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Second COVID booster effective in preventing hospitalizations and deaths in nursing home residents: study

A new study published this week found that the second COVID-19 booster made available to US adults over 50 this year was highly effective at protecting nursing home residents from hospitalizations and deaths, all and that its ability to prevent infections was not as powerful. The analysis, published in the Centers for Disease Control and …

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CDC warns of serious monkeypox disease as Ohio reports death of monkeypox patient

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

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Obesity experts want food labels to tell you to walk for 15 minutes to burn off a bar of chocolate

Is this what your favorite snacks will look like in the future? Obesity experts want to ditch traffic light labels in favor of calorie-burning equivalents that tell you to walk for 15 minutes to burn off a bar of chocolate. Experts want snack labels to indicate how much exercise you’ll need to burn them off …

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How long older people will live comes down to 17 often surprising factors

Summary: Researchers have designed a new life expectancy model that relies less on disease diagnosis and more on other factors, such as cholesterol levels and lifestyle. Source: Duke University A new model for predicting the life expectancy of older people relies less on their specific disease diagnoses and more on factors such as the ability …

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Popular erectile dysfunction treatment relieves lung disease symptoms: ScienceAlert

You may be surprised to learn that the drug sildenafil, better known by its brand name Viagra, has other medical purposes besides treating male erectile dysfunction. It can also be used to treat lung diseases that often have a poor prognosis. Sildenafil works by inhibiting an enzyme called phosphodiesterase. Through a complex pathway involving other …

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The man’s cancer disappeared after he was injected with the weakened herpes virus

A new cancer therapy uses the herpes virus to fight harmful cells. The modified virus infects cancer cells, causing them to explode, while alerting the immune system. The therapy is in the early stages of testing but shows great promise, according to cancer researchers. loading Something is loading. A new cancer therapy that uses a …

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