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Connecticut reports year’s first fatality, second case of Powassan virus due to tick bite

10 states with the most bedbug issues ‘While bedbugs have not been found to transmit any diseases to humans, they can be an elusive threat to households,’ Chelle Hartzer, an Orkin entomologist, said. NEWYou can now listen to Fox News articles! The Connecticut Department of Public Health (DPH) recently announced the state’s second case of …

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Small rectal cancer drug trial sees tumors disappear in 100 percent of patients

Placeholder while article actions load A small drug trial is having a seismic impact in the world of oncology: After six months of an experimental treatment, tumors vanished in all 14 patients diagnosed with early stage rectal cancer who completed the study by the time it was published. Researchers in the field of colorectal cancer …

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Here’s who could be helped by new cancer drug — and when

In 2020, nearly 340,000 people died from rectal cancer. Now a new treatment giving hope for beating the disease—and maybe for other forms of cancer as well—could be available within a year. A recent trial, conducted by researchers at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center and published in the New England Journal of Medicine on June …

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8 Warning Signs You Should Stop Drinking Beer, According to Experts — Eat This Not That

So you’ve heeded the Signs You Should Stop Drinking Coffee Immediately and put down that coffee mug. But what are the warning signs that it’s time to stop drinking beer? Well, first things first: consuming alcohol regularly and in excess can cause serious health issues. Here are the ugly side effects of drinking alcohol every …

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Alzheimer’s Disease Causes Cells to Overheat and ‘Fry Like Eggs’

Summary: The heat produced by amyloid-beta aggregation may cause other, healthy amyloid-beta to aggregate, causing more and more aggregates to form. However, with the addition of a novel drug compound, amyloid-beta aggregation can be stopped and the cell temperature lowered. Source: University of Cambridge Researchers have shown that aggregation of amyloid-beta, one of two key …

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New Research Finds a Higher Dose of Melatonin Improved Sleep

In a study published in The Journal of Pineal Research, 5 mg of melatonin increased total sleep time compared to placebo. In a small study of healthy adults aged 55 and older, 5 mg of melatonin increased total sleep time compared to placebo. Although recent research by the University of Cambridge and Fudan University found …

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US has rolled out 1,200 vaccines for monkeypox in response to outbreak

As part of those efforts, about 1,200 doses of vaccine for monkeypox have been offered in the United States, said Dr. Raj Panjabi, White House senior director for global health security and biodefense. “We want to ensure that people with high-risk exposures have rapid access to vaccines and, if they become sick, can receive appropriate …

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Russell Bell, 65, from Raleigh in North Carolina, was taken for tests for Lyme disease by his wife Nicole (right) after he started repeating himself and became irritable in 2016

‘Outdoorsy’ Father-of-two, 60, left suffering memory problems with Lyme disease

An ‘outdoorsy’ father-of-two died after memory problems triggered by Lyme disease that left him struggling to remember the alarm code were diagnosed as Alzheimer’s. Russell Bell, 65, from Raleigh, North Carolina, was tested for the tick-borne disease in 2016 after he also began having mood swings — but the swabs came back negative. Doctors then …

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Changing our DNA: ‘The age of human therapeutic gene editing is here’

While Rose spent her short life helping to break down the stigma attached to a devastating illness, geneticist David Liu has dedicated his career to developing ways to alter the genetic code that took her life at such a tender age. “That a single misspelling in her DNA ended Adalia’s life so early is a …

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Sweetened and Unsweetened Coffee Consumption Associated With Lower Death Risk

Summary: Those who drink sweetened coffee daily are up to 31% less likely to die within a 7-year follow-up than non-coffee drinkers. Those who drank unsweetened coffee were 21% less likely to die during the follow-up. Source: American College of Physicians A cohort study has found that compared to non-coffee drinkers, adults who drank moderate …

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