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Aspiring actress, 30, diagnosed with brain tumor after homeless man punched her is hit by a car

Aspiring actress, 30, diagnosed with brain tumor after homeless man punched her is hit by a car

[ad_1] An aspiring actress has been dubbed the ‘unluckiest woman in the world’ after she was attacked by a homeless man who broke her jaw, diagnosed with a brain tumor and hit by a car on her way to radiation therapy. Alli McLaren, 30,  describes the ‘series of unfortunate events’ that left her with a …

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Breakthrough Omicron BA.1/BA.2 infections in the triple-vaccinated linked to broad-based immunity

Breakthrough Omicron BA.1/BA.2 infections in the triple-vaccinated linked to broad-based immunity

[ad_1] The Omicron variant of concern (VOC) of the severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) spread rapidly, displacing earlier variants worldwide. It caused large numbers of breakthrough infections even in those people who had hybrid immunity (“generated through a combination of vaccination and infection”). Serological studies indicated this was associated with suboptimal immune reactions …

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Heart Disease Breakthrough: New Immune Target Discovered

Heart Disease Breakthrough: New Immune Target Discovered

[ad_1] Heart disease, also known as cardiovascular disease, is a leading cause of death worldwide. It refers to a group of conditions that affect the heart and blood vessels, including coronary artery disease, heart failure, and arrhythmias. Research has identified suPAR as a protein that contributes to the development of atherosclerosis and kidney disease, offering …

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An 81-year-old brain doctor’s 7 ‘hard rules’ for keeping your memory ‘sharp as a whip’

An 81-year-old brain doctor’s 7 ‘hard rules’ for keeping your memory ‘sharp as a whip’

[ad_1] Like any other part of your body, your brain needs daily exercise. Neglecting your brain health can make you vulnerable to degenerative brain diseases like Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia. As a neuroscientist, I’ve spent decades guiding patients with memory problems through brain-enhancing habits and exercises — many of which I practice, too. …

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How cancer can make you speak in an IRISH accent: American man who had never visited the isle

How cancer can make you speak in an IRISH accent: American man who had never visited the isle

[ad_1] A cancer-stricken man woke up to find he suddenly had an Irish accent — despite never having been to the country.  The American had been battling an advanced form of prostate cancer for close to two years before seeking advice for his ‘uncontrollable brogue’. Doctors diagnosed the man in his 50s with the extraordinarily …

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Long COVID symptoms can last three months, study including Yale New Haven finds. ‘It’s validating for patients.’ – Hartford Courant

Long COVID symptoms can last three months, study including Yale New Haven finds. ‘It’s validating for patients.’ – Hartford Courant

[ad_1] A new study involving Yale New Haven Health and other medical centers has found the symptoms of long COVID can last as long as three months after a person has tested positive for COVID-19. The study is part of the ongoing project INSPIRE — Innovative Support for Patients with SARS-CoV-2 Infections Registry. Researchers examined …

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Why do doctors always ask about your last menstrual period? Experts explain.

Why do doctors always ask about your last menstrual period? Experts explain.

[ad_1] Your period can reveal a lot about your health. (Getty Images) No matter what brings a woman to the doctor’s office, she can expect one question without fail: “When was the first day of your last menstrual period?” Dr. Alla Vash-Margita, chief of pediatric and adolescent gynecology at Yale Medicine, tells Yahoo Life that …

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Ultra-processed food consumption linked to higher risk of death from ovarian, breast cancers: new study

Ultra-processed food consumption linked to higher risk of death from ovarian, breast cancers: new study

[ad_1] Diets high in ultra-processed foods may elevate the risk of developing and dying from various types of cancers, according to a new study from Imperial’s School of Public Health in London. Ultra-processed foods include those that undergo extensive processing during production. Food such as packaged chips, breakfast cereals, many frozen meals, carbonated drinks, cold …

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Excessive screen time during infancy may be linked to lower cognitive skills later in childhood

Excessive screen time during infancy may be linked to lower cognitive skills later in childhood

[ad_1] The amount of time babies spend watching computer, TV and phone screens in their first year of life may be indirectly linked to lower cognitive skills later in life, according to a new study. Babies who watched on average two hours of screen time per day performed worse later on, at age 9, on …

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Deer Could Be a Reservoir of Old Coronavirus Variants, Study Suggests

Deer Could Be a Reservoir of Old Coronavirus Variants, Study Suggests

[ad_1] A white-tailed deer at the Penn State Deer Research Center in State College, Pa., Feb. 2, 2022. (Hannah Yoon/The New York Times) The alpha and gamma variants of the coronavirus continued to circulate and evolve in white-tailed deer, even after they stopped spreading widely among people, a new study suggests. Whether the variants are …

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