Day: September 1, 2020

First Case Of Coronavirus Reinfection Reported By Researchers In Hong Kong

The first confirmed case of reinfection of the coronavirus has been identified by a group of University of Hong Kong researchers.

In an article that was accepted for publication in the journal of Clinical Infectious Diseases, the researchers revealed a second infection of COVID-19 in a 33-year-old man, who was first diagnosed with the virus four and half months earlier, The New York Times reported.

In his first bout with COVID-19, the apparently healthy man had only mild symptoms the first time around and no symptoms when reinfected with the virus, the article said. The reinfection of COVID-19 was discovered during an airport screening when the man returned from a trip to Spain.

This is “the world’s first documentation of a patient who recovered from Covid-19, but got another episode of COVID-19 afterwards,” the researchers told Bloomberg in an emailed statement.

The article from the researchers may suggest that immunity

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5 Food ‘Hacks’ a Men’s Health Editor Uses for Easy Muscle Gain



a man standing next to a woman: Sink your teeth into our new video series, which focuses on easy-to-digest fitness tips. First up: easy meal tips for quicker gains


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Sink your teeth into our new video series, which focuses on easy-to-digest fitness tips. First up: easy meal tips for quicker gains

Leave the cryo chambers, altitude sleep therapy and blood flow restriction to the pros: when it comes to building muscle, the simplest advice is often the most effective. Which is why Men’s Health UK has taken to TikTok to provide smart, digestible and effective advice for anyone looking to improve their health and fitness.

In a recent video, available on our account here, Men’s Health UK fitness editor Andrew Tracey shares a handful of food ‘hacks’ that will help you build muscle, get leaner and stay satiated. Rest assured, there are no protein shakes in sight, nor are there any plastic containers loaded with boiled chicken and broccoli. Instead, Tracey walks you through his easy tips for gaining muscle that won’t empty

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Researchers argue health care systems should use ‘food as medicine’ interventions

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An analysis recently published in the British Medical Journal argues for increased implementation of “food is medicine” interventions in the health care system. The article was co-authored by Seth A. Berkowitz, MD, MPH, assistant professor of medicine at the UNC School of Medicine, who mostly recently argued in the New England Journal of Medicine that food insecurity is known to be a health equity issue that disproportionately affects racial/ethnic minorities and those with lower incomes and rural communities. Thus, food insecurity is now playing a big role in the COVID-19 pandemic and associated health outcomes.

Berkowitz has conducted a number of studies on health-related social needs and their effect on health outcomes, published in JAMA Internal Medicine.

Sarah Downer, JD, from the Center for Health Law and Policy Innovation at Harvard Law School is the first author of the BMJ study, along with Timothy Harlan,

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Less than half of adults saw NHS dentist in past two years, figures show

Less than half of adults in England were seen by an NHS dentist over the last two years, according to new data.



a person in a blue shirt: Many say their practices are not yet operating at pre-pandemic capacity


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Many say their practices are not yet operating at pre-pandemic capacity

Figures from NHS Digital have shown that within a 24-month period, up to the end of February, only 49.7% of adults received any dental treatment.

Within the same time period, only 59% – less than two-thirds – of children were seen by a dentist.

The coronavirus pandemic led to the practices closing in March, which resulted in a fall in numbers visiting dentists, however overall attendance was said to have been “in a bad place” even before lockdown.



Dental practices were forced to close for several months due to the coronavirus pandemic


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Dental practices were forced to close for several months due to the coronavirus pandemic

Some 21.01 million adult patients were seen for NHS dental treatment in the 24 months to the end of June, down

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Parents ‘sell’ baby to hospital when they can’t pay medical bill

What should have been a time of joy has become every parent’s worst nightmare for one couple.

On Aug. 24, Shiv Charan, 45, and his wife Babita, 36, gave birth to a boy, their sixth child, in Agra, India. Babita’s labor, performed via cesarean section, would have cost the couple some 30,000 Indian rupees, plus another 5,000 rupees for drug costs. In total, their bill was shaking out to approximately $480 — which, unfortunately, the couple did not have.

Now, the vulnerable couple, who cannot read or write, alleges that JP Hospital, in the Trans Yamuna section of Agra, manipulated them into selling their baby, possibly into adoption, for a price of one lakh (100,000 rupees), or about $1,370.

“We gave thumb impressions on all documents, as the hospital asked,” Shiv told the Times of India. “I didn’t get discharge papers, bills or any other papers.”

“We just needed some

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