Polio Virus Detected In New York City Wastewater: What to Know

For the second time in a month, the poliovirus has been detected in the state of New York, this time in New York City wastewater. Officials say the polio disease could be circulating among unvaccinated individuals, with hundreds of cases unaccounted for. According to health experts, vaccination against the disease is crucial to preventing severe …

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Olympic Swimmer Ryan Murphy Opens Up About Living with Eczema

Share on PinterestOlympic swimmer Ryan Murphy (pictured above) was diagnosed with atopic dermatitis (AD) at an early age. Kena Betancur/AFP via GettyImages Olympic Swimmer Ryan Murphy and professional surfer Coco Ho are speaking out about living with atopic dermatitis (AD). AD affects more than 9.6 million children and about 16.5 million adults in the United …

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Stretching May Help Slow Cognitive Decline as Well as Aerobic Exercise

Share on PinterestNew research suggests that stretching and balancing exercises may also be able to help slow the speed of mild cognitive decline. Sergey Narevskih/Stocksy New data suggests regular stretching, balance, and range-of-motion exercises may be as beneficial as aerobic exercises in slowing down mild cognitive decline. Researchers say the new data makes using physical …

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No More Social Distancing, Quarantine

Share on PinterestThe CDC has announced new COVID-19 guidelines that are less stringent than the previous recommendations. Leo Patrizi/Getty Images The revised guidelines are now the same for both fully vaccinated and unvaccinated individuals, reflecting the high levels of population immunity from vaccination, prior COVID-19 infection, or both. The new guidelines include a significant easing …

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Low Vitamin D May Be a Possible Cause

Chronic inflammation is linked to inflammatory-related health conditions, including cancer, diabetes, and cardiovascular disease. Elevated inflammatory biomarkers in the blood like C-reactive protein can be an indicator of chronic inflammation. A new study has found a link between low vitamin D levels in the blood and elevated C-reactive protein. Researchers suggest that for people who …

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Omega-3 Foods May Reduce Breast Cancer Risk in Women with Obesity

New research shows that a higher intake of n-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids (n-3 PUFAs) is associated with a decreased risk of breast cancer in pre- and postmenopausal women, especially premenopausal women who have obesity. Postmenopausal women have an increased risk of breast cancer, which is enhanced if they are overweight and have high cholesterol, hypertension, …

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State of Emergencies Declared During Monkeypox Outbreak

Share on PinterestNew York, Illinois, and California have all declared a state of emergency. due to monkeypox, but health experts say this is no cause for alarm, and your ability to move around freely shouldn’t be affected. John Smith/VIEWpress/Getty Images The HHS is declaring a public health emergency over the ongoing monkeypox outbreak. New York, …

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Synthetic Cannabis Poisonings Drop In States Where Cannabis Is Legal

New research shows a drop in synthetic cannabis poisonings in states that have legalized recreational cannabis. Synthetic cannabis products contain toxic, illegal chemicals that are widely available in stores and online, often legally. Experts warn of the health risks involved with using synthetic cannabis products like delta-8 THC and recommend avoiding them since they’re unregulated. …

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Why the Human Mind Is ‘Not Designed’ to Stay Awake Past Midnight

A new review suggests the brain is not “designed” to be active after midnight. Physiological changes at night, such as neuronal activity, are linked with behavior disruption. Circadian rhythms also play a key role in nocturnal brain function. Still, many people may find they’re more productive or creative at night, while others may have jobs …

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