More than 100 deaths in the Dominican Republic from drinking traditional alcohol as a remedy for the coronavirus

More than 100 deaths in the Dominican Republic from drinking traditional alcohol as a remedy for the coronavirus

At least 109 people have died in the Dominican Republic because they drank clerén, an alcohol made by craftsmen from Haiti, believing it was an effective remedy against the coronavirus, Health Minister Rafael Sánchez Cárdenas reported Friday. “130 cases and 109 deaths,” Sánchez Cárdenas said in an appearance about the...

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France limits nicotine sales after study shows it protects against coronavirus

France limits nicotine sales after study shows it protects against coronavirus

The French government was forced on Friday to limit the sale of nicotine substitutes – including patches – and suspended their marketing on the Internet until 11 May to ensure supplies to ex-smokers who need them, pending further studies on their possible positive effect on coronavirus patients. The decree with...

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The contagion curve shoots up in Russia to almost 6,000 a day

The contagion curve shoots up in Russia to almost 6,000 a day

As official figures begin to show, after an initial “optimistic” phase, the new coronavirus pandemic is beginning to run rampant in Russia. In a single day, the country has registered 5,849 new cases, bringing the total to more than 68,600 infected people, according to the state centre responsible for the...

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Coronavirus pandemic tops 177,000 deaths with U.S. setting new record for daily cases

Coronavirus pandemic tops 177,000 deaths with U.S. setting new record for daily cases

The new coronavirus pandemic that originated in the Chinese city of Wuhan has now surpassed 2.5 million cases and left more than 177,000 dead in 185 countries around the world, with the United States reporting more than 2,400 deaths and 39,500 positive cases in the last 24 hours, a record...

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France passes the 20,000 death mark after adding 547 on the last day

France passes the 20,000 death mark after adding 547 on the last day

France has recorded 20,265 deaths from coronavirus since the beginning of the epidemic on Monday, after adding 547 deaths in the last 24 hours, of which 444 occurred in hospitals, to 12,513 in those centers. Health authorities said the other 7,752 deaths occurred in nursing homes and dependency centers, where...

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How to keep your legs in perfect condition after pregnancy and children

How to keep your legs in perfect condition after pregnancy and children

Taking care of your legs throughout your life doesn’t need to be difficult, as with a good health regime you can ensure that your legs stay in excellent condition inside and out. While the outward appearance of your legs may be the most obvious concern for many people, taking care...

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Could vinyl floors make kids actually sick?

Could vinyl floors make kids actually sick?

Children who live in homes with all vinyl flooring or flame-retardant chemicals in the sofa have significantly higher concentrations of potentially harmful compounds in their blood or urine than children who live in homes that don’t, according to a new study. The study shows that kids living in homes where...

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Does this ancient remedy help with sore throats?

Does this ancient remedy help with sore throats?

Your throat is dry, and when you talk if feels like two sandpapers rubbing against one another. This sensation causes you to cough, making you feel all the worse. When a sore throat hits, we don’t always have time to run to the doctor or the pharmacy. Additionally, you might...

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The simplest recipe to cut your risk of heart attack by half: stay fit

The simplest recipe to cut your risk of heart attack by half: stay fit

Poor cardiorespiratory fitness could increase your risk of a future heart attack, even if you have no symptoms of a lifestyle illness today, a new study has found. “We found a strong link between higher fitness levels and a lower risk of heart attack and angina pectoris over the nine...

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Bacteria may be already defending you against flu

Bacteria may be already defending you against flu

Influenza virus, the causative agent of flu, primarily targets the respiratory tract and infects epithelial cells here. The epithelial cells of the nose and throat are enveloped by complex bacterial communities, leading Foxman and colleagues to hypothesize that this respiratory microbiome might interact with the virus – and could play...

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