You know that lore: If you drop food on the floor and pick it up within three seconds, is it still OK to eat it? Should only women over 40 years old use a retinol? Do eating carrots improve vision? Can blue light from screens damage your eyes? See what the doctors say about these common myths.

Superfoods Part 4: Essential Superfoods for Diabetics and Pre-Diabetics

Superfoods Part 4: Essential Superfoods for Diabetics and Pre-Diabetics

The older you get, the higher your risk for developing chronic conditions such as diabetes, so it’s important to learn more about how to protect your health and wellness as you age. Many superfoods can help keep your body’s blood sugar levels in a more normal range.

How to Treat Skin Conditions: Eczema, Seborrhea and Psoriasis

How to Treat Skin Conditions: Eczema, Seborrhea and Psoriasis

Conditions like eczema, seborrhea, and psoriasis are often hard to tell apart from each other. If you think you have one of these conditions, it may help to see a doctor so that you can be sure you are using the right treatments.

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Man dies after 43 full ICUs turn him away https://www.mdedge.com/cardiology/article/246086/coronavirus-updates/man-dies-after-43-full-icus-turn-him-away

I & other ID doctors have been accused of over-optimism, but this article - by discussing realism- can pave the way to pre-pandemic normalcy if we accept life with a defanged endemic respiratory virus. Simple primer on immune system here provides context:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=28tshG5vAMo

1- Vaccine effectiveness (VE) against hospitalisation:
The evidence so far suggests that VE against hospitalisations is highly preserved against Delta. As you can see in this figure, high protection against hospitalisation (>80%) is maintained after the 2nd dose. (5/n)

Where are your kids?!#watchyourkids #familymedicine #Health Adolescent substance use during pandemic examined http://sbne.ws/r/HNXL

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