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Can’t lose weight by dieting alone? Researchers have bad news for you

Can’t lose weight by dieting alone? Researchers have bad news for you

For those of you starving to cut calories but still not seeing results, you’re not alone. Researchers at the University of Ottowa have identified a separate group of obese people who are especially resistant to losing weight with dietary changes alone, according to a report published Wednesday in The Lancet’s eBioMedicine journal. The findings contradict …

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Anal sex ‘taboos’ put ‘generation of women’ at risk amid butt boom

Anal sex ‘taboos’ put ‘generation of women’ at risk amid butt boom

Anal sex is no longer the taboo sex act it used to be, especially among straight women. In fact, the most recent statistics provided by the Centers for Disease Control and the National Center for Health Statistics showed that more than a third (35%) of women ages 15 to 49 have tried anal sex with …

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Poliovirus detected in wastewater samples in New York City, health officials say

Poliovirus detected in wastewater samples in New York City, health officials say

“We are dealing with a trifecta. Covid is still very present. Polio, we have identified polio in our wastewater. And we’re still dealing with the monkeypox crisis,” New York Mayor Eric Adams said on CNN’s New Day on Friday. “We are addressing threats as they come before us and we are prepared to meet them …

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More Black NFL retirees win dementia cases in rescored tests

More Black NFL retirees win dementia cases in rescored tests

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Two years after a pair of former players sued the NFL over its treatment of black retirees. In the league’s $1 billion concussion settlement, hundreds of men whose medical tests were re-scored to eliminate racial bias now qualify for awards. The newly approved payments, announced in a report Friday, are a victory …

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Expert warns that monkeypox IS the next pandemic – but ‘not anything like the Covid’ outbreak

Expert warns that monkeypox IS the next pandemic - but 'not anything like the Covid' outbreak

An expert warns that monkeypox will become the next pandemic to hit the world, as the current outbreak of the virus has caused more than 30,000 cases worldwide, with about a third of infections detected in the United States alone. United States, home to the world’s largest outbreak. world. Dr. Joseph Eisenberg, an epidemiologist at …

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Global experts race to understand rare cases when monkeypox leads to death

New US monkeypox vaccine strategy could be huge boost for supply, but much is unknown

More than 31,000 cases of monkeypox have been reported worldwide since January 1, more than 10,000 of them in the United States. Most people have recovered at home with no lasting problems. But doctors are working to understand why monkeypox can be serious and, rarely, deadly. According to the latest figures from the World Health …

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

Psychologist Adam Grant and Anderson talk 'decision fatigue'

“Influential theories have suggested that fatigue is a kind of illusion concocted by the brain to get us to stop what we’re doing and switch to a more rewarding activity,” said study author Mathias Pessiglione, director of Inserm research at the Institute. of the Brain and Vertebral Column of Paris. , in a press release. …

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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 shockingly low polio vaccination rate. Dr. José Romero, director of the CDC’s National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases, noted that most people with polio have no symptoms and therefore can unknowingly spread the virus. “There are a number of people in the community who …

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New US monkeypox vaccine strategy could be huge boost for supply, but much is unknown

New US monkeypox vaccine strategy could be huge boost for supply, but much is unknown

However, vaccine-specific efficacy data is unclear, with some experts arguing that not enough is known about how the low-dose intradermal strategy might affect the real-world protection it provides. Even with the original dose, “there is no traditional evaluation of this vaccine,” Dr. Robert Califf, commissioner of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, said Tuesday. It …

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Blood test taken within 24 hours of head injury can predict whether a person will die

Researchers have found that a simple blood test for two proteins can determine how likely a person is to die or be seriously disabled as a result of a head injury (file photo)

A blood test done within 24 hours of a head injury can predict whether a person will die or become seriously disabled and help the doctor make life-saving treatment decisions. A simple blood test using a sample collected within 24 hours of a traumatic brain injury can determine a patient’s chance of survival, according to …

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