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Health Highlights: May 5, 2022

By Ernie Mundell HealthDay Reporter

Adding fruits, veggies to your diet could keep dementia away. In a new study, people whose blood contained the highest amounts of three key antioxidants were less likely to develop all-cause dementia. Read more

Hope for 1st vaccine against virus driving 'mono,' cancers and maybe MS. They've so far only been tested in animals, but new vaccines appear to block two pathways by which the Epstein-Barr virus infects hosts. Read more

Americans now living longer after heart attack. New data shows that long-term survival after a heart attack has improved among Medicare beneficiaries, although poorer people and Black Americans have been left behind. Read more

New BA.2 COVID subvariant taking hold in United States. The variant, called BA.2.12.1, is spreading rapidly in the United States and is likely to become the dominant strain within weeks, experts say. Read more

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