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Live blood analysis — by any other name, it’s still bogus

What if someone told you that with just a few drops of blood from a finger prick they could detect a range of illnesses, from diabetes to cancer? Would you be inclined to opt for this diagnostic tool rather than having to submit to having a phlebotomist extract blood from your arm? And if it […]

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Official Covid-19 count will include cases with symptoms; Gov’t considers relaxing some restrictions; Guayaquil body fraud investigated

Interior Minister María Paula Romo said Wednesday that the government’s official count of Covid-19 cases is expanding to include those with symptoms of the virus. Until Wednesday, the count only included cases confirmed by testing. The change is the result of the government’s admission that the full extent of infections is far greater than testing […]

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Hospitalizations increase, Economy takes big hit, Markets close for cleaning, Cuenca Orchestra goes digital, Domestic violence cases rise

Martes, 7/4/2020 Hola, Todos – About those fake news articles – remember I said de vez en cuando, no cada día. The acrylic box is real – like a plastic laboratory glove box only not totally enclosed. Actividades – De la pagina cultural – 100 years of indigenous rebellion against elites – Patricio Montaleza researched […]

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Don’t rely on supplements to treat or prevent the Covid-19 virus

By Kristen Fischer Experts continue to encourage people to eat well and exercise during the Covid-19 pandemic. Meanwhile, reports claiming that supplements can prevent or treat Covid-19 have emerged. Health experts warn that relying on supplements — and taking too much of them — may do more harm than good. Still, vitamin C, D, probiotics, […]

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Solo

He was headed past the cloisters of the Governor’s Building next to Parque Calderon when I encountered the tiny boy.  Or, was he “headed” at all, I began to wonder, as those red shoe soles tapped hurriedly up and down on the dirty, rust-colored tiles.  There certainly was no mamá or papá in sight, no […]

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World’s condom supply is feeling the squeeze of increasing Covid-19 lockdown demand

A global condom shortage is looming as the coronavirus pandemic shutters factories and disrupts supply chains, the world’s top maker of the contraceptives said, with the United Nations warning of “devastating” consequences. Adding to the supply pressure, shelter-at-home orders in many countries means condom demand has never been higher, retailers report. Over half of humanity […]

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Classes will not resume this year and other restrictions will be extended as necessary; Case count and deaths increase locally and nationally

The education ministry announced Tuesday afternoon that classes will not resume in the current school year. “We will complete the term with online and television instruction and plan to finish on schedule June 30,” Ecucation Minister Monserrat Creamer said in a television broadcast. “It is not what we hoped for but it is necessary given […]

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Correa will appeal sentence, calls it a ‘desperate’ measure to keep him off the ballot

Claiming that “justice has not been served,” former president Rafael Correa attacked his Tuesday conviction on corruption charges in a Quito criminal court as an “act of fraud” that will be corrected by international courts. He also said his attorney would appeal the sentence in Ecuador. Correa insisted that the conviction was intended to keep […]

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Correa convicted in bribery case, sentenced in absentia to eight years in prison

A national criminal court in Quito has found former President Rafael Correa guilty of corruption, sentencing him to eight years in prison following a trial that he denounced as political persecution. The sentence was handed down in absentia since Correa lives in Europe and refused to return to Ecuador to attend the trial. Judge Iván […]

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Can this head lice drug treat Covid-19?

Researchers testing the head lice drug Ivermectin as a possible treatment for COVID-19 have seen promising results in lab studies. But the research is in its early stages and the drug is yet to be tested on people with COVID-19. There’s so much we don’t know, including the right dose and delivery method for people with coronavirus […]

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A cardiologist asks, ‘Where have all the heart attacks gone?’

By Harlan M. Krumholz, M.D. The hospitals are eerily quiet, except for Covid-19. I have heard this sentiment from fellow doctors across the United States and in many other countries. We are all asking: Where are all the patients with heart attacks and stroke? They are missing from our hospitals. Yale New Haven Hospital, where I […]

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