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Video Games Linked to Dangerous Heart Rhythms in Kids

Playing video games may seem sedentary, but it can be enough to trigger life-threatening heart arrhythmias in certain vulnerable children, a new report finds. Researchers in Australia pulled together reports of 22 children and teens who suffered heart rhythm disturbances while playing video games. In many cases, the children suddenly blacked out, with some going into cardiac arrest — …

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‘They’ve been an afterthought’: millions of elderly Americans still vulnerable as pandemic caution wanes

It was Mother’s Day in May 2020, and an elderly woman lay dying in a Rhode Island nursing home. Her children couldn’t visit because of Covid, and as much as Adelina Ramos, her certified nursing assistant, longed to provide comfort from her bedside, she had to leave, even though she could see the woman was …

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‘They’ve been an afterthought’: millions of elderly Americans still vulnerable as pandemic caution wanes

It was Mother’s Day in May 2020, and an elderly woman lay dying in a Rhode Island nursing home. Her children couldn’t visit because of Covid, and as much as Adelina Ramos, her certified nursing assistant, longed to provide comfort from her bedside, she had to leave, even though she could see the woman was …

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A new study has warned that the Pine Island Ice Shelf – the ice shelf that controls the flow of ice from the Pine Island Glacier – could be more vulnerable to complete disintegration than previously thought

Pine Island Glacier is more vulnerable than thought – and could cause sea levels to rise by 1.6ft

Antarctica’s Pine Island Ice Shelf is more vulnerable than previously thought – and could cause global sea levels to rise by 1.6 FEET if it collapses, study warns The Pine Island Ice Shelf holds back enough ice to raise sea levels by 1.6ft It could be more vulnerable to complete disintegration than previously thought In …

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How a Brain Area Implicated in Alzheimer’s May Be Vulnerable to Degeneration – Neuroscience News

Summary: Study reveals a novel mechanism in locus coeruleus neurons caused by the loss of the GPT2 mitochondrial enzyme that is implicated in the development and progression of neurodegenerative diseases. Source: Brown University The locus coeruleus is among the first brain regions to degenerate in Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s disease, physicians and scientists have known. But …

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A mutated virus, anti-vaxxers and a vulnerable population: how polio returned to the US

This June, a young man from Rockland county, New York, went to the emergency room. He’d been feverish for five days and was suffering from a stiff neck, pain in his back and abdomen, and constipation. Even more concerning, for two days his legs had been abnormally weak. Doctors suspected the man had acute flaccid …

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A mutated virus, anti-vaxxers and a vulnerable population: how polio returned to the US

This June, a young man from Rockland county, New York went to the emergency room. He’d been feverish for five days and was suffering from a stiff neck, pain in his back and abdomen, and constipation. Even more concerning, for two days his legs had been abnormally weak. Doctors suspected the man had acute flaccid …

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Omicron has shattered what we know about COVID reinfections. Here’s why you may be vulnerable.

Omicron has shattered what we know about COVID reinfections. Here’s why you may be vulnerable.

Initially, enduring COVID had one redeeming quality: It gave you some short-term immunity from getting infected again. But the new omicron subvariants are shattering that trend. BA.5, which now makes up 66% of COVID cases in Florida, has caused more people to catch COVID for the second or third time than previous strains. BA.5 is …

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