Measles Outbreak in Philippines Spreads Beyond Capital

MANILA — The Philippines expanded the area of a declared measles outbreak on Thursday from the highly populated capital to nearby regions, after a steady rise in infections and deaths attributed to the disease in recent weeks. The government’s Epidemiology Bureau raised the “red flag” after an increase in infections in the capital, Manila, as…

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you asked: A Lady’s Many Scents

I’ve heard you should bathe in a “cap full” of apple cider vinegar as an alternative for douching, which also improves vaginal smell. Is there any scientific evidence to support this? — asked by Just looking for the science Short take The scent of your vagina is primarily controlled by the colonies of healthy bacteria…

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Income Is a Strong Predictor of Drug Purchases for Some Serious Diseases

Image Among the striking disparities: There are more prescriptions for drugs to treat mental illness in wealthy neighborhoods, while in poorer ones, there are more for H.I.V. and hepatitis C.CreditGeorge Frey/Reuters There are many, many things that rich people buy in larger quantities. It turns out medications for certain serious diseases may be one of…

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Key West Bans Sunscreen Containing Chemicals Believed to Harm Coral Reefs

Key West, the sunny city at the southernmost tip of Florida, voted this week to ban the sale of sunscreen containing chemicals believed to harm coral reefs. The law’s supporters see it as a crucial step toward protecting the great treasure of the Florida Keys: the world’s third-largest barrier reef ecosystem, which runs nearly 150…

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Rites of Passage: A Married Name That Looks Nothing Like Us

Eddie Obermueller thought I would take his last name once I became his wife. I first showed my hesitation by joking that doing so would amount to an over-500 percent character count increase for me, Sally Ho. But in truth, the name Sally Obermueller just felt jarring because it looked and sounded nothing like Phuong…

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Medical News Today: How does smoking marijuana affect sperm?

With the increased legalization of cannabis, especially medical marijuana, researchers are interested in finding out more about its effects on health. One area that is currently under exploration is that of marijuana’s effect on fertility. Researchers are investigating the potential effects of smoking marijuana on male fertility. As recent research shows, men in Western countries…

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Gambling With Fashion Fame

In fashion, a designer who is enjoying breakout success and buzz tends to be described as “having a moment.” Clare Waight Keller of Givenchy had a moment when she was revealed as the designer of Meghan Markle’s wedding dress. When Vetements lured the whole of the front row to an obscure Chinese restaurant in a…

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Reversal agent decreases life-threatening bleeding

HONOLULU, Feb. 7, 2019 — A drug that reverses the blood thinning effects of factor Xa inhibitors effectively stopped acute life-threatening bleeding in patients taking a factor Xa inhibitor blood thinner drug, according to late breaking science presented at the American Stroke Association’s International Stroke Conference 2019, a world premier meeting for researchers and clinicians…

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Comprehensive review analyzes vocal-cord restoration in 18 Grammy Award-winning singers

A retrospective review of laser microsugery performed in 18 Grammy Award-winning performers treated by surgeons at the Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) Division of Laryngeal Surgery has revealed insights into the treatment and management of vocal-cord disease in elite performers. Detailed photo-documentation is provided which demonstrates a range of microsurgical techniques that were created at MGH.…

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