Health

COVID-19 Vaccine Passports –The Next Big Thing

With COVID-19 vaccines being rolled out globally, there has been intense discussion on what happens next. Travelling (be it for business or leisure) is viewed as a big step in getting back to a state of normalcy and having a vaccine certification would certainly help in conversations around resuming international flights. A vaccine certification is…

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Google Cloud Unveils New AI and Machine Learning Tools in Fight Against COVID-19

Google recently announced a slew of new artificial intelligence and machine learning tools to assist in the distribution of COVID-19 vaccines across the United States. Based in the cloud, these tools will be able to provide key information, conduct eligibility screening, scheduling appointments, distribution and analytics, to forecasting and modelling COVID-19 cases. Known as the Intelligent…

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Five Things You Should Know about Digital Healthcare

Heart disease, stroke, cancer, and obesity are among the most deadly healthcare concerns affecting the world today. While politicians try to solve the problem of affordable healthcare, computing experts are working on developing technology that looks to revolutionize and streamline healthcare services. Known as digital healthcare, these innovations work on a two-prong approach. Firstly, they aim…

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How do Vaccines Work?

Vaccines

2020 has been an unforgettable year, largely due to COVID-19 which has transformed the world as we know it. The global response has been a massive one, with efforts led by the World Health Organization and its partners. From tracking the pandemic, advising on critical interventions, distributing vital medical supplies to those in need, they…

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Have you got COVID-19 or Seasonal Allergies?

Ever suffered sneezing fits or watery eyes and became convinced that you were coming down with the flu bug or even worse, COVID-19 but it turned out to be a case of allergies? Given the current pandemic raging, having such symptoms has triggered unnecessary panic in many people. Thankfully, there are some simple ways to…

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Exploring a Low-Cost Method for Decontamination of PPE Equipment

Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, personal protection equipment (PPE) has become a necessity. PPE generally refers to protective clothing, helmets, goggles, or other garments or equipment designed to protect the wearer’s body from injury or infection. The hazards addressed by protective equipment include physical, electrical, heat, chemicals, biohazards, and airborne particulate matter. With the onset of…

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World Health Organization Reveals First-ever global commitment to eliminate Cervical Cancer

Cervical cancer is a preventable disease. It is also curable if detected early and adequately treated. Yet it is the fourth most common cancer among women globally. WHO‘s Global Strategy to Accelerate the Elimination of Cervical Cancer, launched on 17 November outlines three key steps towards tackling the condition: vaccination, screening and treatment. Successful implementation…

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7 Common Sleep Disorders You Should Be Aware Of

Ever had trouble falling asleep at night but brushed it off due to one reason or another? Or snoring so loudly that your partner complains? It could be a sleep disorder that you could be suffering from.  Check out this list and see if you are suffering from any of these. Get the condition treated…

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Chinese Medicine’s approach in Dealing with Depression

According to the World Health Organization, clinical depression (Major Depressive Disorder) is a common mental disorder affecting more than 264 million people worldwide.[1] It is also the leading cause of disability and a major contributor to the global burden of disease. The most common symptoms of depression include continuous low mood or sadness and loss…

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