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Summary of Guidance for Minimizing the Impact of COVID-19...

Summary of Guidance for Minimizing the Impact of COVID-19…

COVID-19 Prevention Strategies Monitoring COVID-19 Community Levels to guide COVID-19 prevention efforts. Persons can use information about the current level of COVID-19 impact on their community to decide which prevention behaviors to use and when (at all times or at specific times), based on their own risk for severe illness and that of members of …

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Psychologist Adam Grant and Anderson talk 'decision fatigue'

Cognitive fatigue caused by work can impair decision-making. Here’s how to fight it

“Influential theories suggested that fatigue is a sort of illusion cooked up by the brain to make us stop whatever we are doing and turn to a more gratifying activity,” said study author Mathias Pessiglione, Inserm research director at the Brain and Spine Institute in Paris, in a news release. “Our findings show that cognitive …

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13 red flag cancer symptoms to absolutely get checked out

13 red flag cancer symptoms to absolutely get checked out

We all know that the earlier cancer is detected, the better the chance of survival. Yet new research has found half of UK adults with a possible cancer symptom don’t contact their GP within six months. A YouGov poll of 2,468 people for Cancer Research UK  (CRUK cancerresearchuk.org) found just 48% of those who’d experienced …

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13 red flag cancer symptoms to absolutely get checked out

13 red flag cancer symptoms to absolutely get checked out

We all know that the earlier cancer is detected, the better the chance of survival. Yet new research has found half of UK adults with a possible cancer symptom don’t contact their GP within six months. A YouGov poll of 2,468 people for Cancer Research UK  (CRUK cancerresearchuk.org) found just 48% of those who’d experienced …

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Should We Be Freaked About the New Virus Found in China?

Should We Be Freaked About the New Virus Found in China?

A new virus, Langya henipavirus, is suspected to have caused infections in 35 people in China’s Shandong and Henan provinces over roughly a two-year period to 2021. It’s related to Hendra and Nipah viruses, which cause disease in humans. However, there’s much we don’t know about the new virus—known as LayV for short—including whether it …

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35 cases of a new virus have been recorded in China, but scientists aren't alarmed

35 cases of a new virus have been recorded in China, but scientists aren’t alarmed

In December 2018, a 53-year-old woman showed up at a hospital in China with flu-like symptoms. She was infected with a henipavirus, a class that includes some dangerous pathogens like Nipah virus, which has a fatality rate of 40% to 75%.  But the virus infecting the patient was genetically distinct from the other henipaviruses scientists …

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U.S. monkeypox cases surpass 10,000 as CDC still aims for

U.S. monkeypox cases surpass 10,000 as CDC still aims for

More than 10,000 Americans have now tested positive in the monkeypox outbreak across the U.S., according to figures published late Wednesday by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, as federal health officials say they are still racing to contain the virus. Cases have been reported in every state but Wyoming while 15 states and …

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U.S. monkeypox cases surpass 10,000 as CDC still aims for

U.S. monkeypox cases surpass 10,000 as CDC still aims for

More than 10,000 Americans have now tested positive in the monkeypox outbreak across the U.S., according to figures published late Wednesday by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, as federal health officials say they are still racing to contain the virus. Cases have been reported in every state but Wyoming while 15 states and …

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A mom has claimed that God gave her genital herpes as a 'wake-up call' to turn her life around, sort her finances out, and learn to love herself again

Mom claims God gave her genital HERPES as a ‘wake-up call’ to turn life around and love herself

A mom has claimed that God gave her genital herpes as a ‘wake-up call’ to turn her life around, sort her finances out, and learn to love herself again. Alexandra Harbushka, 39, from Las Vegas, Nevada, was first diagnosed with herpes in 2011, when she caught it from someone she was dating. Alexandra contracted the …

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'Silent' spread of polio in New York drives CDC to consider additional vaccinations for some people

‘Silent’ spread of polio in New York drives CDC to consider additional vaccinations for some people

The case was found In Rockland County, which has a stunningly low polio vaccination rate. Dr. José Romero, director of the CDC’s National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases, noted that the majority of people with polio don’t have symptoms and so can spread the virus without knowing it. “There are a number of individuals …

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