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Frustration, anger in S.F.’s LGBTQ community over government response to monkeypox outbreak

As the city of San Francisco declared a state of emergency Thursday in response to rising cases of monkeypox, members of San Francisco’s LGBTQ community expressed frustration and anger over the government’s response. Referring to the population most affected by the outbreak so far, Health Officer Susan Philip on Thursday said officials wanted “to affirm …

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San Francisco, New York state declare monkeypox emergencies as outbreak grows

Comment on this story Comment San Francisco and the state of New York declared public health emergencies Thursday amid the growing monkeypox outbreak, the latest in escalating measures in response to the rapidly spreading virus. The action by two of the hardest-hit areas comes after the World Health Organization declared a global emergency this past …

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Death by Napping? The Frightening Link to High Blood Pressure and Increased Stroke Risk

According to new research, napping on a regular basis is associated with higher risks for high blood pressure and stroke. American Heart Association study shows link between frequent naps and high blood pressure. Frequent or usual daytime napping in adults was associated with a 24% high risk of having a stroke and a 12% higher …

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New York state declares monkeypox an ‘imminent threat to public health’

New York state’s health commissioner declared monkeypox an “imminent threat to public health” on Thursday amid a rapid increase in cases. The declaration means that “local health departments engaged in response and prevention activities will be able to access additional State reimbursement, after other Federal and State funding sources are maximized,” Commissioner Dr. Mary Bassett …

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Marburg virus disease: what is it, what are the symptoms and how worried should we be?

Three people have died in Ghana from the Marburg virus, a highly infectious disease in the same family as Ebola for which no treatment yet exists. So far, four cases have been detected, according to the Ghana Ministry of Health. It is the first declared outbreak of Marburg virus disease (MVD) in the country, and …

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New COVID-19 Vaccine to Be Available for San Diego Adults

San Diego County adults looking for a more traditional vaccine against COVID-19 will soon be able to get Novavax, the County Health and Human Services Agency announced today. Novavax, which is currently being used around the world, will be available in the region as soon as this weekend, County health officials said. The vaccine was …

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Study Provides Better Insight Into the Vagus Nerve’s Link to the Brain – Neuroscience News

Summary: Using stimulation, researchers found a direct connection between the vagus nerve and learning centers of the brain. Vagus nerve stimulation, they discovered, increases learning in a healthy nervous system. Source: University of Colorado Researchers at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus have shown a direct link between vagus nerve stimulation and its connection to the …

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Gulf Coast tests confirm deadly tropical soil bacterium now endemic to US

Enlarge / Burkholderia pseudomallei grown on sheep blood agar for 24 hours. B. pseudomallei is a Gram-negative aerobic bacteria, and it’s the causative agent of melioidosis. For years, health officials in the US noted sporadic, mysterious cases of a foreign bacterial infection, called melioidosis. The infection—which is difficult to diagnose, tricky to treat, and often …

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Sprint Then Stop? Brain Is Wired for the Math to Make It Happen – Neuroscience News

Summary: The brain naturally implements principles of calculus and integrated learned rules of life with sensory information to guide motor plans and actions. Source: Picower Institute for Learning and Memory Your new apartment is just a couple of blocks down the street from the bus stop but today you are late and you see the …

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California Man Details ‘Excruciatingly Painful’ Monkeypox Recovery to Show ‘How Serious This Is’

Matt Ford monkeypox Justin Clynes Studio It took three weeks and three days before Matt Ford was cleared to leave isolation after contracting monkeypox. The 30-year-old actor and writer from California opened up to PEOPLE about the painful experience recovering from the rare virus, which is spreading quickly across the United States, and why he’s …

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