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America has now confirmed 31 cases of monkeypox across 12 states and Washington DC

The US already has up to 300 monkeypox cases – nine times official tally of 31, expert claims

America may already have as many as 300 cases of monkeypox — more than nine times the official tally of 31 — but has missed hundreds due to a lack of testing, an expert warned Monday. Dr Boghuma Titanji, an infectious diseases expert at Emory University in Georgia, claimed the US likely already has the …

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Remarkable Drug Trial Ends With All 18 Cancer-Free Patients

Remarkable Drug Trial Ends With All 18 Cancer-Free Patients

Image: Dan Kitwood/Getty Images/Cancer Research UK) (Getty Images) A cancer treatment has shown amazing results in a small clinical trial. All of the treated patients, who had a specific form of mid-stage rectal cancer, have since experienced complete remission. Though the findings are based on a sample size of just 18 people, they could hold …

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Remarkable Drug Trial Ends With All 18 Cancer-Free Patients

Remarkable Drug Trial Ends With All 18 Cancer-Free Patients

Image: Dan Kitwood/Getty Images/Cancer Research UK) (Getty Images) A cancer treatment has shown amazing results in a small clinical trial. All of the treated patients, who had a specific form of mid-stage rectal cancer, have since experienced complete remission. Though the findings are based on a sample size of just 18 people, they could hold …

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This breakthrough drug trial saw cancer vanish in every patient

This breakthrough drug trial saw cancer vanish in every patient

More than a dozen rectal cancer patients in the United States have seen their cancer disappear after undergoing experimental immunotherapy, in what doctors are calling an astonishing result. The patients, who were part of a small clinical trial led by researchers from New York’s Memorial Sloan Kettering (MSK) Cancer Center, saw their tumors vanish after …

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Some cancer patients can skip treatments, 2 studies show

Some cancer patients can skip treatments, 2 studies show

After surgery, some cancer patients can safely skip radiation or chemotherapy, according to two studies exploring shorter, gentler cancer care. Researchers are looking for ways to precisely predict which cancer patients can avoid unnecessary treatment to cut down on harmful side effects and unnecessary costs. One new study used a blood test to determine which …

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Monkeypox has now been detected in 12 US states with Hawaii becoming the latest to spot the infection this weekend

Monkeypox may have been spreading undetected for ‘years’, WHO expert says

Monkeypox may have been spreading around the world undetected for ‘a couple of years’, a World Health Organization expert has claimed. Dr Rosamund Lewis, the agency’s technical lead for the tropical disease, told a briefing work was ongoing to pinpoint how long it had been transmitting in people. But she suggested the tropical disease could …

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UK: 77 new monkeypox cases, biggest outbreak outside Africa

UK: 77 new monkeypox cases, biggest outbreak outside Africa

LONDON (AP) — British health officials reported 77 more monkeypox cases on Monday, raising the total to more than 300 across the country. To date, the UK has the biggest identified outbreak of the disease beyond Africa, with the vast majority of infections in gay and bisexual men. Health officials warn that anyone, regardless of …

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A 'game-changing' diabetes drug could help obese people shed up to 20 per cent of their body weight, a trial suggests (stock image)

Diabetes drug that ‘cuts weight by 20%’ is hailed as a game-changer in battle against obesity

A ‘game-changing’ diabetes drug may help obese people shed up to a fifth of their body weight, a study suggests. Participants given a once-a-week jab of tirzepatide alongside a diet and exercise regimen lost 3st 10lb on average during the 72-week trial. The drug works by mimicking hormones in the body that help people feel …

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CDC Says You Should Wear a Mask While Traveling—for Monkeypox

CDC Says You Should Wear a Mask While Traveling—for Monkeypox

A medical laboratory technician shows a test sample from someone suspected of having monkeypox.Image: Pablo Blazquez Dominguez (Getty Images) The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is stepping up its guidance concerning monkeypox. While the risk of monkeypox is still thought to be low for the general public, the agency is now warning people to …

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Melatonin Supplements Are Poisoning Children

Melatonin Supplements Are Poisoning Children

Photo: Patrick Sison (PA) New research suggests that kids are increasingly getting poisoned by supplements containing melatonin, an over-the-counter sleep aid. Reported pediatric poison control calls involving melatonin have skyrocketed over the past decade, as have reported hospitalizations and other serious outcomes, the study found. More needs to be done to keep young children safe …

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