Viral Infection Might Attract Mosquitoes to Humans

This article was originally published in The Conversation. Mosquitoes are the world’s deadliest animal. Hundreds of thousands of deaths a year are attributed to mosquito-borne diseases, including malaria, yellow fever, dengue fever, Zika, and chikungunya fever. How mosquitoes seek out and feed on their hosts are important factors in how a virus circulates in nature. …

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Nordic walking beats interval training for better heart function

This low-impact, whole-body workout that originated in Finland can be performed at different intensity levels. It incorporates the use of specially designed poles that you work in opposition to your legs — that is, your left arm and right foot work in tandem, and your right arm and left foot. The poles’ planting and push-off …

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No More Binge Eating: Signal Pathway in the Brain That Controls Food Intake Discovered

Summary: AgRP neurons in the hypothalamus control the release of endogenous lysophospholipids, helping to control the excitability of cerebral cortex neurons and stimulating the desire for food intake. Source: University of Cologne A group of researchers has developed an entirely novel approach to treating eating disorders. The scientists showed that a group of nerve cells …

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How long does alcohol stay in your system? What you need to know.

The Centers of Disease Control and Prevention says two-thirds of adults in 2018 drank alcohol. How much obviously varies, but no one wants to end the day with a DUI because they mistakenly believed they were sober when that was not the case. According to the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA), an abundance …

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Monkeypox case found on George Washington campus

George Washington University officials have confirmed the first case of the monkeypox virus on its Washington, D.C., campus. In an email sent on Tuesday, university officials told the school community that the individual who tested positive for the virus has been isolated off campus, where they are receiving treatment from medical professionals. School officials also …

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As Monkeypox Spreads, U.S. Plans a Vaccination Campaign

Clinics nationwide will begin offering vaccinations against monkeypox to anyone who may have been exposed to the virus, federal health officials announced on Tuesday. Until now, immunizations were offered only to people with a known exposure. States will receive doses of a safer and newer monkeypox vaccine called Jynneos from the federal stockpile, based on …

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Scientists cannot create drug for deadly pathogen that has killed THOUSANDS across 50 countries

Scientists cannot create drug for deadly pathogen that has killed THOUSANDS across 50 countries because it reproduces sexually to create new strains unlike all others that reproduce asexually Candida auris infects the bloodstream and can sometimes result in death Scientists cannot create a  drug to fight it because the pathogen reproduces sexually and creates different strains …

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‘We are having community spread’: APH gives monkeypox update

AUSTIN (KXAN) — After the first assumed monkeypox case was reported in Travis County last week, the Austin-Travis County health authority said several people are now under investigation or being monitored locally for the smallpox-like virus. “It’s not just travel related; we are having community spread so we are preparing for that,” Dr. Desmar Walkes, …

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20 minutes of vigorous exercise daily works wonders for teens

Exercising vigorously for 20 minutes a day may be the best way for teens to develop and maintain cardiorespiratory fitness, suggests a study published in the journal Pediatrics. Cardiorespiratory fitness refers to how well the heart and lungs supply oxygen to the body’s muscles and organs during physical exertion. Good cardiorespiratory fitness has been shown …

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