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An 86-year-old father has reportedly lost his ability to walk due to excessive over-the-counter vitamins. In a recent interview with ABC Radio Melbourne, Australia resident Alison Taylor said that, one day, her father could no longer feel his legs. After losing the ability to walk, he got admitted to a hospital, where he was then diagnosed with vitamin B6 toxicity. A condition
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If you’re young, healthy and vaccinated, “you’re going to be in a pretty good place,” said Dr. William Schaffner, a vaccine adviser to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. “You’re going to be well-protected.” The data from Northwell Health shows that of the nearly 2,000 people hospitalized there for Covid-19 in May, June
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Two teams at Harvard Medical School reported in separate papers in the May 21, 2015, issue of Cell that their labs have developed high-throughput techniques to quickly, easily and inexpensively give every cell in a sample a unique genetic barcode. This allows scientists to analyze complex tissues by genetically profiling hundreds of thousands of individual
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Earlier this year, thirteen football players from the University of Iowa were hospitalized with Rhabdomyolysis. It’s a condition that can happen for several reasons including if you exercise too hard, especially in the heat. Severe cases can lead to kidney failure. The man you’re about to meet knows the dangers of rhabdomyolysis first hand. It
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Last week I got tested with both Covid-19 tests – the nasal swab and the blood test for antibodies. (I have not experienced any symptoms but was concerned about asymptomatic spread since I have immunocompromised relatives and friends.) I”m still waiting for my results from CityMD but outside of the wait (more than a week
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Men with posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) have an increased risk of developing Parkinson’s disease (PD) and need close monitoring for timely treatment, new research suggests. The risk is highest in men diagnosed with PTSD at age 72 or later, suggesting that PTSD in older men may be a prodromal symptom of Parkinson’s, they suggest. The
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With the ongoing monkeypox outbreak becoming a national health emergency, parents have raised concerns as to how much at risk their kids could be. Luckily, there’s no need to panic just yet. While it’s true that there are a few confirmed cases of monkeypox in children, Dr. Larry Kociolek, the medical director of infection, prevention and
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A health worker administers a dose of the Bavarian Nordic A/S Jynneos monkeypox vaccine at a vaccination site in West Hollywood, California, on Wednesday, Aug. 3, 2022. Jill Connelly | Bloomberg | Getty Images The Food and Drug Administration on Tuesday expanded its authorization for the monkeypox vaccine in a way that would significantly boost
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Academic stress takes a toll on the mental well-being of certain groups of college students more than others – a correlation further exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a Rutgers New Jersey Medical School study. Published in the journal Frontiers in Psychology, researchers found a significant correlation between perceived academic stress and poor mental
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Medical mistakes are as old as the practice of medicine itself, but it wasn’t until 1999 that the United States started paying more attention to them. Over 20 years later, we may be reducing medical errors — a recent study published in JAMA found significant decreases in mistakes in cases of pneumonia, acute myocardial infarction,
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In a recent study posted to the bioRxiv* preprint server, researchers investigated the correlation between monkeypox virus (MPXV) infectivity and viral DNA content in clinical specimens. Study: Monkeypox DNA correlates with virus infectivity in clinical samples. Image Credit: Corona Borealis Studio/Shutterstock Background MPXV is a zoonotic virus from the Poxviridae family with a double-stranded DNA
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Nine months into the COVID-19 pandemic, vaccines are in sight. That’s right, plural, vaccines. Recently, three companies released some results from their Phase III studies, reporting effectiveness ranging from 70 to 95%. They are Pfizer/BioNTech, AstraZeneca and Moderna. Pfizer and Moderna have formally applied to the FDA for emergency use authorization (EUA). The FDA will
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