Covid-19 rebound is probably more common than data suggests, but Paxlovid is still effective

As the coronavirus evolves, the number of treatment options that remain effective against new variants has dwindled. Pfizer's antiviral pill Paxlovid is one of the few that remain. However, some people who take Paxlovid -- and some who don't -- experience a rebound case of Covid-19, with a resurgence of symptoms...

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Monkeypox vaccine strategy shift yields more supply for some, hurdles for others

Most places in the United States with heavy monkeypox caseloads have shifted their vaccination strategies to the Biden administration's low-dose, intradermal approach -- and they are reporting varying results so far. Some say the shift has stretched their vaccine supply, helping them meet a growing demand for the Jynneos monkeypox vaccine....

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Why is sex pleasurable?

Although the genitals are a key part of sex, its pleasurable sensations involve many parts of the body. Pleasurable sex heavily depends on the brain, which releases hormones that support sexual pleasure and interpret stimulation as pleasurable. One 2016 studyTrusted Source suggests that the brain could be the most important sexual organ....

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Dementia and sleep: What do we know about this link?

Dementia affects at least 55 million people worldwide and the number is increasing by about 10 million every year. In part, this is because we are living longer, but dementia is not an inevitable part of aging. So, are there ways to decrease our risk of developing dementia? Much research...

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Infections and hospital admissions are stabilising, deaths are increasing

The development of the epidemic is monitored by using a 7-day average and in comparison to the infection events of the previous week. This method enables us to clearly show the respective trends, regardless of the fluctuations in the daily figures.

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