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Women who have already undergone menopause have more hyperintensities on their brains, and the lesions put them at a higher risk of cognitive decline (file photo)

Women who have gone through menopause have ‘hyperintensities’, raises risk of Alzheimer’s

Women who have gone through menopause have ‘hyperintensities’ on their brain that raises risk of Alzheimer’s and stroke, study finds Researchers found that women who have already undergone menopause have more hyperintensities – a small lesion – on their brain People who have more on their brain are more likely to develop cognitive conditions like …

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Gay/bi men in Florida need the meningococcal vaccine

The CDC’s been trying to warn men in Florida or traveling to Florida, particularly those who identify as gay, bisexual, queer or trans, that they need to get a vaccine that can prevent them from getting meningococcal disease. Meningococcal disease, including meningitis, is a bacterial infection in the lining of the brain and spinal cord. …

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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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More than 100 confirmed or suspected cases of monkeypox have been reported in 12 countries, including the US

Confirmed cases have been identified in Australia, Belgium, Canada, France, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, the United Kingdom and the United States — which had between one and five confirmed monkeypox cases as of Saturday, the WHO said. “The situation is evolving and WHO expects there will be more cases of monkeypox identified …

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Monkeypox: CDC monitors 6 people in US for possible rare infection, says public ‘should not be concerned’

Currently, the CDC is monitoring six people in the United States for possible monkeypox infections after they sat near an infected traveler who had symptoms while on a flight from Nigeria to the United Kingdom in early May. Separately, CDC officials also are investigating a case of monkeypox confirmed in a man in Massachusetts who …

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MA, HI, report mysterious hepatitis in child under 10 years old

Massachusetts officials have reported they are investigating two cases of mysterious pediatric hepatitis, its Department of Health announced Tuesday, making it the 26th state to report such cases. The two unnamed children reportedly tested negative for the adenovirus, which is the most speculated cause for this recent spike in cases of the devastating lung condition. …

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Connecticut officials report that a man in his 50s in the state suffered from a rare case of the Powassan virus in March.  They confirmed that he was bitten by a tick, the usual cause for the rare disease (file photo)

Connecticut man suffers from deadly brain infection caused by Powassan virus

A Connecticut man is recovering at home after suffering a case of the rare Powassan virus, state official reports. The Connecticut Department of Public Health (DPH) confirmed last week that a man between 50 and 59 years old fell ill in March, and suffered a severe illness that affected his central nervous system and required …

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