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Top Three Modifiable Factors That Raise Your Risk For Dementia

Certain lifestyle factors can sway the risk of dementia, and a new study points to the top threats to Americans these days: obesity, physical inactivity and lack of a high school diploma. Researchers found that in just the past decade, there has been a shift in the most important modifiable risk factors for dementia in …

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When Eyes Meet, Neurons Start to Fire

Summary: A specific set of socially tuned neurons fire across multiple regions across the prefrontal cortex and the amygdala at different times during mutual eye contact. The brain regions are recruited to compute selective aspects of interactive social gaze, suggesting the importance of a more contemplative role during social gaze interactions. Source: Yale Their eyes …

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5 things to know about pediatric hepatitis and recent unexplained cases

5 things to know about pediatric hepatitis and recent unexplained cases

A number of unexplained pediatric hepatitis cases have recently sprung up around the world, stumping health experts and authorities. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reported last week that 109 cases have been detected in the US The CDC also confirmed five deaths and 14 percent of the patients having received liver transplants. …

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High blood pressure in young people may cause long-term brain issues

High blood pressure in young people may cause long-term brain issues

Placeholder while article actions load High blood pressure in young people may have a negative effect on their brains in midlife, research suggests, raising concerns that the stresses and sedentary lifestyles many have experienced during the pandemic could have a lifelong cognitive impact. A study presented at the American Stroke Association’s International Stroke Conference 2022 …

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With COVID-19 cases rising rapidly in Baltimore, the city's health commissioner advises people to resume masking up indoors – Baltimore Sun

With COVID-19 cases rising rapidly in Baltimore, the city’s health commissioner advises people to resume masking up indoors – Baltimore Sun

Dr. Letitia Dzirasa, Baltimore’s health commissioner, said Tuesday that she strongly recommends everyone wear a mask indoors regardless of their vaccination status given a large rise in COVID-19 cases in the city. She stopped short of seeking a new mandate for masking because community transmission in Baltimore, as well as all of Maryland, is still …

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I never wore SPF — now I look like an 'acid attack victim'

I never wore SPF — now I look like an ‘acid attack victim’

Here’s more good reason not to skimp on SPF. A Canadian mother resembled an “acid attack victim” after taking chemotherapy cream for her skin cancer — which she developed after neglecting to use sunscreen for years. “It looks like I’ve had an acid attack,” Honore Stark told SWNS of the topical treatment, which she’s forced …

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Drinker's sex plus brewing method may be key to coffee's link to raised cholesterol

Drinker’s sex plus brewing method may be key to coffee’s link to raised cholesterol

Credit: CC0 Public Domain The sex of the drinker as well as the brewing method may be key to coffee’s link with raised cholesterol, a known risk factor for heart disease, suggests research published in the open access journal open-heart. Drinking espresso was associated with the widest gender difference in cholesterol level; plunger (coffee maker) …

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‘Significant uptick’ in California coronavirus outbreaks brings new warnings

Palisades Charter High School students ride the Expo line after school on April 21. (Genaro Molina/Los Angeles Times) Coronavirus conditions are likely to worsen, with case rates continuing to rise and hospitalizations starting to increase, according to the top health official in the San Francisco Bay Area’s most populous county. “We are also seeing a …

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NJ reports 3,083 COVID cases, 8 deaths.  Positive tests rising steadily.

NJ reports 3,083 COVID cases, 8 deaths. Positive tests rising steadily.

New Jersey on Tuesday reported eight COVID-19 deaths and 3,083 new confirmed positive tests as the seven-day average for cases rose to the highest number since Feb. 4. The state’s seven-day average for confirmed cases increased to 2,932 on Tuesday, up 33% from a week ago, and up 127% from a month ago. The seven-day …

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A team of UK researchers, who reviewed more than 20 studies of 120,000 expectant mothers given mRNA vaccines, also found the jab is 90 per cent effective at preventing infection

Pregnant women who had Covid vaccine 15% LESS likely to suffer stillbirth, ‘reassuring’ study finds

Pregnant women who are vaccinated against Covid are ‘significantly’ less likely to suffer a stillbirth compared to the unvaccinated, research suggests. There had been widespread safety concerns about the jabs among expectant mothers, which saw them become one of the least vaccinated groups in the country. Their fears were seized upon by anti-vaxx conspiracy theorists, …

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