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Viagra may be promising drug candidate in treatment of Alzheimer’s disease, study finds

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"We found that sildenafil usage was significantly associated with a 69% reduced risk" of Alzheimer’s, the researchers stated in the report published in the journal Nature Aging.   Sildenafil is an FDA-approved drug u...

Ancient case of disease spillover discovered in Neanderthal man who got sick butchering raw meat

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Sign up for CNN's Wonder Theory science newsletter. Explore the universe with news on fascinating discoveries, scientific advancements and more. Scientists studying ancient disease have uncovered one of the earlies...

Rugby league legend Kevin Sinfield runs 101 miles in 24 hours for motor neurone disease charity

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Rugby league legend Kevin Sinfield says he is "broken" after completing a 101 mile run over 24 hours in aid of motor neurone disease (MND) research. The former Leeds Rhinos star raised over $ 1 million for the MND ...

‘General Hospital’ star Bergen Williams dead at 62 after battling rare Wilson’s disease

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Williams' sister Lynda shared a statement on her Twitter account on Tuesday confirming that the actress died on July 20, 2021.  "Bergen Williams succumbed to the ravages of Wilson's Disease surrounded by loving famil...

Mystery of exotic infectious disease traced to aromatherapy room spray

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It was a mystery by any definition of the word -- a rare tropical infection that had sickened people in the decidedly non-tropical states of Minnesota and Kansas, as well as Texas. The first patient to get sick, in ...

Tony Bennett ‘doesn’t know’ he has Alzheimer’s disease, wife Susan Benedetto says

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In February, Bennett and his family announced the crooner was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease. The 95-year-old performed on stage one last time alongside Lady Gaga at New York City’s legendary venue Radio City Mus...

People who eat more dairy fat have lower risk of heart disease, study suggests

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People with a higher consumption of dairy fat have a lower risk of cardiovascular disease than those with low intakes, according to new research studying some of the world's biggest consumers of dairy products. An ...

Sewage is the latest disease detection tool for Covid-19 — and more

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(KHN)Since reopening campus at the University of California-San Diego last summer, university officials have relied on the tried-and-true public health strategies of testing and contact tracing. But they have also a...

Guinea confirms West Africa’s first case of rare, Ebola-like Marburg virus disease

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A patient with the rare, but highly infectious Marburg virus disease has died in Guinea, according to a World Health Organization (WHO) statement on Monday. It's the first case of the Ebola-like virus in West Africa...

Once considered a ‘city disease,’ Zimbabwe’s rural areas are being hit hard by Covid, and panic has set in

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Harare, Zimbabwe Pauline Chinyandura adjusts her face mask as she rushes to serve lunch to a group of men visiting her makeshift canteen in Domboshava, a rural area around 25 miles northeast of Zimbabwe's capital Ha...

Some alcohol consumption may benefit heart disease patients, study suggests

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The team noted that lifestyle and dietary habits play a major role in secondary prevention of cardiovascular disease, but that the impact of alcohol consumption on patients’ prognosis remains unclear and recommendati...

Warnings from right and left about Johnson & Johnson vaccine’s link to rare disease

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GUILLAIN-BARRE SYNDROME REPORTED IN FEW JOHNSON & JOHNSON VACCINE RECIPIENTS: WHAT IS THE RARE NERVE DISORDER? The FDA warned in a bulletin Monday that Guillain-Barré is a possible side effect of Johnson & Jo...

Three-time Olympic gold medalist Gail Devers on how Graves’ disease ‘made me who I am’

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Gail Devers' first Olympic gold medal could hardly have come in more dramatic circumstances, dipping for the line in a blanket finish thought to be the closest ever 100m final. While her time of 10.82 seconds was l...

Malaysia’s reef sharks stricken with mystery skin disease

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Marine biologists are investigating a mystery skin disease afflicting whitetip reef sharks in Malaysia, with some early reports suggesting rising sea temperatures could be to blame. Named for the distinctive white ti...

US ‘Ruling class used the threat of disease to consolidate its power’; used censorship, riots: Ben Domenech

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DOMENECH: Human actions and decisions made the real-life costs of the pandemic far higher than they otherwise might have been. They unnecessarily erased an entire year of education, destroyed small businesses, and wr...

They recovered from Covid, only to die of ‘black fungus.’ What we know about the disease sweeping India

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In early May, doctors in India began raising the alarm about a rise in mucormycosis -- a rare and potentially deadly infection also known as black fungus. Many of those being infected are coronavirus patients, or th...

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