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Teens’ brains aged faster during the first year of the pandemic, study says, and stress may be to blame

CNN  —  The brains of US teens have physically changed during the Covid-19 pandemic, aging faster than normal, a new study says. The young study participants also reported more severe symptoms of anxiety, depression and what scientists call internalized problems – meaning feelings of sadness, low self-esteem and fear and trouble regulating their emotions – […]

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8,000 living with AIDS in Trinidad and Tobago

News Nicholas Maraj 15 Hrs Ago NWRHA acting CEO Anthony Blake, 3rd from left in photo frame, with members of the HIV/AIDS Co-ordinating Unit of the Ministry of Health at a fair along the Brian Lara Promenade in Port of Spain on Thursday. Photo by Ayanna Kinsale SEVERAL people took the opportunity to get health […]

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Gravity and the Gut: A Hypothesis of Irritable Bowel Syndrom… : Official journal of the American College of Gastroenterology

INTRODUCTION Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is a chronic and often debilitating gastrointestinal (GI) disorder that presents with recurrent abdominal pain and altered stool frequency and form (1). It is among the most common GI disorders in the world and affects up to 10% of the population across nations, cultures, and demographic groups (2). Although […]

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Multnomah County officials urge voluntary masking as Portland-area hospitals face flood of respiratory patients

Multnomah County and hospital officials are urging people to immediately take steps to stem the tide of respiratory virus infections that are causing “historical” levels of pressure on the local health care system, including by voluntarily wearing facial coverings through year’s end. At issue is a confluence of factors several years in the making, including […]

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Surgeon General Vivek Murthy advises on flu, RSV and COVID-19

Health officials are warning of a “triple threat” of flu, RSV and COVID-19 across the country and hospitals are continuing to see a surge in pediatric RSV cases. U.S. Surgeon General Dr. Vivek Murthy joined “GMA3” to discuss how people can best prepare themselves for the winter months, what this flu season will look like, […]

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‘Zombie’ viruses are thawing from melting permafrost in Russia

Comment on this story Comment The thawing of the permafrost due to climate change may expose a vast store of ancient viruses, according to a team of European researchers, who say they have found 13 previously unknown pathogens that had been trapped in the previously frozen ground of Russia’s vast Siberian region. The scientists found […]

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Teenage brains aged faster during the pandemic from stress, anxiety: study

In addition to heavily increased rates of anxiety and depression, researchers at Stanford University discovered the COVID-19 pandemic aged teenagers’ brains by almost three years, according to a study published Thursday. In “Effects of the COVID-19 Pandemic on Mental Health and Brain Maturation in Adolescents,” the group of seven researchers compared MRI scans taken of […]

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Alzheimer’s Amyloid-Clearing Monoclonal Antibody Drug Lecanemab Shows Positive Results, Poised for FDA Approval

Summary: Lecanemab, an amyloid-clearing monoclonal antibody drug shows positive results in the treatment of Alzheimer’s disease. The drug is now poised for FDA approval early in 2023. Lecanemab slows cognitive decline by 27%. Source: Alzheimer’s Drug Discovery Foundation Based on study results presented today at the 15th Clinical Trials on Alzheimer’s Disease (CTAD) conference and published in The New […]

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Causes, Treatments, and When to Be Concerned

If you see something that looks off in your toilet bowl after urinating, don’t be too quick to flush away your worries (and the contents). While cloudy urine isn’t always cause for concern, it’s important to pay attention to what’s in your toilet bowl—there is a chance something more serious is at play. When you […]

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Period blood face masks are a big beauty trend — experts warn they’re dangerous

We’ve got bad blood with this beauty hack. This trend is a thing of dermatologists’ nightmares: TikTokers are smearing their own period blood on their skin. Between the marinated, crying and “I’m cold” viral makeup looks, there was bound to be something new that caused a stink online. Cue: period blood face masks. The hashtags […]

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