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Top 3 Threats to Pearson Airport & Public Health

Whether we like it or not, we can’t force someone to not exercise their consitutional rights in public. People have been making headlines by refusing to wear masks, get tested and quarantine. Public health is at risk right now. After spending millions of dollars, the Canadian government has failed to handle the COVID-19 Virus. It […]

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COVID-19 restrictions supported participants in weight loss program, but had negative impact on mood and behaviors

Credit: Pixabay/CC0 Public Domain New research presented at this year’s European Congress on Obesity (ECO2021, online, 10-13 May) concludes that the first lockdown in the COVID-19 pandemic was an important driver in the motivation to lose weight in participants of an online weight management program started in late 2020. Some participants associated the lockdown with…

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Consumption of free sugars by secondary school children from the UK lower during snacking Intervals than at main mealtimes

Credit: Unsplash/CC0 Public Domain New research presented at this year’s European Congress on Obesity (held online, 10-13 May) reveals that consumption of free sugars (FS) is greater outside of school hours than consumption inside school hours, and that snacking periods are associated with lower FS intake than main mealtimes. The research was conducted by Abigail…

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Virtual weight-loss support during lockdown Contributes to clinically Significant weight loss

Credit: Pixabay/CC0 Public Domain An analysis of data from almost 2,000 UK adults who participated in a virtual weight-management support group during lockdown found that 1 in 4 (27%) lost a clinically meaningful amount of weight (5% or more of their body weight) within six weeks—which can bring substantial health benefits. The study is being…

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Study shows BMI cut offs for Diabetes and Obesity risk do N’t Function for non-white populations

Credit: Unsplash/CC0 Public Domain New research presented at this year’s European Congress on Obesity (ECO) and published simultaneously in The Lancet Diabetes & Endocrinology shows that body mass index (BMI) cut-offs currently used by the World Health Organization (WHO) and the UK’s National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) are not appropriate for adults…

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Study shows how some severely obese Kids were negatively Influenced from the COVID-19 lockdown

Credit: Pixabay/CC0 Public Domain New research presented at this year’s European Congress on Obesity (held online, 10-13 May) shows that for some children with severe obesity, the COVID-19 lockdown had a negative impact on physical activity and eating habits, and some (mostly aged under 10 years) exhibited increased demand for food. The study is by…

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Small Increase Seen in New COVID-19 Cases Among Children

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. After 2 consecutive weeks of declines, the number of new COVID-19 cases in children rose slightly, according to a report from the American Academy of Pediatrics and the Children’s Hospital Association. The increase was less than 0.6% — 72,067 cases were…

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States Ready Plans to Get Pfizer COVID Vaccine into Younger Teens

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. State health officials today shared plans to distribute Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine to 12- to 15-year-olds after the FDA authorized its use in this age group late Monday. Some states hope to start the vaccinations as early as Thursday, officials said at an Association…

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Pandemic Took a Cut of Cosmetic Procedures in 2020

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. The decline in the number of cosmetic procedures performed in 2020, compared with 2019, very closely matched the amount of the time lost to physicians because of the COVID-19 pandemic, according to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons. There were an…

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New Clues Show How the Immune System Fights COVID-19

When the immune system detects an invading virus like COVID-19, it sends swarms of antibodies to latch on to it, blocking its ability to attach to cells and marking it for destruction by other cells. Now, new research shows in striking detail how that process works in people who have successfully recovered from COVID-19 and…

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Neurologic Complications in COVID Patients Common, Deadly

Eight in 10 patients hospitalized with COVID-19 develop neurologic complications, and these patients are much more likely to die in hospital compared with their counterparts without neurologic complications, a global study shows. Findings from the Global Consortium Study of Neurologic Dysfunction in COVID-19 (GCS-NeuroCOVID) reveal 82% of hospitalized COVID-19 patients had neurologic manifestations and a…