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I never wore SPF — now I look like an 'acid attack victim'

I never wore SPF — now I look like an ‘acid attack victim’

Here’s more good reason not to skimp on SPF. A Canadian mother resembled an “acid attack victim” after taking chemotherapy cream for her skin cancer — which she developed after neglecting to use sunscreen for years. “It looks like I’ve had an acid attack,” Honore Stark told SWNS of the topical treatment, which she’s forced …

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Drinker's sex plus brewing method may be key to coffee's link to raised cholesterol

Drinker’s sex plus brewing method may be key to coffee’s link to raised cholesterol

Credit: CC0 Public Domain The sex of the drinker as well as the brewing method may be key to coffee’s link with raised cholesterol, a known risk factor for heart disease, suggests research published in the open access journal open-heart. Drinking espresso was associated with the widest gender difference in cholesterol level; plunger (coffee maker) …

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COVID anti-vaxxers refuse vaccines despite evidence: Shots

COVID anti-vaxxers refuse vaccines despite evidence: Shots

West Hansen’s role is to inform people of the government benefits and services they can access, including the coronavirus vaccine. But many of his clients distrust the needle. John Burnett/NPR hide caption toggle caption John Burnett/NPR West Hansen’s role is to inform people of the government benefits and services they can access, including the coronavirus …

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‘Significant uptick’ in California coronavirus outbreaks brings new warnings

Palisades Charter High School students ride the Expo line after school on April 21. (Genaro Molina/Los Angeles Times) Coronavirus conditions are likely to worsen, with case rates continuing to rise and hospitalizations starting to increase, according to the top health official in the San Francisco Bay Area’s most populous county. “We are also seeing a …

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May is National Blood Pressure Education Month; know your numbers

Dr Sue Mitra Local media journalism. A digital subscription is incredibly affordable and makes you the most informed person around. Click here and subscribe today. High blood pressure carries a significant risk factor for heart disease and stroke. High blood pressure is the third leading cause of death in the US Almost half of the …

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A team of UK researchers, who reviewed more than 20 studies of 120,000 expectant mothers given mRNA vaccines, also found the jab is 90 per cent effective at preventing infection

Pregnant women who had Covid vaccine 15% LESS likely to suffer stillbirth, ‘reassuring’ study finds

Pregnant women who are vaccinated against Covid are ‘significantly’ less likely to suffer a stillbirth compared to the unvaccinated, research suggests. There had been widespread safety concerns about the jabs among expectant mothers, which saw them become one of the least vaccinated groups in the country. Their fears were seized upon by anti-vaxx conspiracy theorists, …

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States Where Lyme Disease, Other Tick-Borne Illnesses Are Common

States Where Lyme Disease, Other Tick-Borne Illnesses Are Common

Lyme disease is the most common tick-borne disease in the northern US. The tick that’s linked to Lyme disease is local to the northeast, while other regions see different illnesses. In the South and central US, spotted fevers spread by various dog ticks are a greater risk than Lyme. Loading Something is loading. Tick ​​season …

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How a Gene Mutation Causes Higher Intelligence

Summary: A rare genetic mutation that causes blindness also appears to be associated with above-average intelligence, a new study reports. Source: University of Leipzig Synapses are the contact points in the brain via which nerve cells ‘talk’ to each other. Disturbances in this communication lead to diseases of the nervous system, since altered synaptic proteins, …

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Honore Stark of Toronto must wear a chemotherapy cream for at least six hours a day that she says leaves her looking like an 'acid attack victim'

Skin cancer-stricken mother reveals chemo cream leaves her looking like an ‘acid attack victim’

Honore Stark of Toronto must wear a chemotherapy cream for at least six hours a day that she says leaves her looking like an ‘acid attack victim’ A cancer-stricken mother has shared shocking pictures illustrating how her chemotherapy cream leaves her looking like an ‘acid attack victim’. Honore Stark from Toronto in Canada, initially dismissed …

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