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    Parkinson’s expert makes frequent visits to the White House for eight months

    Related media – Latest news According to official visitor logs, a Parkinson’s disease expert from Walter Reed National Military Medical Center visited the White House eight times over an eight-month period from last summer to last spring, and met at least once with President Biden’s doctor. The expert, Dr. Kevin Cannard, is a neurologist specializing in movement disorders who recently published a paper on Parkinson’s. The logs, released by the White House, document visits from July 2023 to March of this year. More recent visits, if any, would not be disclosed until later, according to the White House’s voluntary disclosure…

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    The Silent Killer Who Stalks Sri Lankan Men

    Related media – Latest news Climate change and contaminated water have triggered an epidemic of kidney disease. In Sri Lanka, a serene island nation in the Indian Ocean, a silent killer is claiming the lives of thousands of men. Statistics reveal an alarming spike in chronic kidney disease cases, and experts point to two main culprits: climate change and water pollution. In rural northern and eastern Sri Lanka, where agriculture is the backbone of the local economy, farmers face a daily struggle not only to cultivate their land but also to survive amid a growing health crisis. Extreme temperatures and…

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    The Santa Fe Handbike Tour

    More news – Breaking news The nervous energy was palpable as hundreds of cyclists, dressed in colorful Lycra suits, awaited the start of the 50-mile ride known as Medio Siglo from the Santa Fe Railyard, a hub of art galleries, restaurants, and a farmers market in Santa Fe, New Mexico. Finally, we began pedaling through town with eight motorcycle cops clearing the road and guarding intersections. We passed the Roundhouse, where the New Mexico Legislature meets. We passed Museum Hill, home to four museums exploring the Native American Southwest, the Spanish colonial past, and more. After about twelve miles, Santa…

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    What warning signs made you leave your therapist? Share your story.

    Related media – News 24 hours Many people who have undergone mental health therapy often highlight the positive aspects of it, such as developing better coping skills, building stronger relationships, and achieving a calmer mind. But what happens when a therapist fails to help or even causes harm? A psychologist might send warning signals to a client by yawning during sessions, consistently arriving late, or offering poor advice. Patients can report unethical behavior to a counselor’s state licensing board, but there isn’t always a recourse for those who feel a therapist is poorly trained, inexperienced, or just bad at their…

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    Gilead Shot Provides Full Protection From HIV in Study of Young African Women

    Related media – News 24 hours It can take years for generic drugmakers to be ready to produce a drug, and they need to have a sense of the potential market to commit to investing in production. So in the meantime, Gilead will aim to ship “sufficient volumes” of lenacapavir to low-income countries as soon as it gets regulatory approval, he said. Lenacapavir and the two pills studied are all known as pre-exposure prophylaxis drugs, or PrEP. Another effective injectable PrEP drug is available in some African countries, but its introduction has been plagued by access issues. Long-acting cabotegravir, which…

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    More and more women in Africa are using long-acting contraceptives, changing their lives

    More news – Latest news Countries with limited budgets typically choose to pay for what are considered more essential health services, such as vaccines, rather than reproductive health, said Dr Ayman Abdelmohsen, head of the family planning division of UNFPA’s technical division, because they produce more immediate results. But a recent UNFPA initiative to get low-income countries to shoulder a greater share of the costs has prompted 44 governments to sign up to a new financing model that commits them to increasing their contributions to reproductive health each year. Despite this, last year saw a significant global shortfall of around…

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    Running to recapture a beloved journey, before dementia takes everything

    More news – Recent news When I was little, my father, who rarely traveled, would tell stories of a trip to Europe he took with his parents at age 14, in 1966. He remembered how Nonie loved the pristine Swiss roads and flowerbeds; the cozy fireplace in the hillside house near Lugano, where her father was born, with its ingenious alcoves for drying clothes or warming bread; and the palpable poverty in the house in Pozzuoli, near Naples, where Nonie’s aunt had lined the walls with newspaper for insulation. Occasionally, my father would show me his Kodachrome slides on a…

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    Remembering Ann Lurie: from nurse to renowned philanthropist

    Related media – Breaking news Ann Lurie, a former pediatric nurse who became a prominent philanthropist in Chicago, passed away on Monday at her home. She was 79 years old. Northwestern University, where Lurie was a trustee and significant donor, announced her death without specifying the cause. Raised in Miami by a single mother, Lurie was an only child who protested against the Vietnam War during her college years. She initially planned to join the Peace Corps but married Robert H. Lurie instead. Robert Lurie built a substantial real estate and investment business alongside Sam Zell, which included holdings like…

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    New COVID-19 vaccines recommended for all Americans 6 months and older this fall

    Related media – News 24 hours The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announced on Thursday that all Americans aged 6 months and older should receive one of the new COVID-19 vaccines as soon as they become available this fall. This recommendation comes amidst a summer surge in COVID-19 cases, with rising infection rates in at least 39 states and territories. Although most Americans have developed some immunity to the coronavirus through previous infections or vaccinations, the new vaccines offer an incremental boost. However, their effectiveness wanes over a few months as immunity decreases and the virus continues to…

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    Dengue fever on the rise: A global threat with no easy fix

    More news – News 24 hours Mosquito-borne dengue fever is spreading rapidly around the world, reaching record highs and even popping up in unexpected places. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is warning doctors in the United States to be on the lookout for cases, as the risk of infection has increased this year. Why the Surge? Several factors are driving the rise of dengue. The Aedes aegypti mosquito, which transmits the virus, thrives in warm, humid environments. Climate change is creating ideal conditions for these mosquitoes to expand their range and become more numerous. Additionally, urbanization brings…