Posts Tagged ‘Covid-19’

A Guide on COVID-19 Tests

What Tests are available? The tests commonly available for SARS-CoV-2 can locate either: the RNA − detected by the PCR test the surrounding proteins − detected by the rapid lateral flow devices the human body’s response to the virus – detected by antibody tests. PCR Testing PCR tests detect the virus’ RNA. These are usually…

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How to manage your anxiety: Post-Pandemic Return to ‘Normal’

One year ago today, there seemed to be no end in sight when all of us were troubled with the pandemic situation panning out right before our eyes. While we have not completely defeated COVID-19, countries all over the world have starting administering vaccinations to their citizens. The end of our fight against the virus…

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COVID-19 continues to disrupt essential health services in 90% of countries, finds the World Health Organization

Some signs of recovery seen but a concerted effort is required to restore and strengthen health services A 2nd survey by the World Health Organization (WHO) showed that one year into the COVID-19 pandemic, there are still significant disruptions to healthcare services, as reported by 90% of countries indicating they experienced one or more disruptions…

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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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Acupuncture could help COVID-19 patients, according to new study

The Mayo Clinic defines acupuncture as the practice of inserting very thin needles through your skin at strategic points on your body. A key component of traditional Chinese medicine, acupuncture is most commonly used to treat pain. However, it is becoming more popular for overall wellness, including stress management. According to traditional Chinese medicine principles,…

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Doctors say flu vaccinations more relevant than ever during COVID-19

With the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, one might overlook the importance of getting a flu vaccination. However, it is paramount to get one during this period especially when the symptoms of influenza and the novel coronavirus are similar, according to the health experts.  Following guidelines released by Singapore’s Ministry of Health (MOH) under its National Adult Immunisation Schedule,…

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Life Post-COVID-19: What Will Change?

Although some countries are preparing to ease their coronavirus lockdown measures, experts are expecting COVID-19 to last longer – till the end of 2020 at least. It is an understatement, to say the least, that the pandemic has drastically changed the world as we know it. Planes are grounded, oil is cheaper than water, millions…

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Can Hydroxychloroquine treat COVID-19?

Clinical trials have begun, around the world, to evaluate the safety and effectiveness of hydroxychloroquine for the treatment of adults hospitalised with coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). What is Hydroxychloroquine? Hydroxychloroquine is a prescription drug. It comes as an oral tablet. Hydroxychloroquine is available as the brand-name drug Plaquenil. It’s also available in a generic version.…

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How Asia’s Lockdown during Covid-19 will affect the Economy?

Trade, investment, growth, and employment are all affected by the outbreak of the novel coronavirus. Covid-19 pandemic is anticipated to acutely slow the economic growth rate in Asia. Singapore, Hong Kong, and Taiwan have learned through tough lessons to combat the new coronavirus and a family of SARS. These countries are using their best strategies to handle…

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