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New study links COVID-19 vaccination to a small, temporary change in menstrual cycles

"Changes following vaccination appear to be small, within the normal range of variation, and temporary." Read more

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Hurricane Ian strikes Florida hospital from above and below

Hurricane Ian has swamped a four-story Florida hospital from both above and below, according to a doctor who works there. The storm surge flooded its lower level emergency room on Wednesday, while fierce winds tore away part of the roof from the fourth-floor intensive care unit. Dr. Birgit Bodine spent the night at HCA Florida Fawcett Hospital in Port Charlotte, anticipating the storm would make things busy. But, she says, she didn’t anticipate that the roof would blow off on the fourth floor. The damage forced patients into just two of the floors. Bodine plans to spend another night at the hospital, when incoming storm injuries could make things worse. Read more

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Friend or foe? Japan-China ties complicated after 50 years

Friend or foe? On the streets of Tokyo and Beijing, the ties between Japan and China remain complicated and often contradictory. Chinese urbanites slurp “ramen” soup noodles in a two-story restaurant row made to look like Tokyo’s narrow alleyways. Japanese flock to a festival in Tokyo to try Chinese dumplings. But critical views are on the rise 50 years after the two Asian countries normalized relations as part of the process that brought Communist China into the international fold. The two are marking the anniversary Thursday of the agreement to establish diplomatic relations in 1972. Read more

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Alzheimer's drug shows promise in early results of study

Shares of Biogen and other drugmakers researching Alzheimer’s disease have soared after Japan’s Eisai Co. said its potential treatment appeared to slow the fatal disease in a late-stage study. Eisai announced results late Tuesday from a global study of nearly 1,800 people with early-stage Alzheimer’s. The drugmaker said early results showed that its treatment, lecanemab, reduced patient clinical decline by 27% when compared to a placebo or fake drug after 18 months of the infused treatment. Patients were monitored using a scale that measures how they do in areas like memory, judgement, problem solving and personal care. Read more

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Supreme Court keeping live audio as it opens again to public

The Supreme Court says it will continue providing live audio broadcasts of arguments in cases. That's even as it welcomes the public back to its courtroom for a new term that begins Monday. The justices began providing live audio of arguments after the court closed to the public in March of 2020 because of the coronavirus pandemic. Monday will be the first time in more than two and a half years that the justices will hear arguments with members of the public present. Chief Justice John Roberts had said earlier this month that the public would be allowed back in the courtroom in October, following the court’s summer break. Read more

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Pandemic Heightened Emotional Exhaustion in Health Care Workers

WEDNESDAY, Sept. 28, 2022 (HealthDay News) -- Emotional exhaustion among health care workers (HCWs) worsened during the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a study published online Sept. 21 in JAMA Network Open. Read more

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Arterial Stiffness Tied to Kidney Disease in Children

WDNESDAY, Sept. 28, 2022 (HealthDay News) -- Pulse wave velocity is increased in children with chronic kidney disease (CKD), according to a study published online Aug. 25 in the Clinical Journal of the American Society of Nephrology. Read more

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These were the top 10 books people wanted removed from schools and libraries in 2021

It's Banned Books Week. To celebrate, the American Library Association released its list of books that were most subjected to censorship in… Read more

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6 tips for eating more mindfully

Thistle compiled six tips for eating more mindfully from a variety of experts and news sources. Read more

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Watch Now: How to avoid motion sickness, and more videos to improve your life

These steps can prevent motion sickness when traveling, how dentists keep their teeth healthy, and more videos to improve your life. Read more

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Vegas attraction closed after 3rd dolphin death in 5 months

A dolphin habitat at a hotel on the Las Vegas Strip has been temporarily closed after the third mammal death at the attraction in five months. Officials at the Mirage Secret Garden and Habitat said an 11-year-old bottlenose dolphin named K2 died Saturday. The cause of death remains unclear, but officials say the mammal had been receiving treatment for a respiratory illness. They say Maverick, a 19-year-old bottlenose dolphin, died Sept. 2 following treatment for a lung infection while 13-year-old Bella died in April after undergoing treatment for gastroenteritis. According to the international organization Alliance of Marine Mammal Parks and Aquariums’ website, a bottlenose dolphin’s life expectancy is about 28 to 29 years. Read more

King County to push $1.25 billion mental health levy

People in the greater Seattle area will be asked to approve as much as $1.25 billion in new taxes to build improve the mental health system and build five regional crisis care centers. The Seattle Times reports King County Executive Dow Constantine, Seattle Mayor Bruce Harrell and others on Monday said they would put the tax plan on the April 2023 ballot. The King County levy would begin in 2024. The median-value homeowner would pay about $121 that year, and continue through 2032. Officials did not say where the new five crisis facilities would be located. The tax package would also maintain and invest in residential treatment beds at long-term facilities that provide youth and adults with addiction and mental health treatment. Read more

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