New Study Strengthens the Link Between Exercise and Memory

Experts have long known that fitness is good for the brain. A recent paper connects different types of workouts with ...
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An Abortion Ban With Unexpected Consequences for Older Mothers

When Senator Lindsey Graham, Republican of South Carolina, proposed a national ban on abortions after 15 weeks of pregnancy, the ...
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A Canadian Family Is Seeing the World Before Their Children’s Vision Falters

For their youngest son’s fifth birthday this summer, Edith Lemay and her husband took their children on a hot-air balloon ...
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Hangover Anxiety: How a Night of Drinking Can Tank Your Mood

Consuming alcohol can mess with your emotions the next day by causing stress hormones to spike and sleep to be ...
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Gun-Related Suicides and Killings Continued to Rise in 2021, C.D.C. Reports

“This is an example of an unacceptable disparity that has continued to go in the wrong direction,” Dr. Simon said ...
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Teenagers Keep Vaping Despite Crackdowns on E-Cigarettes

Linda Neff, chief of the epidemiology branch in the C.D.C.’s Office on Smoking and Health, said that the sheer number ...
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U.S. Health Officials Urge Vigilance as Ebola Spreads in Uganda

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Thursday asked U.S. physicians to watch for cases of Ebola, which has ...
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Stories From Back to School in the New Normal of the Pandemic

As school began this year, we sent reporters to find out how much — or how little — has changed ...
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5 Tricks for Getting Thicker Hair

Greater hair density can be achieved with the right care, cutting, coloring and styling. It is important to understand that ...
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5 Signs Your Marriage Won’t Last Long

Some moments of crisis in a relationship can be overcome and, thereby, strengthen your union. However, in some situations, which ...
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How to Protect Your Skin from UV?

If you can’t remember the deciphering UVB and UVA icons and SPF values, focus on the more straightforward rules for ...
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A Father Chose to End His Life at 92. His Daughter Hit Record.

“This is a big shift for the Reform movement,” Rachel said.A remarkable moment occurs in the film when Rachel ministers ...
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Medical Care Alone Won’t Halt the Spread of Diabetes, Scientists Say

Over the past 50 years, medical advances have led to a more sophisticated understanding of the causes of Type 2 ...
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Hospital System to Refund Poor Patients Who Were Entitled to Free Care

One of the country’s largest nonprofit hospital chains, Providence, will refund payments made by more than 700 low-income patients who ...
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Why Does a Long Run Send Me Running to the Restroom?

Runner’s gut — which can include cramping, nausea and a sudden urge to “go” — can plague many runners during ...
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Can New Vaccines Finally Eradicate Malaria?

All through childhood, Miriam Abdullah was shuttled in and out of hospitals, her thin body wracked with fever and ravaged ...
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For Autistic Mothers, Breastfeeding Is Complicated

These sensations are uncomfortable and painful for many women, but autistic mothers’ heightened perception can make breastfeeding “a sensory nightmare,” ...
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Your Medical Test Results Are Available. But Do You Want to View Them?

How did we get here?Before the Cures Act provision, doctors had different approaches to giving patients their test results. Some ...
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Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine Is Awarded to Svante Pääbo

The Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine was awarded on Monday to Svante Pääbo, a Swedish-born scientist whose decades spent ...
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Uganda Races to Contain a Deadly Ebola Outbreak

NAIROBI, Kenya — An outbreak of Ebola in Uganda, caused by a strain for which there is no approved vaccine ...
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Fentanyl Test Strips Highlight Rift in Nation’s Struggle to Combat Drug Deaths

So she looks for people who can be at least persuaded to carry strips for the sake of saving others ...
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How To Make Friends As An Adult

A friendship expert shares strategies for finding connection in a lonely, disconnected world ...
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Dr. Audrey Evans, Cancer Specialist Who Gave Families a Home, Dies at 97

She graduated from the Royal College of Surgeons in Edinburgh in 1953. A Fulbright fellowship brought her to Boston Children’s ...
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Half of Adults Have Heard Little or Nothing About New Covid Boosters, Survey Finds

The new, redesigned Covid booster, which now protects against Omicron and its extremely contagious subvariants, appears to have a visibility ...
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Price of New A.L.S. Treatment Will Be $158,000 Per Year, Maker Says

The F.D.A. has approved only two other A.L.S. medications. Riluzole, a tablet approved in 1995, can extend survival by several ...
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Can Smartphones Help Predict Suicide?

It was around 9 p.m., a few weeks into the six-month study, when the question popped up on Ms. Cruz’s ...
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3 Steps to Embrace ‘Mindful Drinking’

First came “Dry January.” Now, it’s “Sober October." ...
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Caminar rápido podría tener grandes beneficios

En el mayor estudio que incorpora datos de rastreadores de actividad, acelerar el ritmo resultó beneficioso para la salud a ...
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Leonard Cole, Who Detailed Secret Army Germ Tests, Dies at 89

Leonard Cole, a dentist who became an expert on biological weapons and chronicled in troubling detail a secret U.S. Army ...
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How to Strengthen Your Bones and Reduce Osteoporosis Risk

A new study predicts hip fractures will nearly double worldwide by 2050. Here’s how to avoid them ...
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FDA Approves ALS Treatment Despite Questions About Effectiveness

The Food and Drug Administration on Thursday approved an experimental treatment for A.L.S., a severe neurological disorder that causes paralysis ...
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A New Approach to Spotting Tumors: Look for Their Microbes

Look up an image of a tumor on Google, and you’ll probably end up with a brightly colored cluster of ...
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A Devious Cellular Trick Cancers Can Use to Escape Your Immune System

He looked at human cells from breast cancers, colon cancers and melanomas and saw the same phenomenon. But blood cancers ...
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Physician Burnout Has Reached Distressing Levels, New Research Finds

Doctors were unevenly affected by the early stages of the pandemic. While emergency physicians and family physicians worked around the ...
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How McKinsey Got Into the Business of Addiction

McKinsey now had another reason to back away from Big Tobacco. But the tobacco companies wanted to keep selling cigarettes, ...
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New Infectious Threats Are Coming. The US Probably Won’t Contain Them.

If it wasn’t clear enough during the Covid-19 pandemic, it has become obvious during the monkeypox outbreak: The United States, ...
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Her Face Started Drooping. What Was Wrong?

That fall, a friend told the patient about a clinic at New York University that specialized in facial palsies. She ...
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CDC Says Early Data Offers Positive Signs About Monkeypox Vaccine

Natalie Dean, a biostatistician at Emory University, said it was difficult for researchers to establish how exposed people were to ...
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Lasker Award Honors Development of Noninvasive Prenatal DNA Test

It was a startling discovery: Tiny pieces of an unborn baby’s DNA were found floating through its mother’s bloodstream — ...
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The Challenges of Dating With Chronic Illness

Deciding if and how to share health information can leave daters on a tightrope between vulnerability and vigilance ...
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Can a Telehealth Start-Up Add a Layer of Support to Pregnancy Care?

This article is part of Upstart, a series about companies harnessing new science and technology to solve challenges in their ...
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Alzheimer’s Drug Slows Cognitive Decline in Key Study

The pharmaceutical companies Biogen and Eisai said on Tuesday that a drug they are developing for Alzheimer’s disease had slowed ...
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Covid Vaccines Temporarily Affect Periods, New Study Shows

Experts say there is no indication that vaccines affect fertility. Most people’s periods go back to normal within one cycle ...
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Is Matcha Good for You?

The brightly colored powdered green tea has become popular among health-conscious consumers. Does it have any nutritional benefits? ...
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A New Shot Guards Against H.I.V., but Access for Africans Is Uncertain

SOWETO, South Africa — For seven years, a daily pill has been available in South Africa to protect people from ...
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UTI Treatment: What to Know About Supplements and Prevention

More than half of American women will have a urinary tract infection during their lives. But can supplements really stave ...
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Monkeypox Appears to Recede, but Risks and Uncertainties Linger

Nearly four months after the first report of monkeypox in the United States, the virus is showing promising signs of ...
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More Trans Teens Are Choosing ‘Top Surgery’

Michael, 17, arrived in the sleek white waiting room of his plastic surgeon’s office in Miami for a moment he ...
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How a Hospital Chain Used a Poor Neighborhood to Turn Huge Profits

RICHMOND, Va. — In late July, Norman Otey was rushed by ambulance to Richmond Community Hospital. The 63-year-old was doubled ...
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They Were Entitled to Free Care. Hospitals Hounded Them to Pay.

In 2018, senior executives at one of the country’s largest nonprofit hospital chains, Providence, were frustrated. They were spending hundreds ...
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Arbitration Has Come to Senior Living. You Don’t Have to Sign Up.

What the Jinks family wanted was to sue the memory care facility where their father, Charles, was attacked by another ...
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More Than 700 Children Have Died in a Measles Outbreak in Zimbabwe

BULAWAYO, Zimbabwe — A measles outbreak has killed more than 700 children and infected thousands of others across Zimbabwe, highlighting ...
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Can Brown Noise Turn Off Your Brain?

There’s a spectrum of colorful sounds out there. Whether or not they will quiet your mind— or help you finish ...
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‘Sobering’ Study Shows Challenges of Egg Freezing

His wife, a bioethicist and Ms. Penzias’s stepmother, disagrees, and said she should finish her degree, then try to get ...
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Why Bisexual Adults Report Higher Rates of Mental Distress

Here's what we know about why these disparities exist ...
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Officials Hopeful That Monkeypox Can Be Eliminated in the U.S.

WASHINGTON — With monkeypox cases on the decline nationally, federal health officials expressed optimism on Thursday that the virus could ...
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Officials Are Optimistic Monkeypox Can Be Eliminated in the US 

WASHINGTON — With monkeypox cases on the decline nationally, federal health officials expressed optimism on Thursday that the virus could ...
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How to Exercise Safely Outside in the Fall and Winter

Here are a few ways to protect yourself from the elements, oncoming traffic and other threats that ramp up in ...
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Weekly Health Quiz: Broken Hearts, Anxiety and Exercise

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Why Omicron Might Stick Around

Where is Pi?Last year, the World Health Organization began assigning Greek letters to worrying new variants of the coronavirus. The ...
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What Is Legionnaires’ Disease and How Can I Protect Myself?

Nearly one out of every 10 people who gets sick with Legionnaires’ dies because of complications from the illness. Here’s ...
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Modern Love Podcast: How to Feel Yourself

“Everyone deserves an orgasm” is a fair way to express Diana de Vegh’s attitude toward life. Diana is a firm ...
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F.D.A. Warning on NyQuil Chicken Alerts Many to Existence of NyQuil Chicken

A truism of the internet, central to the work of researchers who study the spread of dangerous trends and misinformation, ...
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The Settings That Make Smartphones Easier for Everyone to Use

The accessibility features Apple and Google include in their mobile software can help people of all abilities get more from ...
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Health Panel Recommends Anxiety Screening for All Adults Under 65

A panel of medical experts on Tuesday recommended for the first time that doctors screen all adult patients under 65 ...
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When Should I Get the New Bivalent Booster?

You are allowed to get the shot two months after a previous dose, but some experts suggest waiting a little ...
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Does the Bivalent Booster Entirely Replace Other Covid-19 Boosters?

The F.D.A. no longer authorizes the previous booster doses for people over 12 ...
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Lack of Data Still Blunts US Response to Outbreaks

ANCHORAGE — After a middle-aged woman tested positive for Covid-19 in January at her workplace in Fairbanks, public health workers ...
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Can Antidepressants Treat Severe PMS?

Premenstrual dysphoric disorder, or PMDD, is an extreme and often debilitating form of PMS that can be tricky to manage ...
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Biden Says the Pandemic Is Over. But at Least 400 People Are Dying Daily.

The pandemic, she said in an interview, feels like “a hell that I am never going to get out of.” ...
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A Rural Doctor Gave Her All. Then Her Heart Broke.

But as the political climate around Covid-19 grew heated, and as some of Dr. Becher’s patients and neighbors began to ...
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¿Qué es la niebla cerebral y cómo puedo tratarla?

Esta disfunción cognitiva incluye olvidos, confusión y agotamiento tiene distintas causas, como la covid, los cambios hormonales y la esclerosis ...
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New Boosters Test Covid-Weary Nation.Do Americans Care?

It was vaccination time at Ethel Brown’s long-term care home in the Bronx. Again. Ms. Brown, 95, had already gotten ...
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Alexandra Horowitz Traces ‘The Year of the Puppy’

Like many, the canine behavioral expert Alexandra Horowitz adopted a dog during the pandemic. She had extra incentive: understanding a ...
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Kevin M. Cahill, 86, Dies; Tropical Disease Expert With a Political Bent

Kevin M. Cahill, who managed to pack several careers into a single life as a leading expert on tropical diseases, ...
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How to Change Minds? A Study Makes the Case for Talking It Out.

Co-workers stuck on a Zoom call, deliberating a new strategy for a crucial project. Roommates at the kitchen table, arguing ...
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¿El CBD sirve para dormir?

Los expertos dicen que las investigaciones al respecto son pocas. Pero hay indicios del modo en que podría ayudarte a ...
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How to Prepare for Flu Season

We may be more susceptible to the virus than we have been in recent years, but doctors have tips to ...
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Weekly Health Quiz: Monkeypox Scars, Lymphatic Drainage and Food Sensitivity

Test your knowledge of this week’s health news ...
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FDA’s Drug Industry Fees Fuel Concerns Over Influence

Every five years, top officials of the Food and Drug Administration go behind closed doors to negotiate the terms of ...
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Fetterman Says Stroke Problems Have Not Slowed Down a ‘Normal’ Campaign

Four months after suffering a stroke he described as a “near-death experience,” Lt. Gov. John Fetterman of Pennsylvania acknowledges lingering ...
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Why Won’t My Husband Change His Will to Protect Our Baby and Me?

A reader wonders how to negotiate the sensitive subject of her husband’s outdated will, which she worries could leave her ...
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What a High-Risk Pregnancy Looks Like After Dobbs

Photographs by Stephanie SinclairText by Jaime LowePregnancy can be dangerous — occasionally fatal — for both women and the fetuses ...
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Susan L. Solomon, Crusader for Stem Cell Research, Dies at 71

Susan L. Solomon, whose frustration over lags in finding a cure for her teenage son’s Type 1 diabetes prompted her ...
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‘The Future of Hospitals’: Flexible Space for the Next Pandemic

Officials at Rady Children’s Hospital in San Diego had already begun work on a $1.2 billion transformation of its campus ...
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What Is Brain Fog and How Can I Treat It?

Researchers are just beginning to understand the cognitive dysfunction that some people experience with Covid-19 and a range of other ...
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Biden Picks Biotech Executive to Lead New Biomedical Research Agency

WASHINGTON — President Biden, sketching out a vision for “bold approaches” to fighting cancer and other diseases, announced on Monday ...
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Monkeypox Shots, Treatments and Tests Are Unavailable in Much of the World

“We don’t have access to testing in Africa so we don’t know where cases are, so you can’t use that ...
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How Family and Friends Helped Get Me Through the Pandemic

Thank You for Getting Me Through CancerJon Ellis had never been afraid to die. And he still wasn’t. But it ...
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Store Shelves Are No Longer Bare, but Baby Formula Remains in Short Supply

More than six months after one of the largest infant formula manufacturing plants in the United States issued a recall ...
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Rise in Deaths Spurs Effort to Raise Alcohol Taxes

Deaths caused by drinking also rose during the pandemic, spiking 25 percent in 2020 over the previous year. But the ...
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Marc Lewitinn, 76, Covid Patient, Dies After 850 Days on a Ventilator

As the Covid-19 pandemic swept across the country in March 2020, the family of Marc Lewitinn, their 74-year-old patriarch, urged ...
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Sheila Tobias, Who Defined ‘Math Anxiety,’ Dies at 86

When Sheila Tobias finished her freshman year at Radcliffe College in 1954, her professor in a natural sciences course congratulated ...
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Is Barefoot Weight Lifting Safe?

This strength training practice can fortify your feet, but experts warn that it’s not without risk ...
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Los Angeles County Investigates Death of Person With Monkeypox

Los Angeles County officials said this week that they were investigating the death of a person who had been diagnosed ...
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Can you get reinfected with monkeypox?

Experts weigh in on how long immunity lasts after an infection — or vaccination ...
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Breast Implants May Be Linked to Additional Cancers, F.D.A. Warns

They are extremely rare, he added, and the new warning should not be cause for widespread alarm. The realization that ...
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