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Staying 'Conscious' Under Anesthesia May Be Much More Common Than We Realized

Staying ‘Conscious’ Under Anesthesia May Be Much More Common Than We Realized

General anesthesia is a marvelous thing, knocking us out and blocking our sense of pain in a matter of seconds before surgery. But in rare cases, some people are responsive to their surrounds under general anesthesia, yet they cannot remember what happened afterwards.   This is called ‘connected consciousness‘, and now the largest study of …

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Monkeypox patients should abstain from sex while symptomatic, U.K. says

Monkeypox patients should abstain from sex while symptomatic, U.K. says

Placeholder while article actions load People with monkeypox symptoms should abstain from sex, British health authorities are recommending as the country reports 179 confirmed cases of the disease amid a rare global outbreak. The guidance advises those who have been infected with monkeypox to use condoms for at least eight weeks after the infection abates …

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As the pandemic ebbs, long-haul Covid still drains patients and confounds doctors

Emily Caffee, a physical therapist and lifelong athlete, cut her primary care provider slack for suggesting an antidepressant when she complained of fatigue, body aches and brain fog in the months after she became sick with Covid-19 in March 2020. “She did a very thorough medical workup, and a lot of the lab values came …

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