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Less sex linked to an earlier menopause, study finds

Less sex linked to an earlier menopause, study finds

Having sex less frequently could lead to an earlier menopause, a new study suggests. Researchers found that women who reported having sexual activity weekly were 28% less likely to have experienced menopause than those who had sex less than once a month. Similarly, those who had sex monthly were 19% less likely to have attained…MORE

Climate crisis, epidemics and drug resistance among next decade’s urgent health challenges, WHO says

Climate crisis, epidemics and drug resistance among next decade’s urgent health challenges, WHO says

Climate change, infectious diseases, anti-vaxxers and antimicrobial resistance all made their way onto the World Health Organization’s list of health challenges facing the next decade. The list, published on Monday, was developed with input from experts around the world and presented “urgent, global health challenges,” according to WHO, the United Nations’ public health agency. “The…MORE

Weed impairs driving skills long after the high is gone

Weed impairs driving skills long after the high is gone

Running red lights. Driving at high speeds. Crossing center lines into the opposite lanes. Getting into accidents — even hitting pedestrians. A new study found these were some of the dangerous driving behaviors of regular, heavy users of recreational weed who began using before the age of 16. Here’s the catch: users drove this badly…MORE

There’s a mismatch in the flu shot — and it’s not good news for children

There’s a mismatch in the flu shot — and it’s not good news for children

This year’s flu vaccine is “not a very good match” for a common strain of the flu that’s especially tough on children, according to the nation’s top infectious disease doctor. “It’s not a very good match for B/Victoria,” said Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, referring to the…MORE

Warmer temperatures linked to increase in US injury deaths, study says

Warmer temperatures linked to increase in US injury deaths, study says

A temperature increase of 1.5 degrees Celsius or 2.7 degrees Fahrenheit — as predicted under the Paris Climate Agreement without a mitigation plan — would cause an additional 1,600 injury deaths every year in the United States, according to a study published Monday in the journal Nature Medicine. The majority of those deaths, 84%, would…MORE

Burnout linked to potentially deadly irregular heartbeat, study says

Burnout linked to potentially deadly irregular heartbeat, study says

If you’re feeling bone-deep mental and physical exhaustion, or what is otherwise known as burnout, new research suggests you could be at a higher risk for a potentially fatal heart flutter. Atrial fibrillation, also called AFib or AF, is the most common heart rhythm disorder and the leading cause of stroke in Europe and the…MORE