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E. coli Infections in 4 US States Rise to 84; Majority Wendy’s Customers

The E.coli bacteria outbreak in four Midwest states from an unknown source has affected 47 more people, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said on Thursday, with a majority of the total 84 reported to have sandwiches at Wendy’s. The agency said 52 people of the 62 it […]

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Psilocybin Effective Up to 12 Weeks in Severe Depression

NEW ORLEANS – A single dose of a synthetic formulation of psilocybin provides rapid improvement in treatment-resistant depression, with benefits sustained for up to 12 weeks, according to results from the largest randomized controlled study of psilocybin to date. Dr Guy Goodwin “This is easily the largest study of a psychedelic drug employing […]

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Emergence and Evolution of H5N1 Bird Flu

Emergence and Evolution of H5N1 Bird Flu (Text Version) [illustration of different bird types] 1996-1997 H5N1 bird flu viruses first detected In 1996, highly pathogenic avian influenza H5N1 virus is first identified in domestic waterfowl in Southern China. The virus is named A/goose/Guangdong/1/1996. In 1997, H5N1 poultry outbreaks happen in […]

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Flu Vaccine Linked to Lower Risk for Stroke: INTERSTROKE

Having had a recent acute febrile illness was associated with an increased risk for ischemic stroke, whereas having received an influenza vaccination was associated with a reduced risk for stroke in a large new case–control study. “While influenza vaccination is a cost-effective method to prevent influenza, it is also an […]

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Fourth Dose of BNT162b2 mRNA Covid-19 Vaccine in a Nationwide Setting

Abstract BACKGROUND With large waves of infection driven by the B.1.1.529 (omicron) variant of severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2), alongside evidence of waning immunity after the booster dose of coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) vaccine, several countries have begun giving at-risk persons a fourth vaccine dose. METHODS To evaluate […]

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Testing and Treating Can Help Normalize COVID and Daily Life

“Test and treat” is a critical strategy for people and society returning to more normal activities. Now that the early responses to the COVID-19 pandemic have — sort of — been met (ie, minimizing infection, spread, illness, and death with masks, testing, contact tracing, social distancing, and vaccines), we are […]

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