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Ozempic warning: Doctors urge caution for those using diabetes drugs to lose weight

Some doctors are warning against using a type 2 diabetes drug for weight loss after some patients said it helped them lose a few pounds. Approved by the FDA in 2017, the diabetes treatment sold as Ozempic helps lower blood sugar, but many patients prescribed the drug have reported weight loss as a positive side …

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This year's flu shot appears to be "a very good match" to the circulating strains, U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Director Dr. Rochelle Walensky said at a news briefing Monday.

Flu vaccine appears to match circulating strains very well, CDC says

This year’s flu vaccine appears to be “a very good match” for the circulating strains, U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention director Dr. Rochelle Walensky said at a news conference on Monday. . (Kristin Murphy, Deseret News) Estimated reading time: 4-5 minutes WASHINGTON — This year’s flu vaccine appears to be “a pretty good …

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Incredible coincidence discovered in a long-lost medieval cemetery

Incredible coincidence discovered in a long-lost medieval cemetery

In 2003, workers building a highway through a small township in Ireland stumbled across a long-lost medieval graveyard. Of the approximately 1,300 bodies found at the site near Ballyhanna township, a few of the older interred stood out. Their bones were riddled with benign tumors caused by a rare disease, but for oddly different reasons. …

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Arming the brain's 'maintenance' cells could help stave off Alzheimer's disease

Arming the brain’s ‘maintenance’ cells could help stave off Alzheimer’s disease

Many neurodegenerative diseases, or conditions resulting from the loss of function or death of brain cells, remain largely incurable. Most available treatments target only one of the multiple processes that can lead to neurodegeneration, which may not be effective in treating symptoms or disease progression completely, if at all. But what if researchers harnessed the …

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How Trauma Changes the Brain – Neuroscience News

Summary: Researchers find that changes in the brain’s salience network occur when a person experiences trauma. Source: University of Rochester Exposure to trauma can be life changing – and researchers are learning more about how traumatic events can physically alter our brains. But these changes don’t happen because of physical injuries; on the contrary, the …

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Statins Reduce Risk of One of Deadliest Types of Stroke, Study Finds |  CNN

Statins reduce risk of deadliest stroke, study finds | CNN

CNN — Doctors know that drugs called statins reduce the risk of stroke from a blood clot. But a new study shows that inexpensive drugs can also lower the risk of a first stroke following the deadliest intracerebral hemorrhage. An intracerebral hemorrhage occurs when blood from an artery suddenly begins to bleed into the brain. …

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Is it dry cough COVID-19, RSV or the flu?  Here are the most common symptoms

Is it dry cough COVID-19, RSV or the flu? Here are the most common symptoms

If you feel like everyone you know is getting sick, it’s because they are. The Bay Area is hit with a triple virus threat. Cases of COVID-19, influenza, and respiratory syncytial virus are increasing across the region and across the country, making it harder than ever to pinpoint what’s causing your dry cough or runny …

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Statins Reduce Risk of One of Deadliest Types of Stroke, Study Finds |  CNN

Statins Reduce Risk of One of Deadliest Types of Stroke, Study Finds | CNN

CNN — Doctors know that drugs called statins reduce the risk of stroke from a blood clot. But a new study shows that inexpensive drugs can also lower the risk of a first stroke following the deadliest intracerebral hemorrhage. An intracerebral hemorrhage occurs when blood from an artery suddenly begins to bleed into the brain. …

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The graph above, made by the researchers, shows nanoparticles ingested by a mother (black dots) reaching infants via the placenta and by drinking breast milk.  In turn, this suggests it increases the risk of an immune disorder.

Junk food can lead to high risk of allergies, study shows

Is this why childhood allergies are on the rise? Junk food additives cross the placenta during pregnancy and distort their immune system French researchers have warned that billions of nanoparticles from food are reaching infants These can alter their gut microbiome and damage gut cells, they said. This is likely to increase their allergy risk, …

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In the UK, children are dying from invasive Strep A infections. Here's what you need to know.

In the UK, children are dying from invasive Strep A infections. Here’s what you need to know.

Eight children in the UK have died from a rare and invasive form of a common bacterial infection, according to health agencies, alarming doctors and parents. Bacteria, called group A streptococcusare best known for causing strep throat. These bacteria do not always cause infections. In fact, they can live in your throat and on your …

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