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Health officials confirm Louisville’s first flu death of season – WLKY Louisville

Health officials confirm Louisville’s first flu death of season – WLKY Louisville

Health officials confirm Louisville’s first flu death of season Public health officials have reported Louisville’s first flu death of the season.According to officials, an unvaccinated person with an underlying medical condition died on Dec. 7. Their age was not provided, they were only described as “elderly.”Louisville has seen a sharp rise in flu cases in…

Scientists discover whale which is 25 years OLDER than America – Daily Mail

Scientists discover whale which is 25 years OLDER than America – Daily Mail

The whale that is 25 years OLDER than the USA: Scientists discover mammal with the longest lifespan – which could have been swimming around the Arctic for 268 yearsAustralian scientists at CSIRO worked out animals’ lifespan using 42 genes The bowhead whale, which is the longest-living mammal, can live for 268 years None that old have been…

Woman’s arthritis causes bones to dissolve in case of ‘telescoping fingers,’ report finds – Fox News

Woman’s arthritis causes bones to dissolve in case of ‘telescoping fingers,’ report finds – Fox News

A woman’s severe rheumatoid arthritis caused her to develop a bizarre condition known as “telescoping fingers,” according to a case report released this week.A 69-year-old woman in Turkey went to a rheumatology clinic for treatment of her “severe joint deformities,” according to a case report published in the New England Journal of Medicine.WOMAN’S ‘VELVETY’ PALMS…

Multiple brands likely responsible for vaping injuries, CDC says – The Verge

Multiple brands likely responsible for vaping injuries, CDC says – The Verge

THC-containing vaping products sold under the name Dank Vapes are the most common brand associated with vaping-related injuries, according to a new update from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC). However, there are regional differences in the brands associated with injury and hospitalization, and officials say that one single brand is likely not responsible for…

Largest study of its kind reveals that many psychiatric disorders arise from common genes – Medical Xpress

Largest study of its kind reveals that many psychiatric disorders arise from common genes – Medical Xpress

Credit: CC0 Public Domain Many distinct psychiatric diseases share a common genetic structure, according to new research by scientists at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) and the Psychiatric Genomics Consortium, an international team of investigators. Psychiatric disorders affect more than 25 percent of the population in a given year. In the largest-ever study of its kind,…