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Chicago Suburb at Highest COVID Alert Level: Here's What That Means for You

Chicago Suburb at Highest COVID Alert Level: Here’s What That Means for You

With one Chicago suburb reaching “high” transmission levels, per guidance set by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, what does that mean for residents and which precautions are now encouraged? The city of Evanston said Thursday its community COVID risk level has increased from “medium” to “high,” the highest level of alert, according …

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Baelyn Schwab is pictured in hospital while awaiting a liver transplant last month after the two year-old became one of around 110 American children to come down with hepatitis

PICTURED: South Dakota girl, 2, who had to have liver transplant after contracting hepatitis

A toddler had to have a liver transplant after being struck down by the mysterious wave of hepatitis that has infected at least 110 American children and killed five. Two year-old Baelyn Schwab, from Aberdeen in South Dakota, initially fell ill on April 22 with hives, and ended up having a transplant just a fortnight …

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Links Connecting Stress, Depression and Heart Disease Risk Found – Neuroscience News

Summary: Mouse study reveals how depression and chronic stress can have an impact on cholesterol-lowering medications and influence the risk of heart disease. Source: American Heart Association Results from a new mouse model may aid in understanding how depression and prolonged and severe stress increase the risk of cardiovascular disease, according to preliminary research presented …

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'This is not my kid': Mysterious hepatitis wreaked havoc in healthy child with shocking speed

‘This is not my kid’: Mysterious hepatitis wreaked havoc in healthy child with shocking speed

“Her eyes didn’t look like they were attached to her head anymore,” her mom, Kelsea Schwab, told CNN Chief Medical Correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta. “They were just rolling all over. “She would still ask for bananas and ask for juice and ask for snuggles, kind of like she’s still there, but not really,” she said. …

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Growing evidence links air pollution exposure and covid-19 risks

Growing evidence links air pollution exposure and covid-19 risks

Placeholder while article actions load Research has shown that being unvaccinated raises a person’s risk of becoming infected with the coronavirus, while being older, overweight or immunocompromised can increase the severity of the disease. Now scientists think there is another risk factor that may increase the likelihood of contracting the coronavirus and the possibility that …

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Until two years ago, mRNA vaccines had never been approved. Now, vast research offers hope in treating more than COVID-19

Until two years ago, mRNA vaccines had never been approved. Now, vast research offers hope in treating more than COVID-19

Illustration by Romain Lasser When Momar Ndao looks at the ingeniousness of the mRNA technology behind the COVID-19 vaccines, he sees hope in the fight against a category of diseases that blinded his mother and killed his uncle. As a parasitologist and professor in the division of Experimental Medicine at McGill University, Dr. Ndao studies …

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Michael Osterholm: Covid-19 keeps firing 210-mph curveballs at us

Michael Osterholm: Covid-19 keeps firing 210-mph curveballs at us

Osterholm is also the director of the Center for Infectious Disease Research and Policy at the University of Minnesota and author of The New York Times bestseller “Deadliest Enemy: Our War Against Killer Germs.” Our conversation was edited for clarity, and the views expressed are his. BERGEN: And that was by Dr. Anthony Fauci. OSTERHOLM: …

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‘COVID has taken a lot from me’: Inside one long hauler’s recovery

Heather-Elizabeth Brown feels grateful to have survived her bout with severe COVID-19. But more than two years after testing positive for the virus, she is still managing the physical and mental toll. After contracting COVID-19 early in the pandemic and subsequently going on a ventilator for a month, she faced significant health challenges, from rehabilitation …

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Doctor in COVID battle recalls the heartbreak and hope of early pandemic

The sound of construction around Cedars-Sinai Marina del Rey Hospital is hard to miss. Crews are essentially building a new hospital because the old one, just south of Los Angeles, isn’t big enough. For the staff, it is a sign of rebirth after an exhausting two years. The long-delayed construction is finally underway, after being …

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Like so many women before me, I had no idea that these problems might be linked to fluctuating hormones, writes MARIELLA FROSTRUP

Doctors are ill-trained to recognise symptoms of menopause – as MARIELLA FROSTRUP discovered

Jerking awake one night at 3am into an inhospitable but familiar darkness I felt — finally — at the end of my tether.  Like so many women before me, I had no idea that these problems might be linked to fluctuating hormones, writes MARIELLA FROSTRUP For two years I’d been plagued with insomnia; endless nights …

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