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Monkeypox cases triple in Europe, WHO says, Africa concerned

Monkeypox cases triple in Europe, WHO says, Africa concerned

LONDON (AP) — The World Health Organization’s Europe chief warned Friday that monkeypox cases in the region have tripled in the last two weeks and urged countries to do more to ensure the previously rare disease does not become entrenched on the continent. And African health authorities said they are treating the expanding monkeypox outbreak …

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Sleep Apnea Could Lead to Heart Failure, Study Warns — Best Life

Sleep Apnea Could Lead to Heart Failure, Study Warns — Best Life

With more Americans living longer than ever, heart failure is on the rise. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), over six million American adults have heart failure—but contrary to what you might assume, the term “heart failure” doesn’t mean your heart is no longer beating. Rather, heart failure is a serious …

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40% of Older Adults: Newly Identified Form of Dementia Is Shockingly Common

40% of Older Adults: Newly Identified Form of Dementia Is Shockingly Common

The symptoms of Limbic-predominant age-related TDP-43 encephalopathy (LATE) are comparable to those of Alzheimer’s disease, involving memory loss and issues with thinking and reasoning in old age. A recent study indicates the prevalence of brain changes from limbic-predominant age-related TDP-43 encephalopathy might be approximately 40% in older adults and as high as 50% in people …

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MIT's new human liver model reveals how it regenerates, providing hope for patients to avoid transplants

MIT’s new human liver model reveals how it regenerates, providing hope for patients to avoid transplants

NEWYou can now listen to Fox News articles! Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), engineers developed a new liver tissue model to help reveal the stages of liver regeneration in hopes to help those individuals with liver disease, according to a new study published in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. The researchers …

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Matt Ford, who contracted monkeypox earlier this month, described it as a "pretty miserable experience" overall and urges others to get vaccinated.

What it’s like to have the virus, get vaccine

In mid-June, Matt Ford learned someone he had been in contact with the weekend prior was experiencing monkeypox symptoms. The following weekend, intense flu-like symptoms hit the 30-year-old hard. Fever, chills, sore throat, coughing, swollen lymph nodes and sweating through his sheets at night. After being swabbed for monkeypox at his doctor’s office, flu-like symptoms lessened but lesions appeared and became “quite painful.”  Dull, constant …

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How to go from eating mosquitos in Siberia to leading a NASA mission

How to go from eating mosquitos in Siberia to leading a NASA mission

Enlarge / Lindy Elkins-Tanton, second from left, and colleagues in Siberia. Scott Simper / ASU Lindy Elkins-Tanton is a Siberian-river-running, arc-welding, code-writing, patent-holding, company-founding, asteroid-exploring, igneous petrologist professor. At various times, she has been a farmer, a trainer of competition sheepdogs, a children’s book author, and a management consultant for Boeing Helicopters. She’s currently a …

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These 5 apps completely changed how I live with my ADHD | Digital Trends

These 5 apps completely changed how I live with my ADHD | Digital Trends

I have spent nearly my entire life thinking I was bad at, well, everything. It turns out it was actually ADHD — something I was diagnosed with later in life. I’ve never learned the necessary coping mechanisms to organize myself and function like others might have in their formative years. Since then, I’ve learned that …

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Flawed oxygen readings may be behind Covid-19’s toll on people of color

Flawed oxygen readings may be behind Covid-19’s toll on people of color

“It’s really shocking that it was only until 2021 for the FDA to actually issue an alert,” said Uché Blackstock, an emergency medicine physician and CEO of Advancing Health Equity. “And even in that alert last year, they didn’t even mention racial bias or race or racism in it.” The problem raises broader concerns about …

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Robin Williams' widow opens up about the future of Lewy body dementia

Robin Williams’ widow opens up about the future of Lewy body dementia

After Robin Williams died by suicide in August 2014, his widow, Susan Schneider Williams, would soon learn about a disease she had never heard of, but one that had haunted both of their lives.That disease is Lewy body dementia, with which the actor was diagnosed in October 2014 following an autopsy on his brain.”A few …

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