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Stanford monkeypox case not sex-related, raising questions about transmission

Stanford monkeypox case not sex-related, raising questions about transmission

A monkeypox case reported in the Bay Area adds to the growing evidence that people can contract the virus in multiple ways — and raises questions about just how easy it is to get infected during casual encounters with others. A case investigation released on Tuesday by the Centers for Disease Control reveals that a …

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Monkeypox in Florida: First pediatric case confirmed

Monkeypox in Florida: First pediatric case confirmed

Florida’s first case of pediatric monkeypox has been confirmed in Martin County.WPBF reports a child in Martin County has tested positive for monkeypox.According to the Florida Department of Health’s Reportable Disease Frequency Report, the child’s age is between 0 to 4 years old.Related: Monkeypox infections in children can be more ‘severe,’ Florida doctor saysThere are …

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Monkeypox: First possible case of human-to-dog transmission 'not surprising,' WHO says

Monkeypox: First possible case of human-to-dog transmission ‘not surprising,’ WHO says

The men, who live together and are in a non-exclusive relationship, were diagnosed with monkeypox at a hospital in Paris in early June. Twelve days after their symptoms started, their 4-year-old Italian greyhound also started showing symptoms, according to a report published last week in the journal The Lancet. The dog developed lesions and tested …

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‘Cheat Meals’ Linked to Eating Disorders in Adolescents and Young Adults

Summary: Young people who consume “cheat meals”, or meals that break a normal diet as a treat, are more likely to suffer from eating disorders, a new study reports. Source: University of Toronto A new study published in the Journal of Eating Disorders found that, in course of a year, over half of men, women, and transgender …

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How the Brain Gathers Threat Cues and Turns Them Into Fear

Summary: CGRP neurons found in subregions of the thalamus and brainstem relay multisensory threat information to the amygdala. These neural circuits are essential for the formation of aversive memories, a new study reports. Source: Salk Institute Salk scientists have uncovered a molecular pathway that distills threatening sights, sounds and smells into a single message: Be …

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2-Minute Walk After Eating Can Help Control Blood Sugar

2-Minute Walk After Eating Can Help Control Blood Sugar

Going for a walk after a meal can help reduce blood sugar levels, even if it’s just for a few short minutes, new research shows. The news comes from a meta-analysis, published earlier this year in the journal Sports Medicine, in which researchers analyzed seven different studies to examine how light physical activity like standing …

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Why a Century-Old Vaccine Offers New Hope Against Pathogens

Why a Century-Old Vaccine Offers New Hope Against Pathogens

In the early days of the Covid-19 pandemic, when prevention seemed light years away, several scientists launched trials to see whether a tuberculosis vaccine developed in the early 1900s might protect people by bolstering the immune system. The Bacillus-Calmette-Guerin vaccine has long been known to have broad effects on the immune system, and is still …

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