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Health Canada approves Moderna's updated vaccine for the Omicron variant |  CBC News

Health Canada approves Moderna’s updated vaccine for the Omicron variant | CBC News

Health Canada has formally approved Moderna’s updated COVID-19 vaccine targeting the Omicron variant. The vaccine, which has been approved for use in adults aged 18 and older, will become the first COVID-19 vaccine available in Canada to target Omicron in addition to the original strain of the coronavirus. In a summary of the decision released …

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Western Sydney Local Health District experts take centre stage at the Westmead Research and Innovation Conference

Experts from the Western Sydney Local Health District are at the center of the Westmead Research and Innovation Conference

Associate Professor Verity Ahern (top left), Professor Clara Show (top right), Professor Dominic Dwyer (bottom left), Associate Professor Narinder Singh (bottom right) On Thursday 18 and Friday 19 August, the Westmead Research and Innovation Conference 2022 in the Western Sydney Local Health Region (WSLHD) brought together research, industry and healthcare delivery to connect, learn and …

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Food and drinks are getting sweeter.  Although it is not all sugar, it is bad for our health

Food and drinks are getting sweeter. Although it is not all sugar, it is bad for our health

Humans have an evolutionary preference for sweets. Sweet foods like fruit and honey were an important source of energy for our ancestors. However, in the modern world, sugary foods are readily available, very cheap and widely advertised. We now consume too much sugar in food and drink – the kind that is added rather than …

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Consuming green tea extract can lower blood sugar and improve gut health

Consuming green tea extract can lower blood sugar and improve gut health

New research in people with heart disease risk factors has shown that consuming green tea extract for four weeks can lower blood sugar and improve gut health by reducing inflammation and reducing “leaky gut.” The researchers said this is the first study to evaluate whether the health risks associated with a condition known as metabolic …

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Monkey pox is probably spreading under the radar “For a while,” says the WHO

The WHO said on Wednesday that hundreds of cases of monkeypox had occurred outside African countries, where the disease usually occurs, and warned that the virus was likely to spread under radar. “Investigations are ongoing, but the sudden outbreak of smallpox in many countries also suggests that there may have been an undetected transmission for …

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Renewing COVID-19, influenza and other viruses are pushing the New Zealand health system to the limit

As Aotearoa New Zealand heads into the colder winter months, the pressure on our health system and staff is growing significantly. In addition to the continuing impact of COVID-19, flu cases have begun to rise. The conditions are also prepared for the potential outbreak of other diseases, including measles, pertussis and respiratory syncytial virus (RSV). …

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Men’s health in the workplace

IntroductionThe role of testosteroneInfertilityErectile dysfunctionHigh male mortalityCase by case approach Reference The term “male health” is used in the sense of “potency and reproductive viability”; sometimes the term “male force” is used instead. But male strength is only part of overall well-being. Male health includes both “male health” and overall physical activity, stable emotional background, …

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