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Barriers to getting the free COVID tests offered by Biden

The Biden administration has just launched two programs that aim to put rapid covid tests in the hands of all Americans. But the design of both efforts disadvantages people who already face the greatest barriers to obtaining them. From the cap on trial orders to the languages ​​available on websites, programs can leave out many …

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Study shows that vaccines against Covid do not affect fertility in men or women

Las vacunas no afectan el que puedas o no concebir pero el coronavirus sí.

Vaccines don’t affect whether or not you can conceive, but the coronavirus does. Photo: RAYNER PEÑA R. / EFE There are many myths and beliefs around vaccines against Covid, which make many people hesitate to apply them considering that they are not entirely safe despite all the scientific evidence that affirms that they are safe …

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Germany studies benefits and risks of marijuana use

Un factor que el gobierno alemán también analiza es el económico, donde se prevé una fiscalización millonaria.

Cannabis is the third most consumed psychoactive substance worldwide. Neither controls nor prohibitions have been able to prevent it. Seen in its day as a dangerous drug that opens the way to other addictions, there is currently a growing social acceptance of cannabis and more and more countries legalize its consumption. Better sex and less …

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The reason why many infected with the Omicron variant are negative in the tests

Estos son los factores que podrían hacer que el resultado de la prueba COVID no sea real.

These are the factors that could make the COVID test result not real. Photo: MICHAEL REYNOLDS / EFE Ómicron continues to advance throughout the world Well, according to statistics from the World Health Organization (WHO) 70% of the new cases of Covid on the planet are due to this variant that on paper seems to …

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Covid: what are baricitinib and sotrovimab, the new drugs authorized by the WHO to treat cases of the disease

El baricitinib se usa en el tratamiento de la artitris en varios países alrededor del mundo.

The World Health Organization authorized the use of the drugs baricitinib and sotrovimab for the treatment of covid-19. According to the information provided by the WHO, the endorsement of the use of these drugs was given after several evaluations made mainly by international experts who work in a Guideline Development Group of the health agency …

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Is there a risk that you will die prematurely? Retina of the eye would reveal if your life is at risk

El algoritmo podría predecir si una persona está en riesgo de morir si hay diferencia entre su edad biológica y cronológica.

A fast, non-invasive scan of the retina, the light-sensitive nerve tissue layers at the back of the eye, could one day help doctors identify people who are aging faster and are at higher risk of premature mortality, according to research published online in the British Journal of Ophthalmology. biological age vs. chronological age The study, …

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What is the nocebo effect, the cause of 76% of adverse events of the Covid vaccine

La predisposición a las vacunas es un efecto para desarrollar algún efecto secundario a las mismas.

The predisposition to vaccines is an effect to develop some secondary effect to them. Photo: Alberto Valdes / EFE Health experts worldwide agree that One of the great “weapons” to combat the Covid pandemic is vaccination, That is why they urge the population to get vaccinated in order to protect themselves and others, ensuring that …

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