England World Cup success could drive up Covid infections, scientists warn

England’s progress in the World Cup could drive up the number of Covid cases across the country this winter, scientists have warned. Researchers say that mass gatherings in pubs, and in homes where friends and relatives get together to watch the team compete in Qatar, could lead to a rise in infections. They point out … Read more

Covid infections fall across UK for first time in nearly three months

Covid-19 infections have fallen in all four UK countries for the first time in nearly three months, official figures show, while the number of people hospitalised continues to fall. The news provides fresh evidence the latest wave of the virus has peaked, while health experts have praised the autumn booster campaign for helping to prevent … Read more

Gauteng records 11 malaria deaths and more than a thousand infections | The Citizen

Gauteng Health MEC Nomantu Nkomo-Ralehoko on Sunday revealed that the province recorded 11 malaria deaths and 1 103 infections between January and September 2022. Malaria Day Sunday, 6 November 2022, marked Southern African Development Community (SADC) Malaria Day. It aims to create awareness about malaria and encourage the community to participate in malaria control programmes.  … Read more

Long COVID infections are leading to higher rates of health system use: study  – National | Globalnews.ca

Patients who develop long COVID in Canada are accessing health care more frequently in the months after infection, which means patients are competing for scarcer resources within Canada’s ailing health system, according to a new study. The research, published in the Canadian Medical Association Journal on Monday, found the burden of health-care use after a … Read more

Climate hazards make 58% of infections diseases in people worse, study shows – National | Globalnews.ca

Climate hazards such as flooding, heat waves and drought have worsened more than half of the hundreds of known infectious diseases in people, including malaria, hantavirus, cholera and anthrax, a study says. Researchers looked through the medical literature of established cases of illnesses and found that 218 out of the known 375 human infectious diseases, … Read more

The Yeast Connection – Diabetes and Yeast Infections

Disclaimer: This website and blog does not provide medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. Read full disclaimer. Having high blood glucose from diabetes can have effects on the whole body. I’ve written previously on how diabetes relates to gum health (oral health, mouth health), and now it’s time to discuss another topic: yeast infections. Vaginal yeast … Read more

17M Canadians got Omicron in 5 months, new federal report says | Globalnews.ca

Some sobering figures from Canada’s COVID-19 Immunity Task Force reveal how quickly the Omicron variant of COVID-19 and its subvariants spread across the country at the end of 2021 and the first few months of this year. The task force illustrates that 17 million Canadians were infected in only five months, between December 2021 and … Read more