Month: September 2022

Men who have sex with men have an increased prevalence of inflammatory bowel diseases (IBD), such as Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis, according to a new report. In particular, those with high-risk sexual activity, such as engaging in unprotected sex or having multiple sexual partners, were more likely to have IBD diagnoses than men who
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Sign up for CNN’s Wonder Theory science newsletter. Explore the universe with news on fascinating discoveries, scientific advancements and more. CNN  —  It was an all-male lineup of laureates for last year’s Nobel Prizes in medicine, physics and chemistry, awards which grant the recipients entry to the most prestigious club in science. That none of
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Positive trial results for Biogen ‘s (BIIB) experimental, late-stage Alzheimer’s treatment are also good news for Club holding Eli Lilly (LLY), which is working in its own drug to battle the disease. Biogen shares rocketed higher by more than 30% on Wednesday as Wall Street cheered the results of the Phase 3 study. Japanese pharmaceutical
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Helping children become more ‘digitally resilient’ needs to be a collective effort if they are to learn how to “thrive online”, according to new research led by the University of East Anglia. Digital resilience is the capability to learn how to recognize, manage and recover from online risks – such as bullying and inappropriate content
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Suicide rates inched up slightly from 2020 to 2021, driven primarily by a higher rate of male suicides, according to provisional data from the CDC’s National Center for Health Statistics. The 4% increase reflected 45,979 deaths by suicide in 2020 compared with 47,646 in 2021, for age-adjusted rates of 13.5 and 14.0 per 100,000, respectively,
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Unvaccinated people were 14 times more likely to get infected with the monkeypox virus compared with those who had one dose of the monkeypox vaccine, according to data released this week by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). These findings, compiled from monkeypox case data in 32 states from July 31– September 3,
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Laughing with our friends is one of the best things we can do for our mental health, but how do you navigate spending quality time with them in the current economic crisis? We share eight low-cost and free things you can do together The current economic climate has seen many of us take to money-saving
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A young man is paralyzed from polio in New York. Yet all around him many others are carrying the polio virus in their gut but have no symptoms. What makes them different? The famous Typhoid Mary was asymptomatic, although she carried Salmonella typhi in her gut for decades. She transmitted the bacteria to more than
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CNN  —  Doctors should prepare for a possible increase in young patients with enterovirus D68, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported Tuesday, and that may be linked to more cases of the rare, paralyzing condition acute flaccid myelitis. There was an increase in acute respiratory illnesses and emergency department visits driven by
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Today, the UK National Screening Committee has recommended introducing a targeted lung cancer screening programme across the UK, for those at high risk of the disease. This has the potential to greatly improve early diagnosis of lung cancer. Screening programmes for breast, cervical and bowel cancer save thousands of lives from cancer each year. Now,
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