corona vaccine, alcohol and sleeping during a heat wave

Every Friday you can come to us for a weekly overview in which we briefly look back at the most striking, interesting or most important news items per working day. This week, the corona vaccine, pregnancy stress, sleeping during warm nights, a hotel in a senior citizen complex and drinking alcohol during a heat wave were in the news. In this weekly overview the most important events of this week.

Monday: COVID-19 vaccine effectiveness varies with different virus variants

Researchers have now shown that the risk of infection by beta, gamma or delta variants of SARS-CoV-2 (the virus that causes COVID-19) among vaccinated individuals is higher than in the alpha variant.

Tuesday: Pregnancy stress stands in the way of a natural birth

According to the WHO, a natural (normal) delivery occurs if it takes place between 37 and 42 weeks, without interventions (introduction, use of a vacuum pump or forceps, caesarean section) and where mother and child are in good health after delivery. A natural birth has many advantages for mother and child: on a physical level but also on a mental level.

Wednesday: 4 tips from the Brain Foundation to sleep better during warm nights

Tropical temperatures are expected in the Netherlands in the coming days. These summer temperatures also lead to warm nights, which influences the night’s sleep. Sleep is not only about the amount of sleep (how many hours you sleep per night), but above all about you sleep quality (how effective your sleep is).

Thursday: Court dismisses controversial plan for hotel in seniors complex

The controversial plan to build a hotel in a senior citizen complex has been rejected by the court. You Hotel received an environmental permit in 2020 for the construction of a hotel in a building on the Pieter Calandlaan in Amsterdam, but the court has now annulled it.

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Friday: ‘Drinking alcohol in hot weather has many adverse effects’

Alcohol makes the kidneys less able to do their job. As a result, they consume more water. This means that you have to urinate more often and a watery urine is produced. This fluid loss is the main cause of a hangover. Of course, in warm weather you dry out even faster and this process goes faster. By consuming a little less alcohol, some people can get a hefty hangover.

By: National Care Guide

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