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Lata Mangeshkar’s spokesperson refutes rumours about the singer’s deteriorating health: ‘Pray for her recovery’

Legendary singer Lata Mangeshkar is still in the ICU as she recovers from Covid-19. Her spokesperson quashed rumours about the veteran singer’s deteriorating health and requested her fans to “not give wind to any false news.” Mangeshkar is currently admitted at Mumbai’s Breach Candy hospital.

In a statement, Anusha Srinivasan Iyer said, “A sincere appeal. Please do not give wind to any false news. Lata Didi is in the ICU under treatment being treated by Dr Pratit Samdani and his team of doctors. The family and the doctors need their space. Let us pray for Lata Didi’s speedy recovery and

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Is omicron variant less severe? ICUs more slammed than ever, doctors say.

Intensive care units nationwide were already overwhelmed with chronically ill patients — many sick with Covid-19 and related illnesses — when omicron hit. 

Though the highly contagious variant has proven to spare most people the most severe forms of illness, the sheer number of those infected has led to a greater number of people sickened severely enough to need ICU treatment.

“If the percentage of people who get omicron who get really sick is very, very low, it is more than made up for by the fact that so many people are getting it,” said Dr. Lakshman Swamy, a pulmonary

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Casper family struggles to recover after COVID bout ravages health, finances

CASPER, Wyo. — Around the middle of September last year, Brandon Craddock noticed his back and shoulders felt unusually sore after work.

His job spraying foam insulation into small spaces is physically taxing, so perhaps he thought it was a pulled muscle. After a nap, however, he felt even worse and had also developed a fever.

It was the start of what would soon evolve into life-changing health complications for Brandon and his wife Dawn Feraud, problems they’re still struggling to overcome.

The symptoms resembled COVID complications, so he went for a rapid test that came back inconclusive. The second

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Duluth health care experts urge mask wearing despite council rejecting mandate – Duluth News Tribune

Local health care professionals are urging the public to voluntarily mask up, even though the Duluth City Council voted Monday not to enact the emergency ordinance to mandate face masks in public spaces.

John Pryor, president of Essentia Health’s East Market, said that while he believes the councilors made the best decision they could with the information they had on such short notice, Pryor believes mandates are one of the most crucial ways to keep the coronavirus pandemic and the omicron variant at bay.

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Specifically, Pryor said masking, in addition to vaccination, is

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Universal health care bill advances in California Assembly

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California Democrats on Tuesday took their first step toward abolishing the private health insurance market in the nation’s most populous state and replacing it with a government-run plan that they promised would never deny anyone the care they need.

But the proposal that cleared a legislative committee in the state Assembly is still a long way from becoming law. It faces strong opposition from powerful business interests who say it would cost too much. And even if it does become law, voters would have to approve a massive income tax increase to pay for it —

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FDA Head Says Most People Will Get COVID-19 as U.S. Reaches Record Hospitalizations, Cases | Health News

The acting head of the Food and Drug Administration on Tuesday said that most people will get COVID-19 as the U.S. hits record levels of hospitalizations and infections.

“I think it’s hard to process what’s actually happening right now, which is most people are going to get [COVID-19],” FDA acting Commissioner Janet Woodcock told a Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions committee hearing.

“What we need to do is make sure the hospitals can still function, transportation, other essential services are not disrupted while this happens,” Woodcock continued.

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Woodcock was responding to a question about whether

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Good sleep can boost your immune system, mental health

Resting well, for instance, can help bodies reset white blood cell counts, says one sleep expert.

Getting a good night’s sleep can feel great, and a neurologist specializing in sleep wants people to know that routinely sleeping well can also bolster one’s immune system and mental health.

“It’s really important to get great sleep,” said Dr. Temitayo Oyegbile-Chidi, a National Sleep Foundation board member and an associate professor of neurology at UC Davis Children’s Hospital.

Pointing out that bodies are constantly working to fight off ailments, Oyegbile-Chidi said resting well can help bodies reset white blood cell counts.

“We know

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Michigan health officials address record number of COVID cases, hospitalizations

Michigan public health leaders and physicians provided an update Tuesday on current COVID-19 metrics as they urge residents to protect themselves from COVID-19 and other respiratory illnesses.

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The state continues to see record number of cases and hospitalizations.

“With many Michigan hospitals at or beyond capacity, it’s more important than ever for people to take the necessary steps to minimize the spread of COVID-19,” reads a statement Monday from the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS). “The proven, safe and effective vaccines continue to be the best way to fight viruses, reduce spread

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Ketamine may relieve depression and other mental health issues

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A new review of existing research concludes that ketamine may quickly relieve some mental health symptoms. Ashima Narain/Getty Images
  • University of Exeter researchers have published a review of research evaluating ketamine’s value in mental health therapy.
  • The review of studies found that ketamine may quickly alleviate depression and thoughts of suicide.
  • Ketamine’s usefulness for other mental health conditions is less clear.
  • Ketamine use is not without hazards.

Doctors primarily use ketamine as a general anesthetic for medical procedures during which a person must be unconscious, but muscle relaxation is not required. Ketamine is also a dissociative medication,

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