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Flu, pneumonia shots see surge in uptake after COVID-19 pandemic

Low awareness and high costs meant that the uptake of these two vaccines was always low, but the trend has been positive since the onset of the pandemic, say specialists. The uptake of flu and pneumonia shots, recommended for the elderly and those with low immunity, has increased dramatically in India over the last two…
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Can malaria be cured by normal paracetamol?

The World Health Organization treatment guidelines group endorses the use of ibuprofen and paracetamol to treat fevers. Reports suggest that antipyretics may lengthen malaria parasitic infection. However, researchers generally regard paracetamol as safe and well tolerated when used as directed. This article discusses paracetamol’s role in treating malaria, the risks of using it as the only treatment…
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What’s Causing My Headache and Nosebleed?

Nosebleeds, also called epistaxis, and headaches are common medical issues that can happen at the same time or separately. The causes can be minor, like allergies or weather changes. Or for some people, they can be caused by a severe injury or medical condition. This article will discuss the causes of headaches and nosebleeds, common causes, serious…
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What Is Typhoid Fever?

Typhoid fever (or typhus) is a serious acute infectious disease, still widespread in Africa, the Middle East, Asia and Latin America Typhoid is caused by the bacterium Salmonella typhi and occurs after an incubation period of one to three weeks, depending on the amount of bacteria ingested. Typhoid fever, how is typhoid transmitted? Typhoid can…
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Postherpetic Neuralgia Prevalence and Treatment Approaches

A multimodal approach to therapy may help relieve the chronic pain that some individuals experience months after initial shingles infection. After a bout of shingles, many people recover well and leave the pain of the condition behind. But not all. And for those who don’t, life can get — and stay — miserable. Postherpetic neuralgia,…
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