Second Ebola vaccine to be used in DR Congo next month

Doctors will use a second Ebola vaccine from November in three eastern provinces in the Democratic Republic of Congo to fight the deadly virus, medical officials said Sunday. “It’s time to use the new Ad26-ZEBOV-GP vaccine, manufactured by Johnson & Johnson’s Belgian subsidiary,” said Dr. Jean-Jacques Muyembe, who leads the national anti-Ebola operation in the DRC. It will arrive in […]

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New test diagnoses Lyme disease within 15 minutes

Some 300,000 people in the U.S. are diagnosed with Lyme disease every year. Caused by Borrelia burgdorferi and transmitted by the bite of infected Ixodes ticks, the disease if left untreated can cause serious neurologic, cardiac, and/or rheumatologic complications. Current testing for Lyme disease, called the standard 2-tiered approach or the STT, involves running two complex assays (ELISA and western […]

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Angelina Jolie: My Son Maddox Is 'Such a Good Man'

Angelina Jolie is singing her son’s praises! “I’m so happy for [Maddox] that [he has] grown up into such a good man,” the actress, 44, gushed to Entertainment Tonight at the Maleficent: Mistress of Evil premiere in London on Wednesday, October 9. “I say that because he’s smart and he’s doing his work, but he’s also wild. He’s balanced in his teenage years.” The 18-year-old […]

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15 Mothers Reveal What Mom Burnout Really Looks Like

In the 1970s, psychologist Herbert Freudenberger coined the word “burnout” to mean “a state of mental and physical exhaustion caused by one’s professional life.” According to Freudenberger, burnout isn’t a mental illness; rather, it’s a stress state characterized by symptoms such as fatigue, irritability and insomnia. And recent research suggests that parents can succumb to burnout. In fact, low to moderate correlations […]

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Suicidal talk is not teenage drama: 5 ways to tackle destructive thoughts

Mental Health Awareness India: Parents must keep communication doors open, be positive and non-judgmental, listen and express support, care, love while acknowledging their thoughts and their challenges. By Ajeeta Mulye Mental Health Awareness: Adolescence is an important transitional as well as turbulent stage where the young experience many changes physically, cognitively, socially, emotionally and behaviourally. These phases come with their […]

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Should scores on mild cognitive impairment tests be adjusted for sex?

Using sex-specific scores on memory tests may change who gets diagnosed with mild cognitive impairment (MCI) by 20 percent, with possibly more women and fewer men being diagnosed, according to a study published in the October 9, 2019, online issue of Neurology, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology. Mild cognitive impairment, a precursor to dementia, is when […]

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The Sweetest Red Carpet Photos of Angelina Jolie and Her Kids, from L.A. to N.Y.C. and Beyond

Among her many red carpets alongside her children to promote her newest film Maleficent: Mistress of Evil, Angelina Jolie appeared at the movie’s London premiere on Oct. 9, 2019, with her four youngest — twins Knox and Vivienne, 11, plus older daughters Shiloh, 13, and Zahara, 14 — in tow. Almost seven months earlier, Jolie treated them to the circus-themed pre-party […]

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