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COVID wave looms in Europe as booster campaign makes slow start

Covid wave looms in Europe as booster campaign makes slow start | CNN

A new Covid-19 wave appears to be brewing in Europe as cooler weather arrives, with public health experts warning that vaccine fatigue and confusion over types of shots available will likely limit booster uptake. Omicron subvariants BA.4/5 that dominated this summer are still behind the majority of infections, but newer Omicron subvariants are gaining ground. …

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How polio came back to New York for the first time in decades, silently spread and left a patient paralyzed

How polio came back to New York for the first time in decades, silently spread and left a patient paralyzed

A research assistant prepares a PCR reaction for polio at a lab at Queens College on August 25, 2022, in New York City. Angela Weiss | AFP | Getty Images When a young adult in a New York City suburb visited an emergency department in June after experiencing weakness in their lower legs, the shocking …

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Coffee lowers risk of heart problems and early death, study says, especially ground and caffeinated | CNN

Coffee lowers risk of heart problems and early death, study says, especially ground and caffeinated | CNN

CNN  —  Drinking two to three cups a day of most types of coffee may protect you from cardiovascular disease and an early death, a new study found. “The results suggest that mild to moderate intake of ground, instant and decaffeinated coffee should be considered part of a healthy lifestyle,” said study author Peter Kistler, …

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Vitamin D won't protect you from Covid or respiratory infections, studies say | CNN

Vitamin D won’t protect you from Covid or respiratory infections, studies say | CNN

CNN  —  Vitamin D supplements aren’t likely to prevent an infection from Covid-19 or respiratory infections like colds or flu, even if your current levels of the vitamin are low, according to two new, large clinical trials. One study, done in the United Kingdom during the height of the pandemic, gave 3,100 people with insufficient …

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Monkeypox officially becomes a global emergency

Monkeypox officially becomes a global emergency

The expanding monkeypox outbreak in more than 70 countries is an “extraordinary” situation that qualifies as a global emergency, the World Health Organization chief said Saturday, a declaration that could spur further investment in treating the once-rare disease and worsen the scramble for scarce vaccines. A global emergency is WHO’s highest level of alert but …

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Monkeypox officially becomes a global emergency

Monkeypox officially becomes a global emergency

The expanding monkeypox outbreak in more than 70 countries is an “extraordinary” situation that qualifies as a global emergency, the World Health Organization chief said Saturday, a declaration that could spur further investment in treating the once-rare disease and worsen the scramble for scarce vaccines. A global emergency is WHO’s highest level of alert but …

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