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A patient at St. John's Well Child & Family Center in Los Angeles receives a monkeypox vaccine, August 10, 2022.

Analysis: Why we shouldn’t tiptoe around who is at highest risk for monkeypox infection

The Biden administration this month declared the outbreak of monkeypox, a virus spreading disproportionately among men who have sex with men and their sexual networks, a public health emergency. Not wanting to reproduce the kind of anti-gay stigma seen during the early AIDS crisis, some argue that articulating which group is at highest risk for …

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Covid Increases Risk Of Mental Illness And Brain Disease Up To Two Years After Infection, Study Suggests

Topline People who have had Covid-19 are at an increased risk of mental health and neurological conditions—including seizures, dementia, psychotic disorders and brain fog—two years after infection, according to a large study published Wednesday in the Lancet Psychiatry medical journal, shedding further light on the long-term health consequences of the virus as countries around the …

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Almost half of cancer deaths globally are attributable to preventable risk factors, new study suggests

“To our knowledge, this study represents the largest effort to date to determine the global burden of cancer attributable to risk factors, and it contributes to a growing body of evidence aimed at estimating the risk-attributable burden for specific cancers nationally, internationally, and globally,” Dr. Chris Murray, director of the Institute for Health Metrics and …

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Long Covid risk extends two years after infection. Here’s how to assess your risk

Adult risk of developing seizure disorders, brain fog, dementia and other mental health conditions remain high two years after recovering from Covid-19, the study found. “These are important findings, but they shouldn’t lead to panic,” said coauthor Paul Harrison, a professor of psychiatry at the University of Oxford in the UK. “We’re not talking about …

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Childhood polio vaccination rate is dangerously low in some New York communities, increasing the risk of an outbreak

Nurse Lydia Fulton prepares to administer the measles, mumps, and rubella (MMR) vaccine as well as a vaccine used to help prevent the diseases of diphtheria, pertussis, tetanus, and polio at Children’s Primary Care Clinic in Minneapolis, MN. Courtney Perry | The Washington Post | Getty Images The childhood polio vaccination rate is as low …

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Liberty Mutual Insurance Appoints Leaders to Two Important New Roles in Global Risk Solutions

Crystal Ottaviano Named Global Risk Solutions Chief Risk Officer and Chantal Rodriguez Appointed Liberty Mutual Reinsurance Chief Underwriting Officer  BOSTON, Aug. 16, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Liberty Mutual Insurance today announced the appointment of two individuals to newly created leadership positions within Global Risk Solutions (GRS), its commercial and specialty (re)insurance unit. Effective September 1, Crystal …

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Serious mental illnesses tied to higher risk for heart attack and stroke

(Pogonici/iStock, Getty Images) People with bipolar disorder, schizophrenia or schizoaffective disorders may have a higher risk for cardiovascular disease at younger ages than those without a serious mental health condition, according to new research. “Previous research has indicated that people diagnosed with a serious mental illness die 10 to 20 years earlier than the general …

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Proximity to fracking sites associated with risk of childhood cancer

Pennsylvania children living near unconventional oil and gas (UOG) developments at birth were two to three times more likely to be diagnosed with leukemia between the ages of 2 and 7 than those who did not live near this oil and gas activity, after accounting for other factors that could influence cancer risk, a novel …

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Covid Survivors At Risk Of “Brain Fog”, Epilepsy Even Years Later: Study

Neurological, psychiatric conditions such as dementia and seizures high two years after COVID-19 London: Increased risk of neurological and psychiatric conditions such as dementia and seizures is still higher two years after COVID-19 compared to other respiratory infections, suggests an observational study of over 1.25 million patient health records published in The Lancet Psychiatry journal. …

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Cancer warning: The herbal tea ‘consistently’ found to increase the risk of cancer

What’s more, a review article published in the BMJ cited research which found drinking “scalding hot” mate was associated with an increased risk of oesophageal cancer. The research, published in the journal American Association for Cancer Research, was based on two case studies: a 1988 to 2005 Uruguay study and a 1986 to 1992 multinational …

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