The new COVID drugs are a bigger issue than people realize

The new COVID drugs are a bigger issue than people realize

Although masks, distancing, ventilation, testing, and contact tracking have all helped prevent the collapse of the U.S. health care system under the weight of COVID-19, the pandemic will only come under control in two ways: Preventatives – specifically vaccines – will exploit people’s immune system to prevent them from becoming infected, getting sick and spreading … Read more

How to live longer: Leisure exercise in a team like tennis increases life expectancy

How to live longer: Leisure exercise in a team like tennis increases life expectancy

A study published in the Mayo Clinic Proceedings evaluated the various improvements in life expectancy associated with participation in various sports. The study involved 8,577 participants, who were followed for up to 25 years for mortality from all causes. Relative risks were calculated using cox proportional hazards models with full adjustment for confusing variables. The … Read more

Digital health apps in Germany – An update on the DiGA journey

Digital health apps in Germany – An update on the DiGA journey

Digital therapeutics, or Digital Health Applications (DiGA), are apps for detecting, monitoring, treating, or alleviating medical conditions. The DiGA initiative is part of the 2019 Digital Healthcare Act (DVG), which sets the legal framework for physicians to prescribe DiGAs to the 73 million citizens insured with a statutory health insurance company that reimburses their use … Read more

EXCLUSIVE: Within Intense KDF Physical fitness training for recruits

EXCLUSIVE: Within Intense KDF Physical fitness training for recruits

The Kenya Defense Forces (KDF) recruitment process is hailed as one of the most rigorous training programs that tests the power and willingness of recruits. For the successful recruits, they occasionally undergo a body assessment to measure physical fitness. The physical training is an integral part of the military, where their missions revolve around the … Read more

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