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Small study shows a possible reason some long COVID patients experience ‘brain fog’

SONGPHOL THESAKIT/Getty Images (NEW YORK) -- According to a new study published in Nature Neuroscience, researchers at Trinity College in Ireland used blood tests to measure certain biological markers and specialized brain images to discover that long COVID patients with brain fog had more permeability or "leakiness" of their blood-brain barrier – offering the first biological evidence that this symptom may be due to underlying changes in the brain."A lot […]

todayFebruary 23, 2024

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Children’s MMR vaccine rate drops 2%, 250,000 kindergarteners vulnerable to measles: CDC

(NEW YORK) -- National MMR coverage has dropped 2% from the 2019-2021 school year to the 2022-2023 school year, which means approximately 250,000 kindergartners are at risk for measles infection around the country, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.The 93.1% rate during the 2022–23 school is 2% lower than the 95% rate in the 2019-2020 school year and leaves measles coverage below the national target of 95% […]

todayFebruary 22, 2024

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Nearly 3 million asthma attacks could be prevented among children with cleaner energy: Report

(NEW YORK) -- Nearly three million asthma attacks in children could be prevented by 2050 if the United States transitioned to electric vehicles and clean power, according to a new report published Wednesday.Researchers from the American Lung Association (ALA) say these goals would also avert millions of other respiratory symptoms and save hundreds of infant lives over the next two-and-a-half decades."That [zero-emission] future, it's really important for lung health, both […]

todayFebruary 21, 2024

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Women get same exercise benefit as men, with less effort, study finds

(NEW YORK) -- A new study not only confirms known research that regular physical activity can prolong life and lower a person's risk of dying, it also finds that women experience greater benefits from exercise than men do, at lower amounts of exercise.Using findings from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's National Health Interview Survey, researchers analyzed data from 412,413 adults from between 1997 to 2017 to understand the […]

todayFebruary 21, 2024

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Alabama Supreme Court ruling raises questions about IVF access

(NEW YORK) -- Experts are speaking out after the Alabama Supreme Court ruled Friday that frozen embryos qualify as people under state law, a decision that critics say could threaten families' access to fertility treatments in the post-Roe era.In an unprecedented decision, the state's highest court ruled that "unborn children are 'children' … without exception based on developmental stage, physical location, or any other ancillary characteristics."Alabama Chief Justice Tom Parker […]

todayFebruary 21, 2024

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Sixth case of measles linked to Florida elementary school outbreak

(NEW YORK) -- The number of measles cases linked to an elementary school outbreak in South Florida has risen to six.The outbreak at Manatee Bay Elementary School in Weston -- 20 miles west of Fort Lauderdale and located in Broward County -- was first reported on Friday with the initial patient being a third-grade student without a history of travel, according to the Florida Department of Health (DOH).On Tuesday, Broward […]

todayFebruary 21, 2024

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Fifth case of measles linked to Florida elementary school outbreak

(NEW YORK) -- The number of measles cases linked to an elementary school outbreak in southern Florida has risen to five.The outbreak at Manatee Bay Elementary School in Weston -- 20 miles west of Fort Lauderdale and located in Broward County -- was first reported on Friday with the initial patient being a third-grade student without a history of travel, according to the Florida Department of Health (DOH).It's unclear what […]

todayFebruary 20, 2024

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Medical experts sound the alarm on growing diabetic amputations among Black patients

(NEW YORK) -- In operating rooms across the country, more and more diabetics are receiving amputations due to complications from type-2 diabetes.The life-altering procedures are more common among Black and Latino patients who are more likely to be diagnosed with the disease, according to health data.Despite the grim figures, medical professionals said that diabetics can avoid losing a limb, but due to a lack of awareness of treatments, many minorities […]

todayFebruary 19, 2024

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FDA approves Xolair, first medicine for kids, adults with food allergies

(NEW YORK) -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved Xolair as the first and only medicine for people with one or more food allergies after the clinical trial data for the injectable asthma medication showed it helped people curb food-related allergic reactions. "The FDA approval is based on positive data from the Phase III OUtMATCH study," Genentech announced on Friday. The study showed "a significantly higher proportion of […]

todayFebruary 16, 2024

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