Makeup & Skincare

UNVACCINATED CRUISE GUESTS GET SECOND-CLASS TREATMENT AT SEA

18 JULY 2021 Royal Caribbean’s 4,275-passenger Freedom of the Seas has restarted sailings from Miami to the Bahamas with two classes of passengers on board—those who’ve been vaccinated against Covid-19, and those who have not. Jabbed guests, identified with special wristbands, get full run of the ship; those unprotected from the virus …

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WHAT IS THE DELTA VARIANT? 5 THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW

5 JULY 2021 For the first time in more than a year, we’re feeling some hope – or at least cautious optimism – that the pandemic could recede to the background. But experts want us to know that there is still a concern that new mutations of the virus could bring it back, and …

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HOW PROTECTED ARE YOU WITH JUST ONE DOSE OF A COVID-19 VACCINE? HERE ARE SOME STATS

04 JULY 2021 More than 179 million Americans and more than 44 million Britons have received their first dose of a two-shot COVID-19 vaccine. The US has authorized vaccines from Moderna and Pfizer-BioNTech, while the UK has authorized Pfizer’s shot as well as one made by AstraZeneca and Oxford University. Both countries have authorized Johnson & Johnson’s vaccine, which is a single dose. The …

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MIND-BLOWING ‘INFLATABLE’ SPINAL CORD IMPLANT COULD MAKE PAIN RELIEF WIDELY AVAILABLE

01 JULY 2021 Scientists have revealed a fascinating new design for an incredibly tiny, inflatable spinal cord implant, suited for treating severe chronic back pain that doesn’t respond to medication. The inflatable electronic device is part of a spinal cord stimulator (SCS) setup, a type of well-established therapy that delivers mild electric …

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WHICH IS THE BEST VACCINE FOR COVID? EXPERTS HAVE AN ANSWER, OF SORTS

24 JUNE 2021 With the rollout of COVID-19 vaccines accelerating, people are increasingly asking which vaccine is best? Even if we tried to answer this question, defining which vaccine is “best” is not simple. Does that mean the vaccine better at protecting you from serious disease? The one that protects you from whichever …

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REPORTS ARE EMERGING OF ‘COVID NAILS’. HERE’S WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW VASSILIOS VASSILIOU ET AL., THE CONVERSATION

21 JUNE 2021 The main signs of COVID-19 are fever, a cough, fatigue and a loss of your sense of taste and smell. Signs of COVID-19 in the skin have been noted too. But there’s another part of the body where the virus appears to have an impact: the fingernails. Following a COVID-19 infection, for a small …

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FDA JUST APPROVED A ‘GAME-CHANGER’ WEIGHT LOSS DRUG, FIRST ONE IN YEARS

12 JUNE 2021 A weight-loss drug described as a ‘game-changer’ by obesity researchers has just been approved by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA), representing the first time the agency has endorsed such a treatment in several years. Wegovy, a weight-management therapy to be manufactured by Danish pharmaceutical company Novo Nordisk, …

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THE GLOBAL DEATH TOLL FROM WORKING TOO MUCH HAS BEEN CALCULATED, AND IT’S AWFUL

31 MAY 2021 Long hours and overwork are likely to be causing hundreds of thousands of deaths a year around the globe, according to a new study from the World Health Organization (WHO) – and the problem is getting worse. In 2016, researchers estimate that around 745,000 people died worldwide from strokes …

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EXPERIMENTAL ASTHMA VACCINE WORKS IN MICE, AND COULD BE TRIALED IN HUMANS SOON

29 MAY 2021 Asthma affects hundreds of millions of people around the world, but an experimental vaccine offers new hope to successfully treat this chronic lung disease, linked to hundreds of thousands of deaths each year. So far the prototype vaccine has only been tested in animals, but the researchers now …

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MHSS: SEAFARERS NEED MENTAL HEALTH SUPPORT BEFORE BOARDING

24 MAY 2021  Shipping companies have a duty of care to prepare their crew psychologically and physically before letting them board a vessel, according to the head of Mental Health Support Solutions (MHSS), a Hamburg-based startup which provides a 24/7 hotline for crewmembers to speak confidentially to clinical psychologists. Christian Ayerst, …

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