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The question of when hairdressers and nail salons will reopen is asked on a weekly basis, but far less has been said about cosmetic clinics. Increasing numbers of people, particularly women, undergo regular, non-surgical cosmetic treatments, dubbed “tweakments.” These temporary procedures, such as Botox and fillers, may have a growing...
It’s looking increasingly likely that having blood type O might give you some protective effects against COVID-19, while blood type A may be linked to more severe illness from the virus. A new European study involving 1,980 patients with COVID-19 revealed people with blood group A had a higher risk...
Despite strict lockdown measures and contact tracing, COVID-19 cases continue to increase in alarming numbers in India. As of today, there are 4,25,282 confirmed cases and as many as 13,699 people have succumbed to the disease in the country, according to data on the Union Health Ministry website. There...
Worried about your newborn babies amidst the COVID-19 pandemic? The finding of a new study may give you some relief. A report from Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago has shown that infants under 90 days of age who tested positive for COVID-19 tend to be...
More than 183,000 new cases of coronavirus were reported worldwide in the largest daily increase since the start of the outbreak, according to the World Health Organisation. The UN health agency said on Sunday that 183,020 cases were recorded in the latest 24 hour period, bringing the global total to...
The UK’s four chief medical officers have lowered the country’s Covid-19 alert level from four to three after a “steady decrease” in cases. It comes weeks after the government defended easing lockdown restrictions in England before the country’s coronavirus alert level had been reduced. But what is the alert system and...
A solar eclipse is a phenomenon where the earth, the moon and the sun align together, and the moon’s shadow falls on the sun. Today, this celestial phenomenon is going to start from 9:15 AM. It will last till 3:04 PM. There are various myths associated with the solar...
Traces of coronavirus have shown up in Italy’s water from December last year – suggesting the virus was circulating more than a month before the country reported its first cases. Scientists discovered the presence of SARS-Cov-2 – the virus which causes Covid-19 – in wastewater collected from two northern cities...
Black men suffered the highest coronavirus death rate in the UK at the height of the pandemic, new government data shows. The mortality rate involving Covid-19 from March to mid-May was highest among black men, at 255 deaths per 100,000 people, according to the Office for National Statistics (ONS). It...
World Health Organisation (WHO) experts have emphasised the need for a successful test, track and isolate programme to be in place to avoid a possible second wave of Covid-19 infections in the autumn. Dr Hans Kluge, the WHO’s European regional director, said contact tracing and quarantining people who may be...

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