Category: Health

A Doctor Tells Us How To Boost Your Metabolism Through Your Diet

Losing weight can be a daunting journey–especially as you age. Several factors play into our weight as we get older, from activity levels (check out some metabolism-boosting exercises!) and the foods we eat to hormones and genetics. Luckily, there are a few healthy items you can incorporate into your diet to get a faster metabolism …

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Kids’ Incredible Learning May All Be Down to 1 Chemical in The Brain : ScienceAlert

Compared to adults, kids learn fast, their developing brains soaking up information at a mind-boggling pace. Somehow their neurons not only incorporate new knowledge more easily, they hold onto it firmly, even in a constant torrent of new experiences. Now, a team of neuroscientists from the University of Regensburg in Germany and Brown University in …

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Rapid tests for Covid, RSV and flu are available in Europe. What’s stopping them in the US?

Sander Brus didn’t expect a photo of his friend’s grandfather’s flu diagnosis to go viral. But when he shared the image on Twitter in December, he was bombarded with messages, he said. People in the US wanted to know how to purchase the rapid test in the picture, which simultaneously screened people for three common …

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After 40 Years of Decline, Stroke Death Rates Are Rising Again

Summary: Researchers say stroke fatalities will rise as millennials age. Source: Rutgers University A Rutgers analysis of US stroke deaths from 1975 to 2019 has found both a dramatic decline and the potential for an important resurgence. Stroke mortality (per 100,0000) plummeted from 88 to 31 for women and 112 to 39 for men between …

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Researchers announce breakthrough in brain cancer vaccine trial

PROVIDENCE, RI (WPRI) — Lifespan researchers say they have made a major breakthrough in fighting brain cancer. The Lifespan Cancer Institute held a news conference at Rhode Island Hospital to present results from a vaccine trial for glioblastoma, the most common and lethal form of brain cancer. Watch the full press conference in the video …

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Austin-Travis County COVID-19 levels: New COVID subvariant detected

AUSTIN (KXAN) – On Friday, Austin Public Health announced a new omicron subvariant has been reported in the Travis County area. In addition to the new variant, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention listed Travis County’s COVID-19 Community Level as medium risk for the first time in five months. APH said it had not …

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Women Experiencing Intimate Partner Violence Three Times More Likely to Contract HIV

Summary: Study reveals women who experience domestic abuse are three times more likely to contract HIV infection. Source: McGill University Women who experience recent intimate partner violence (IPV) are three times more likely to contract HIV, according to a new study led by McGill University researchers. In regions like Sub-Saharan Africa, women face an intersecting …

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COVID: Autopsies show virus spreads widely in the body

Autopsy results from 44 people who died with COVID-19 show how the virus spreads through not just the respiratory system, but the entire body, including the brain, persisting for months in some patients. A description of the results, published in the peer-reviewed journal Nature in December, highlights how far-reaching the burden of infection can be, …

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