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Here s How a Virus Moves in a Crowd so You Can Avoid It

The last time you were in a large crowd at a live event like a concert, did you wander from one place to the next? Or did you stay in one area for a while and move with the crowd to another spot? Your answer may offer insights into how likely it will...
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Long COVID Mimics Other Post-Viral Conditions

When Jaime Seltzer first heard about a new virus that was spreading globally early in 2020, she was on full alert. As an advocate for the post-viral condition known as myalgic encephalomyelitis/chronic fatigue syndrome, or ME/CFS, she worried about a...
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Millions of Kids Unvaccinated Against COVID-19 as School Year Approaches

As the school year is set to begin across the country, CNN reports that most children and teenagers are not fully vaccinated against COVID-19, and cases are rising again with the highly transmissible BA.5 variant. Public schools in Los Angeles, Chicago,...
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Is Australia s COVID, Flu ‘Twindemic’ A Warning for the U.S.?

An alarming spike in COVID-19 and flu cases in Australia could put the U.S. on track for what health experts call a “twindemic” – a dangerous viral one-two punch in the months ahead. It’s now winter in Australia, which is often...
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Two Omicron Subvariants Drive Summer Infections

Two Omicron subvariants — BA.4 and BA.5 — are propelling the growth of COVID-19 infections this summer as they become the dominant coronavirus strains in the U.S. These variants now make up 52.3% of infections, with BA.5 accounting for 36.6%...
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Scientists Find Brain Mechanism Behind Age-Related Memory Loss

Scientists at Johns Hopkins University have identified a mechanism in the brain behind age-related memory loss, expanding our knowledge of the inner workings of the aging brain and possibly opening the door to new Alzheimer’s treatments. The researchers...
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Microplastics Help Viruses Spread Farther, Last Longer, Study Shows

Microplastics that get seemingly everywhere in the world’s water supply also help dangerous viruses spread by giving them a free ride for days, new research shows. “We found that viruses can attach to microplastics and that allows them to...
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Roe v. Wade Overturned, Ending 50 Years of Abortion Protections

The U.S. Supreme Court has voted to overturn the federal constitutional right to abortion, turning the issue over to individual states to decide.      . About 25 million women of reproductive age will now live in states that...
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‘Patient Influencers’ Partnering With Drug, Medical Companies

In July 2020, reality star Khloe Kardashian appeared on the television show The View. During her segment, Kardashian, who has 255 million followers on Instagram, touted the benefit of migraine drug Nurtec ODT. She became a paid spokesperson for Biohaven...
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CDC Gives Final OK for COVID Vaccinations for Youngest Kids

COVID-19 vaccines for children 6 months to 5 years of age are now ready to go. Centers for Disease Control Prevention (CDC) Director Rochelle, Walensky, MD, has endorsed a unanimous recommendation by the agency's vaccine panel today, allowing vaccinations...