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Rapidly rising COVID-19 cases amid low virus surveillance forecasts, tough fall and winter in WHO European Region

Rapidly rising COVID-19 cases amid low virus surveillance forecasts, tough fall and winter in WHO European Region

Statement by WHO Regional Director for Europe Dr Hans-Henri B. clog This time last year, WHO/Europe spoke of a new wave of COVID-19 sweeping the territory, driven by a delta variant amid lifting of restrictions and increased social mixing. It is now clear that we are in a situation similar to last summer – only …

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Monkeypox continues to spread.  Here's what the authorities are doing to stop it

Monkeypox continues to spread. Here’s what the authorities are doing to stop it

Monkeypox testing capacity is rapidly expanding. Photo: Pablo Blazquez Dominguez/Getty Images Two months after the first case of monkeypox was discovered in the United States, the number of cases rose to more than 1,800, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Once again, New York is bearing the brunt of the virus. Like …

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Monkeypox fight and sexual health clinics underfunded and poorly equipped

Monkeypox fight and sexual health clinics underfunded and poorly equipped

Clinics that treat sexually transmitted diseases – already struggling to contain the massive increase in infections such as syphilis and gonorrhea – are now finding themselves on the front lines in the nation’s battle to control Rapidly growing monkeypox outbreak. After decades of underfunding and two and a half years of an epidemic that has …

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Viewpoint: When do politicians sometimes act like bacteria?  When it comes to enacting necessary but politically risky policies to control the recent COVID boom

Viewpoint: When do politicians sometimes act like bacteria? When it comes to enacting necessary but politically risky policies to control the recent COVID boom

IFundamental similarities between bacteria and politicians have long been noted. It may seem a strange comparison, but both groups are very opportunistic and will do almost anything to survive. Bacteria are amazingly adept at staying alive. If you grow them in a growth medium with modest amounts of antibiotics and check the antibiotic genes that …

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Monitoring memory formation in real time – Neuroscience News

Summary: The study reveals how motor memories are formed and how they remain fixed. The findings may help shed light on the root cause of movement disorders such as Parkinson’s disease. source: stanford Why is it that someone who hasn’t ridden a bike in decades can probably jump and ride away without wobbling, but probably …

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Restricted excessive salt intake may worsen outcomes for the common form of heart failure

Restricted excessive salt intake may worsen outcomes for the common form of heart failure

Credit: CC0 Public Domain Salt restriction is a key component of heart failure treatment, but restricting salt intake too much may actually worsen outcomes for people with a common form of the condition, according to research published online in the journal. heart. The findings suggest that younger people, people of color, and other races are …

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Experts say the ‘alarming’ rise in the number of children trying to lose weight in England

Research suggests that one in four children in England is on a diet, nearly tripling the proportion of those considered healthy but trying to lose weight. Britain is mired in a child obesity crisis, with one in four children between the ages of 10 and 11 officially obese. However, Oxford University research indicates that attempts …

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Alzheimer’s breakthrough: Genetic link to bowel disorders confirmed – Neuroscience News

Summary: A new study has revealed a genetic link between Alzheimer’s disease and several bowel-related disorders. Researchers report that Alzheimer’s patients and those with gastrointestinal disorders have specific genes in common. The findings add to the evidence that the gut-brain axis may play a role in the development of neurodegenerative disorders. source: Edith Cowan University …

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