Booster Protection Wanes Against Omicron Within 10 Weeks, Data Suggests

New data from Britain suggests that booster protection against symptomatic Covid caused by the Omicron variant wanes within 10 weeks. There have not yet been enough severe cases of Omicron to calculate how…

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James F. Fries, Who Studied the Good Life and How to Live It, Dies at 83

“Anguish arising from the inescapability of personal choice and the inability to avoid personal consequences may become a problem for many,” he wrote in a 2011 paper. “For others, exhilaration may come from…

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How Disgust Explains Everything – The New York Times

The most important disgust accounts following Darwin come from a pair of Hungarian men born two years apart, Aurel Kolnai (born in 1900) and Andras Angyal (1902). I haven’t found any evidence that…

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Many Common Medications Can Raise Your Blood Pressure

There’s a long list of prescribed medications, as well as over-the-counter drugs and recreational substances and supplements, that can interfere with effective treatment for hypertension. In addition to estrogen-containing drugs and NSAIDS, the…

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Why Older Women Face Greater Financial Hardship Than Older Men

After gray divorce, women’s standard of living fell by 45 percent, Dr. Lin and her co-author found, while men’s decreased by just 21 percent. Repartnering, either through remarriage or cohabitation, helped divorced older…

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Why Is My Eyelid Twitching? Questions and Answers

But more commonly, it is stress, lack of sleep or excessive caffeine intake that brings on eyelid twitching, the experts said. Dry eye, a common affliction among those who stare at screens most…

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The Year in Fitness: Shorter Workouts, Greater Clarity, Longer Lives

In a year filled with Covid-related hopes, setbacks, advances and losses, the most vital exercise science of 2021 provided a reminder that for many of us, our bodies and minds can strengthen, endure…

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What Was Causing the Strange Grooves in the Man’s Scalp?

One Giant Step The literature mentioned that another hormone abnormality can cause C.V.G.: acromegaly. This disorder is caused by an abnormal growth on the pituitary gland of the brain, a tumor that makes…

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Neil Marcus, Whose Art Illuminated Disability, Dies at 67

At each performance of his play “Storm Reading,” the writer and actor Neil Marcus offered his audience a reminder: “Disability is not a brave struggle or courage in the face of adversity. Disability…

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