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Airborne Transmission of Monkeypox

In a recently published guidance, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the agency said that monkeypox spread through small virus particles that linger in the air “has not been reported”. It said that transmission through “saliva or respiratory secretions” during face-to-face contact highly likely, but because these secretions “drop out of the […]

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WHO: Real Risks of Monkeypox

Director General of the World Health Organization (WHO) Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus warned at a briefing in Geneva “The risk of monkeypox becoming established in non-endemic countries is real”. According to the WHO, there are already more than 1,000 confirmed cases of monkeypox in 29 countries outside Africa, where the monkeypox is endemic. Amira Albert Roess, […]

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Two Distinct Variants of Monkeypox in US

Referring the recent sequencing data from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the NBC News writes that there are two genetically distinct variants of monkeypox are circulating in US. The News agency writes: “Two of them were found to be genetically similar to a 2021 infection in a Texas man who traveled […]

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WHO: Monkeypox Can Be Contained

The World Health Organization (WHO) recently told that the spread of the monkeypox can be contained from its further spread if countries share their data and vaccine stockpiles, the Reuters reports. Sylvie Briand, WHO director for Global Infectious Hazard Preparedness, told a technical briefing for member states “We don’t know exactly the number of doses […]

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Monkeypox is a Global Threat

In the prestigious Science magazine, staff write John Cohen writes that Monkeypox is a new global threat and this neglected disease of the poor countries after it started getting infected in wealthy countries. The “monkeypox” virus reportedly got its name after the virus was ‘first identified in a colony of Asian monkeys in a Copenhagen, […]

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Six Small Changes That Take Blood Pressure Down

According to this MensHealth article, high blood pressure is not only the problem of elderly peoples but its also a problem for the “people ages 21 to 36” and millennials too. So, what is high blood pressure? We mean blood pressure that measures above 130 systolic (the pressure in your arteries when your heart contracts) […]

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100 Confirmed Cases of Monekeypox

Quoting the World Health Organization (WHO), CNN Health reported last week that there are 92 confirmed and 28 suspected cases of monkeypox in 12 countries, including the US. According to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), scientists at the agency are monitoring some clusters of monkeypox. “It’s not clear how people in […]

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Monekeypox cases in US

Monkeypox is caused by “the monkeypox virus, a member of the same family of viruses as smallpox, although it is much less severe and experts say chances of infection are low”. According to the US Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC), monkeypox symptoms are similar to but milder than smallpox. “Monkeypox begins with fever, […]

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2020 Top Wellness Stories

I am a big fan of the New York Times Well columnist Tara Parker-Pope, who writes regular columns newsletter which I have subscribed. In her year end Dec 24 issue, she summarized the “Favorite Well Stories of 2020”. I am reproducing a few portion from the newsletter below: As you might expect, the Well team […]

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COVID-19 and Wellness Routine

The coronavirus pandemic has forced all of us to work from home and thus health experts advice us to take care of our health during this outbreak. A John Hopkins health expert advice daily routines like early morning 10-15 minutes of breathing and stress relief exercise, moving and stretching, eating well and staying focused. Why […]