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Flu rates in Canada ‘exceptionally’ low despite more testing, says report indicating possible COVID dividend

Article content continued If we can manage to control COVID, we should be able to control influenza activity According to the report for the week that ended Oct. 31, only one of the 40 or so regions it designates across country was reporting any flu — those eight cases — and there were no outbreaks.… Read More »

More proof England’s second wave of Covid-19 was slowing BEFORE lockdown

Downing Street REJECTS calls to end lockdown despite four more sets of real-world data showing second wave of Covid was dropping and R rate was stable BEFORE crippling restrictions based on flawed projections Office for National Statistics report estimates 45,700 people caught Covid-19 each day in England last week  The estimate is down 12 per… Read More »

More Reasons to Avoid ‘Beyond’ Fake Meat

Beyond Meat is one of a handful of companies flooding the market with plant-based burgers and other fake meat products, billing them as a healthy, environmentally friendly alternative. But before you fall for the marketing hype, be aware that these ultraprocessed junk foods are anything but natural, and Beyond Meat has even signed an agreement… Read More »

Perimenopausal Depression in Women with More Variable Levels of Estradiol and Lower Progesterone Levels

Women are at increased risk for depressive symptoms during the menopause transition.  It has long been suspected that falling estrogen levels play a role in triggering the onset of depression; however, if all women experience declining levels of estrogen and progesterone during this transition, why is it that only some women suffer from depression in… Read More »