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I Was Diagnosed With a Vitamin B12 Deficiency When My Limbs Went Numb

I Was Diagnosed With a Vitamin B12 Deficiency When My Limbs Went Numb

When I experienced unexplained pins and needles and weakness in all my limbs, I started to panic. About a week later, I went to the doctor and found out I had a severe vitamin B12 deficiency.  Here’s what a B12 deficiency can look like, plus treatment, as well as how I’m feeling today. Loading Something …

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Man's Cancer Vanished After He Was Injected With Weakened Herpes Virus

Man’s Cancer Vanished After He Was Injected With Weakened Herpes Virus

A new cancer therapy makes use of the herpes virus to fight harmful cells. The modified virus infects cancer cells, causing them to explode, while alerting the immune system. The therapy is in early trial stages but shows great promise, according to cancer researchers. Loading Something is loading. A new cancer therapy that uses a …

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Pediatric melatonin ingestions reported to poison control across the US between 2012-2021

Experts advise against giving your restless child melatonin over poisoning fears

Parents are being warned against giving children melatonin following a surge in accidental poisonings. Experts said there is no evidence the over-the-counter supplement helps them get to sleep and they have no idea what is actually in many products.  The number of children being hospitalized every after ingesting melatonin has surged by six-fold as it …

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Unvaccinated individuals 14 times more likely to get monkeypox than vaccinated, new US data shows

Unvaccinated individuals 14 times more likely to get monkeypox than vaccinated, new US data shows

CNN  —  Eligible individuals who did not receive the monkeypox vaccine were around 14 times likelier to become infected with the virus than those who were vaccinated, according to federal government data posted by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. That figure reflects the first wave of authoritative data collected by the Biden …

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Multicenter, Randomized Trial of a Bionic Pancreas in Type 1 Diabetes

Multicenter, Randomized Trial of a Bionic Pancreas in Type 1 Diabetes

The authors’ full names and academic degrees are as follows: Steven J. Russell, M.D., Ph.D., Roy W. Beck, M.D., Ph.D., Edward R. Damiano, Ph.D., Firas H. El-Khatib, Ph.D., Katrina J. Ruedy, M.S.P.H., Courtney A. Balliro, R.N., C.D.C.E.S., C.R.N.-B.C., Zoey Li, M.S., Peter Calhoun, Ph.D., R. Paul Wadwa, M.D., Bruce Buckingham, M.D., Keren Zhou, M.D., Mark …

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The Unexpected Cells Helping to Shape Young Brains

Summary: During brain development, oligodendrocyte precursor cells (OPCs) contribute to the neural pruning process, helping to shape the healthy development of the brain. Source: CSHL When the brain first wires itself up in early development, it creates more connections than it actually needs. Some of these connections, or synapses, will transmit critical signals as young …

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CDC Warns of Rising Enterovirus D68 Cases, a Virus Linked to Paralysis

CDC Warns of Rising Enterovirus D68 Cases, a Virus Linked to Paralysis

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is warning about an increase of a respiratory illness that’s linked to paralysis in kids. It’s called enterovirus D68, and the CDC says it’s currently on the rise in the U.S. The CDC shared the news in its Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report, which points out that …

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Regularly Exercising With Weights Linked to Lower Risk of Death

Summary: Regular weight training exercise is associated with a reduced risk of death, a new study reports. Incorporating aerobic exercise with weight-based exercise adds to the protective effect. Source: BMJ Regularly exercising with weights is linked to a lower risk of death from any cause, with the exception of cancer, finds research carried out in …

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