diseases and disorders

CDC warns of severe illnesses from monkeypox as Ohio reports death of a monkeypox patient

CNN — The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention issued a new warning to health care providers Thursday about severe illnesses in people with monkeypox. The alert comes as Ohio reported that an individual with monkeypox has died – the third known death of a patient with monkeypox in the United States. Ohio listed …

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Worries over stigma are driving a push to rename monkeypox, but the process is slow

CNN — Since the beginning of the monkeypox outbreak, scientists and activists have pushed for the name of the virus and the disease to be changed to something “non-discriminatory” and “non-stigmatizing.” Public health experts have worried that stigma could steer people away from getting tested and vaccinated. A new name can help slow the spread …

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Daily multivitamin potentially linked with improved cognition in older adults in new study

CNN — Taking a daily multivitamin might be associated with improved brain function in older adults, a new study says, and the benefit appears to be greater for those with a history of cardiovascular disease. The findings did not surprise the researchers – rather, they were shocked, said Laura Baker, an author of the study …

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Australia’s tough flu season could spell trouble for the US this winter, especially with Covid-19 in the mix

CNN — Influenza is always unpredictable. Infectious disease experts like to hedge their forecasts with a caution: When you’ve seen one flu season, you’ve seen one flu season. But when forecasters try to get a bead on what influenza might have in store for North America in any given winter, they look to countries like …

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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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Monkeypox: With no federal emergency declaration, San Francisco and New York sound alarm on outbreak

CNN — While federal officials weigh a national public health emergency declaration around the monkeypox outbreak, San Francisco and New York state began sounding the alarm Thursday. San Francisco became the first major US city to declare a local health emergency on monkeypox in an effort to strengthen the city’s preparedness and response amid high …

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CDC reports the first two monkeypox cases in children in the US

CNN — Two cases of monkeypox have been identified in children in the United States, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Friday. The two cases are unrelated and probably the result of household transmission, the CDC said. One case is a toddler who is a resident of California. The other is an …

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