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What is Havana Syndrome?

IntroductionSymptomsWho was Affected?CausesFuture OutlooksReferencesFurther Reading Between the end of 2016 and May 2018, several diplomats, military officers, intelligence officers, and […]

Omicron vaccine breakthrough infections induce potent cross-reactive antibodies

In a recent study published in the journal Cell, researchers demonstrated that antibodies generated due to breakthrough infection (BTI) by severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) new variant of concern (VOC) Omicron in vaccinated individuals could neutralize all VOCs. Study: Potent cross-reactive antibodies following Omicron breakthrough in vaccinees. Image Credit: Naeblys / Shutterstock The researchers isolated 27 cross-reactive and broadly potent […]

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Studies find breakthrough SARS-CoV-2 Infections are more likely in cancer and Alzheimer's patients

Breakthrough COVID-19 cases resulting in infections, hospitalizations and deaths are significantly more likely in cancer and Alzheimer's patients, according to two new studies from researchers at the Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine. People within these diseases are often more susceptible to infection in general, the researchers explained, and are among the population's most vulnerable to severe health outcomes […]

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COVID-19 Not Linked With High Post-Discharge Event Rate

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. About one of every nine patients hospitalized for COVID-19 either died or was readmitted within about a month of discharge, according to a study of two Canadian provinces. This result is in line with the readmission rates seen for other illnesses, according to the researchers. In […]

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Heart disease risk: Why one size does not fit all Asian Americans

Asian Americans often have only one box to check on health forms — “Asian” — that lumps together a highly diverse population. A new study takes a closer look at Asian American heart health hidden within that single checkbox. The study finds considerable diversity in heart health among Asian Americans that is often overlooked. Asian American people are typically categorized […]

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Expert tips to improve gut health and reduce bloating

You may have heard some people refer to the gut as our ‘second brain’. This is because the enteric nervous system relies on the same neurons and neurotransmitters found in the central nervous system. If this is true, we need to start taking better care of our guts. Studies over the last couple of decades have found links between gut […]

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Lifestyle changes, meds effective to prevent or delay Type 2 diabetes; no change in CVD

A lifestyle intervention program of increased physical activity, healthy eating and aiming for weight loss of 7% or more, or taking the medication metformin were effective long-term to delay or prevent Type 2 diabetes in adults with prediabetes. Neither approach, however, reduced the risk of cardiovascular disease for study participants over 21 years of the study, according to the findings […]

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U.S. Task Force to consider routine kidney disease screening

(Reuters) – An influential U.S. panel has added screening for chronic kidney disease (CKD) to its list of preventive services under active consideration, the group’s chair told Reuters, a move that could help identify patients eligible for new drugs that treat the disease earlier.FILE PHOTO: Diabetes drug Farxiga (dapagliflozin) is displayed at a pharmacy in Provo, Utah, U.S. May 28, […]

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Expert: Monkeypox likely spread by sex at 2 raves in Europe – The Denver Post

LONDON — A leading adviser to the World Health Organization described the unprecedented outbreak of the rare disease monkeypox in developed countries as “a random event” that might be explained by risky sexual behavior at two recent mass events in Europe. In an interview with The Associated Press, Dr. David Heymann, who formerly headed WHO’s emergencies department, said the leading […]

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