California reporting very high flu levels, among worst in US

California is now reporting very high flu levels, according to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, as the respiratory illness continues to surge nationwide. The CDC uses five overall levels, from minimal to very high, to measure influenza-like illnesses across the US and its territories. On Friday, the agency’s color-coded map showed California …

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Trouble Sleeping? You Could Be at Risk of Type 2 Diabetes

Summary: Those who report trouble sleeping are at increased risk of poor cardiometabolic health problems which can lead to type 2 diabetes. Source: University of South Australia As the Christmas season starts to ramp up, University of South Australia researchers are reminding people to prioritize a good night’s sleep as new research shows that a …

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It Ain’t Over Till It’s Over…but It’s Never Over — Emerging and Reemerging Infectious Diseases

As I prepare to step down from my dual positions at the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), where I have been a physician-scientist for 54 years and the director for 38 years, a bit of reflection is inevitable. As I think back over my career, what stands out most is the striking …

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US children’s hospitals overwhelmed by RSV cases | Health News

Los Angeles, California – “It feels like this endless, large-volume influx that keeps coming through our emergency department, or phone calls from outside hospitals who are also bursting at the seams,” Hui-wen Sato, an intensive care unit (ICU) nurse at a Los Angeles children’s hospital, said of a recent surge of RSV cases. RSV, or …

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This AI program can predict heart attack, stroke risk within decade using single chest X-ray

CHICAGO— A patient’s risk of a heart attack or stroke in the next 10 years can be predicted from just one chest X-ray by a new computer system. Researchers with the Radiological Society of North America say it combines AI (artificial intelligence) with a standard X-ray to find patterns associated with hardening of the arteries. …

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Why eating potatoes could help you ‘lose weight with little effort’: study

Carb lovers join! This delectable starch, long a guilty pleasure, just might be a secret weapon when trying to “lose weight with little effort.” Researchers have discovered the surprising health benefit of potatoes — as it turns out, these spuds are incredibly nutrient-dense and could be a crucial “part of a healthy diet,” according to …

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Secrets of ‘SuperAgers’ with superior memories into their 80s

Editor’s Note: Sign up for CNN’s Fitness, But Better newsletter series. Our seven-part guide will help you ease into a healthy routine, backed by experts. CNN — Despite volunteering and working out at the gym several days each week, socializing frequently with friends and family, reading all manner of books and doing daily crossword puzzles, …

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The Link Between Grocery Shopping and Dementia — Best Life

Every three seconds, someone in the world develops dementia, according to Alzheimer’s Disease International (ADI). That means by the time you finish this article, 40 or more new people will be facing this debilitating disease, for which there is no cure. This fact is alarming because maintaining cognitive health—your brain’s ability to think, learn, and …

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Ahead of the holiday travel season, health care professionals are urging folks to take their medical records on the road.

HDL or ‘good’ cholesterol might not make a difference to heart health, medical study suggests

High-density lipoprotein (HDL), which has been referred to as “good cholesterol” by medical experts, is being re-examined after a new study questioned the benefits of this cholesterol type across racial lines. Researchers at the Oregon Health & Science University’s Knight Cardiovascular Institute analyzed 23,901 medical profiles from a Reasons for Geographic and Racial Differences in …

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New subvariants, family gatherings may bring more Covid-19 after holiday, but experts don’t expect severe surge

CNN — As millions of Americans travel to gather with friends and family over the next few days, there’s a good chance that Covid-19 will follow. Experts expect that Thanksgiving gatherings will stir up social networks and give new coronavirus subvariants fresh pockets of vulnerable people to infect. As a result, cases and hospitalizations may …

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