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New Blood Test Can Detect “Toxic” Protein Years Before Alzheimer’s Disease Symptoms Emerge

A new laboratory test has been developed that can measure levels of amyloid beta oligomers in blood samples, which can be used to predict future diagnoses of Alzheimer’s disease. By and large, patients today receive a diagnosis of[{” attribute=””>Alzheimer’s only after they exhibit well-known signs of the disease, such as memory loss. By that point, …

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5 Things You Should Do Every Day for Your Gut Health, According to a Gastroenterologist

a collage of blossoming flowers inside an illustration of a gut GettyImages Taking care of your gut health can be a tricky thing. When your microbiome—that’s the neighborhood of trillions of bacteria living in your gut—is put off-balance, the results can affect your sleep, weight and even digestion, among other things. What you eat can …

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COVID, RSV, sickness worrying CDC Director Walensky ahead of Philadelphia visit

Federal and local health departments must invest in better data tracking technology to quickly respond to viral outbreaks, such as COVID-19 and the “tridemic” of influenza, RSV, and COVID currently straining hospitals, CDC Director Rochelle Walensky said in Philadelphia on Tuesday. Walensky’s remarks at the Bloomberg American Health Summit, held at Loews Hotel Philadelphia, came …

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Between COVID, flu and RSV, should people mask up every fall and winter?

Given that COVID cases, as well as the flu, surge every fall and winter, should you consider seasonal masking? (Illustration: Getty Images) This season, as the temperatures drop, viral infections are rising. As we face what medical experts are calling a tripledemic — the convergence of influenza, RSV and COVID — you may be wondering …

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1st flu-related pediatric death reported this season after teenager dies from Influenza A, Galveston County Health District says

GALVESTON, Texas (KTRK) — Health officials urge residents to get their flu shots after Galveston County reported its first flu-related pediatric death this season. The video above explains the difference between flu, cold or COVID-19 and how to respond to symptoms. A teenaged boy died on Dec. 3 after developing flu symptoms and testing positive …

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Ancient Pathogen Is ‘Imminent Threat’ in Every Part of The World, WHO Warns : ScienceAlert

One consequence of the pandemic was reduced access to routine healthcare and lower uptake of immunisations. As a result, in November 2022, the World Health Organization declared measles to be an “imminent threat in every region of the world”. They described how a record number of nearly 40 million children had missed at least one …

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RSV may be leveling off, but flu cases are still soaring. Here’s the latest on respiratory viruses slamming hospitals.

After an unusually early spike in respiratory viruses, RSV may have peaked or leveled off in some parts of the US, while influenza and COVID-19 cases are climbing. (Getty Images) An unusually early respiratory virus season continues to pummel the US, with a trifecta of RSV, flu and COVID-19 cases overwhelming hospitals. “This year’s flu …

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Found Dead at Home After COVID-19 Vaccination

The public is becoming increasingly disturbed with reports of death among the vaccinated. It is natural to ask “was the death caused by vaccination?” The most definitive way of answering that question is with autopsy. Schwab et al reported on deaths after vaccination with detailed autopsies in Heidelberg, Germany.[i] Of 35 fatalities within 20 days …

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Is Covid-19 vaccine causing increase in heart attack cases? Expert take | Health

As more reports of sudden cardiac arrest in a young and healthy trickle in from various parts of the country, the possible impact of Covid vaccine on heart has once again come under the spotlight. Even as Covid vaccines have been marked as safe and effective, medical practitioners do not completely rule out a mild …

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Feeling sick? How to know if you have COVID, RSV or the flu

It’s a triple threat. After years of isolating and masking, influenza, COVID-19 and respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) are all hitting harder and earlier this cold season in a phenomenon that’s been dubbed a “tripledemic.” During Thanksgiving week, roughly 20,000 Americans were hospitalized with the flu, the most for that week in more than 10 years, …

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