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Kentucky Judge Extends Block on State Abortion Ban

(Reuters) – A Kentucky judge on Friday extended a block on the state from enforcing a ban on abortions triggered by the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision last month to overturn its 1973 ruling Roe v. Wade guaranteeing women nationally a right to obtain abortions. Jefferson County Circuit Judge Mitch Perry agreed with two abortion clinics, …

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Two Distinct Phenotypes of COVID-Related Myocarditis Emerge

Researchers from France have identified two distinct phenotypes of fulminant COVID-19-related myocarditis in adults, with different clinical presentations, immunologic profiles, and outcomes. Differentiation between the two bioclinical entities is important to understand for patient management and further pathophysiologic studies, they say. The first phenotype occurs early (within a few days) in acute SARS-CoV-2 infection, with …

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AP Exposes the Tuskegee Syphilis Study: The 50th Anniversary

WASHINGTON (AP) — EDITOR’S NOTE — On July 25, 1972, Jean Heller, a reporter on The Associated Press investigative team, then called the Special Assignment Team, broke news that rocked the nation. Based on documents leaked by Peter Buxtun, a whistleblower at the U.S. Public Health Service, the then 29-year-old journalist and the only woman …

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Two Children Diagnosed With Monkeypox in US, Officials Say

NEW YORK (AP) — Two children have been diagnosed with monkeypox in the U.S., health officials said Friday. One is a toddler in California and the other an infant who is not a U.S. resident but was tested while in Washington, D.C., according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The children were described …

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WHO Declares Global Health Emergency Over Monkeypox Outbreak

(Reuters) -The rapidly spreading monkeypox outbreak represents a global health emergency, the World Health Organization’s highest level of alert, WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said on Saturday. The WHO label – a “public health emergency of international concern (PHEIC)” – is designed to trigger a coordinated international response and could unlock funding to collaborate on …

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Fitness Offsets Kidney Disease Risk From Low Socioeconomic Status

Having a high degree of physical fitness in middle age appears to counter the increased risk of developing chronic kidney disease (CKD) that comes with having low socioeconomic status, new research suggests. The researchers analyzed data from men in Finland who participated in the Kuopio Ischemic Heart Disease Risk Factor (KIHD) study. The mean age …

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Mitochondrial Biomarker Predicts Type 2 Diabetes Risk

The study covered in this summary was published on researchsquare.com as a preprint and has not yet been peer reviewed. Key Takeaway ATPase inhibitory factor 1 (IF1) has been hypothesized as a biomarker of mitochondrial energy metabolism in which higher levels are associated with protection against insulin resistance. Among people with prediabetes who had low …

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