Month: August 2022

Historically, monkeypox outbreaks have been primarily found in Central and West Africa. This zoonotic infection is caused by the monkeypox virus (MPXV), which belongs to the Poxviridae family of the Orthopoxvirus genus. Until 2022, the incidence of monkeypox outside Africa was a rare event. The recent detection of monkeypox outside Africa was found to be linked to
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For some, a world where cigarettes don’t exist might be difficult to imagine. Less than 30 years ago it would’ve been hard to picture a world free from tobacco advertising, or a pub or workplace free from smoke. Smokefree campaigning, and the government action that produced, turned those seemingly farfetched ambitions into reality. We look
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Our Favorite Low-Carb Nut Butters – Diabetes Daily Learning Center Learning Center: LearningCenter Diabetes Daily does not provide medical advice,diagnosis or treatment.Get additional information.© 2005 – 2022 Everyday Health, Inc. Everyday Health is among the federally registered trademarks of Everyday Health, Inc. and may not be used by third parties without explicit permission.
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Ragweed is one of the most bothersome environmental allergies — and that’s because such a large amount of pollen circulates through the air at one given time. Some people with a ragweed allergy might experience additional symptoms, but only when eating raw produce. Why is that? Oral Allergy Syndrome (OAS). What is Oral Allergy Syndrome?
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Majority of Muscle Symptoms With Statins Not Due to Treatment Muscle pain in people taking a statin is typically not related to the statin, according to new research. Double-blind trials: Researchers examined 19 randomized double-blind trials that compared statin therapy with a placebo, which included nearly 124,000 patients. Surprising results: For people experiencing muscle symptoms
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Researchers interviewed 3,421 participants who were sampled from the University of Colorado Boulder Center for Antisocial Drug Dependence and the Minnesota Center for Twin and Family Research in Minneapolis about their cannabis usage at two different points: before 2014, when it was illegal to sell recreational cannabis, and after 2014, when it became legal to
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New research links the use of glucocorticoids with changes in white matter microstructure — which may explain the development of anxiety, depression, and other neuropsychiatric side effects related to these drugs, investigators say. Results from a cross-sectional study showed that use of both systemic and inhaled glucocorticoids was associated with widespread reductions in fractional anisotropy
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People often tout the health benefits of drinking green tea, but what about other kinds of teas? A team of researchers has now found that drinking black tea may actually help lower one’s mortality risk. Tea is said to be the “most widely consumed beverage in the world,” second only to water. Even in the U.S., where
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In a recent study posted to the bioRxiv* preprint server, researchers assessed the infectivity of severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) Omicron BA.2.75 variant compared to pre-existing variants. Study: SARS-CoV-2 Omicron BA.2.75 variant may be much more infective than preexisting variants. Image Credit: Fit Ztudio/Shutterstock As of July 2022, the SARS-CoV-2 Omicron BA.5 variant
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How to Get a Good Night’s Sleep with Diabetes – Diabetes Daily Learning Center Learning Center: LearningCenter Diabetes Daily does not provide medical advice,diagnosis or treatment.Get additional information.© 2005 – 2022 Everyday Health, Inc. Everyday Health is among the federally registered trademarks of Everyday Health, Inc. and may not be used by third parties without
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In this photo illustration, vials and a medical syringe seen in front of the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) of the United States and Pfizer Pharmaceutical company logos. FDA approves Pfizer/BioNTech the COVID-19 coronavirus vaccine for emergency use in the US, reportedly by media. Pavlo Gonchar | AP Pfizer and its German partner BioNTech on
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Note that some links may require subscriptions. Health officials in Harris County, Texas are investigating whether the death of an adult with monkeypox and various severe illnesses represents the first U.S. fatality caused by the virus. Meanwhile, World Health Organization (WHO) officials said it’s not too late to eliminate the monkeypox outbreak in Europe, citing
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Nearly 30% of US Cancer Deaths Linked to Smoking Almost 30% of all cancer deaths in the United States — about 123,000 deaths — were linked to cigarette smoking, new research shows. Costly deaths: Smoking-related deaths are responsible for more than 2 million person-years of lost life and nearly $21 billion in annual lost earnings.
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“Our results confirm that, in the majority of cases, statin therapy is not likely to be the cause of muscle pain in a person taking statin therapy,” said the study, led by authors from Oxford Population Health and the Medical Research Council Population Health Research Unit at the University of Oxford. “This finding is particularly
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A new study is shedding light on how the bacterial composition in saliva can show a person’s risk for suicide.  The study by University of Florida researchers published in the journal Nature found a curious discovery in the saliva of college students who reported having recent thoughts of suicide.  The team tried to study suicidal
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In a recent study published in the Viruses journal, scientists explored human herpesvirus-6 (HHV-6) and Epstein–Barr virus (EBV) reactivation among acute coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) patients. Study: Epstein–Barr Virus and Human Herpesvirus-6 Reactivation in Acute COVID-19 Patients. Image Credit: Alexandros Michailidis/Shutterstock Background Many severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) patients exhibit a complicated constellation of features
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