“People pay 400 euros for vitamins that they urinate out again” – Wel.nl

The vitamin infusion is still gaining popularity. Those who feel tired or live unhealthy can have a dose of vitamins and minerals administered via an IV. This comes with a hefty price tag, while its usefulness has not been proven in any way. “My problem with those IVs is that it is superfluous,” says Patrick […]

‘GGD was only ordered to vaccinate at the beginning of December’ – Wel.nl

The start of vaccination in the Netherlands could have been smoother, says Maarten Tanis, responsible for the vaccination program within the GGD Rotterdam-Rijnmond. He also indicates in an interview in NRC that the GGDs only received an order from the Ministry of Health “at the beginning of December” to help with vaccinations immediately. That happened […]

new variant 50 percent more contagious – Wel.nl

According to preliminary studies, the English variant is half more contagious and the amount of virus in infected people is also higher. The only bright spot: at first glance, children do not seem conspicuously more susceptible to the new variant. A contact tracing study conducted by the British NHS health service found that people who […]

Paracetamol associated with risky behavior – Wel.nl

Little more harmless than a paracetamol for headaches. Or not? A new study links the world’s best-selling pain reliever back to problematic behavior. “Paracetamol ensures that people experience fewer negative emotions when they consider risky activities. They just feel less scared, ”says Ohio State University neuroscientist Baldwin Way. “Since almost a quarter of Americans take […]

corona crisis ‘biggest threat to mental health since World War II’ – Wel.nl

The corona crisis is the biggest threat to mental health since World War II, according to British psychiatrist Adrian James, chairman of the Royal College of Psychiatrists. Even years after the virus is under control, the impact will still be felt. He believes certain groups, such as the elderly and minorities, are most at risk […]

Smaller chance of corona infection and better sooner – Wel.nl

We should all take vitamin D against corona. A group of renowned scientists says in the AD that there is enough evidence that it helps. They are even angry that the government is not giving official advice on it. Two months ago, experts also called for vitamin D to be taken as a precaution. In […]

More infectious British corona variant is advancing further – Wel.nl

A more contagious British variant of the corona virus is advancing further. Now Ireland also reports that the mutation has surfaced in the country. Irish authorities hope to clarify the spread of the mutant virus in the country soon. In Europe it had previously been found in the Netherlands and Germany. The highly contagious mutation […]

virus mutation is indeed much more contagious – Wel.nl

Scientists have the first results of research in to the corona mutation in the UK and it doesn’t look good. Corona variant VOC 202012/01 appears to be 50 to 74 percent more contagious than the original virus. British epidemiologist and research leader Nick Davies explains: “If current trends continue, the new variant could represent up […]

“We should all be afraid – Wel.nl

Congolese professor Jean-Jacques Muyembe Tamfum warns of a future pandemic that is likely to be much more “apocalyptic” than the current one. The reason for this is the ecological destruction by humans and the unsanitary one wet markets bringing with it a wave of new zoonotic diseases. Tamfum was the first virologist to discover Ebola […]