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H5N1 Is Highly Lethal, but Only in Some Animals. Scientists Want to Know Why.

β€” And what if the virus mutates in a way that changes all that?

3 Hrs Ago
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Some Pasteurization Methods May Not Clear H5N1 in Heavily Infected Milk

In experimental study, trace infectious virus detectable in some samples heated for short periods

Jun 14, 2024
OA Patients Get Long-Term Benefit From Lifestyle Improvements

Improvement in pain and function lasted well after formal program ended

Jun 14, 2024
Early Menopause Tied to Higher Risk of Respiratory Mortality

Greatest risk observed for women with bilateral oophorectomy

Jun 13, 2024
Type 1 Diabetes in Older People Has Nearly Tripled Globally Since the '90s

But the increase marks good news for survival, study suggests

Jun 13, 2024
Early Menopause Tied to Higher Risk of Respiratory Mortality

Greatest risk observed for women with bilateral oophorectomy

Type 1 Diabetes in Older People Has Nearly Tripled Globally Since the '90s

But the increase marks good news for survival, study suggests

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Complete Plaque Regression in Peyronie's Disease

Observation of complete plaque regression with multimodal therapy may be a first

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Teen Develops Persistent, Spreading Arm Swelling After a Fall

Is it "just" a hematoma or something more sinister?

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Prior COVID Infection May Protect Against Some Common Colds

Researcher suggests finding could be key to vaccines that protect against multiple viruses

Jun 13, 2024
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98-Year-Old Man Believed to Be the Oldest American Organ Donor Ever

Increasingly, older adults can donate organs upon their death, according to one expert

Jun 13, 2024
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Senators Blast Health and Law Enforcement Officials Over Illegal E-Cig Use in Teens

The two best-selling disposable vapes alone generated more than $500 million in sales last year

Jun 12, 2024
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Oprah Hospitalized; Senator in Car Crash; Oldest American Man Dies

Health news and commentary gathered by ΔΎΉΟΦ±²₯ staff

Jun 12, 2024
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Alzheimer's Slowed by Intensive Lifestyle Changes

Small trial led by Dean Ornish, MD, shows cognitive improvement

Jun 11, 2024
 A computer rendering of amyloid plaque build-up on a nerve cell.
New Long COVID Definition Proposed by National Academies

Committee urges adoption, says it will aid in consistent diagnosis, documentation, and treatment

Jun 11, 2024
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With Bird Flu Tests Hard to Get, How Will We Know When to Sound a Pandemic Alarm?

If government doesn't prepare to ramp up testing, U.S. could be caught off guard again

Jun 11, 2024
 A photo of an avian influenza antigen rapid test kit.
What to Know About FDA's Warning on Paralytic Shellfish Poisonings

At least 31 people have been sickened in Oregon from eating shellfish harvested in the area

Jun 11, 2024
 A photo of grasses and yearling oysters growing on the large β€œmother” shells in Willapa Bay near Tokeland, Washington.
COVID-Flu Vax on the Horizon; Counterfeit Diabetes Devices; Surviving Bird Flu

Health news and commentary gathered by ΔΎΉΟΦ±²₯ staff

Jun 11, 2024
Morning Break over illustration of a syringe, Covid virus, and DNA helix over a photo of green vegetation.
Nursing Homes Left in the Dark as More Utilities Cut Power to Prevent Wildfires

Facilities are being forced to evaluate their preparedness

Jun 10, 2024
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FDA Expands Use of RSV Vaccine to Include More Adults

Arexvy now approved for people 50 years and older at increased risk of serious outcomes

Jun 10, 2024
FDA APPROVED RSV prefusion F protein-based vaccine (Arexvy) over a microscope image of respiratory syncytial viruses.
Lung Cancer Screening Rates Remain Low in the U.S., Especially in the South

But one study showed that patient navigation added to usual care may increase uptake

Jun 10, 2024
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Missing Doc Found Dead; Trump's False Insulin Claim; CDC's Bird Flu Study

Health news and commentary gathered by ΔΎΉΟΦ±²₯ staff

Jun 10, 2024
Missing Doc Found Dead; Trump's False Insulin Claim; CDC's Bird Flu Study
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'Uncertainty' Is Indeed a Bad Word: A Second Opinion on Pandemic Communication

Information should be presented to the public using a three-part approach

Jun 09, 2024
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