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Masks come off as Israel vaunts virus victory

Israelis stepped into the streets without masks on Sunday for the first time in a year, a key milestone as the country vaccinates its way out of a coronavirus nightmare. “It’s very strange but it’s very nice,” said Eliana Gamulka, 26, after getting off a bus near the busy Jerusalem shopping boulevard of Jaffa Street […]

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For ME/CFS patients, viral immunities come at a devastating, lifelong cost

Mylagic encephalomyelitis/chronic fatigue syndrome (ME/CFS) is a disabling and complex illness. Affected persons often cannot pursue ordinary activities—physical or mental—because of an incapacitating loss of energy and other symptoms, and may find themselves confined to bed or house-bound for years. Anyone can develop ME/CFS, though it most commonly afflicts people between the ages of 40 […]

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New York deaths double in 3 days, with worst to come

New York authorities rushed to bring in an army of medical volunteers Wednesday as the statewide death toll from the coronavirus doubled in three days to more than 1,900 and the wail of ambulances in the otherwise eerily quiet streets of the city became the heartbreaking soundtrack of the crisis. As hot spots flared around […]

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Sunny days may come with a cost

Are you enjoying the summer? Out grilling, swimming and hiking? Beware: those sunny days may come with a cost. When the sun’s rays touch your skin, they don’t stop there. Ultraviolet (UV) light enters your cells, and photons—tiny particles of light—landing on the proteins and DNA in your cells. With just the right amount of […]

Kids Health

Jenelle Evans Shares Throwback Videos of Daughter Ensley: 'Come Home'

Missing her baby girl. Jenelle Evans posted old footage of her 2-year-old daughter, Ensley, amid her and David Eason’s custody battle. “Come home,” the Teen Mom 2 alum, 27, captioned her Tuesday, June 25, Instagram upload. “#MommasGirl.” In the first video, captioned, “She’s a mess but she’s amazing,” the toddler giggled on a couch with […]

Health Problems

Older people can come to believe their own lies

What happens when older adults lie? A new study suggests that in as little as 45 minutes they can come to believe it’s the truth. Associate professor of psychology Angela Gutchess and her colleagues published the research online in the journal Brain and Cognition. Gutchess and her collaborators used electroencephalography (EEG) to monitor the brain […]