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Flu vaccine supply system needs improvement before Covid-19 vaccination arrives – Stuff.co.nz

High demand, miscommunication and an earlier start to the flu season caused panic buying and supply issues in this year’s vaccination programme, report says.

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Higher demand, miscommunication and an earlier start to the flu season caused panic buying and supply issues in this years vaccination programme, a Ministry of Health commissioned report says.
Immunisation Advisory Centre director Nikki Turner said it was important the issues were rectified before the arrival of a Covid-19 vaccine.
When a Covid-19 vaccine becomes available, it is unlikely to be available for everybody and it is highly likely it will need to be highly targeted to the highest …

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Study: More coffee linked to better survival of colon cancer patients – Insider – INSIDER

A study found colon cancer patients who drank four of more cups of coffee a day had better survival rates and less chance of cancer worsening.

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For people diagnosed with colon cancer, a cup of coffee might offer some unexpected benefits. 
Drinking more coffee, up to four cups a day, was linked to better outcomes in colon cancer patients, according to a study published September 17 in JAMA Oncology. 
Researchers from multiple medical institutions, including the Mayo Clinic and the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, looked at 1,171 colon cancer patients in an observational study as part of a clinical trial.
Regardless of variables such as r…

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Study shows heating in vaping device as cause for lung injury – Medical Xpress

Early results of an experimental vaping study have shown significant lung injury from E-cigarette (eC) devices with nickel-chromium alloy heating elements. The findings were consistent, with or without the use of nicotine, vitamin E oil or tetrahydrocannabino…

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Early results of an experimental vaping study have shown significant lung injury from E-cigarette (eC) devices with nickel-chromium alloy heating elements. The findings were consistent, with or without the use of nicotine, vitamin E oil or tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), which have previously been thought to contribute to the life-threatening respiratory problem.
The early results, published in the Journal of the American Heart Association by researchers from the University of California, Irvine (U…

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Thousands of excess deaths from cardiovascular disease during the COVID-19 pandemic – EurekAlert

Thousands of excess deaths from cardiovascular disease during the COVID-19 pandemic
A major new study has identified 2085 excess deaths in England and Wales due to heart disease and stroke during the peak of the COVID-19 pandemic. On average, that is 17 dea…

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IMAGE: There are three graphs that help explain this story. They show the location of excess daily deaths: at home, in care homes and in hospital from February 2020 through to…
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A major new study has identified 2085 excess deaths in England and Wales due to heart disease and stroke during the peak of the COVID-19 pandemic. On average, that is 17 deaths each day over four months that probably could have been prevented.
Excess deaths are the number of d…

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