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Bloomington health officials said another COVID-19 surge is pushing up hospital admissions.

COVID-19 is surging again, health officials urge people to be cautious

Bloomington health officials warned that COVID-19-related hospital admissions are surging once again and they urged residents to take precautions, including getting vaccinated and boosted, to wear masks indoors in public places and to stay home when symptomatic. “We are … currently in another surge,” Brian Shockney, president of the Indiana Health south central region, which …

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Scientists Fear We’re Not Ready for Nightmare New COVID Variant

Scientists Fear We’re Not Ready for Nightmare New COVID Variant

A wave of COVID infections caused by the BA.5 subvariant has crested. All over the world, daily new cases, hospitalizations and deaths are going down. But the SARS-CoV-2 virus is almost certainly here to stay. Another wave is all but inevitable as new variants and subvariants mutate, compete for dominance and find new transmission pathways. …

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Donated wedding helps ease heartache as Staten Island man, 34, undergoes treatment for terminal brain cancer

Donated wedding helps ease heartache as Staten Island man, 34, undergoes treatment for terminal brain cancer

STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. — Next week, Michelle Narducci-Aubry and Andrew Aubry will celebrate their marriage in front of their closest relatives and friends. The road to tie the knot has been extremely difficult for the loving couple. When Narducci-Aubry first saw Aubry while they lived in the same apartment complex in Westerleigh, she knew he …

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Monkeypox at a daycare was 'only a matter of time,' expert says. Next up: pools, sports, schools

Monkeypox at a daycare was ‘only a matter of time,’ expert says. Next up: pools, sports, schools

“It was only a mater of time” before monkeypox made it to congregate settings, a pediatric infectious disease specialist told Fortune, after Illinois state officials announced Friday that a daycare worker had been diagnosed with the smallpox-related virus. “There is definitely potential for spread of monkeypox” in daycares, schools, college campuses, prisons, and other similar …

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There is a huge market in feminine care out there but you don't need it. Intimate women's health expert Dr Shirin Lakhani reveals that vaginas are self-cleaning

Intimate women’s health expert Dr Shirin Lakhani’s top tips on how to care for your vulva

There is a huge market in feminine care out there but you don’t need to use specialised products to clean your vulva and vagina, according to an expert. Dr Shirin Lakhani, founder of Elite Aesthetics in London, explains that vaginas are self-cleaning, and so you don’t need to use anything else to assist in the …

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Sex pods? Long sleeves? Californians try to cut monkeypox risk while waiting for shots

Sex pods? Long sleeves? Californians try to cut monkeypox risk while waiting for shots

Singer Kelechi Kalu of West Hollywood rehearses his music in Los Angeles on Aug. 4. He prefers rehearsing in a private space for fear of monkeypox. (Gina Ferazzi / Los Angeles Times) As Kelechi Kalu books gigs as a musician, he wonders whether he is putting himself at risk for monkeypox. He finds himself second-guessing …

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Explainer: Monkeypox in the U.S.: Where could it spread next?

Explainer: Monkeypox in the U.S.: Where could it spread next?

A person arrives to receive a monkeypox vaccination at the Northwell Health Immediate Care Center at Fire Island-Cherry Grove, in New York, U.S., July 15, 2022. REUTERS/Eduardo Munoz/File Photo Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register CHICAGO, Aug 7 (Reuters) – The United States declared monkeypox a public health emergency last week, an …

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A Bay Area man’s monkeypox diagnosis was ‘painful and terrifying’

A Bay Area man’s monkeypox diagnosis was ‘painful and terrifying’

Two days after Kevin Kwong flew home to California from New York, his hands itched so badly, the pain jolted him from sleep. He thought the problem was eczema. “Everything started rapidly getting worse,” the Emeryville resident said. “I started to get more spots, on my face, more redness and they started leaking fluid. The …

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