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Coffee affects cholesterol levels differently in men, women, study finds

Coffee affects cholesterol levels differently in men, women, study finds

Different coffee types may affect cholesterol levels differently, a new study finds. Photo by StockSnap/Pixabay May 10 (UPI) — The gender of the drinker, as well as the brewing method used, may be key to coffee’s link with higher cholesterol, a risk factor for heart disease, a study published Tuesday found. Drinking espresso was associated …

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How to Know If Your Symptoms Are Bad Enough to See an Allergist

How to Know If Your Symptoms Are Bad Enough to See an Allergist

Photo: Budimir Jevtic (Shutterstock) So you’re sneezing and rubbing your eyes this allergy season. Who isn’t? Allergies are common enough that many of us can manage our symptoms with over-the-counter medications and avoidance strategies like spending less time outdoors on days with a high pollen count. But when are allergies bad enough that you should …

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Connecticut officials report that a man in his 50s in the state suffered from a rare case of the Powassan virus in March.  They confirmed that he was bitten by a tick, the usual cause for the rare disease (file photo)

Connecticut man suffers from deadly brain infection caused by Powassan virus

A Connecticut man is recovering at home after suffering a case of the rare Powassan virus, state official reports. The Connecticut Department of Public Health (DPH) confirmed last week that a man between 50 and 59 years old fell ill in March, and suffered a severe illness that affected his central nervous system and required …

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Connecticut officials report that a man in his 50s in the state suffered from a rare case of the Powassan virus in March.  They confirmed that he was bitten by a tick, the usual cause for the rare disease (file photo)

Connecticut man suffers from deadly brain infection cause by Powassan virus

A Connecticut man is recovering at home after suffering a case of the rare Powassan virus, state official reports. The Connecticut Department of Public Health (DPH) confirmed last week that a man between 50 and 59 years old fell ill in March, and suffered a severe illness that affected his central nervous system and required …

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Professor Naveed Sattar, from Glasgow University┬┐s Institute of Cardiovascular and Medical Sciences, said: ┬┐Flu puts stress on your arteries and makes your blood thicker, so if you have heart disease it could tip you over the threshold for a heart attack'

How the flu jab can half the risk of further cardiac arrests in heart attack patients

New studies show how giving a flu jab to heart attack survivors within 72 hours of their brush with death halves the risk of further cardiac arrests Heart attack survivors are at increased risk of suffering a major cardiac arrest The study says the 12 months after a heart attack is a period of incredible …

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CDC investigating more than 100 cases of hepatitis in children, including 5 deaths

CDC investigating more than 100 cases of hepatitis in children, including 5 deaths

Among them, 14% needed transplants and five children have died. Nearly all the children — more than 90% — needed to be hospitalized. Dr. Jay Butler, the CDC’s deputy director of infectious diseases stressed that the investigation — a partnership between the CDC and state health departments — is an evolving situation. Not all the …

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Astronauts Have Distinct Brain Changes Even Months After They Return to Earth

Astronauts Have Distinct Brain Changes Even Months After They Return to Earth

Flung into freefall for months on end, our bodies adjust in ways that makes for a long list of health concerns for space travelers. The latest evaluation of microgravity’s warping effect on our biology focuses on the spaces surrounding the blood vessels that weave through our brain, revealing concerning changes that remain with astronauts between …

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New study finds omicron no less severe than earlier variants, and not just more transmissible

New study finds omicron no less severe than earlier variants, and not just more transmissible

A new study conducted by researchers at Harvard Medical School among others has found that the omicron variant of the coronavirus that causes COVID-19 is just as severe as earlier variants, and not more transmissible but no less severe, as previously thought. The study was based on the records of 130,000 COVID patients in Massachusetts …

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