All that washing hands has probably been in vain – Wel.nl

It was once part of the most important corona measures, who didn’t have a bottle of hand gel in their bag, but it probably was for nothing. Washing your hands hardly prevents the transmission of the corona virus. Last week, the RIVM amended the official advice when it comes to the contagiousness of surfaces, such […]

Half a billion people suffer from diabetes. Many do not know – Wel.nl

Worldwide, nearly half a billion people suffer from diabetes. More than half of them are unaware that they have the disease, it shows new research that in The Lancet popped up. The researchers studied data from 680,000 people between the ages of 25 and 64 from 55 countries. 37,000 of them were diabetic. More than […]

Missing man found dead in dinosaur statue – Wel.nl

Police found the body of a 39-year-old man in a dinosaur statue in Barcelona on Saturday afternoon. The man probably wanted to find his phone that had fallen into the picture. He then got stuck. A man and his son saw that there was something in the papier-mâché stegosaurus in Santa Coloma de Gramenet, a […]

‘CDC investigates heart problems in teenagers after vaccination’ – Wel.nl

The U.S. Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is investigating reports that a very small number of teens and young adults may have had heart problems after being vaccinated against the coronavirus, The New York Times reports. The teens and young adults may have developed myocarditis, an inflammation of the heart muscle, after they […]

one glass of alcohol is bad for the brain – Wel.nl

We can finally drink a glass on the terrace again, even one glass of wine turns out to be too much. According to researchers, every glass of alcohol harms the brain. About that writes The Guardian. The scientists at Oxford University argue that the more you drink, the smaller your brain volume becomes. They looked […]

Why the virus flares up again in vaccinated countries – Wel.nl

You think you are done with it, because a large part of the population has been vaccinated, but then the corona virus flares up again. It has happened to a number of countries, including Uruguay, Chile and the Seychelles. De Volkskrant cites three reasons for this, from which we can also draw our lessons here. […]

Why we should vaccinate children – Wel.nl

In the US, children as young as 12 years old can receive a corona vaccine. In the Netherlands, this is still very reluctant to respond, while there are plenty of reasons to give children an injection. Children may become less ill from the coronavirus, but they can keep the pandemic going by spreading the virus […]

Kendall Jenner launches YouTube series about mental health – Wel.nl

Kendall Jenner has launched a new YouTube series on mental health. The top model, who previously announced that she regularly suffers from panic attacks, makes the series for the American fashion magazine Vogue. In the series, titled Open Minded, 25-year-old Jenner talks to various experts to better understand what exactly her panic attacks are. In […]

Air pollution is bad for your memory, but there is a solution – Wel.nl

You only have to be exposed to air pollution for a few weeks or your cognitive performance will deteriorate. This is shown by a study by Columbia University. However, it appears that aspirin counteracts the harmful effects. Examples of brief exposure to air pollution are forest fires, smog, passive smoking or barbecuing. The researchers looked […]