30 September 2022
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We’re Increasingly Disconnected and That Has Consequences

Sept. 16, 2022 – You brought your computer home from work “for 2 weeks” in March 2020 and stayed home for 2 years. Schools went virtual. Club meetings got canceled. Gyms closed. Friends and family became off-limits. Remember avoiding other people on the street? It’s gotten better since the outbreak, but we’ve remained in relative […]

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Computer Models Could Be Next Step in Decoding the Brain

Sept. 16, 2022 – All day long, your brain cells are sending and receiving messages through electrical and chemical signals. These messages help you do things like move your muscles and use your senses – as you taste your food, feel the heat coming off a stove, or read the words on this page. If […]

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Tired After a Long Day of Thinking Hard? Here’s Why

Sept. 16, 2022 – You’ve been doing deep focus work all day. Now you’re mentally fried. Wiped out. Exhausted. But you’re trying to wrap up a project. Should you power through? New science has the answer: No, you should not. In a Current Biology study, French researchers found that doing mentally hard tasks for more […]

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With Polio’s Return, Here’s What Back to Schoolers Need to Know

By Céline Gounder Friday, September 16, 2022 (Kaiser News) — Before polio vaccines became available in the 1950s, people wary of the disabling disease were afraid to allow their children outside, let alone go to school. As polio appears again decades after it was considered eliminated in the U.S., Americans unfamiliar with the dreaded disease […]

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Weight-Loss Surgery Has Long-Term Benefits for Pain, Mobility

While nearly two-thirds of participants said that joint pain and their overall state of health had interfered with their ability to do their jobs before surgery, that dropped to 43% seven years later. “I was impressed by the durability of initial pre- to post-surgery improvements in pain, function and work productivity,” said King, […]

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New Science Reveals the Best Way to Take a Pill

Sept. 16, 2022 – I want to tell you a story about forgetfulness and haste, and how the combination of the two can lead to frightening consequences. A few years ago, I was lying in bed about to turn out the light when I realized I’d forgotten to take “my pill.” Like some 161 million […]

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Monkeypox Outbreak Slows as Feds Promise Action, Outreach

Sept. 15, 2022 – The number of Americans newly diagnosed with monkeypox has decreased by about 50% since early August, White House and other federal health officials announced Thursday. Although the overall picture is improving, there are still some areas in the U.S. seeing increasing infection numbers. For this and other reasons, the CDC plans […]

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Long COVID Was a Preventable Tragedy. Some of Us Saw It Coming

Sept. 15, 2022 – It should have been the start of new insight into a debilitating illness. In May 2017, I was patient No. 4 in a group of 20 taking part in a deep and intense study at the National Institutes of Health aimed at getting to the root causes of myalgic encephalomyelitis/chronic fatigue […]

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In Small Study, CAR-T Therapy Pushes Lupus Into Remission

By Denise Mann HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Sept. 15, 2022 (HealthDay News) — While there’s no cure for lupus and treatments don’t work for many of the 1.5 million people who live with the disease in the United States, a new study shows a cancer therapy may kick hard-to-treat lupus into remission. Lupus is an autoimmune […]

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Fruit Leathers Have Detectable Pesticides: Report

Sept. 15, 2022 – Many brands of fruit leathers, a popular children’s snack, have detectable levels of pesticides, according to a new report from the Environmental Working Group, a nonprofit organization aiming to improve human health and the environment. Many dried fruit snacks also have detectable pesticide levels. It released the results today in a […]

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