How to spot the difference between hay fever, a cold and Covid – full list of symptoms

Although we might finally have left winter behind in the UK, it doesn’t mean we are out of the woods when it comes to some seasonal illnesses. In fact, during the spring we have the additional worry of hay fever to contend with. For this reason it could be easy to assume that symptoms such … Read more

‘I haven’t seen my friends or worked in four years – I live in a permanent Covid lockdown’ | UK | News

Stephen Hayers has been under a form of lockdown since the Covid-19 pandemic began (Image: Supplied) It has been over four years since the UK entered its first national lockdown in response to the Covid-19 pandemic and nearly three years since the last of those lockdowns ended. Although those lockdowns feel both very recent and … Read more

Pandemic accord talks at loggerheads as time ticks away

The final round of talks on a landmark pandemic accord faces a frantic last push this week, with countries still pulling in different directions on how to handle future global health crises. The last week of negotiations runs until Thursday with nations trying to hammer out an agreement to make sure the world is better … Read more

Most countries bouncing back from COVID-19, but poorest are not: UN – National

Many countries are bouncing back from the COVID-19 pandemic, but the poorest are not and a significant number are seeing their conditions deteriorate, the UN Development Program said Wednesday. Achim Steiner, head of the agency, said that after two decades during which rich and poor countries were coming closer in terms of development, the finding … Read more

‘Hypervaccinated’: Doctors study man who’s had 217 COVID-19 vaccines – National

Is there such thing as too many vaccines? That’s the question German scientists set out to explore recently, as they examined the case of a man who voluntarily received 217 jabs of the COVID-19 vaccine over the course of 29 months. The 62-year-old man from Magdeburg, Germany, told doctors he had the large number of … Read more

Is It Possible To Be Sick With Two Infections At The Same Time?

This winter illness season has been a rough one. States across the country have experienced high levels of respiratory viruses, like COVID-19, flu and RSV. And that’s not to mention the colds, stomach bugs, throat infections and a variety of other bugs that have been going around. Some people have reported their symptoms seem to … Read more

Nicotine patches and long COVID? Why some are trying it out – National

Despite significant progress in understanding COVID-19, concrete treatments for people suffering with long-haul symptoms are still being studied. That’s why some may be resorting to unapproved remedies found on social media, such as one of the latest gaining attention: nicotine patches. COVID long-haulers in the United States have taken to X, formerly known as Twitter, … Read more

‘I’m still mad’: Class action OK’d for COVID-19 outbreaks in Quebec LTC homes

A class-action lawsuit can go ahead against the Quebec government on behalf of residents in public long-term care homes that had major COVID-19 outbreaks during the first year of the pandemic, the province’s superior court has decided. Justice Donald Brisson authorized the legal action Monday after a lawyer seeking permission to bring the suit argued … Read more

Quebec study finds COVID measures were effective in reducing cases

A study aimed at countering online misinformation reveals that health measures taken by governments in connection with COVID-19 helped reduce hospital admissions and the number of cases in 2020. In a study published in 2023 in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine, Mohsen Farhadloo, assistant professor in the Department of Supply Chain Management and Business Technology … Read more

Experts developing vaccine for Disease X predicted to kill 50 million people

Medical experts are busy at the World Economic Forum in Davos, planning how to tackle Disease X. Some health officials warn that this disease could cause the “next pandemic.” Disease X is a big topic at the forum in Switzerland. The World Health Organization (WHO) has warned that it could infect 20 times more people … Read more