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Potting mix, compound behind increased cases of Legionnaires’ disease

A surge in cases of a potentially fatal disease has prompted a warning from health experts who say some “really basic things” are all it takes to prevent infection. Confirmed cases of Legionnaires’ disease have risen to 660 in the year to October 16, compared with a five-year average of about 400 cases a year. […]

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Hospitalizations for the flu increase by nearly 30% as the United States enters the holiday season

Susana Sanchez, a nurse practitioner, administers a flu shot to Loisy Barrera at CVS Pharmacy and MinuteClinic in Miami, Florida. Joe Raedle | Getty Images Hospitalizations for the flu have jumped nearly 30% in a week as the spread of the respiratory illness remains high across most of the United States. More than 11,200 people […]

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Getting pregnant soon after abortion or miscarriage may have lower risks than previously suspected: study

A new medical study in Europe suggests there may be fewer “adverse pregnancy outcomes” for women who become pregnant weeks after having a miscarriage or abortion. The cohort study, which was carried out by several academic researchers from around the world, looked at pregnancies in Norway to see if the World Health Organization (WHO) recommended […]

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Organ donations increase around motorcycle rallies

This summer, when half a million bikers clogged the streets of tiny Sturgis, S.D., for one of the nation’s largest motorcycle rallies, there might have been a small windfall for nearby patients desperately waiting for transplants of organs Major motorcycle rallies are associated with increases in organ donors involved in motor vehicle crashes, according to […]

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US criticizes Beijing, supports right to protest

The White House on Monday criticized Beijing’s zero-covid strategy as ineffective and said the Chinese people have the right to protest peacefully. “We have long said that everyone has the right to peacefully protest, here in the United States and around the world. That includes the PRC,” a spokesman for President Joe Biden’s National Security […]

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Mpox: WHO renames Monkeypox citing racial stigma

The World Health Organization, responding to complaints that the word monkeypox evokes racist tropes and stigmatizes patients, is recommending that the name of the disease be changed to mpox. Both names should be used for a year until monkey pox is phased out. The recommendation, issued Monday, follows outbreaks that began about six months ago […]

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The World Health Organization will change the name of monkeypox to mpox

The name mpox, also known as Mpox, was chosen after WHO launched a public consultation process earlier this year. Orlando Sentinel | Tribune News Service | Getty Images The World Health Organization said Monday it would begin referring to monkeypox as mpox in an effort to reduce the stigma surrounding the virus’ name. Both names […]

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Monkeypox renamed mpox by WHO

Monkeypox will be called mpox in English, the World Health Organization has announced, in a bid to avoid the stigma attached to the existing name. Monkeypox got its name because the virus was originally identified in monkeys kept for research in Denmark in 1958, but the disease is found in a variety of animals, most […]

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Brisbane woman’s amazing bikini transformation shocks TikTok | video

A Brisbane woman who documented her impressive journey to becoming a competitive bodybuilder has left social media so amazed by her transformation that she has been forced to prove it’s real. Claire Hall, who has more than 14,000 followers, embarked on an impressive six-month fitness challenge which ended with her competing in her first bodybuilding […]

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China may not make major changes to its Covid policy in the short term

A couple passes necessities over a Covid lockdown barrier in the city of Guangzhou in November. 17, 2022. Future Publishing | Future Publishing | Getty Images BEIJING – China is unlikely to make major changes to its Covid policy in the near future despite this weekend’s protests, analysts said. One reason for the public unrest […]

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