Medical News Today: Parkinson’s: New molecule can stop neural damage

Parkinson’s disease is a neurodegenerative condition characterized by symptoms such as tremor, impaired balance, and slowness of movement. New research from Spain, however, may have found a way of stopping and even reversing the neural degeneration specific to this condition. A newly identified molecule acts on one of the main mechanism of Parkinson’s disease. Data…

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Pam Henry, the Last Poster Child for Polio, Dies at 68

Doctors discovered that Pam Henry had polio in 1951, when she was just 14 months old. At the time, the disease infected tens of thousands of children in the United States every year, permanently disabling many of them. Dr. Jonas Salk’s revolutionary polio vaccine, which would one day eradicate polio in the United States, would…

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Global Health: Ebola Likely to Spread From Congo to Uganda, W.H.O. Says

The risk of Ebola escaping from the Democratic Republic of Congo is now “very high,” and the outbreak already is nearing Uganda, the World Health Organization said on Thursday. The W.H.O. raised its official alert level because of violence by local militias, which has slowed efforts to contain the outbreak, and population movements in eastern…

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Take a Number: Syphilis Rises Sharply Among Newborns

The number of babies born with syphilis has more than doubled in the past four years and last year reached a 20-year high, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Syphilis may be passed from a pregnant mother to her unborn baby through the placenta. The infection can cause miscarriages and stillbirths, and…

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Hair Repair Secrets Only Hairstylists Know

Hair mask is not a rare product, but still not everyone knows how to use it properly. Today we will share the secrets of hair repair, which only hair stylists know. The mask can be applied to dry hair A more popular option is to apply the mask to damp hair, dried with a towel.…

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Medical News Today: Is Gatorade good or bad for you?

Gatorade is sold as an exercise enhancement drink. It contains rehydrating electrolytes but also has a high concentration of sugar. With this in mind, is drinking Gatorade good or bad for people’s health and sports performance? Gatorade is classified as a «sports drink.» Scientists at the University of Florida developed the drink in 1965 with…

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Smashed Up, Courrèges Starts Again (Again)

You build on the rubble of the past. That’s the way it goes. But at Courrèges, it was unusually literal. The first showing for the latest reinvention of the storied label, whose past looms large over all of fashion, took place at its historic Paris shop, whose emptiness seemed slightly creepy, all concrete and glass.…

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Today, Be Kind to Yourself

Train your body, and your brain Dr. Tracey J. Shors, a neuroscience and psychology professor at Rutgers University who has been studying the female brain and stress for 30 years, stumbled on meditation only about 10 years ago after a friend recommended it. “I thought it was about relaxing, but I was wrong,” she said.…

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