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AstraZeneca vaccine: Are you at risk of blood clots? JCVI issues new advice

A smattering of reports from the UK and elsewhere have found AstraZeneca’s coronavirus vaccine triggers an unusual blood clotting disorder. It must be emphasised that the complication is an extremely rare occurrence – around eight people develop this condition for every million doses of the AstraZeneca vaccine given. This is seen slightly more often in… Read More »

Advice on whether to take ibuprofen if you’re suffering from coronavirus

Rumours have been flying around that taking painkillers could make the symptoms of coronavirus worse. So, could the use of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) such as ibuprofen make the illness worse? The probability is that it’s safe to take NSAIDs at this time, though for as short a time as possible. It could be that… Read More »

After a year on Medicare, advice for journalists on stories that need to be told

The annual Medicare open enrollment period ends soon.  America’s seniors have faced a blizzard of dismaying news about the program. Here are some excerpts from newsworthy stories that you should be aware of. Excerpt: “The federal government recently redesigned a digital tool that helps seniors navigate complicated Medicare choices, but consumer advocates say it’s malfunctioning… Read More »

Styling advice to welcome in 2020

Remember when the year 2020 felt like a figment of your imagination, a far-away time when we’d live in futuristic houses full of high-tech gadgets and robot maids? Now 2020 is right on our doorstep, and unlike what many of us once predicted, our styling and decorating cues are inspired far less by technological advancements… Read More »