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Monkeypox at a daycare was ‘only a matter of time,’ expert says. Next up: pools, sports, schools

«It was only a mater of time» before monkeypox made it to congregate settings, a pediatric infectious disease specialist told Fortuneafter Illinois state officials announced Friday that a daycare worker had been diagnosed with the smallpox-related virus. «There is definitely potential for the spread of monkeypox» in daycares, schools, college campuses, prisons, and other similar …

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Donated wedding helps ease heartache as Staten Island man, 34, undergoes treatment for terminal brain cancer

STATEN ISLAND, NY — Next week, Michelle Narducci-Aubry and Andrew Aubry will celebrate their marriage in front of their closest relatives and friends. The road to tie the knot has been extremely difficult for the loving couple. When Narducci-Aubry first saw Aubry while they lived in the same apartment complex in Westerleigh, she knew he …

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Scientists Fear We’re Not Ready for Nightmare New COVID Variant

A wave of COVID infections caused by the BA.5 subvariant has crested. All over the world, daily new cases, hospitalizations and deaths are going down. But the SARS-CoV-2 virus is almost certainly here to stay. Another wave is all but inevitable as new variants and subvariants mutate, compete for dominance and find new transmission pathways. …

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A ‘better path’ for helping mentally ill

Opinion editor’s note: Editorials represent the opinions of the Star Tribune Editorial Board, which operates independently from the newsroom. ••• Norm Ornstein is an accomplished author and speaker and one of the nation’s preeminent political analysts. He’s also a grieving father. In 2015, Ornstein’s beloved son Matthew, a champion debater, died in a tragic accident …

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‘Vacuuming is actually very healthy’: how to stay active in a wet Covid winter | Fitness

It can be difficult, at the best of times, to muster up the motivation to move around on a regular basis. These, famously, are not the best of times. Rain continues to batter many parts of Australia, temperatures drop to icy chills (by Antipodean standards) and Covid case numbers are still high. In other words, …

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As I wait for mental help increases, suicide attempts continue to rise

Demand for mental health services that peaked during the pandemic has remained stubbornly high, increasing waitlists and spilling patients into Maine’s hospital emergency rooms. Prior to COVID-19, Mainers might wait weeks to see a behavioral health specialist. Now waitlists are months long, said Dr. Anthony Ng, medical director for community services at Northern Light Acadia …

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5 Exercises for Lower Back Strength to Beat Aches and Pain

Ready to take the pressure off your lower back and make your lower back stronger? There’s nothing quite as frustrating as lower back pain, and we’re here to help you safeguard yourself from those awful pangs of discomfort. «Today, we’re going to show you a handful of exercises to strengthen the muscles surrounding your lower …

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