“Lungs look worse than those of a smoker” – Wel.nl

Most people recover from the coronavirus without any problems, but some seriously ill corona patients have significant lung damage afterwards. An American trauma surgeon shows on X-rays what ‘post-covid lungs’ sometimes look like. “Worse than smoker’s lungs.” Texas surgeon Brittany Bankhead-Kendall shows three lung images: that of a healthy person, that of a smoker, and […]

Chinese vaccine is barely more than 50 percent effective – Wel.nl

The corona vaccine developed by the Chinese Sinovac is only 50.4 percent effective, according to the latest Brazilian study. That is much less than previous data showed and hardly more than the 50 percent required to be approved. Due to the high number of corona infections, Brazil chose to purchase the Chinese vaccine that was […]

When The New York Times describes the splendor of Tunisia

By myriam mbarek | 1 hour ago 🔊 Listen to the article <!– –> The prestigious journal The New York Times dedicated an article to Tunisia in his column “Around the World at Home”, written by journalist Sebastian Modak, on January 12, 2021. Given that it is difficult, if not impossible for some to travel […]

“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 […]