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Common virus may be linked to liver failure in healthy children :: WRAL.com

By UNC Health Talk Editor’s Note: This article originally appeared on UNC Health Talk. Doctors around the world are trying to understand what causes children to develop severe hepatitis (inflammation of the liver) that in some cases leads to liver failure. These puzzling cases have been linked to a common adenovirus that commonly causes colds, …

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Should You Mix And Match COVID Boosters For Your Fourth Dose?

Now that people over 50 or people with an immunocompromised In order to qualify for a second COVID booster, you may be wondering if you should change the type of vaccine you receive for your fourth dose. There is some evidence that for the third dose this produces a stronger, more robust immune response, probably …

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Colorado has identified five cases of a mystery hepatitis in children

Colorado has reported its first cases of severe childhood hepatitis of unknown cause, contributing to a growing number of cases being investigated nationally by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. On Friday, the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment had reported five possible cases to the CDC. They all met the CDC’s broad …

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Cancer news: Boy, 3, labelled ‘attention seeking’ found to have aggressive brain tumour | UK | News

Three-year-old Arthur Ridout was eventually diagnosed with an aggressive medulloblastoma. (Image: Brain Tumor Research / SWNS) Three-year-old Arthur Ridout traveled back and forth to the doctors for months after his parents became concerned about the boy complaining of dizziness, nausea and headaches. His mother Lauren repeatedly took her son to the hospital after his symptoms …

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Getting Less Than 6 Hours of Sleep Raises Dementia Risk — Best Life

We tend to think that forgetfulness goes hand in hand with old age, but experts say that memory loss is actually not considered a normal function of aging. Significant memory loss is usually a sign of dementia, a group of symptoms that can also affect social and cognitive abilities. While there is currently no cure …

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Fecal Transplants Reverse Hallmarks of Aging in the Gut, Eyes, and Brain

In an experiment on mice, transplanting fecal microbiota from young to old, the features of aging in the gut, eyes and brain returned In the quest for eternal youth, poo transplants may seem like an unlikely way to reverse the aging process. However, scientists at the Quadram Institute and the University of East Anglia have …

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Booster shot slowdown leaves older Americans at risk

The supply of coronavirus booster shots in the US has stalled, especially among older populations, putting millions of vulnerable people at risk of serious infection and death. After bottoming out in late March and early April, COVID-19 infections are steadily rising across the country. More worryingly, hospital admissions have also increased 20 percent in the …

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Heightened dream recall ability linked to increased creativity and functional brain connectivity

People who can often recall their dreams tend to be more creative and show increased functional connectivity in a key brain network, according to new research published in the journal Nature and science of sleep† The findings provide new insights into the neurophysiological correlates of dreams. “I think dreaming is one of the last frontiers …

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Is it healthy to have sex? Is daily sex healthy? Experts weigh in

Have you ever turned to Google to ask questions about sex and sexual health? We asked experts to answer some frequently asked questions on Google about sex. “Sexual health is an important part of health,” Dr. Jewel Blade to USA TODAY. Sex: Ever Googled? From searches for the potential health benefits of sexual activity to …

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