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01.04.2024 15:12
Recent data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has revealed a concerning trend: an increase in bacterial infections linked to meningococcal disease in the U.S. Meningococcal disease is a bacterial illness, mainly caused by Neisseria meningitidis. This infection can result in severe health issues, including meningitis, which affects the brain and spinal cord lining, as well as the
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01.04.2024 14:58
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recently alerted health care professionals about an increase in cases of meningococcal disease, a serious bacterial infection, in the United States. Caused by the Neisseria meningitidis bacteria, meningococcal disease can lead to severe health issues, including fatal infections. The disease can manifest as meningitis, affecting the brain and
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30.03.2024 09:26
There's a notable increase in sexually transmitted infections (STIs) among adults aged 55 and older in the U.S. Data from the CDC shows that rates of chlamydia, gonorrhea, and syphilis in this age group more than doubled from 2012 to 2022. Particularly, syphilis cases saw a seven-fold increase, gonorrhea nearly five times, and chlamydia more than tripled in this decade. Upcoming research
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30.03.2024 09:16
The U.S. has witnessed a surge in measles cases in recent months, surpassing the 2023 total with 64 confirmed cases across 17 states, as reported by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). This increase is attributed partly to outbreaks in various locations, including a migrant shelter in Chicago, a school in Florida, and a hospital in Philadelphia. Many of the cases this year are
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30.03.2024 09:11
In 2021, Carol Rosen, a 70-year-old retired schoolteacher, died painfully weeks after a standard metastatic breast cancer treatment. Rosen suffered severe reactions to a chemotherapy drug due to an enzyme deficiency, an issue affecting many cancer patients. Each year, over 275,000 U.S. cancer patients receive fluorouracil (5-FU) or its pill form, capecitabine. Without the enzyme to metabolize
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29.03.2024 07:55
Krystal “Krissy” Anderson, known for her tenure as a Kansas City Chiefs cheerleader and her role as a yoga instructor, has passed away at the age of 40. The Chiefs Cheer team announced her passing on their Instagram, paying tribute to her legacy. Anderson's obituary revealed that she died unexpectedly on March 20, shortly after the birth of her daughter, Charlotte Willow Anderson, who was
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28.03.2024 16:46
The rate of drug overdose deaths in the U.S. has quadrupled since 2002, with fentanyl playing a major role in this increase. Experts attribute this surge to the contamination of illegal cocaine supplies with fentanyl. In 2022, drug overdose fatalities approached 108,000, as reported by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). In that year, unintentional injuries, including drug
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28.03.2024 10:51
Nearly two years since Roe v. Wade was overturned, the Supreme Court is set to consider limitations on mifepristone, a key drug in medication abortion. Doctors and advocates are voicing concerns over potential restrictions following the Court's upcoming hearing. In the aftermath of the 2022 Dobbs decision, 14 states have imposed total abortion bans, affecting medication abortion access.
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28.03.2024 10:40
Opill, the inaugural birth control pill to be sold over the counter, has recently become available in select Walgreens stores. Additionally, it can be ordered online from various outlets including Amazon, CVS, Walgreens, and its own website. For the first time in the U.S., people can buy birth control pills like they would common pain relievers, although some states have already allowed
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27.03.2024 08:07
In November 2020, Victor Sharrah from Clarksville, Tennessee, began perceiving people's faces as demonic, with distorted features like stretched ears, noses, and mouths, and deep grooves on their faces. At 59, Sharrah believed he had entered a world of demons, describing the experience as terrifying. Diagnosed with prosopometamorphopsia (PMO), a rare neurological disorder, Sharrah experiences
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