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The Cost of Loneliness – Neuroscience News

Summary: Researchers discuss the harmful psychological, physical and economic effects of loneliness. Source: A particle They say you can’t put a price on friendship, but loneliness costs Australians $2.7 billion a year, according to a report by the Bankwest Curtin Economics Centre. This is an epidemic that has continued to grow during the ongoing COVID-19 … Read more

First case of monkeypox confirmed in Cumberland County by health officials :: WRAL.com

The Cumberland County Department of Public Health said Monday it has confirmed the county’s first case of monkeypox. “The individual who tested positive is currently in isolation and a close contact has been notified,” the county said in a statement. “To protect patient privacy, no additional information about the individual will be shared.” As of … Read more

‘Government did nothing’: Mexican, Brazilian response to monkeypox raises concerns

MEXICO CITY, Aug 1 (Reuters) – Francisco’s injuries started after returning home to Mexico City from California at the end of June: First, two spots on his buttocks. Then a week later sores appeared all over his body, his mouth so full of sores that he could hardly speak or drink water. “The pain was … Read more

Is Everything We Think We Know About Alzheimer’s Wrong?

Summary: Recent scandals in Alzheimer’s research and problems with drugs designed to help those with Alzheimer’s but not producing enough results have scientists questioning the overwhelming focus on amyloid-beta in Alzheimer’s research. Source: University of Michigan If you’ve been following the news about Alzheimer’s disease research over the past few months, you may find yourself … Read more

American heart health could get much, much worse by 2060, especially for minorities

You need to take better care of your heart. No, we’re not judging—it’s just a statistical reality. A new study published on Monday Journal of the American College of Cardiology found that the rate of cardiovascular disease in the United States over the next four decades is on track to rise like your blood pressure … Read more

California’s governor has declared a monkeypox emergency

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) – California’s governor on Monday declared a state of emergency to speed up efforts to combat the monkeypox outbreak, becoming the second state in three days to take the step. Gov. Gavin Newsom said the announcement will help California coordinate its government response, seek more vaccines and lead outreach and education about … Read more

Are your skin lesions monkeypox or chickenpox?

Monkeypox has now spread to at least 75 countries with over 5,000 cases in the United States and 442 cases in Florida as of July 31, according to the Florida Department of Health. That’s an increase of 169 probable or confirmed monkeypox cases here in one week, mostly from Broward, Miami-Dade, Palm Beach, Orange and … Read more