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Eight new cases of monkeypox diagnosed in Mass. in past week, DPH says

Eight new cases of monkeypox diagnosed in Mass. in past week, DPH says

Eight new cases of monkeypox in adult males were identified within the past week, the Massachusetts Department of Public Health said.The DPH said the total number of monkeypox cases in Massachusetts is now 21 since the first case in the United States was announced on May 18.The DPH said the eight cases announced Thursday were …

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Sleep Triggered by Stress Can Help Mice Cope With Later Anxiety – Neuroscience News

Summary: Study reveals the how stress can induce sleep in mice, and how this stress-induced sleep can help reduce anxiety the following day. Source: Imperial College London Stress boosts a kind of sleep in mice that subsequently relieves anxiety, according to new research that also pinpoints the mechanism responsible. Since sleep is similar across mammals, …

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Things To Know About The Clitoris For People Looking To Maximize Pleasure

Things To Know About The Clitoris For People Looking To Maximize Pleasure

For instance, dolphins, like humans, have sex not just to conceive but also to connect with other dolphins, according to a 2022 study. In these creatures, the clitoris is located near the vaginal opening, which means it’s likely to be stimulated during intercourse. Female bottlenose dolphins have been known to stimulate each other’s clitorises with …

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‘People should be aware’: eggs of tiny infectious worm found in parks in New York and Europe

Scattered in cat sandboxes and dog runs around the world, there’s a parasite invisible to the naked eye that mostly infects these creatures. It’s a tiny worm that lives in the animals’ muscles and digestive systems, but can spread to others. Sometimes, though, it infects humans. Increasingly researchers are concerned that children are inadvertently consuming …

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Matt Ford, from Los Angeles, is the first patient to come forward to talk about his monkeypox diagnosis. He is pictured above with three spots due to the virus on his face

America’s first monkeypox patient to come forward is an actor from Los Angeles

The first American monkeypox patient to go public with his battle against the tropical virus has slammed health officials for a ‘lackluster’ job of testing for the virus, which has left many cases undiagnosed. Matt Ford, a self-employed actor who splits his time between Los Angeles and New York City, has spoken out to warn …

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At 23, she struggled with anorexia for half her life. It ended with tragedy

At 23, she struggled with anorexia for half her life. It ended with tragedy

When 23-year old Madeleine Billings died in her sleep just after Christmas last year, she had been trying to starve herself for almost half her life. Not that a casual observer might notice. She was an A student in school, played sports, attended college and was “deceivingly healthy looking,” her parents said. But during that …

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Shyness linked to reduced behavioral mimicry during conversation via heightened self-focused attention

Shyness linked to reduced behavioral mimicry during conversation via heightened self-focused attention

New research provides evidence that shyness is associated with reduced behavioral mimicry through increased self-focused attention during new social interactions. The findings have been published in the Journal of Research in Personality. “Behavioral mimicry – the automatic copying of another’s actions – is thought to be adaptive as it signals social interest, increases interpersonal liking, …

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Gene discovery may explain why more women get Alzheimer's disease | CNN

Gene discovery may explain why more women get Alzheimer’s disease | CNN

CNN  —  Scientists have identified a gene that appears to increase the risk of Alzheimer’s in women, providing a potential new clue as to why more women than men are diagnosed with the disease. The gene, O6-Methylguanine-DNA-methyltransferase, or MGMT, plays an important role in how the body repairs damage to DNA in both men and …

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Exercise in the morning or night? Depends on your goal, new study says

New study says evidence insufficient to recommend common vitamins

In a previous column, I discussed the limited efficacy of the $14 billion Americans spend annually on cold and flu supplements. The bottom line was that we can get the vast majority of our immune-boosting vitamins from a diverse healthy diet, good sleep hygiene, stress control and early morning sunlight.  Now comes a massive meta-analysis from JAMA …

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