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The Meaning of the Term “Endemic” Disease is Defined as Experts Predict COVID Could Become One. The World Health Organization (WHO) declared the COVID outbreak a pandemic in March 2020, and some public health experts have predicted that the disease will become endemic in the future. But, in this case, what does it mean to be endemic? A disease that is always present in a given region or population is known as an endemic disease. These diseases occur in predictable patterns and at relatively consistent rates. Endemic diseases do not have to be prevalent, and in some cases, they can…

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Sweeteners and additives are found in 9 common foods you may not be aware of. Processed foods account for at least half of all Americans’ diets, according to studies. This refers to foods that have been changed from their natural state in some way. This can include the addition of additives, which can range from emulsifiers that prevent fats from clotting together to preservatives that extend the shelf life of foods to colors that simply make food more appealing. Sweeteners, which are designed to replace sugars and add sweetness to foods and beverages while lowering the risk of obesity and…

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Despite the avalanche of Omicron cases, a French court overturns the Paris Mask mandate. Even as the COVID-19 Omicron variant continues to spread throughout France, a French court on Thursday suspended an outdoor mask mandate in Paris. AFP, a French news agency, was the first to report on the suspension. The mandate was enacted by the French Interior Ministry’s Paris Prefecture at the end of December in response to an increase in COVID cases. It made it mandatory for anyone working in public in France to wear a mask, even if they were outside. However, the mandate was overturned by…

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The Dentist Therapy Dog ‘Dutch’ Melts Hearts in a Viral Post. A trip to the dentist can be stressful for some people, but some offices have made it possible for patients to have a therapy dog accompany them, as seen in one viral post on Reddit’s r/aww. Mitchell Watkins shared the post on his u/Ezraine account, where it received over 34,000 likes and votes. On the patient’s lap, a dog is seen lounging and staring back at the camera. Watkins wrote in the title of his post, “My dentist has a therapy dog that cuddles with you while you’re there.”…

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A woman from Texas waited in line for the COVID test for over 18 hours over three days. Many people are waiting in long lines to be tested for COVID-19 across the country, but one Texas woman had to wait three days. Barbara Battee was recently profiled by local news stations as a result of the long lines she, her son, and her grandchildren had to wait to get a coronavirus test. According to reports, the group waited three days at the Waco, Texas-based Yes No Covid testing facility. Battee and the rest of her group had to wait anywhere…

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As the deadline approaches, Texas, California, and Florida are leading the charge in Obamacare signups. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) reported record numbers of sign-ups just days before the deadline for the current Affordable Care Act enrollment period, with Texas, California, and Florida leading the way. The program had over 14 million new enrollments or renewals as of Thursday, according to CMS. The CMS released state-specific data on Monday, revealing that over 2 million of those covered by the law were new enrollees. With over 2.5 million students, Florida is the most populous state in the country.…

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China warns citizens against traveling because COVID may prevent them from returning home. The Chinese government is stepping up its COVID-19 prevention efforts and has warned citizens not to travel because an outbreak of cases has spread across the country, making it unlikely that they will be able to return. According to the Associated Press, if a person has traveled to a region or city where a COVID-19 outbreak has occurred, they may not be allowed to return home. China has tightened travel restrictions ahead of the Winter Olympics, which begin in early February, following a recent spike in COVID-19…

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As YouTuber Adalia Rose dies at the age of 15, Hutchinson-Gilford Progeria Syndrome is explained. Adalia Rose Williams, a 15-year-old YouTuber who was born with progeria, a rare genetic disorder, has died, according to her family. Rose died in the evening of January 12, 2022, according to a statement posted to Facebook and Instagram by her family, and she was finally “set free from this world.” Rose’s YouTube channel, where she documented her life and struggles with her condition, had nearly three million subscribers. “She came into it quietly and left quietly, but her life was far from it,” the…

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After suffering from back pain, a 5-year-old girl was diagnosed with a rare and aggressive cancer. After experiencing back pain, a 5-year-old girl was diagnosed with a very rare and aggressive type of childhood cancer. Arianna Solieri began complaining about pain near her shoulder blades in July 2021, according to her family from Hertfordshire in southern England. After purchasing a new bed for her, they initially assumed the problem was due to muscular issues. The family became concerned after months of back pain and visits to the doctor. The pain had moved to her lower back in November, and the…

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Rare Blood Cancer Diagnosed in an 8-year-old boy whose face had’swollen up.’ An 8-year-old boy was diagnosed with a rare form of leukemia after his face “swelled up.” Jake Whittingham, from Barnsley in northern England, started feeling ill in November of last year. His family initially assumed he had caught a winter infection, which is not unusual for him. According to his uncle, Aidan Whittingham, his parents noticed their son had “swollen up” on November 11th. Jake’s heart and kidneys had begun to fail, so his family rushed him to the hospital. Aidan Whittingham said, “They actually saved his life…

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