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Flu shot this fall: Here's why doctors are urging us all to get it

Flu shot this fall: Here’s why doctors are urging us all to get it

Today, vaccine-weary Americans will receive an important message from their doctors this fall (if they haven’t heard it already). Here’s the message: Don’t skip your flu shot this year — seniors, please ask for a special extra strength. According to the Associated Press, the flu may be making a comeback after it hit an all-time …

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Our immune system is unrivaled - captured coronavirus protein cuts off key immune pathway

Our immune system is unrivaled – captured coronavirus protein cuts off key immune pathway

This image shows the main protease Mpro of the SARS-CoV-2 virus and two human protein chains called NEMO. One NEMO strand (blue) has been cleaved by Mpro and the other NEMO strand (red) is being cleaved by Mpro. Without NEMO, the immune system would be slower to respond to an increased viral load or new …

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Is the body the key to understanding consciousness?

IIn 2018, billionaire Silicon Valley entrepreneur Sam Altman paid $10,000 to a startup called Nectome to protect his brain after his death and put his technology back when the technology became available. Memories and consciousness are uploaded to the cloud. That prospect, recently popularized in Amazon Prime’s sci-fi comedy series upload, has long been popular …

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Is the body the key to understanding consciousness?

IIn 2018, billionaire Silicon Valley entrepreneur Sam Altman paid $10,000 to a startup called Nectome to protect his brain after his death and put his technology back when the technology became available. Memories and consciousness are uploaded to the cloud. That prospect, recently popularized in Amazon Prime’s sci-fi comedy series upload, has long been popular …

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Giant ‘super neurons’ found in SuperAger brain

According to a new study from Northwestern Medicine, SuperAgers have significantly larger neurons in the region of the brain responsible for memory than their cognitively average peers. Postmortem brains of SuperAgers revealed significantly larger neurons in memory regions. SuperAger neurons are even bigger than individuals 20 to 30 years younger These neurons do not have …

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People over 65 with Covid '80% more likely to develop Alzheimer's'

People over 65 with Covid ‘80% more likely to develop Alzheimer’s’

People over the age of 65 who contract the new coronavirus are 80 percent more likely to develop Alzheimer’s within a year of infection, a new study shows. People belonging to this age group were found to have a 50% to 80% higher risk of developing dementia than those without the virus. The findings showed …

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People over 65 with Covid '80% more likely to develop Alzheimer's'

People over 65 with Covid ‘80% more likely to develop Alzheimer’s’

People over the age of 65 who contract the new coronavirus are 80 percent more likely to develop Alzheimer’s within a year of infection, a new study shows. People belonging to this age group were found to have a 50% to 80% higher risk of developing dementia than those without the virus. The findings showed …

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People over 65 with Covid '80% more likely to develop Alzheimer's'

People over 65 with Covid ‘80% more likely to develop Alzheimer’s’

People over the age of 65 who contract the new coronavirus are 80 percent more likely to develop Alzheimer’s within a year of infection, a new study shows. People belonging to this age group were found to have a 50% to 80% higher risk of developing dementia than those without the virus. The findings showed …

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A nurse writes: Exercise every day to keep coronavirus away from you

A nurse writes: Exercise every day to keep coronavirus away from you

Image generated by artificial intelligence DALL-E. The epidemic is officially over. At least that’s the impression we just received. The declaration of the end of the pandemic is now causing quite a stir. That’s it? We have done all this? Experts say most of us are likely to have COVID-19, and a significant number of …

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Why having an unpredictable childhood can be traumatic

Why having an unpredictable childhood can be traumatic

You don’t need to experience direct, deliberate abuse in order to experience trauma. There are lawyers who have experienced secondhand trauma while handling tough cases, and healthcare workers who are exhausted by case overload. Recent events in the news, such as the COVID-19 pandemic and inflammatory rhetoric from former President Donald Trump, can also traumatize …

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