Category: Health

Vaccines saved almost 20,000 lives during early Omicron wave

Australia’s COVID-19 vaccination program saved the lives of almost 20,000 people in NSW alone between August 2021 and July 2022, according to new research released today. According to the computer simulations done by Victoria’s RMIT and Monash universities, vaccines prevented 17,760 deaths in NSW’s over-50 population during those 12 months. That period included the peak of the Delta outbreak, the lifting of the state’s longest…

American women are stockpiling abortion pills amid political uncertainty

Mifepristone (Mifeprex), one of the two drugs used in a medication abortion, is displayed at a women’s clinic in New Mexico. Photo by ROBYN BECK/AFP via Getty Images Donald Trump’s views on abortion are muddled at best and threatening at worst. GOP lawmakers are targeting access to IVF, IUDs, birth control pills, and emergency contraception. So some women are stockpiling abortion pills and contraception, activists…

Researchers used the world’s most powerful MRI to get brain scans that are 10 times as detailed as a hospital...

The 11.7 Tesla Iseult is currently the most powerful MRI machine in the world. Y. Audic/CEA French researchers used a powerful MRI machine to create detailed brain scans of about 20 people. The images are nearly 10 times more detailed than a hospital MRI’s scans. The high-resolution images could provide insights into diseases like Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s. Researchers have unveiled images of the human brain…

Put Us On, Sis! Megan Thee Stallion Shares Her “Hot Girl” Workout Routine

Megan Thee Stallion is spilling the tea on her “hot girl” workout routine. RELATED: Kelsey Nicole Discusses Tory Lanez and Megan Thee Stallion’s Shooting In First Interview Since 2020 Incident (Video) Megan Thee Stallion Opens Up About Staying Fit On Wednesday, April 10, Women’s Health Magazine released its latest cover, which features Megan Thee Stallion. View this post on Instagram A post shared by The Shade…

Tuberculosis: Institute raises alarm over high rate of death in Ogun

The Institute of Human Virology Nigeria, HVN, has raised the alarm over the high level of death caused by tuberculosis in Ogun State. The institute noted that over 300 patients out of over 6,000 cases recorded in Ogun State in 2023 died of tuberculosis. Senior programme officer of IHVN, Florinda Olawusi, stated this in Abeokuta, while speaking with newsmen, at the 2024 World Tuberculosis Day….

‘We’ve significantly controlled zoonotic tuberculosis in humans – NVMA Chairman

As the world marks this year’s Tuberculosis Day, the Nigerian Veterinary Medical Association (NVMA) has stated that the organization has made frantic efforts to control zoonotic tuberculosis in the human population. Dr Tolu Omotugba, the Kogi State Chairman of NVMA, disclosed this on Sunday when he led his medical team to the Lokoja abattoir in Felele. Omotugba noted that the choice of the abattoir for…

It can kill you in numerous ways. Now smoking may cause another

Mark another point against smoking: it may cause an increase in a type of body fat linked to serious disease, according to a new study. Both starting smoking and spending a lifetime smoking cigarettes was associated with an increase in abdominal fat, according to a study published Thursday in the journal Addiction. And further analysis showed that the increase may be in visceral fat, said…

Groundbreaking treatment hope for ovarian cancer

When 24-year-old Tora Murphy quit her job to see the world, she never expected her travels would be cut short after just seven weeks. “I was looking pregnant, like I looked about six months pregnant,” Murphy told 9News “They basically told me that it was stage three cancer and I was just in shock.” READ MORE: Perth stripper fined over fake gun scare in CBD…