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Covid: Chia seeds can boost immunity in four ways – here’s how

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India's daily COVID-19 deaths near 4,000 as WHO flags concern

(Refiles to correct paragraph 9 spelling of “Maharashtra”)Medics tend to a man with breathing problems inside a COVID-19 ward of a government-run hospital, amidst the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic, in Bijnor district, Uttar Pradesh, India, May 11, 2021. REUTERS/Danish SiddiquiMUMBAI (Reuters) – India reported a smaller rise in daily coronavirus infections on Saturday, but deaths […]

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With ICUs nearly full, Colombia surpasses 80,000 COVID-19 deaths

BOGOTA (Reuters) -Confirmed deaths from COVID-19 in Colombia passed 80,000 on Friday with intensive care units almost full in the biggest cities, where large crowds have been gathering for weeks of anti-government protests.FILE PHOTO: Doctors and nurses are seen inside the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) of the El Tunal hospital, where they treat patients suffering […]

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Poor maternal heart health results in preterm birth, low birthweight, cesarean birth

With researchers from the University of Massachusetts Boston, James Muchira, a postdoctoral fellow in the Vanderbilt School of Nursing, has confirmed the correlation between poor maternal cardiovascular health and adverse childbirth outcomes. For every heart health risk factor a mother has, likelihood of an adverse childbirth outcome—defined as preterm birth, low birthweight and cesarean birth—increases. […]

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Taiwan warns on rising COVID-19 risk, stocks tank

TAIPEI (Reuters) -Taiwan may raise its COVID-19 alert level in the “coming days”, Health Minister Chen Shih-chung said on Wednesday, warning of an extremely serious situation on the island which has so far controlled the pandemic well, sending the stock market tanking.People wearing protective face masks wait for the metro, during the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) […]

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Riding Herd on Mental Health in Colorado Ranching Country

[Editor’s note: If you or someone you know is in a crisis, please call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK (8255), or contact the Crisis Text Line by texting TALK to 741741. In Colorado, you can also contact Colorado Crisis Services at 1-844-493-TALK (8255) or text TALK to 38255.] KIOWA, Colo. — The yellow-and-green […]