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Entire state in medium or high category for COVID levels

HARTFORD, Conn. (WFSB) – All eight Connecticut counties are either in the medium or high categories when it comes to COVID-19 community levels. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention updated its COVID-19 Community Levels Map on Thursday night. According to the state Department of Public Health, it was only a week ago that just …

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Man who received landmark pig heart transplant died of pig virus, surgeon says | Maryland

The 57-year old patient who survived two months after undergoing a landmark pig heart transplant died of a pig virus, his transplant surgeon announced last month. In January, David Bennett, a handyman who suffered from heart failure, underwent a highly experimental surgery at the University of Maryland medical center in which doctors transplanted a genetically …

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Nightmare Omicron COVID Variants Are Cracking the Code to Our Immunity Systems

You might not know it by looking around you at all those unmasked faces, but there’s still an awful lot of novel coronavirus out there. And the virus appears to be mutating faster than ever, producing steadily more contagious variants and subvariants. The evolutionary trend with SARS-CoV-2 might not mean there are definitely going to …

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Ibuprofen mixed with blood pressure meds may hurt kidneys: study

Patients who are prescribed a diuretic and a renin-angiotensin system (RSA) inhibitor, such as an angiotensin converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitor or angiotensin receptor blocker (ARB), to control their hypertension (high blood pressure), should avoid taking ibuprofen, according to new research published in the journal Mathematical Biosciences. Diuretics and RSA inhibitors are available by prescription under …

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Cutting Calories and Eating at the Right Time of Day Leads to Longer Life in Mice

Summary: Restricting calories and eating only during the most active part of the day helped extend the lifespan of mice. Source: HHMI One recipe for longevity is simple, if not easy to follow: eat less. Studies in a variety of animals have shown that restricting calories can lead to a longer, healthier life. Now, new …

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Obese adults should drink less alcohol than guidelines state because of greater risk, experts warn

Guideline drinking limits should be set lower for fat people as alcohol causes them greater harm, experts say. Overweight boozers who follow the UK’s recommendations of no more than 14 units a week are three times more likely to develop some cancers than those who are slim. A University of Sydney study examined data on …

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Breakfast staple ‘increases risk of three deadly cancers’, new study warns

BREAKFAST staples may increase the risk of three deadly cancers, a major study has found. It is feared dairy products, which includes milk, yoghurt and cheese, are drivers of the disease. 1 An ingredient that’s common at breakfast time was linked to inreased cancer risk in Chinese adultsCredit: Getty – Contributor Researchers, including from the …

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