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CDC updates monkey pox guidelines after dogs test positive in first suspected human-to-pet case

CDC updates monkey pox guidelines after dogs test positive in first suspected human-to-pet case

The CDC has updated its pet pox guidelines after a new study reported that a dog tested positive for the virus in France. Why it matters: Monkeypox infection in domestic animals, such as dogs and cats, had never been reported before, Sorbonne University researchers note in the study, published in The Lancet medical journal. Rosamund …

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Monkeypox may have made the first leap from owners to a dog, report says

Monkeypox may have made the first leap from owners to a dog, report says

Placeholder while article actions are loading The first suspected case of human-to-dog transmission of monkeypox has been reported in Paris, prompting the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to update their website to include dogs in animals prone to catching the virus. The disease can spread between humans and animals, said the CDC, which …

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Jonathan Van Ness says government response to Monkeypox 'is fueled by homophobia and transphobia'

Jonathan Van Ness says government response to Monkeypox ‘is fueled by homophobia and transphobia’

LOS ANGELES, CA – MAY 06: Jonathan Van Ness attends the Netflix FYSee Kick Off Party at Raleigh Studios on May 6, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Vivien Killilea/Getty Images for Netflix) Vivien Killilea/Getty Jonathan Van Ness shares his views on the US government’s “failed response” to the monkeypox outbreak. in a pointed …

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Brain support cells transfer their mitochondria to fight free radicals – Neuroscience News

Overview: Astrocytes improve healing after a brain hemorrhage by transferring their mitochondria to damaged neurons. Source: SfN After a brain hemorrhage, neural support cells called astrocytes enhance healing by transferring their mitochondria to damaged neurons. The healthy mitochondria stimulate the production of an enzyme that fights free radicals, according to new research published in Journal …

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Augusta sees first monkeypox patient as Ga. cases continue to rise

Augusta sees first monkeypox patient as Ga. cases continue to rise

AUGUSTA, Georgia (WRDW/WAGT) — Augusta’s first monkey pox has been reported, authorities confirmed Monday night. It seemed almost inevitable, with hundreds of cases in Atlanta and Georgia ranked No. 4 in the country for infections, but the city has been unscathed so far. Augusta University Health confirmed the local case Monday. Of the 11,177 total …

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New algorithm can track mental health through the skin

New algorithm can track mental health through the skin

Story at a glance Researchers at NYU’s Tandon School of Engineering were able to create a “new inference engine” that can track brain activity via electrical impulses in the skin. The lead researcher, associate professor of biomedical engineering Rose Faghih, has been developing the technology over the past seven years. The new technology was tested …

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Apps don't make blood pressure measurement at home any better

Apps don’t make blood pressure measurement at home any better

Managing blood pressure at home is already difficult, and syncing blood pressure devices with an app doesn’t make the process any better, a new study finds. In this case, like many others, technology is not a good substitute for medical support. Millions of adults in the United States have uncontrolled blood pressure, and high blood …

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Meth use is causing an overdose epidemic in rural America - not opioids

Meth use is causing an overdose epidemic in rural America – not opioids

PORTLAND — Hit shows like “Breaking Bad” spotlight the dangerous nature of making and using methamphetamine. Now, a new study finds that the common drug in pop culture is also a common problem in rural America. Oregon Health & Science University researchers say meth use is the root of the country’s overdose crisis, rather than …

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