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Could the loss of smell from COVID-19 create a future ‘dementia wave’?

Summary: The study questions whether the loss of smell associated with COVID-19 infection might increase the risk of developing dementia later in life. source: APS A review of studies on the effect of SARS-CoV-2 – the virus that causes COVID-19 – on the olfactory system raises questions about whether the loss of smell associated with …

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Insurance data indicates that Lyme disease is common in parts of the United States

picture: stock struggle (stock struggle) The newly released data is the latest to show that cases of Lyme disease in the United States are on the rise. The research found that private insurance claims related to ticks have risen dramatically since 2007, including most recently in the past five years. This relative increase was particularly …

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Forget covid, the Las Vegas strip may have a new health problem

In the past two years, epidemiologists have learned a lot about real-time surveillance of infectious diseases. One lesson learned is that wastewater can tell you a lot about a population. Therefore, in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the US Centers for Disease Control launched the National Wastewater Surveillance System (NWSS) in September 2020. The NWSS …

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The chemical imbalance theory of depression is dead — but that doesn’t mean antidepressants don’t work | Christopher Davey chat

TThe chemical imbalance theory of depression is really dead. The research paper by Joanna Moncrieff and her colleagues, long-standing critics of antidepressants’ effectiveness, has caused quite a stir. The paper provides a summary of other summaries confirming the lack of evidence to support the idea that depression is caused by a disturbance in the brain’s …

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Monkeypox: 25,000 cases, cluster of new deaths, 3 statewide emergencies

Zoom / The NYC Monkeypox Vaccine Clinic sign is displayed on August 2 in the Bronx, New York City. Mayor Eric Adams declared a state of emergency over monkeypox, allowing him to suspend some laws and regulations to enact rules and policies aimed at combating the fast-spreading virus. As cases of monkeypox continue to rise …

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The study says that eating processed foods such as ice cream harms brain function

Although it’s clear that a diet of sausage and ice cream won’t lead to a healthy physical life, new research shows how ultra-processed foods can also cause a significant decline in brain function. Research presented Monday at the Alzheimer’s Society International Conference in San Diego outlined how foods like instant noodles, sugary drinks and frozen …

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Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors declares local monkeypox emergency amid spike in cases

Los Angeles (CNS) – The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors approved the local emergency declaration Tuesday in response to the monkeypox outbreak. Board Chair Holly Mitchell issued an announcement late Monday declaring a state of emergency in Los Angeles County, where more than 400 cases of monkeypox have been identified so far — nearly …

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