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Can Quercetin and Zinc Help Against Coronavirus?

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The debate about whether the antimalarial drug hydroxychloroquine is an effective treatment for COVID-19 continues, as a Chinese trial (1,2,3,4) comparing clinical outcomes of those treated with the drug and those receiving standard of care alone reports “disappointing” results.



Hydroxychloroquine Trial Reports Disappointing Results

Seventy-five COVID-19 patients at 16 Chinese treatment centers received 1,200 milligrams of hydroxychloroquine in addition to standard of care for the first three days of treatment, followed by a maintenance dose of 800 mg per day for two weeks in mild to moderate cases and three weeks for severe cases. Another 75 patients received standard of care only.

The primary endpoint was a 28-day negative conversion rate of SARS-CoV-2 (viral load reduction). Secondary endpoints included improvement rate of clinical symptoms and the normalization of C-reactive protein and blood lymphocyte count within 28 days.

According to the authors, the hydroxychloroquine group on…

Eye Bag Surgery Kuala Lumpur: Cost and Reviews 2020

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If you are looking to find the best plastic surgeon or oculo-plastic surgeon to do your eye bag removal surgery in KL, Malaysia, you may wish to check out related reviews before making the decision. Check out the reviews from customers who 'have been there, done that'.

We have gone through some of the eye bag removal surgery forums in Malaysia and we would expect that you would have probably done the same. It is clear that the information is all over the place and it's difficult to really decide on who is the best surgeon for you after reading all those forums. You will only need to short-list at least 2 for comparison and then choose one to proceed.


How Much Does Eye Bag Removal Surgery Cost in Malaysia?


The cost of eye bag removal surgery in Malaysia vary from RM 5,000 to 8,000. 

This mainly depends on the plastic surgeon, the type of anesthesia (local or general) and the facilities (ambulatory care centre).

In Malaysia, only plastic surgeons and oculo-plastic surgeons are al…

Best Treatments for Post-pregnancy Hair Loss in Singapore 2020

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If you are looking for ways to manage your post-pregnancy hair loss in Singapore, you are in the right place.


Most women find that pregnancy makes their hair thicker. And it’s not the stress of having a newborn that’s making your hair fall out! Here’s what’s up with your pregnancy hair, what you can expect postpartum, and what you can do about it.

How your hormones change during pregnancy and postpartum

During pregnancy, your hormones change dramatically.

One of the first to spike is human chorionic gonadotropin, or hCG. That’s the hormone your pregnancy test measured and its rising levels indicated that you were pregnant. Pregnancy also causes several other hormone levels to rise, including estrogen, progesterone, oxytocin, and prolactin. Your blood volume also rose during pregnancy, to as much as 50 percent greater volume than normal by your due date.

Immediately after your baby is born, several of your hormone levels drop quickly, including estrogen and progesterone. Those hormones …

Best Shampoo for Oily Scalp and Hair Loss Singapore 2020

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If you are looking for the best shampoo for hair loss and oily scalp in Singapore, you are in the right place.

It's a noisy world out there, especially when it comes to shampoo product advertisements. Finding one that works for you, however, can be easier said than done. But we’re here to help.

So, we went deep into Google search to figure out which ingredients make an excellent hair regrowth product, recommendations by dermatologist and researched the leading products currently in the Singapore market.

Here is the list.

1. SMIB Shampoo For Oily Scalp & Hair Loss
Check Latest Price Coral calcium to cleanse and calm your scalpReduces hair loss and promotes hair growth4-step routine maximum effectiveness The SMIB innaBi Shampoo is a super popular shampoo in Korea. In fact, more than 1 million sets have been sold in Korea. Finally, it is now available in Singapore so that we can enjoy the benefits of an effective shampoo that cleanses oily scalp and prevents hair loss.

Did you kno…

3M N95 Mask Malaysia Price 2020: Hottest Deals on Lazada Malaysia

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This classic disposable N95 particulate respirator is designed to help provide comfortable, reliable worker respiratory protection against certain non oil based particles.

3M™ Particulate Respirator 8210, N95 is a disposable particulate respirator that is designed to help provide reliable respiratory protection of at least 95 percent filtration efficiency against certain non-oil based particles. This respirator is designed for use for particles such as those from grinding, sanding, sweeping, sawing, bagging, or other dusty operations. This respirator can also help reduce inhalation exposures to certain airborne biological particles (examples: mold, Bacillus anthracis, Mycobacterium tuberculosis), but cannot eliminate the risk of contracting infection, illness, or disease. The respirator incorporates 3M’s proprietary technology with advanced electrostatically charged microfiber filter media designed for ease of breathing. This respirator is compatible with a variety of protective eyewe…

How Molecular Hydrogen Can Help Against COVID-19

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Molecular hydrogen (H2 gas) has powerful antioxidant and anti-inflammatory effects,(1) making it potentially useful for COVID-19, as explained in this video by Tyler W. LeBaron, founder of the science-based nonprofit Molecular Hydrogen Institute.



In his video, LeBaron reviews the pathophysiology of COVID-19 and explains why H2 is being clinically investigated by discussing the proposed mechanisms of how molecular hydrogen might ameliorate this particular disease.



In fact, several Chinese investigators are using H2 therapy in COVID-19 patients, (Chinese Clinical Trial Registry,3) and preliminary results (4,5) are encouraging enough that Dr. Zhong Nanshan, the epidemiologist who discovered the SARS virus (SARS-CoV-1) in 2003, is now recommending H2 therapy for COVID-19. (6)

While more research is needed to confirm benefits and beneficial outcomes in COVID-19 cases, the latest COVID-19 treatment guide (7) by the Chinese National Health Commission includes hydrogen inhalation.

LeBaron inc…

COVID-19 Death Rate: The Highest and the Lowest in the World

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The COVID-19 death rate is defined as the the number of known deaths divided by the total number of confirmed cases – varies widely by country right now. We have selected countries that are among the highest and the lowest in the world.
Data Source: Johns Hopkins, as of April 25, 2020

As of April 25, 2020, the global death rate is at about 7%. Belgium reported a death rate at about 15%, among the highest in the world. Similarly high in France, United Kingdom and Italy. The other end of the spectrum is Singapore, with a death rate of 0.1%, which is among the lowest in the world. Similarly low in Russia, Australia and Malaysia.

Why the Variation among Countries?
An important point to note is that there are a lot of cases that are not confirmed. People who have mild illness might be turned away or not be able to access testing. And we also know that there are a lot of people who are infected but don't develop symptoms, so that means that there's actually a much bigger denominator t…

Here’s What You Should Do If You Have COVID-19?

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As of today, there are more than 2.5 million confirmed cases of COVID-19 worldwide with a fatality ratio of 7% (192,982/2,745,677). Please take note that the ratio might be lower as a large number of people might not have any symptoms, not tested and recovered.


While more serious symptoms should prompt a hospital visit, those with non-life-threatening symptoms are being advised to stay home and avoid overtaxing an already strained medical system.

But how does one draw the line between serious and non-serious symptoms? Why the disease affects some very hard and others not? What are the best practices for you and the doctors? Is there a shortcut to get over COVID-19?
Are You at Risk? We’ve all been hearing that the elderly and those with pre-existing conditions (JAMA) are more likely to get hit the hardest by COVID-19. In fact, a research study was just published out of New York that shows that in a large hospital system, here’s what we know about COVID-19 patients that needed hospital …

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