Here’s what the monkeypox vaccine was like for three SC men

A medical laboratory technician inactivates suspected monkeypox samples to be PCR tested. Pablo Blazquez Dominguez TNS Myrtle Beach, SC All three men clearly remember the toll of the HIV pandemic — stripping away their lives, killing their friends, turning the heterosexual world against them. So, when word came that a new virus was circulating among …

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Monkeypox: First possible case of human-to-dog transmission ‘not surprising,’ WHO says

The men, who live together and are in a non-exclusive relationship, were diagnosed with monkeypox at a hospital in Paris in early June. Twelve days after their symptoms started, their 4-year-old Italian greyhound also started showing symptoms, according to a report published last week in the journal The Lancet. The dog developed lesions and tested …

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Why calling monkeypox an STD is about more than just a label

“I don’t think we have enough information at this point to completely classify it. I think there’s some suggestions, but there’s more study that needs to be done,” Adalja said. “There are other infections — for example, syphilis — that spread through other ways other than sexual transmission,” he said. “Zika virus is a mosquito-borne …

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How to get to sleep the night before an early call or big event

Editor’s Note: Sign up for the Sleep, But Better newsletter series. Our seven-part guide has helpful hints to achieve better sleep. CNN — You’re catching a 5 am flight tomorrow. Your boss, a true early bird, has set an unbearably early weekly meeting. School is starting, and you have to rise and shine to goose …

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Scientists have thought men's propensity to enjoy a few more drinks and take more smoke breaks than women was why they had higher rates of cancer in general.  But now a major study of 300,000 Americans by the National Cancer Institute suggests biology makes men more vulnerable to cancer, not bad health habits

Men have greater cancer risk because of biology NOT because they drink and smoke more, study claims

Men drink and smoke more than women — but that is not the reason they have a higher cancer risk. A major study suggests biological differences are the real reason behind the disparity between sexes. Understanding these differences could help to improve prevention and treatment, researchers say. The study looked at 300,000 middle-aged and older …

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Examples of monkeypox rashes.

In Indiana, monkeypox virus a growing problem as cases increase

MUNCIE, Ind. — As of Thursday the number of cases of monkeypox in Indiana had reached 62 cases, up from 45 the previous Thursday, according to the Centers for Disease Control. Those figures included at least two pediatric cases. The illness, largely spread by skin on skin contact, has been spreading in the United States …

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Monkeypox Patients Are Getting Misdiagnosed With Other Conditions

Experts in San Francisco, Miami, and the UK say many monkeypox cases are being “missed.” Some patients are receiving false negative monkeypox tests, while others are being misdiagnosed. Fear, stigma, miscommunication and misunderstanding all contribute. Loading Something is loading. More than 7,100 monkeypox patients have been diagnosed in the US since this outbreak began with …

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Monkeypox is not an STI. Why calling it one is dangerous, adds stigma

Calling monkeypox a STI is inaccurate and can create other issues, experts say, like stigma. Experts suggest clear messaging around how monkeypox can spread to inform, not alarm. Sexually transmitted infections are nothing new. But has a new one surfaced? Not exactly. There are 6,326 cases and counting of monkeypox in the US Most have …

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The chemical imbalance theory of depression is dead – but that doesn’t mean antidepressants don’t work | Christopher Davey for the Conversation

The chemical imbalance theory of depression is well and truly dead. A paper by Joanna Moncrieff and colleagues, longtime critics of the effectiveness of antidepressants, has caused a splash. The paper provides a summary of other summaries that confirm there is no evidence to support the idea that depression is caused by disturbance of the …

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