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Scientists debate the lethality of COVID.  Some say it's now less risky than the flu

Scientists debate the lethality of COVID. Some say it’s now less risky than the flu

A New York pharmacy offers vaccines for COVID-19 and the flu. Some researchers argue that the two diseases may pose similar risks of death for those infected. Ted Shaffrey/AP hide caption toggle caption Ted Shaffrey/AP A New York pharmacy offers vaccines for COVID-19 and the flu. Some researchers argue that the two diseases may pose …

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6 Lupus Patients Effectively Cured With Cancer Therapy, And Doctors Say They're 'Blown Away'

6 Lupus Patients Effectively Cured With Cancer Therapy, And Doctors Say They’re ‘Blown Away’

Half a dozen patients in Germany have been functionally cured of lupus – for now, at least. Their doctors used a blood engineering technique usually reserved for fighting aggressive cancers (CAR-T). It is unlikely that such a technique will become widespread for people with lupus, due to the cost and lab work required for each …

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6 Lupus Patients Effectively Cured With Cancer Therapy, And Doctors Say They're 'Blown Away'

6 Lupus Patients Effectively Cured With Cancer Therapy, And Doctors Say They’re ‘Blown Away’

Half a dozen patients in Germany have been functionally cured of lupus – for now, at least. Their doctors used a blood engineering technique usually reserved for fighting aggressive cancers (CAR-T). It is unlikely that such a technique will become widespread for people with lupus, due to the cost and lab work required for each …

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A study reveals that exposure to blue light during infancy can increase a child's risk of going through precocious puberty and also cause them long-term fertility problems.  Early puberty is linked to an increased risk of mental health problems and even certain cancers later in life (file photo)

Blue light exposure may increase risk of precocious puberty and even impair fertility

Exposure to blue light from phones and tablets during childhood may increase production of reproductive hormones and increase risk of precocious puberty and even disrupt future fertility, study finds Exposure to blue light can increase the risk of a child having precocious puberty and having fertility problems in the future Researchers have found that exposure …

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A study reveals that exposure to blue light during infancy can increase a child's risk of going through precocious puberty and also cause them long-term fertility problems.  Early puberty is linked to an increased risk of mental health problems and even certain cancers later in life (file photo)

Blue light exposure may increase risk of precocious puberty and even impair fertility

Exposure to blue light from phones and tablets during childhood may increase production of reproductive hormones and increase risk of precocious puberty and even disrupt future fertility, study finds Exposure to blue light can increase the risk of a child having precocious puberty and having fertility problems in the future Researchers have found that exposure …

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Covid-19 in older people linked to increased risk of Alzheimer's, study finds

Covid-19 in older people linked to increased risk of Alzheimer’s, study finds

A study using the electronic health records of more than 6 million Americans over the age of 65, found those with covid-19 ran a greater risk of being re-diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease within a year. The study, led by researchers at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine and published in the Journal of Alzheimer’s …

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Want the new COVID-19 vaccine booster?  No problem, unless it has to be Moderna

Want the new COVID-19 vaccine booster? No problem, unless it has to be Moderna

If you want the new COVID-19 booster that protects against the latest omicron variants in circulation, you have plenty of options for appointments, unless you have your heart set on Moderna. People hoping to get Moderna’s version of the new bivalent booster instead of Pfizer’s might have to travel — or wait a bit to …

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