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Poor sleep nearly doubles risk of sexual dysfunction in women, study says

Poor sleep nearly doubles risk of sexual dysfunction in women, study says

Consistently getting a bad night’s sleep may lead to an unsatisfactory sex life for many older women, a new study finds. In fact, women who slept poorly were nearly twice as likely to report issues such as lack of sexual interest or pleasure than women who got plenty of shut-eye, according to the study published…MORE

Sicknick death ruled ‘natural’ but experts say stress can set off strokes

Sicknick death ruled ‘natural’ but experts say stress can set off strokes

Were the strokes that killed US Capitol Police Officer Brian Sicknick after the January 6 insurrection really natural? Some neurologists don’t think so. Sicknick suffered strokes that killed him, according to the medical examiner’s office. However, the medical examiner, Dr. Francisco Diaz, told the Washington Post, that “all that transpired” on January 6 “played a…MORE

These blood clot experts want you to get a Covid-19 vaccine. Here’s why.

These blood clot experts want you to get a Covid-19 vaccine. Here’s why.

It was just about a year ago that doctors started noticing Covid-19 patients showing up in emergency rooms with strokes, and complained that blood clots were clogging up dialysis machines and other equipment being used to keep coronavirus patients alive. Frantic intensive care unit specialists reported “dramatic” blood clots in the heart, liver and other…MORE

Ask a Black therapist: 4 ways to support Black people’s mental health

Ask a Black therapist: 4 ways to support Black people’s mental health

“There is a difference between being informed and getting retraumatized.” That’s what clinical therapist Paul Bashea Williams tells himself and his clients as they struggle with the distressing images that resurfaced during the Derek Chauvin trial. The proceeding churned up a persistent trauma. The frequent replay of George Floyd’s final moments may have left many…MORE

How to stay safe from more contagious coronavirus variants — Dr. Wen explains

How to stay safe from more contagious coronavirus variants — Dr. Wen explains

The coronavirus variant that first originated in the United Kingdom is now the dominant variant in the United States. The B.1.1.7 variant of SARS-CoV-2 is present in all 50 US states and is contributing to the surges of coronavirus infection, according to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Not only does it appear…MORE

Disinfecting surfaces to prevent Covid often all for show, CDC advises

Disinfecting surfaces to prevent Covid often all for show, CDC advises

The risk of surface transmission of Covid-19 is low, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Monday. Far more important is airborne transmission — and people who obsessively disinfect surfaces may be doing more harm than good.. “CDC determined that the risk of surface transmission is low, and secondary to the primary routes…MORE

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