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Dad's rapid weight loss diagnosed after he thought he was 'just working too hard'

Dad’s rapid weight loss diagnosed after he thought he was ‘just working too hard’

A dad who dismissed his rapid weight loss as working too hard and not eating properly was diagnosed with cancer which was spreading through his body. Rob Gore, aged 40, ignored the symptoms, which included passing blood when he went to the toilet, until his wife Kirsty persuaded him to visit the GP. The supply …

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Antibiotic-resistant superbug found in pigs and humans: study

Antibiotic-resistant superbug found in pigs and humans: study

Scientists studying the C. difficile superbug say that its antibiotic-resistant genes have been found in pigs and humans, meaning that not only is transmission of the bacteria possible on a wider scale, but the genes that resist antibiotics themselves might be able to spread through an animal vector to humans. Clostridioides difficile, or C. difficile, …

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Why you can expect more ticks this summer in Michigan

As Michigan enters another spring tick season, the overall outlook feels a bit bleak. Over the past decade these biting arachnids have been expanding their range across the state, and while certain factors might make a particular year feel better or worse than others, more ticks begets more ticks — meaning, overall, the situation here …

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Antidepressants Are Not Associated With Improved Quality of Life in the Long Run

Summary: Overall, people who used antidepressants to manage depression long-term did not have a better quality of physical or mental health than those with depression who did not use prescription medication to manage their symptoms. Source: PLOS Over time, using antidepressants is not associated with significantly better health-related quality of life, compared to people with …

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Three COVID-19 Vaccine Doses

COVID-19 Third Dose Vaccine Protection Against Hospitalization Wanes After 3 Months

A new research study published in The Lancet Respiratory Medicine shows that protection against the omicron variant deteriorates over time – even after a third vaccine dose. Kaiser Permanente finds the Pfizer COVID-19 third dose vaccine protection against hospitalization from omicron wanes after 3 months. A research study released on April 22, 2022, in The …

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At least 169 cases of acute hepatitis in children aged one month to 16 years old have been identified in an outbreak that now involves 11 countries, the World Health Organization said on Saturday.

1 death, 17 liver transplants in multi-country outbreak of hepatitis in children, WHO says

At least 169 cases of acute hepatitis in children aged one month to 16 years old have been identified in an outbreak that now involves 11 countries, the World Health Organization said on Saturday. (Diego Grandi, Alamy) Estimated read time: 2-3 minutes ATLANTA — At least 169 cases of acute hepatitis in children aged one …

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