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Sign up for CNN's Stress, But Less newsletter . Our six-part guide will inform and inspire you to reduce stress while learning how to harness it. (CNN)Birthdays are usually joyous occasions for Bonnie Wiener-Bambara, with daylong parties that involve pampering, dinner and friends. When...


close 01/7 Know how to avoid risks associated with heart disease Globally, deaths due to heart disease account for 32% of the total deaths and more than three quarters of these deaths take place in low and middle income countries. As per global data and reports, most heart related diseas...


Nonprofit aims to raise money to help find a cure for Type 1 diabetes SAN ANTONIO – Erin and Pat Alba got a life-changing diagnosis for their son eight years ago when he was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes. They found themselves overwhelmed with questions but found guidance in J...


Diabetes: The yellow drink that causes a 'significant' drop in blood sugar in minutes  Daily ExpressDiabetes: Rice bran - the cholesterol-lowering oil found to drive blood sugar levels down by 30 per cent, says study  Times NowDiabetes: The ‘favourable’ fruit to significantly low...


Father, 67, born missing a testicle goes to hospital with a 'hernia'... only to find out his 15cm-wide bulge contained an ovary, womb and fallopian tubes (as well as his other testicle) Doctors discover ovary, uterus and cervix in man undergoing hernia operation  Rare condition causes men to b...


MADRID — When the coronavirus pandemic was first declared, Spaniards were ordered to stay home for more than three months. For weeks, they were not allowed outside even for exercise. Children were banned from playgrounds, and the economy virtually stopped. But officials credited the draconian meas...


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Scientists search for COVID-19 clues in sewage  WISN MilwaukeeExperts: Wastewater monitoring mirrors COVID-19 case decline in county, too early to say we've peaked  WTMJ-TV'Everybody has to poop': How wastewater can help predict COVID-19 trends in Wisconsin  WKOWFOCUS:...


A study cohort that received an oral supplement of a gut-produced compound had better endurance in two small exercises. An oral supplement intended to stimulate a natural body process appears to promote muscle endurance and mitochondrial health in humans. New research suggests that the supple...


UK health officials estimated the impact of different isolation periods on COVID-19 infectiousness. Five days from symptoms or a positive test, 31% of people with COVID-19 were contagious, they said. Testing negative on rapid tests on days 5 and 6 cut the risk of being infectious to 7%, they said...


Photo: Dragana Gordic (Shutterstock) When you feel a sneeze coming, you build up all this anticipation: you stop talking, the crook of your elbow is raised and at the ready, you have a tissue on hand, and then...nothing. The sneeze is stuck up there. What can you do to force it o...


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Photo: tpawat (Shutterstock) Returning to exercise after any physical setback is tough. You trust yourself to listen to your body, but it’s also tempting to get back out there before you’ve fully recovered. However, jumping back into your fitness routine too soon can cause more ha...


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Ready for a Covid infection? How to stock your home and medicine cabinet for coronavirus  syracuse.comCoronavirus: Possible reasons why you caught COVID-19 without any contact history  Times of IndiaCaring for a Covid patient? Don't forget to follow these precautions  H...


Share on Pinterest Studying mutations in the Alpha variant may help us understand the Omicron variant better. VICTOR TORRES/Stocksy Scientists do not yet fully understand how individual mutations in SARS-CoV-2 variants influence contagiousness or disease severity. To ent...


Like many New Yorkers, Domenica D’Ottavio contracted COVID-19 over the Christmas holidays. Her head clogged with congestion, her body ached; she coughed and spiked a fever. But she also had another surprising symptom: relief. “It was just a different feeling,” said D’Ottavio, who had been fully vac...


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Vaccines have shown themselves to be the best defense against a serious case of COVID-19: According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, unvaccinated adults were about 13 times more likely to be hospitalized with the disease than vaccinated adults as of late November. But vaccines a...


New data offers a massive clue as to how long the COVID-19 vaccine booster shot stops omicron variant symptoms. The news: Researchers with the U.K. Health Security Agency reported new data last Friday about how long the COVID-19 vaccine booster shot can stop the omicron variant. The risk of COVI...


Coming to get you Scientists appear to be thisclose to having a fully pre-tested new technique for combatting ALL SARS VIRUSES, including Covid but also working on prior SARS viruses, and having implicit strengths that they expect to work on future SARS viruses that might otherwise cause...


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Side effects are less common than people think, experts say. 20 January 2022, 15:40 • 4 min read Many continue to worry about experiencing side effects from vaccines -- especially the COVID-19 vaccines -- but new data from a comprehensive meta-analysis suggests there is little to fe...


The first part of this article,  “Is the COVID-19 Vaccine Ethical for Christians? Part 1,” dealt with the question of whether vaccinations in general fit within the Christian worldview as an ethical way to fight disease. Now it is time to look specifically at the COVID-19 vaccine, beginning with t...


Bill Gates, the billionaire Microsoft founder and philanthropist who warned that the globe wasn’t ready for a pandemic, shared a new prediction last week on the fate of COVID-19: “Once omicron goes through a country, then the rest of the year should see far fewer cases, so COVID can be treated m...


A man’s agonizing penis pain was blamed on COVID infection, as docs warned of the rare side effect. Writing in a medical journal, the Iranian team described how the virus led to blood clotting in the poor man’s shaft.   The unnamed male had suffered penile pain for three days before being seen by a...


Complications related to COVID-19 infections can continue for months after you have recovered from the disease. This holds true even for patients who have suffered mild to moderate infections. And even as we tend to dismiss Omicron as a common cold or flu, doctors have warned against taking it l...


What to Know Officials are investigating a third possible death in relation to a recent Hepatitis A outbreak in Montgomery County.  Since the Montgomery County Health Department announced the outbreak on January 5, there have been 10 confirmed cases and two deaths. Health officials closed down a...


Michael Martin 20 hrs ago Slide 1 of 6: From the beginning of the pandemic, one of the most common—and straight-up weirdest—symptoms of COVID-19 has been the virus's tendency to cause a loss of taste or smell. For many, it was th...


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NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A hospital in New Orleans says it has identified two patients infected with a rare, drug-resistant fungus — the first time it’s been found in Louisiana. Candida auris has already been found in Washington, D.C., and at least 20 other states including Georgia, Florida and Texas, ac...


Science Coronavirus Coverage Scientists are racing to develop a single vaccine that protects against many SARS-CoV-2 variants, as well as emerging coronaviruses with the potential to trigger a new pandemic. By Priyanka Runwal Published January 19, 2022 • 8 min read...


Hours-long lines for coronavirus PCR tests are prompting public officials to push the masses to use rapid, at-home antigen tests instead, but public health experts warn the 15-minute tests are sometimes prone to false negatives. Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker last week said: “Rapid tests, in s...


Warty venus clams (Venus verrucosa). Credit: Alicia Bruzos and Seila Díaz Costas (CC BY-SA 4.0) A contagious blood cancer jumped from one species of clam to another and spread among clams living in the Atlantic Ocean and Mediterranean Sea, shows a study published today in eLife. The fi...


close 01/6 The role of Vitamin D and what happens when you get too much of it? Vitamin D, also known as the 'sunshine' vitamin, plays an important role in taking care of our overall health. Not only does it ensure the proper functioning of our immune system, but it also looks after the d...


In vaccinated and boosted people, breakthrough Covid-19 cases can often be quite mild, akin to an annoying cold; these relatively manageable symptoms can result in infected people dismissing a slightly scratchy throat and perhaps forgoing testing. The “what is a symptom” question is also impacting...


Acute colonic diverticulitis is inflammation of diverticula, abnormal outpouchings of the large intestine (1). Diverticulosis (presence of diverticula without inflammation) precedes diverticulitis (presence of diverticula with inflammation). An estimated 5% to 10% of patients with diverticulosis ma...


A lmost two years after working in a temporary Covid intensive care unit at the hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Kim Bishop, a critical care nurse, can still remember which patients were in which rooms. “When you walk back on these units, you know which patient survived in which roo...


Dr. Anthony Fauci, the top medical adviser to President Biden, said this week that we are still in the first of five stages of the pandemic, and he cautioned against thinking we are further along than we actually are.  The first phase of the pandemic—or the “the truly pandemic,” accordin...


Leaders in the US have struck a pessimistic tone about the Covid-19 pandemic in recent weeks amid rapid spread of the Omicron variant. Janet Woodcock, acting commissioner of the US Food and Drug Administration, recently testified before Congress that “most people are going to get Covid”. Dr Anthon...


COVID-19 and its neurological consequences particularly burden marginalized communities, and so can only be effectively treated by advancing health equity. Our world has witnessed over 275 million confirmed cases of COVID-19 and over 5 million related deaths 1 . Marginalized communities everywhere...


Diabetes type 2: The red juice that lowers blood sugar 'significantly' within minutes  ExpressDiabetes: Treatment for blood sugar includes rice bran oil Introduction  Toys MatrixDiabetes: Herbs and spices to control blood sugar levels  Hindustan TimesDiabetes: The lipid...


Humboldt County Public Health reported today three new hospitalizations due to COVID-19 since Friday, three residents in their 70s. An additional 840 new cases were also reported since Friday, bringing to 13,758 the total number of residents who have tested positive for the virus. No new deaths...


Forget about herd immunity. Covid-19 vaccines and prior infection don’t provide lasting protection against infection and transmission, especially with the Omicron variant. That makes it impossible for enough of the population to become immune to stop the virus from spreading. But don’t despair. Omi...


Credit: Unsplash/CC0 Public Domain Individuals living with Type 1 diabetes must carefully follow prescribed insulin regimens every day, receiving injections of the hormone via syringe, insulin pump or some other device. And without viable long-term treatments, this course of treatment is...



Credit: Unsplash/CC0 Public Domain Disrupting circadian rhythms, which change naturally on a 24-hour cycle, has been implicated in heart disease, but it is unclear how it leads to the condition. A research team at Baylor College of Medicine and collaborating institutions investigated the...


New hope for a HIV cure? Scientists eliminate virus in 40% of mice by using a 'kick and kill' technique that forces it out of hiding and makes it vulnerable to injections of killer immune cells Patients with HIV typically take antiretrovirals to supress the virus in their body Such drugs do no...


(CNN)Birthdays are usually joyous occasions for Bonnie Wiener-Bambara, with daylong parties that involve pampering, dinner and friends. When she turned 47 on January 10, however, the festivities were practically nonexistent. There was good reason for the change in plans: The college professor i...


High cholesterol can block blood vessels, increasing your risk of having heart attack or a stroke. High triglycerides, another type of blood fat, can also mean you’re at risk of heart disease, liver disease and diabetes. Having elevated levels of either substance in your blood is a concern for both...


More than one in 10 fish oil supplements tested from among 60 large retail brands are rancid, while nearly half are just under the recommended maximum limit, according to independent tests. Conducted over several years by Labdoor, which analyses vitamins and supplements based on criteria such as p...


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The heart has played a central role in COVID-19 since the beginning. Cardiovascular conditions are among the highest risk factors for hospitalization. A significant number of patients hospitalized with SARS-CoV-2 infections have signs of heart damage, and many recover from infection with lasting ca...


We have always been told that eating healthy food is perhaps the most important aspect of staying fit. The advantages of a balanced diet and adequate exercise have been explained abundantly by experts across the world. But did you know that the order in which you eat the food on your plate may a...



In yesterday's Daily Mail, in the first part of an exclusive series about how to beat insomnia, renowned consultant neurologist and sleep expert Professor Guy Leschziner told how the pandemic has been driving another global health crisis: an epidemic of sleep problems. He explained how the most...


CORVALLIS, Oregon (WISH) — A study released Friday by Oregon State University researchers say compounds found in Cannabis sativa, or hemp, showed the ability to prevent the coronavirus from entering human cells. The discovery came as part of a chemical screening technique under study by Richard van...


When it comes to healthy fats, omega-3s are the talk of the town, so we're sure you've heard about the support they provide to the heart, brain, and more by now.* But the recommended amounts of omega-3 fatty acids can be complicated (especially when it comes to EPA and DHA), and the maximum levels...


An experimental nose spray developed in Finland could protect people from COVID-19 infection for up to 8 hours. Researchers from the University of Helsinki developed a novel treatment that successfully blocked infection from the virus during animal laboratory studies. The mice that were used in the...


Thousands of miles from Dr. Barney Graham’s lab in Bethesda, Md., a frightening new coronavirus had jumped from camels to humans in the Middle East, killing one out of every three people infected. An expert on the world’s most intractable viruses, Dr. Graham had been working for months to develop...




Numbers reveal key benefits to vaccine boosters in fighting infection, severe illness and death. Rick Egan | Tribune file photo) Covid vaccinations provided by the Salt Lake County Health Department at the Rancho Market parking lot on Redwood Road, on Thursday, January 6, 2022.   | Jan....


Snuggling a bearded dragon could end up being a stomach-churning experience. The Centers For Disease Control and Prevention on Tuesday published information suggesting that a recent salmonella outbreak in 25 states seems to be linked to people who got up close and personal with one of the lizards...


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The European Union’s drug regulator is warning that too many doses of COVID-19 vaccines could eventually weaken the body’s immune system, rendering the extra shots ineffective. Marco Cavaleri, the head of vaccine strategy for the European Medicines Agency, said earlier this week that booster shot...


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Two months after Pfizer’s covid vaccine was authorized for children ages 5 to 11, just 27 percent have received at least one shot, according to Jan. 12 data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Only 18 percent, or 5 million kids, have both doses. The national effort to vaccinate chi...


"Know how to not get COVID? Don't get tested." That's the premise of some viral TikTok videos that mock COVID-19 testing in which users boast about not getting tested despite showing symptoms – a message doctors are calling "extremely dangerous" and "selfish." In a video posted...


Clinicians have also begun to report a particular side effect of Covid during pregnancy, which they are calling Covid placentitis. Placentitis is inflammation of the placenta, typically caused by an infectious agent, and is linked to stillbirths. And, more worryingly, the cases are not appearing...



Research Indirect effects of... Indirect effects of the covid-19 pandemic on childhood infection in England: population based observational study Abstract Objective To assess the impact of the covid-19 pandemic on hospital admission rates and mortality outcomes for child...


To the Editor: During the severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) pandemic, several new viral variants have emerged, leading to the virus becoming more contagious. However, efficient immune escape has not been observed, and vaccines have remained effective. Most recently, the B...


In spring 2021, as more people got vaccinated against COVID-19, some people who menstruate began to notice their periods were a bit off. Anecdotal stories detailed heavier flows or delayed cycles. People who thought they were postmenopausal and done with bleeding, were bleeding. As the stories tric...


Humboldt County Public Health reported today the death of two residents, one in their 60s, and one aged 80 or older, due to COVID-19. Staff in the Department Operations Center extend their condolences to all who have lost a loved one to the virus. Three new hospitalizations — two residents in t...



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Massachusetts’ digital vaccine passport leaves some residents frustrated: ‘Couldn’t find anything for me’  MassLive.comBoston plans to launch its own digital vaccine card app as mandate takes effect  WCVB BostonMassachusetts digital COVID vaccine passport not working for you? Try...


Brookline announces vaccination mandate for certain settings  Boston.comBoston’s vaccine mandate to take effect Saturday; City launches app to show proof of vaccination  Boston 25 NewsSome top Mass. lawmakers say the entire state should require proof of vaccination for certain in...


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If you're experiencing a sore throat, runny nose, or fever, you're likely wondering which illness you have. While the Omicron and Delta variants continue to drive COVID cases globally, many of the symptoms are similar to the typical cold or flu. Some differences appear to be emerging in...


Medical staff members treat patients inside the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) ward at the Central Clinical Hospital of the Ministry of Interior and Administration in Warsaw, Poland, January 11, 2022. REUTERS/Kacper Pempel Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Jan 12 (Reuters)...


Magnesium threonate is a form of the essential mineral magnesium. The body requires magnesium for various crucial functions, including enzyme reactions, protein synthesis, glucose control, muscle function, and nerve function. Evidence suggests an individual may benefit from a reduced risk of demen...


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Girl younger than 10 confirmed as Houston's youngest COVID victim, city health department says  KHOU.comHouston COVID death: Child under 10 who died in October 2021 is city's youngest confirmed pediatric death from coronavirus  KTRK-TVHouston reports child under 10 died from COVI...


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Experts say co-infection can be more dangerous The term "flurona" is used to describe an infection with both influenza, or the flu, and COVID-19 at the same time. The term doesn't describe a new virus or virus variant. The infection dubbed “flurona” has captured the world’s att...


Read a book, have a hot bath, perhaps count sheep — we all have our own ways of trying to fall asleep. Yet all too often these efforts prove unsuccessful. Studies have found that around a third of people in the UK suffer from insomnia, meaning they struggle to fall or stay asleep, and around two mi...


Adding olive oil to your diet could lower your risk of Alzheimer's disease, cardiovascular disease and cancer, new research suggests. The health benefits of olive oil have long been touted – olive oil is packed with healthy fats, nutrients and antioxidants – and it's a vital ing...



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The way predictions raced ahead of experiments on Omicron’s spike protein reflects a recent sea change in molecular biology brought about by AI. The first software capable of accurately predicting protein structures became widely available only months before Omicron appeared, thanks to competing...


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A team of researchers at Baylor College of Medicine and collaborating institutions has shed new light into the complexity of vitamin B12 diseases. The scientists studied two rare inherited vitamin B12 conditions that affect the same gene but are clinically distinct from the most common genetic...


Background: Kidney transplant recipients receiving immunosuppressive drugs have impaired immune responses to messenger RNA (mRNA) COVID-19 vaccines (1). Consequently, despite standard vaccination with mRNA vaccines, many of these patients remain at high risk for severe disease during the ongoing p...


Humboldt County Public Health reported today the death of a resident aged 80 or older due to COVID-19. Staff in the Department Operations Center extend their condolences to all who have lost a loved one to the virus. An additional 223 new cases of COVID-19 were reported, bringing to 12,506 the...


Extreme meditation retreat, where participants practice for 10 hours daily, leads to significant changes to 220 genes linked to immune system. GAINESVILLE, Fla. —Meditating for a few minutes each day may be the first step in helping the body fight off cancer and viruses like COVID-19, a new study...


Spike in autoimmune diseases blamed on fast food: scientists  New York Post Autoimmune disease spike blamed on Western diet, scientists say  Fox NewsFast-food diets are confusing people's immune systems and leading to a rise in autoimmune diseases  Daily MailWestern die...


Scientists Warn That Triclosan – Found in Toothpaste and Toys – Triggers Harm to the Gut  SciTechDailyThis Common Toothpaste Ingredient Isn't Great for Your Gut Health, According to New Research  msnNOWMice study shows how an antimicrobial found in toothpaste can trigger gut infl...


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(CNN)Exercise is good for you. Breaking a sweat has been shown to improve nearly every organ in the body, fight nearly every disease doctors diagnose and improve nearly every health condition that you might live with on a daily basis. It gets even better. A new study finds exercise bo...


(CNN)As Covid-19 cases skyrocketed across Britain in late December, Stuart Guest spent his vacation poring over scientific reports about air cleaning and filtration systems. Guest, a head teacher at an elementary school in Birmingham, England, scoured Amazon for affordable air purifiers in the...


A doctor said a man with joint pain, body aches, and fatigue likely had weight-related arthritis. Dr. Mike talks on YouTube about seeing the patient later, and diagnosing him with Lyme disease.  Weight bias is pervasive in medicine, leading to poorer outcomes.  Loading Something is loading....


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Anna Price was in her early 40s and a working mother of two girls when she began to feel that life was too much. She'd lose everything, constantly, from car keys to hidden Christmas presents. Even with five diaries plotting her every waking minute, she'd forget important meetings, birthdays and cal...


Some children infected with the Omicron variant are experiencing croup-like symptoms, NBC News reported. Croup is an infection in the upper airway that causes a harsh cough that sounds like barking. It's generally harmless and easy to diagnose, doctors told NBC News. Loading Something is loa...



Dr. Bob Wachter, the chair of the department of medicine at UCSF, has been tweeting about COVID-19 for nearly two years, sharing regular updates with his views on the state of the pandemic in San Francisco and worldwide.   Over the weekend, Wachter's Twitter account with 245,000 followers got a lit...


The New Old Age With Covid surging again and vaccine fatigue rising, vaccination rates for influenza are troublingly low, especially among older Americans. Vaccinations at a nursing home in Manhattan. According to the C.D.C., only 11 percent of seniors had recei...


No, flurona is not some scary new variant of the coronavirus. And — do we really need to say this? — it is not an actual scientific term. But the phenomenon of “coinfection” with influenza and the coronavirus is real and, to those in the medical community, not the least bit surprising. A person can...


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BOSTON (CBS) — The COVID positivity rate in Boston is at 32%, Boston Public Health Commission Director Dr. Bisola Ojikutu said Saturday. That’s up from 22% last week. The city is holding a number of COVID vaccine clinics this week in an effort to protect residents. The numbers don’t surprise res...


A nutritionist has given her verdict on five of the most popular diets around to reveal which ones really keep you healthy.  Kate Llewellyn-Waters, award-winning London-based nutritionist and author of The Immunity Cookbook, broke down the strengths and weaknesses of vegan, keto, paleo, alkaline an...


As we head into year three of the COVID-19 pandemic, the updates and recommendations for how to stay safe from COVID, particularly for children, seem to be evolving as fast as a new variant in an unvaccinated population. (Sorry, pandemic humor.) In all seriousness, as Omicron surges, the new guidan...


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As it races around the world, the COVID-19 omicron variant shows tantalizing hints that it could morph into the ideal virus: highly transmissible, to be sure, but tamed by vaccines and milder than previous, sometimes deadly versions. Yet the evolutionary arms race between humans and the virus is...


The omicron variant of the novel coronavirus has become known for causing mild illness, especially among the fully vaccinated. But there are still some COVID-19 symptoms to keep in mind because they may require you to visit the hospital. The World Health Organization recently updated its COVID-19...


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WEST NORRITON, Pa. (CBS) — Health officials have shut down a Montgomery County restaurant while they investigate a deadly hepatitis A outbreak. Gino’s Ristorante and Pizzeria on West Main Street in West Norriton is shut down until further notice. It’s a truly fluid situation with many questions...



(CNN)Many people are hearing from their doctors that they have a "mild" Covid-19 infection amid a surge of the highly contagious Omicron variant of the coronavirus, but your illness may not feel as minor as "mild" sounds. It was true for Michelle Cordes, a dietitian at a Chicago-area hospital....


WATERLOO - Despite a rush for vaccine booster appointments, some pharmacists say half the people offered the Moderna vaccine have been refusing it. "Obviously, that's an empty seat. So the efficiency and speed at which we can provide third doses slows down tremendously," Dr. Isaac Bogoch with...


The FGF1 hormone regulates blood glucose by inhibiting fat breakdown, although it works differently than insulin. Investigators from Salk Institute have discovered a new molecule produced in fat tissue that could act similarly to insulin, rapidly regulating blood glucose levels. According to t...


It’s omicron madness. As predicted, the omicron wave has hit Utah, and hard. We’re now seeing daily case counts that are double what we’ve seen at any point in the pandemic, and our systems are significantly stressed as a result. In this article, let’s discuss some of the recent findings about omic...



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Three bat species A) Eptesicus fuscus (big brown bat), B) Lasionycteris noctivagans (silver-haired bat), and C) Tadarida brasiliensis (Mexican free-tailed bat) implicated in three of the U.S. rabies cases reported last year. Photo: CDC: Photo A/unidentified patient; Photo B/Mark Mayfie...


More than 3,000 Michigan health care workers are off the job because they tested positive for coronavirus or were exposed to it, forcing hospitals to postpone some elective procedures as they brace for an influx of more patients in a COVID-19 surge fueled by the highly transmissib...



Dr. Keith Roach is a physician at Weill Cornell Medical College and New York Presbyterian Hospital. He writes an educational column on infectious diseases, public health and sports medicine.North America Syndicate DEAR DR. ROACH: I heard that drinking LOTS of water the day before an...


Yes, you can get “flurona.” But it’s probably not as bad as it sounds. Credit... Timo Lenzen Jan. 7, 2022 Reports about dual infection with the flu virus and the coronavirus have been making sensational headlines recently. Last week Isr...


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Proof-of-contest is inexpensive and quantifies specific antigens from a drop of blood within minutes. A portable and rapid prostate cancer screening kit could help provide early warning to individuals with higher incidences of prostate cancer, particularly those with limited access to health car...


In the days before a vaccine for chicken pox became widely available, some parents would host “chicken pox parties” amidst an outbreak to try to ensure that their kids wouldn’t be left out of the wave of infections. The thinking was that chicken pox was a mild disease for kids but worse for adult...


Alabama hospitals and ICUs, while still short of the huge numbers seen during the late summer delta surge, are already being stretched thin by omicron. And some areas are getting hit harder than others. Dr. Donald Williamson, CEO of the Alabama Hospital Association, said hospitals in the Montgomer...


PHILADELPHIA (WPVI) -- The Montgomery County Department of Public Health on Friday released the name of the Italian restaurant linked to a deadly Hepatitis A outbreak. Gino's Ristorante Pizzeria in West Norriton will be closed until further notice while the investigation continues, officials said...


Smoking, obesity and high blood sugar are risk factors for dementia. 7 January 2022, 00:49 • 4 min read Unless countries act swiftly to address dementia risk factors, global cases of dementia may triple by 2050, according to a new study published Thursday in the Lancet. "Our study o...


Image source, International Polar Foundation A Belgian scientific research station in Antarctica has been hit with an outbreak of Covid-19, despite workers being fully vaccinated and based in one of the world's remotest regions. Since 14 December, 11 workers at the Princess El...


When Santa Cruz County announced its latest COVID public health guidance on Wednesday, officials included a stark plea to people with only mild symptoms: "AVOID TRIPS TO HOSPITAL EMERGENCY DEPARTMENTS." COVID-19 hospitalizations are rising across California amid a record spike in cases from the omi...


Source: AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews, File Last month, reports revealed that one of America's largest retailers, Kroger, would be ending paid emergency leave for employees who are unvaccinated against the Wuhan coronavirus. The company also will require unvaccinated employees on their health c...


Share Health and Medicine Research using data from a menstrual cycle tracking app has found an association between COVID-19 va... Share Health and Medicine Although these results suggest that hedgehogs were the origin of this specific variety of...


(CNN)If you caught Covid-19 over the holidays -- and with the highly contagious Omicron variant in circulation, record numbers of people did -- you may be wondering what your next steps should be. Here's what the experts say you should know. I tested positive, but I feel fine. Should I still...


Wild deer in six northeast Ohio locations were discovered infected with at least three virus variants of COVID-19, a team of Ohio State University researchers has reported. The finding, from nasal swabs of 360 white-tailed deer, is among the first evidence showing active COVID i...


26 References Abstract Background Before the emergence of the B.1.617.2 (delta) variant of severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2), vaccination reduced transmission of SARS-CoV-2 from vaccinated persons who became infected, potentially by reducing viral loads. Although...


Image source, Open Cages Image caption, Animal welfare group Open Cages said this image of a cull was taken on a Lincolnshire farm About one million birds have been culled to stop the spread of bird flu in Lincolnshire, the BBC estimates. The virus was first confirmed in Lincoln...


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Shoving garlic cloves up your nose is snot a good idea.  One of the new year’s most hazardous trends isn’t just odious — it reeks of pseudoscience, experts said. The harebrained hack has unofficial healers corking up their nostrils with raw garlic cloves for approximately 10 to 15 minutes in attem...


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Supplements are commonly taken to help maintain good health and combat a vitamin deficiency, but many experts question the validity of vitamins due to lack of regulations, harmful side effects and the ineffectiveness of many. Americans have been taking vitamins for decades, but do they really hel...


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Tuolumne County Public Health reports the death of a woman in her 60s that was determined to be due to Covid-19, she was not vaccinated. There are 94 new Covid-19 positive residents identified since yesterday, 62 are unvaccinated. Tuolumne County’s active community cases increased 76 to 29...


Science The transplant in an animal named Cronutt points toward a new strategy to treat the disease. But many questions remain. By Emily Mullin Published January 5, 2022 • 12 min read The patient’s seizures were getting more severe and increasingly frequent. One or t...


WACO, Texas (KWTX) - Many sick Central Texans are asking themselves: do I have allergies, COVID-19, or both? Late last week, cedar pollen went through the roof, leaving local doctors offices slammed. “The cedar pollen was bad, we were extremely busy, still we are busy,” said Dr. N.J. Amar with Wa...


Being told you’re really sweet is usually a compliment, but not when you hear it from your doctor in reference to your blood. When your blood sugar (or glucose) remains high, it’s a sign that you may have diabetes, a chronic condition that more than 34 million American adults have. Diabetes require...


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Coronavirus hospitalizations are on the rise across Southern California, but officials say many of the patients are not initially being admitted for the virus. According to state figures, there were 2,240 COVID-positive patients in Los Angeles County hospitals as of Tuesday, a jump from 1,994 on...


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Insulin and FGF1 both regulate blood sugar levels using independent pathways. Credit: Salk Institute The discovery of insulin 100 years ago opened a door that would lead to life and hope for millions of people with diabetes. Ever since then, insulin, produced in the pancreas, has been con...


Personal Health Psychological stress activates the fear center in the brain, setting into motion a cascade of reactions that can lead to heart attacks and strokes. Credit... Rachel Levit Ruiz Published Jan. 3, 2022 Updated Jan. 4, 2022...


Five tips for spotting melanoma and other skin cancers. Nadia Popovici, a hockey fan, posed for a photo that recreates the text of a message that may have saved the life of Brian Hamilton, an assistant equipment manager.  Credit... Ted S. Warren/Associated Pre...


Look out for these signs of financial trouble. Recognizing signs of financial trouble may help you come to a dementia diagnosis sooner while protecting your finances, says the NIA. Begin by noting any time you have difficulty "counting change, paying for a purchase, calculating a tip, balancin...


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A new study has found that worries and anxiety over the COVID-19 pandemic can impair basic cognitive functions, leading to poorer decision making, delays in mental processing speed, and alteration of the perception of risk. A team at McGill University and The Neuro – Montreal Neurological Institute...


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The number of coronavirus-positive patients has spiked dramatically across Southern California since Christmas — but some health officials are noting important differences in how the latest surge is playing out in hospitals compared with last winter’s devastating wave. In Los Angeles, Orange and...


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When Laura and David Gunner learned their 27-year-old son, Steven, had died from an opioid overdose, the couple were stricken by grief but not entirely surprised. They had struggled to help him overcome addictions and erratic behavior for more than a decade. Seeking solace in the aftermath of Steve...


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How many people does it kill?  More than 11,800 men a year - or one every 45 minutes - are killed by the disease in Britain, compared with about 11,400 women dying of breast cancer. It means prostate cancer is behind only lung and bowel in terms of how many people it kills in Britain.  In the US,...


A man who is suffering from a one in two million genetic disorder that is slowly turning his muscles into bone has opened up about the stark realities of his condition - detailing his struggle to find love, while coming to terms with the harsh realization that he will never be able to fulfill his l...


Fully vaccinated and just got COVID? Here’s when you should get a booster, and what to do right away  The Seattle TimesIs It Safe To Get the COVID-19 Booster Shot If You’re Pregnant?  Health Essentials from Cleveland ClinicExplainer: Who can get a Covid-19 booster shot in Pakista...


The researchers also found that the variant is very resistant to antibodies from vaccinated people  DH Web Desk, Jan 02 2022, 20:18 ist updated: Jan 02 2022, 22:51 ist A new study by researchers in Scotland shows that the Omicron variant of the coronavirus has underg...


New Edith Cowan University (ECU) research has found that people who eat a diet rich in vitamin K have up to a 34 percent lower risk of atherosclerosis-related cardiovascular disease (conditions affecting the heart or blood vessels). New Edith Cowan University (ECU) research has found that pe...


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A new study confirms that treatment with Bimagrumab, an antibody that blocks activin type II receptors and stimulates skeletal muscle growth, is safe and effective for treating excess adiposity and metabolic disturbances of adult patients with obesity and type 2 diabetes. “These exciting result...


With omicron rates soaring, you may find yourself despairingly asking when — or even if — this pandemic is ever going to end. The good news is that it will end. Experts agree on that. We’re not going to totally eradicate Covid-19, but we will see it move out of the pandemic phase and into the ende...


LOS ANGELES (CNS) -- The number of coronavirus patients in Los Angeles County hospitals rose to 1,628 on Saturday -- up from 1,424 on Friday, according to the latest state figures. Of those patients, 246 were in intensive care, up sharply from 218 the previous day. Friday's daily positivity rate...


So far, it appears the omicron variant appears to create mild COVID-19 symptoms compared to earlier strains of the coronavirus. But the severe COVID-19 illness from omicron might be more severe than before. Per The Economist, the omicron variant has high transmissibility, meaning it could spread fa...



Via drug repositioning, Osaka City University creates combination of rifampicin and resveratrol and have shown in mouse models that the nasal administration improves cognitive function without the negative liver side effects of rifampicin alone. Via drug repositioning, Osaka City University c...


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Published December 31, 2021 11:07AM Chicago - Saturday's storm has the potential to lay down heavy snow with most computer models suggesting between 4 to 8 inches. One model even hints at a few narrow bands of lake-effect enhanced snowfall that could pile up to around a foot and a half in...


A large-scale analysis of people who eat mushrooms suggests they have a lower risk of developing depression. The association is still a mystery, and for now, the authors say the data should be interpreted with caution. There's always a chance the results are a mere correlation, especially since e...


The California Department of Public Health has updated quarantine and isolation guidelines for COVID-19 — and this time, things are getting a bit less restrictive. With the constantly mutating virus and evolving pandemic research, public health officials say the new shorter guidelines for stayin...


The United States has one of the world's highest rates of COVID deaths per million despite massive spending, several phases of lockdowns, mask mandates, and a moonshot initiative to develop vaccines. Confirmed deaths per million in the U.S. have hit roughly 2,470 on Wednesday since March 2020, ra...


HIV (yellow) infecting a human immune cell. Credit: Seth Pincus, Elizabeth Fischer and Austin Athman, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, National Institutes of Health Some people diagnosed with HIV are able to eradicate the virus without antiretroviral medications or e...


BERLIN : A study has revealed that the new coronavirus variant Omicron is highly resistant to antibodies of people who have recovered from the the virus and those who have been completely inoculated with two doses of the Pfizer vaccine. Research comes amid rising cases of the variant of concern,...


Whether a deadly disease like cancer and Alzheimer’s or a lifelong affliction like diabetes, eczema, or arthritis, 2021 has been a year of breakthroughs and advancements. Beyond COVID-19 and the developments of the mRNA vaccines created to halt the pandemic, medical researchers around the world con...


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A month ago, it felt like we could see the future. Boosters were rolling out. School-age kids were getting their second shots in time to see grandparents over winter break. Life in the United States was sliding toward something that looked like it might be normal—not pre-pandemic normal, of cour...



US maintains high death rate due to COVID-19 despite lockdowns, mask mandates, and vaccines  Washington ExaminerCDC Predicts Staggering Number Of COVID Deaths In Next Month  iHeartRadioCDC predicts more than 44,000 COVID deaths over the next month  WCYBDr. Michael Kitch...


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Compared with earlier variants, Omicron may cause less damage to the lungs, new animal research suggests. Many research groups studying Omicron in animals have found that, compared with other variants, it causes much less damage to the lungs. Credit... Jerome...


National Health Service put on ‘war footing’ amid record-high caseload driven by the rapid spread of Omicron variant. Published On 30 Dec 2021 30 Dec 2021 England’s National Health Service (NHS) is setting up coronavirus “surge hubs” at hospitals across the country amid a record number...


Coronavirus Israel By Aryeh Stern Thursday, December 30, 2021 at 10:58 am | כ"ו טבת תשפ"ב Ichilov Hospital team members wearing protective gear as they work at the coronavirus department of Ichilov Hospital. (Tomer Neuberg/Flash90) YERUSHALAYIM - Thursday, December 30, 2...


Alzheimer's breakthrough as experts find clue as to how memory-robbing disease starts and say hallmark mutations may starve brain of crucial energy Australian researchers examined zebrafish with genes connected to Alzheimer's They found brain cells of fish with the genes had disrupted oxygen g...


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The number of new covid-19 cases in Allegheny County has grown exponentially this week, with nearly 2,000 new cases reported Thursday — a sign health director Dr. Debra Bogen said is a likely due to the quick-spreading omicron variant. From Monday to Tuesday, the county recorded 654 new cases, fol...



5 References Article Covid-19 vaccination for adolescents (for these purposes, children 12 to 17 years of age) is important, both for their own mental and physical health and for public health; the benefits of vaccination vastly outweigh the small risk of adverse reactions. Yet accord...


Alaska News By Annie Berman Updated: 17 hours ago Published: 17 hours ago COVID-19 cases in Alaska have again begun to rise, and the highly transmissible omicron variant is likely responsible, the state epidemiologist said Wednesday. The state on Wednesday reported 996 new COVID-19 cas...


By Sharon Guynup Published December 29, 2021 • 13 min read At the height of the COVID-19 tsunami that engulfed New York City in early 2020, a highly respected emergency room doctor, Lorna Breen, died by suicide. She had been serving as medical director at Manhattan’s NewYork...


In American culture, it's bad to be fat. Rarely is this more apparent than at the start of the New Year, when diet culture, fatphobia and capitalism converge. Exploiting body shame and people's desire for renewal, weight loss companies ramp up ads, gyms reduce rates and diet compa...



CDC recommends cutting quarantine time in half Michigan health officials have opted to keep their current COVID quarantine, isolation guidelines after the CDC recommended cutting the amount of suggested days to quarantine in half. LANSING, Mich. – Michigan health of...


Until now, San Francisco, Marin, Sonoma and Alameda counties had allowed people to take their masks off in offices, gyms and religious gathering spaces like churches, provided everyone was fully vaccinated. The counties had negotiated with the state to preserve those exemptions after California’s r...


(CNN)First there were the fidget spinners, then the squishies, then the pop toys, then the faux game controllers, bendable this-and-thats and a number of other hand-held items that my kids could manipulate with one hand. Initially, I fluctuated between feeling mildly enthused and agnostic about...


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Santa Clara County health officials on Tuesday announced a rapid increase in COVID-19 case rates and updated recommendations regarding vaccinations and masks as well as the county health order in light of the spike. County Public Health Officer Dr. Sara Cody held a briefing Tuesday morning to provi...


kidney sections from healthy control (left) and COVID-19 patient (right). Scar tissue is blue. Credit: Jitske Jansen and Bart Smeets, Radboudumc The Coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 infects the kidneys and contributes to tissue scarring, as shown by researchers from the RWTH Uniklinik Aachen, Germany,...


Throughout history, the discovery of cures and treatments have led to fewer people dying from diseases. For epidemics, they tend to signal an end. But that hasn’t been the case for the decades-old opioid epidemic, for which effective treatments are available, but vastly underutilized across the U.S....



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A mummified adult man of the Ansilta culture, from the Andes of San Juan, Argentina, dating back approx 2,000 years. Credit: Universidad Nacional de San Juan New technique means head lice can provide clues about ancient people and migration. Human DNA can be extracted from the ‘cement’ he...


New 'Jolie gene' test could help women avoid needless cancer operations by helping doctors to predict when at-risk patients might develop killer disease A team's breakthrough could help thousands with the mutated BRCA1 gene   It is called the 'Jolie' gene after Angelina Jolie, who inherited it...


President Biden announced last week that the U.S. will lift Covid-19 travel restrictions on South Africa and seven neighboring countries, effective Friday. By the time the travel ban was instituted on Nov. 26, it was clear that the Omicron variant not only had spread widely in Africa but had alread...


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The seasonal flu has returned to Minnesota, presenting clinics and hospitals with sick patients when COVID-19 is creating stress on the health system. One year ago, the flu was virtually nonexistent in the state as well as most regions of the globe, as travel restrictions and COVID-19 prevention me...


Humboldt County Public Health reported today 23 new cases of COVID-19, bringing to 10,859 the total number of residents who have tested positive for the virus. No new hospitalizations or deaths were reported. With holiday travel and more indoor gatherings, Public Health is urging residents to g...


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Health experts continue to share a number of new omicron variant symptoms they have seen so far as the variant continues to spread throughout the world. Tim Spector, a professor of genetic epidemiology at King’s College London, recently told The Daily Express in the U.K. that those who are fully v...




Love Philly? Sign up for the free Billy Penn newsletter to get everything you need to know about Philadelphia, every day. More Philadelphians are testing positive for COVID-19 than any time in the past two years. However, the number of people hospitalized with the virus in the city is less th...


Not only are we seeing yet another rise in COVID-19 cases, thanks in part to the omicron variant, but we're also now seeing flu cases ticking upward. Oh, and it's cold season, of course. So if you're feeling congested and tired, it might be tough to figure out which one of these illnesses you've go...


There is evidence that women have sex on the brain just as much as — if not more than — their male counterparts, according to a new study. Scientific researchers have identified the brain region linked to genital touch in women, finding that it is better developed in those who frequently get steam...


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The devastated father of a 'fit and healthy' young mum who died suddenly while 29 weeks pregnant said doctors told him she would be alive today if she 'had taken the vaccine'. David Exley, 57, said his daughter Sadie, 24, had a 'hunky-dory' pregnancy and had no complications until she suddenly star...


A growing body of scientific evidence suggest the omicron variant of COVID-19 is less severe than the delta variant -- but according to one prominent New York City emergency room physician, it all depends on what shots you've had. Omicron is surging out of control in the city, with some Manhattan...


Up to 3% of Greenland residents - or 1,600 people - have rare genetic mutation that makes sugary food as healthy as broccoli for them, study finds Some Greenlanders have a rare genetic mutation that allows for them to metabolize sugar in a way that makes it healthy for them, a new study finds...



Obesity in the United States is a problem. Over 40 percent of adult Americans are obese, according to Trust for America's Health and "1 in 5 children and adolescents in the US have obesity", the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention states. There are several causes for obesity like gen...


When Philippa Hetherington found out in November 2020 that she had metastatic breast cancer that had spread to her lungs, doctors ordered up a lung biopsy to determine the type of treatment she might need. At the time, though, the U.K. was in the midst of a Covid-19 surge. She was told there was no...



You can't remember where you put the keys. It seems to be happening more often. What does it mean? Memory loss can be a distressing experience. The good news is that it doesn't automatically mean you have a serious condition like dementia. Read on to find out the #1 cause of memory loss—and to en...


I t is likely that in the “before times”, few Americans knew that independent experts advised the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on the safety and efficacy of vaccines, and that the FDA usually took their advice. Less than a year into the Covid-19 pandemic, that quickly changed. The Vac...


A new study published in the journal  PLOS One  suggests that social anxiety is characterized by increased avoidance, rather than hypervigilance, during social situations. The naturalistic study tracked participants’ eye gazes as a stranger entered the room and found that participants with higher s...


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Los Angeles County reported nearly 10,000 new coronavirus cases Friday as the highly infectious Omicron variant spread across California and officials took precautions. The county reported 9,988 new cases, compared with 8,633 on Thursday and 6,509 on Wednesday. Cases have been rising dramatically...


Ever eaten that last slice of pizza, even though you've had enough? Or polished off kids' leftovers, despite already feeling full? To understand what's happening - and how to fix it - let's explore your body's "stop eating signals" (satiety signals). The science of satiety signals Your body...


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Officials prepare for ‘fast peaking’ of COVID-19 as the state, North Texas see an increase in cases  The Dallas Morning NewsDoctors and nurses brace for another surge in COVID-19 hospitalizations  FOX 4 DallasUT researchers predict the pandemic surge driven by the omicron variant...


LOS ANGELES (CNS) -- Los Angeles County is expanding access to free COVID-19 tests amid an explosive surge in new cases including nearly 10,000 on Friday, as the county's public health director warns about possible record numbers of daily infections by the end of the year. Fueled by the highly tr...


Nearly half of Oregonians know someone who died from COVID-19, yet their familiarity with the disease doesn’t make them more likely to get vaccinated against it, University of Oregon researchers have found. That’s just one of the illuminating bits of information to be gleaned from the research, wh...


Type 2 diabetes: Four ways you can keep your blood sugar levels in check on Christmas Day  Daily ExpressDiabetes: The black drink that 'significantly' lowers blood sugar 60 minutes after intake  ExpressDiabetes diet: 5 ways to keep high blood sugar under control this Christmas&nb...


Japan's Yamagata University said Friday it has found that a drug being developed for the treatment of Alzheimer's is also effective in treating amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, more commonly known as Lou Gehrig's disease. The drug has been found capable of curbing the abnormal agglomeration of protei...


Since the coronavirus pandemic began in March 2020, numerous variants have emerged, lockdowns have been instituted and vaccines introduced. People around the world have craved normalcy, a life without COVID-19, but many scientists believe that may not ever be possible. As the world enters yea...


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The more contagious Omicron Covid variant is spreading rapidly across the UK and is set to become the dominant strain in the UK. So far more than deaths from the new variant have been recorded and tens of thousands of infections logged. Prime minister Boris Johnson has ruled out introducing new res...


Most people can get over COVID within a few weeks of feeling ill and contracting the virus and experience common symptoms such as loss of taste and smell, headache, sore throat, fever and chills, fatigue, and shortness of breath. However, medical experts have recently learned that with some people...


Share on Pinterest Researchers have managed to locate the area where the female brain processes genital touch. Photo editing by Stephen Kelly. Juan Moyano/Stocksy Limited precision methods have made it difficult to understand where the female brain processes genital touch....


A month ago, no one had heard anything about the omicron variant, discovered in South Africa and reported to the World Health Organization on Nov. 24. In just 30 days, the variant has been identified in all states and six Michigan counties, including Wayne, Washtenaw, Oakland, Macomb, Genesee and...


Scripps Research and collaborators discovered a new set of antibodies (blue and gray) that can neutralize influenza by binding to the anchor region of influenza HA (pink and purple). Credit: Julianna Han, Ward Lab at Scripps Research Scientists at Scripps Research, University of Chicago a...


If you receive the dreaded positive test result, here is what health authorities recommend you do next. You just tested positive. What now? Once you receive confirmation that you have tested positive for COVID-19, the CDC recommends isolating for a full 10 days. The Massachusetts Department of...


ST. PETERSBURG — Last week I was exposed to COVID-19. I had a group of friends over for dinner before everyone left for the holidays. Everyone was fully vaccinated and symptom-free, so we thought we were in the clear. The next morning, one guest tested positive. As the highly contagious omicron vari...


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Photo: Soloviova Liudmyla (Shutterstock) There are a lot of reasons to stay in bed these days. The temperature is getting lower, and COVID cases are once again rising . If you want to stay under the covers, but still want to fit in some kind of movement, we’ve rounded up some e...


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The situation with the Omicron variant is changing so rapidly, it’s hard to know where things stand. Sometimes the news seems ominous, as when the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said the strain went from 0.7% to 73% of new infections in the U.S. in just two weeks. Other times the new...


Omicron is now the most identified variant of the coronavirus in some parts of California, officials said Thursday, marking a stunning rise that has triggered a new surge of infections, cast fresh uncertainty on holiday plans and prompted additional measures aimed at checking the strain’s rapid s...


By Frances Mao BBC News, Sydney Image source, MONASH UNIVERSITY Image caption, Heparin is a widely available drug that could help fight Covid, researchers say Australian researchers are conducting a trial to see whether squirting a blood thinner into the nose could offer pr...


3-D model of Ketamine. Credit: Wikipedia Ketamine therapy has a swift short-term effect on reducing symptoms of depression and suicidal thoughts, according to a review of all the available evidence. A systematic review led by the University of Exeter and funded by the Medical Research Co...


Coronavirus cases continued to climb Thursday, with health officials reporting 1,350 new infections and eight deaths, two of which happened in April. The case count was the highest in one day since late October. While more people are getting tested for COVID-19, an increasing percentage of them —...


U.S. heads into second Christmas with Covid as cases rise and Americans rush to get booster shots  CNBCOmicron's wave of breakthrough infections spurs rush for COVID tests, vaccines in Houston  Houston Chronicle Doctors say it's not too late to be 'boosted' in time for Christmas&...


In a few weeks, scientists at the Walter Reed Army Institute of Research are expected to announce a vaccine that is effective against all SARS and COVID-19 variants, including Omicron. © Federic Brown Licensed Vocational Nurse Eloisa Flores administers the Pfi...


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Intermittent fasting is all the rage due to its potential health benefits, and now a new review shows this style of eating really does produce weight loss and may even improve certain markers of heart health. Intermittent fasting is an umbrella term for several diets that alternate between feasts a...


Melbourne researchers have turned one of the world's most-used drugs into a nasal spray which they hope could prevent COVID-19 transmission. Key points: The nasal spray is expected to be effective against emerging COVID variants, including Omicron The drug will be trialled in 340 Victorian...


Louisiana is hurtling toward a fifth surge in COVID-19 infections, and once again the state’s top health officials are urging members of the public, regardless of their vaccination status, to wear masks in indoor public settings to slow the virus’ spread and protect the vulnerable. “Vaccination i...


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W hat do the data so far tell us about Omicron and whether it causes milder disease than previous Covid-19 variants? What can we expect to see as Omicron infections crash up against the country’s health care system? Why do Omicron waves seem to decline so quickly after scaling such heights? We do...


More than 400 people have died in Allegheny County covid-related deaths in the past three months, including 97 in December, county Health Director Dr. Debra Bogen said Wednesday. Covid-19 case counts remain at a daily average of 600 per day, while “hospitalizations remain high, as do deaths,” Boge...


Psychologists suggest there are five stages of love - butterflies, building, assimilation, honesty and stability. Each of these stages has a different impact on our psyche and health, researchers at eHarmony found in a 2014 survey. 1) Butterflies Marked by intense infatuation and sexual attracti...


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With the omicron variant spreading rapidly, the United States is all but certain to see a sharp rise in breakthrough coronavirus infections among vaccinated people. These cases were relatively rare in the pre-omicron days, but the new variant has shown an ability to slip past the body’s first lin...


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Fully vaccinated people infected with the omicron variant of the novel coronavirus could end up with super immunity to the coronavirus, according to new research from Oregon Health Science University. The research — published online in the Journal of the American Medical Association — found that...


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Humboldt County Public Health reported today the death of a resident in their 60s from COVID-19. Staff in the Department Operations Center extend their condolences to all who have lost a loved one to the virus. Twenty-eight new cases of COVID-19 were also reported, bringing to 10,652 the total...


Millions of people take antidepressants each day, but a major new review of the data brings up some concerns with how the drugs are currently prescribed.  In fact, when taken over long periods for mild and moderate depression, antidepressants may be doing patients more harm than good, the review...


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Updated Dec. 20, 2021 6:46 pm ET Your browser does not support the audio tag. This article is in your queue. The hunt for Omicron is being hampered by local Covid-19 tracking efforts that have atrophied in much of the U.S. over the course of the pandemic. Many states have pulled b...


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Los Angeles County — and indeed California at large — is beginning to feel the early effects of what is likely to be another COVID-19 winter surge, spurred on by the newer and highly transmissible omicron variant of the coronavirus. The Los Angeles Times has called the forecast “grim” for the comi...


The European Medicines Agency has approved the Novavax coronavirus vaccine. The protein-based vaccine may be a real alternative, both for bringing forward the global vaccination campaign, and for vaccination skeptics. Many people who refuse to get vaccinated against COVID-19 say they don't trust t...


COVID update: Is it still safe to gather for the holidays? Dr. Jon LaPook discusses the risks  CBS NewsVirus expert gives advice on COVID precautions as people gather for the holidays  KATUHow to protect you and your loved ones before, during, and after holiday gatherings &n...


Jelena Kecmanovic is a clinical psychologist, the founding director of Arlington/DC Behavior Therapy Institute and an adjunct professor at Georgetown University. You can find her @DrKpsychologist. (CNN)Just when we thought we could exhale and enjoy the holidays, the newest coronavirus varian...


Gottlieb: "No indication" that Omicron is more severe Gottlieb: "No indication" that Omicron is mor... 07:24 Washington — Dr. Scott Gottlieb, the former commissioner of the Food and Drug Administration, said S...


When the U.S. made COVID-19 vaccines available for all adults in the spring, Americans, including government officials, hailed the development as a turning point in the pandemic.  President Biden Joe Biden Goldman lowers 2022 growth forecasts after Manchin says no to BBB Biden's unending...


‘Follow the science” has been the battle cry of lockdown supporters since the Covid-19 pandemic began. Yet before March 2020, the mainstream scientific community, including the World Health Organization, strongly opposed lockdowns and similar measures against infectious disease. That judgment came...


When Adam Hawkins woke with a tender ankle following football training the evening before, he popped two painkillers with his breakfast cereal and coffee. With a 13-mile walk ahead of him delivering post, Adam, 46, needed to be fit and well. But arriving at his sorting office in Melton Mowbray, Le...


2. Delta Symptoms Were Also Different Right now, the vast majority of new COVID cases are of the Delta variant (although Omicron cases have been reported nationwide and are likely spreading rapidly). Since the early days of the pandemic, experts at the COVID Symptom Study have been tracking s...


ATLANTA -- How will the world decide when the pandemic is over? There's no clear-cut definition for when a pandemic starts and ends, and how much of a threat a global outbreak is posing can vary by country. "It's somewhat a subjective judgment because it's not just about the number of cases. It's...


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GREEN BAY, Wis. (WBAY) - A “tsunami” and a “category 5 hurricane.” Those are two phrases top health care leaders in Northeast Wisconsin are using to describe their concerns about a rapid increase in COVID-19 cases, the takeover of the omicron variant, and how it’s overwhelming our hospitals. The...



If our toilets are any indication, San Diego County may be in for a sharp spike in coronavirus cases soon. On Saturday, UC San Diego officials warned that samples from the Point Loma Wastewater Treatment Plant, which processes flushed waste from two out of every three San Diegans, has the highest...


Twins Emily and Christina Taylor had the same group of friends, the same thoughts and instincts and were each other's biggest fans from day one. Emily was by her sister's side when she began to feel unwell out of the blue and booked in for some routine tests in 2018, by her side when she was hospit...


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PORTAGE COUNTY – Two whitetail deer at a hunting ranch in Portage County have tested positive for chronic wasting disease, the Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection reported Friday. Chronic wasting disease, known as CWD, is a fatal infection found in deer, elk and...


Covid-19 can cause your muscles to SWELL by more than 60%, study reveals Experts took biopsies from 18 patients to see the impact of Covid-19 on muscles They found that four of them had seen muscles swell 'massively' over normal Discovering the symptom in Covid-19 patients 'stunned' the stud...


LOS ANGELES (CNS) -- Los Angeles County on Saturday reported 3,730 new cases of COVID-19 and 21 additional deaths associated with the virus -- the second consecutive day that saw more than 3,000 new cases after months of lower totals. Saturday's numbers come one day after local health officials r...


Yale University researchers have developed a novel vaccine that in guinea pigs offers protection against infection by the bacterium that causes Lyme disease and may also combat other tick-borne diseases. Instead of triggering an immune response against a particular pathogen, the new vaccine prompts...


A new pill from Pfizer to treat COVID-19 has been hailed as a game-changer that can drastically cut down the number of hospitalizations and deaths from the disease.  But demand for the treatment, known as Paxlovid, is expected to far outrun supply, blunting its ability to help fight what medic...


The flu vaccine is something many of us take for granted. Every year, starting in the early fall, “free flu shot available” signs start to line pharmacies and clinics. But in the US, only around half the population actually gets the vaccine. When talking about the flu, many equate it to a terrible...


Discovery could lead to new treatment in kids with autism and epilepsy. Calming brain protein is low in autism, leading to epilepsy No brakes on overactive brain because of mutation 30-50% of children with autism also have epilepsy Why do so many children with autism often suffer from epile...



Michigan’s health officials identified two-day totals of 12,649 new confirmed cases and 254 new deaths linked to COVID-19 for Thursday, Dec. 16, and Friday, Dec. 17. Among the new deaths, 95 occurred over the last two days while the remaining 159 were late additions discovered by the Department of...


A fountain-of-youth pill could be on the horizon after scientists dramatically extended longevity in mice. Injecting elderly rodents with a grape seed extract increased their remaining time by more than sixty percent. It also boosted overall lifespan by nine percent—equivalent to more than a decade...


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Press release from the Humboldt County Public Health Division: Humboldt County Public Health reported today 48 new cases of COVID-19, bringing to 10,569 the total number of residents who have tested positive for the virus. One new hospitalization, a resident in their 60s, was also reported. Al...


In the fight against the coronavirus, one key component of the human immune system has hogged the limelight: antibodies. These Y-shaped proteins have made top news recently because Covid-19 shots don't produce as many of them that work against the heavily mutated Omicron variant compared to past...


Increasing levels of a potential disease factor results in additional brain cells (red) in a schizophrenia brain organoid. Credit: Dr. Michael Notaras. Multiple changes in brain cells during the first month of embryonic development may contribute to schizophrenia later in life, according...


Skip to... Listen to Article What To Read Next Dr. Christine Hancock in front of the Sea Mar Community Health clinic in Bellingham, Wash., last month. One doctor finds her non-Covid patients—with chronic diseases, addiction and mental illness—have suffered the m...


The COVID-19 vaccination rates for rural Warren and Potter counties, located on either side of McKean, were 49.9% and 36.4% respectively on Dec. 7, according to the CDC. Neither Mary E. LaRowe, interim president and CEO of Upper Allegheny, nor Dr. Owens returned calls for comment. State Rep. Martin...


The omicron coronavirus variant has been identified in metro Detroit, with one case each reported Friday in Wayne, Oakland and Washtenaw counties, state health department leaders said. That brings Michigan up to six confirmed, known cases of the variant detected through genetic...


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Researchers have discovered that getting a breakthrough infection even after being fully vaccinated could be a good thing, as it can create “super immunity.” A study was published from the Oregon Health and Science University (OHSU) on Thursday and it revealed that a breakthrough COVID-19...


Crown Heights Hatzalah has issued an important coronavirus update for the Crown Heights neighborhood: This week, there was a sudden and marked uptick of COVID cases in the neighborhood, 20x more contagious than previous strains; the potential for a rapid and widespread outbreak exists. Full Story...


A mum who was suffering pain in her bum cheek was told she had terminal cancer – just six after she’d been given the “all-clear”. Gemma Denham, 29, from Cheshunt, Hertfordshire, had already had treatment for cervical cancer after being diagnosed in March this year. The mum-of-two went through 11 ro...


The silicon carbide microrings developed by the Vučković Lab, as seen through a scanning electron microscope at the Stanford Nano Shared Facilities. Credit: Vučković Lab Unlike the jumble of frequencies produced by the light that surrounds us in daily life, each frequency of light in a sp...


By Sydney Franklin, WRAL multiplatform producer Chapel Hill, N.C. — Researchers at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill are using a sugar-coated test strip to track coronavirus variants. Alongside researchers at the University of California San Diego, UNC-Chapel Hill researchers have...


close 01/7 Why obese people are more at risk Being obese or overweight is a comorbidity that increases the risk of developing severe COVID infection. Studies carried out in the past two years reveal that obesity increases the likelihood of getting hospitalized after developing severe sym...


Recently seized fake pills laced with fentanyl at a crime lab in Sacramento, Calif. People taking illicit pills sometimes believe they are consuming less-potent drugs. Andri Tambunan for The Wall Street Journal Health Opioid’s increasing prevalence in the drug supply pushes o...


(CNN)US health officials are bracing for a trio of public health concerns this winter: more infections from the Omicron variant of the coronavirus, surging infections with the Delta variant, and a "slow but steady" comeback of the flu. There is growing concern that a rise in Omicron c...


Amid the emergence of Omicron cases across the globe, researchers have found that adding a component of a viral protein in the Covid-19 vaccines, can boost their immune response and also provide increased protection against new variants. The researchers of the University of California, Los Angeles...


As we near the end of 2021, when it comes to COVID-19, there are still plenty of new questions that pop up all the time. Can I mix and match booster and vaccine types? What are COVID rates like in my area? And, now that booster shots have become widely available, tons of people are also wondering:...


Covid vaccine: 15-minute wait after Pfizer and Moderna jabs set to be scrapped as rollout accelerated  The IndependentTemporary suspension of 15-minute observation period after vaccination to accelerate booster program  News-Medical.NetCoronavirus explainer: Why the 15-minute obs...


close 01/7 ​Unbelievable benefits of adding spices to your winter morning tea Do you love indulging in masala chai in the morning? Then believe it or not your cuppa of chai has been a blessing in disguise, here are a few reasons why you must switch to spiced tea in winter mornings....


The Spike protein on the surface of SARS-CoV-2 virus (marked in red) recognizes the hACE2 protein (marked in blue) that protrudes from healthy human cells in the throat and lungs. In this way, the Spike protein acts like a key that allows the virus to invade the cell and use its machinery to...


Chloe Girardier says she was denied an initial appointment for her cough due to her age.  After five months and seven doctor's visits, she demanded an X-ray and was diagnosed with cancer. Other young women have spoken up about advocating for themselves in the healthcare system. Loading Someth...


Oregon health officials announced 883 new coronavirus cases Tuesday and 49 deaths connected to COVID-19. Health officials announced Oregon’s first three omicron variant cases Monday, with more expected. Research indicates vaccines are less effective in protecting people from this variant of the co...


Home News Tumor cells can be seen in a matrix of a certain kind of collagen that allows them to proliferate. (Image credit: Bravo Cordero Annenberg) Cancer cells may suddenly "reawaken" and spread throughout the body after years of lying dormant. Now, scientists may be close...


Doctors in the U.K. may miss 5,000 cancer diagnoses per month because general practitioners are being told to focus on making sure people have received COVID vaccinations over routine exams that typically catch the cancers, The Telegraph reported. U.K. Health Secretary Sajid Javid said on Monday th...


With STD cases on the rise, it's more important than ever for people to get regularly tested – even if you're in a monogamous, long-term relationship. In 2019 alone, there were more than 2.5 million cases of chlamydia, gonorrhea and syphilis reported, according to the Centers f...


Vaccine passports are effective at convincing people in areas of low vaccination rates to get their shots, a new study finds. Researchers at the University of Oxford, and England, found that when countries like France, Israel, Italy and Switzerland experienced uptakes of vaccine demand once the jab...


Condition is known as parosmia Many patients recovering from COVID say they’re always fatigued, or they have chest pains and memory problems and now, more people are reporting problems with their sense of smell. CINCINNATI – Researchers are still learning more about the l...


Coronavirus in Oregon: 883 new cases, 49 deaths  OregonLiveHospitalizations dip in Oregon, COVID cases in 32 counties  KOIN.comOregon coronavirus update, Dec. 13: State confirms three Omicron-variant cases in Oregon  Yahoo NewsOregon reports 883 new coronavirus cases, 4...


(iStock) The omicron COVID-19 variant first detected in southern Africa about a month ago now comprised about 3% of cases sequenced in the U.S., according to data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.  While the delta variant still dominates the U.S. at about 97% of...


The vaccine technology is developed by a Cambridge University professor and DIOSynVa. (Representational) London: Scientists at the University of Cambridge on Tuesday began a clinical trial of a needle-free air-powered vaccine, which is expected to help combat future variants of COVID-19...


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When you're trying to boost your immune health, there are many factors to consider. Some things you may want to try are getting plenty of sleep, trying to limit your stress levels (easier said than done), exercising regularly, or eating a healthy diet. © Provided by Eat This, Not That! ochar...


A logo is pictured on the headquarters of the World Health Orgnaization (WHO) in Geneva, Switzerland, June 25, 2020. REUTERS/Denis Balibouse Register now for FREE unlimited access to reuters.com 'Small decline' in vaccine efficacy against acute COVID -WHO Tedros says Omicron variant spread...


The first large real-world study of how vaccines hold up against Omicron found that two shots of Pfizer Inc. and BioNTech SE ’s Covid-19 vaccine lowered the risk of hospital admission by 70% for patients infected with the highly mutated variant. The study, by South Africa’s largest private health i...


A TLANTA — When key mutations strike bone marrow stem cells, known as hematopoietic stem cells, your risk for a litany of diseases go up. “Heart attacks, strokes, more recently COPD, osteoporosis,” Siddhartha Jaiswal, a pathology researcher at Stanford University, rattled off. “And you’re at hi...


One had traveled to Canada, another to Mexico before symptoms PORTLAND, Ore. (KTVZ) — Oregon’s first three cases of Omicron-variant COVID-19 have been confirmed in Washington and Multnomah counties, the Oregon Health Authority reported Monday evening. Oregon Health Science University Laboratory...


Metro Health urging residents to get fully vaccinated, plus booster SAN ANTONIO – The first two known cases of the COVID-19 omicron variant have been detected in Bexar County, and local health officials are urging the public to get vaccinated. The cases were discovered thro...



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TOI, under its ongoing initiative, Let’s Fight Diabetes, held a well-rounded FB live discussion with imminent diabetes experts from all over the country. This riveting session focused on discussing the new frontiers of diabetes management and how the advancement in glucose monitoring can offer e...


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Personal Health The human papillomavirus vaccine can prevent six potentially lethal malignancies, but inoculation is meeting with rising resistance from parents. Credit... Rachel Levit Ruiz Dec. 13, 2021 Vaccine hesitancy is hardly limite...


A KEY worker who was told her five-month-long cough was probably due to Covid found out the truth was much worse. Chloe Girardier, 23, claims she was initially denied an in-person doctor's appointment, only to later discover she had cancer. 4 Chloe Girardier, 23, had a chesty cough for...


ATLANTA -- When Dr. Rochelle Walensky, director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, takes stock of the coronavirus pandemic, she knows it's far from over. But she also believes it won't last forever. For Walensky, one of the key signs the United States is exiting the pandemic will...


(CNN)As they swung from the skies, knocked out intergalactic super-villains and strutted away from an explosion with the perfect quip, we all probably thought the same thing: How would the Marvel superheroes fair in their old age? No? Well, a team of researchers in Australia did. An article pub...


Published December 13, 2021 1:51PM Long Covid, vaccine hesitancy, and fear during a public health crisis Dr. Norris Polk, an associate medical officer at Detroit Community Health Connection has been embedded in the front lines of fighting Covid while making sure the most accurate inform...


With 1 in 12 adults suffering from diabetes in India, the country no wonder is the diabetes capital of the world. Diabetes acquires even a more deadly form when it joins hands with conditions like obesity and diseases like Covid-19. According to an IDF report, 6.7 million adults worldwide died of d...


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Omicron variant cases in Travis County found at UT Austin  KXAN.comOmicron variant likely detected in UT Austin community  KUTPreliminary lab results indicate first cases of omicron variant in Austin-Travis County  KEYE TV CBS AustinAustin-Travis County reports 3 cases...


(CNN)It's midafternoon, and suddenly you can't stop yawning. Your eyelids may begin to droop -- not great if you happen to be in a meeting -- or maybe your brain becomes a little fuzzy and unable to focus. This period of decreased alertness is called the afternoon slump, and it's something most...


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News World Americas ‘Everybody’s comforting themselves with the idea that omicron is less severe’ Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree (Copyright 2021 The Associated Press. All rights reserved.) A virus expert has warned that 32,000 people expecting to celebrate Christmas and Ne...


DETROIT – Nancy Galloway remembers it all. How she stood with her friend Susan Deur for hours in the 35-degree chill before the sun came up outside Pfizer's manufacturing site in Portage, Michigan. She didn't mind the early hour or how cold it was that December morning a year a...


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Although we often hear about the importance of minerals like calcium, potassium, and foods high in iron, magnesium is frequently omitted from the conversation, yet it is a key mineral involved in numerous functions in the body. Magnesium plays an integral role in over 300 different enzymatic reactio...


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Slide 1 of 5: According to the National Institutes of Health, multivitamins, a combination of vitamins and minerals usually taken once a day, are taken by approximately one in three Americans. While people take them for a variety of reasons, the...


Five more Omicron cases confirmed in King County, health officials say  KOMO NewsFirst Omicron case detected in Whatcom County  Q13 FOX (Seattle)9 confirmed cases of COVID-19 omicron variant in Washington state  KING5.comFirst case of omicron variant confirmed in Whatco...


Viruses that cause pandemics often mutate to become less life threatening. The 1918 flu pandemic lasted about 18 months and ended after either people had been exposed to the virus or it became less life threatening. With new variants come new questions about where the pandemic is headed, an...


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OAKLAND, Calif. (KGO) -- There has been a lot of news about a Wisconsin wedding that left 12 people in the East Bay testing positive for COVID-19, many of them with the omicron variant, according to Alameda County Public Health Department. ABC7 News reporter Leslie Brinkley spoke with an epidemio...


A Japanese research team said it developed a vaccine to remove so-called zombie cells that accumulate with age and damage nearby cells, causing aging-related diseases including arterial stiffening. The team, including Juntendo University professor Toru Minamino, confirmed that mice administered wit...


Special Report December 11, 2021 4:45 am It has now been 51 weeks since the first shipments of the COVID-19 vaccine were sent out to states, kicking off the largest vaccination campaign in human history. As of December 9, 588,422,575 doses of the vaccine have been sent out across the co...


This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use. (Photo: Sonia Sanmartin/Unsplash) Microplastics have been known for a while to end up in the human body by way of accidental ingestion, but now scientists have confirmed they cause damage to human cells...


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Microscope image showing a human cell (pink) heavily infected with SARS-CoV-2 virus particles (green and purple). Credit: NIAID/NIH Researchers at the Eli and Edythe Broad Center of Regenerative Medicine and Stem Cell Research at UCLA have identified rare, naturally occurring T cells that a...


To stay young, some say, you need to think young. And to think young, you literally need to consider your brain health. Cognitive decline is one of the most common—and destructive—factors associated with aging. But you can keep your brain vital and functional well into old age, by adding some simp...


MEDFORD, Ore. — While coronavirus has been the primary disease of concern for nearly two years now, officials from Jackson County Public Health warn that other respiratory infections have seen a spike among sensitive groups within the past few weeks. In particular, the agency said that it has seen...


Could a drug used to combat male impotence help maintain your mental faculties too? In a study published in the journal Nature Aging, researchers from the University of Cleveland (USA) suggest that sildenafil, the medicine branded as Viagra, could be prescribed to prevent Alzheimer's disease. After...


King County health officials confirmed five additional cases of Omicron Friday evening as they expect infections from the variant to increase over the next several weeks. Of the five new cases, three people had information available and none were hospitalized. The three people were vaccinated and...


The brain is arguably our most important organ. Yet many of us are guilty of daily habits that slowly harm the brain over the years. It may be surprising to hear that things you do often are linked with diseases like dementia. But they are also easily tweaked, in most cases.  Read on to find out h...


The 1918 flu pandemic is considered one of the most deadly of all time, and although it has never been completely eradicated, the pandemic came to an end after about two years and three waves of infection. © Provided by Boston Herald This undated photo provided by Georgia Tech alumnus...


LOS ANGELES COUNTY (CNS) -- Los Angeles County confirmed two more cases of the omicron variant of COVID-19 on Friday, including one that was locally acquired, while health officials again stressed that vaccines appear to be effective in preventing serious illness from the variant. The two new omi...


RALEIGH, N.C. -- Here's the latest news and information on COVID-19 and the COVID-19 vaccines. 10:50 p.m. Infectious disease experts weighed in with ABC11 now that the first case of the Omicron variant has been reported in North Carolina. Earlier today, UNC Charlotte said a student has tested p...


Researchers from the University of Florida in the U.S. noted that the combination includes diphenhydramine, an antihistamine used for allergy symptoms. Two over-the-counter drugs have been found to inhibit the replication of SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, in preliminary tests, acc...


A new study found a simple at-home test called the Self Administered Georecognitive Examination (SAGE) can detect subtle signs of dementia six months earlier than current screenings. The test is an easily downloadable and printable four-page exam that patients can take on their own in about 10...


Exercise increases the body’s own cannabis-like substances, which in turn helps reduce inflammation and could potentially help treat certain conditions such as arthritis, cancer, and heart disease. In a new study, experts from the University of Nottingham found that exercise intervention in people...


Sepsis claims the lives of nearly 270,000 people in the U.S. each year. The unpredictable medical condition can progress rapidly, leading to a swift drop in blood pressure, tissue damage, multiple organ failure, and death. Prompt interventions by medical professionals save lives, but some sepsis...


(CNN)The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is encouraging doctors to talk to all sexually active people about drugs that can help prevent HIV and to prescribe these drugs -- known as pre-exposure prophylaxis or PrEP-- to anyone who asks for them. The CDC updated its guide...


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(CNN)Peter McGinn was starting to feel exhausted. It was his last day in New York. He had an exciting four days meeting in person for the first time with friends he made online during the pandemic. They explored the bustling streets of New York City together and saw anime exhibits at the Anime NY...


We know microplastics are a big environmental problem and that they can now be found almost everywhere, including our food and water — and inside our bodies. But just how harmful are they? Since it’s a problem we’ve only recently started to realize, we don’t know yet — but the data is coming in, an...


(CNN)Most parents still have concerns about the safety of Covid-19 vaccines for children, and about three in 10 say that they will "definitely not" vaccinate their children against Covid-19, according a recent survey by the Kaiser Family Foundation. Vaccine uptake has slowed among adolescents ag...


News Release Thursday, December 9, 2021 NIH scientists developed vaccine platform. Scanning electromicrograph of an HIV-infected H9 T cell. NIAID An experimental HIV vaccine based on mRNA—the same platform technology used in two highly effective COVID-19 vaccines—shows p...


Cases among kids, teens spiked 884% since summer, the most of any age group. 9 December 2021, 18:09 • 5 min read Roughly two-thirds of parents of elementary school-aged children are either holding off on getting their younger children vaccinated or refuse to do so, according to a po...


Diabetes can be a life-altering disease and hence requires one to make lifestyle and diet changes. As such, there are many things a diabetic must keep in mind to ensure their blood sugar levels are always under control. If you have just been diagnosed with type-2 diabetes , here’s some help from R...


Combination of Natural Infection and Vaccination Provides Maximum Protection Against COVID Variants  SciTechDailyCOVID-19 vaccination AND getting sick provides strongest protection against Delta, Omicron variants  WAVY.comYale Study Looks at Vaccine Effects on COVID ‘Long Haulers...


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THE PAPER IN BRIEF • People who stop smoking usually go on to gain weight, which can cause some individuals to start smoking again. • The factors underlying this type of weight gain are not fully understood. • Microorganisms in the gut (termed the microbiota) can influence aspects of human health,...


I probably don't need to say it, but we should probably all be trying to be less stressed. Short term, stress can sometimes be helpful – it can help you motivate yourself. But when the stress continues long term, the health effects start to stack up, and studies have shown that this could even ag...


Share on Pinterest A new study investigates the role of lipid transporter ratios in cardiovascular outcomes. VICTOR TORRES/Stocksy Researchers recently investigated whether ratios of two lipid transporters in the blood can predict cardiovascular events. The lipid transp...


Covid-19 vaccinations for children 5 to 11 years old are off to a slow start in many parts of the U.S., federal data show, underscoring the challenges health officials face in persuading parents to inoculate their children. Roughly five million, or 18%, of the estimated 28.4 million U.S. children i...


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HYDERABAD: A month after it was first reported by South Africa, Omicron (B.1.1.529), designated as a variant of concern by the WHO, has split into two lineages - BA.1 and BA.2. However, health experts assure that there is nothing to be scared about the new lineages for now. Omicron, with about 50...


Diabetes has no cure as yet but researchers are working on the issue  |  Photo Credit: iStock Images Key Highlights Anyone who has been afflicted with diabetes will vouch for how the disease hampers their normal life. Sadly, after one has acquired the high blood sugar problem, th...


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Chewing Gum Could Reduce the Spread of Covid-19 By Cutting the Virus in Saliva, Says New Study  Good News NetworkPenn Researchers Developing Gum That Could Reduce COVID Transmission  NBC 10 PhiladelphiaNew chewing gum can kill COVID-19 particles in your mouth, reducing virus spre...


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Specific symptoms may tip you off to a problem. Gum disease occurs when bacteria in the mouth infect and inflame the gum tissue surrounding the tooth, the CDC explains. Bacteria in the mouth can develop into plaque and eventually tartar, which can lead to gum disease. "Tartar build-up can spre...


The prediction models using sFNC and dFNC (i.e. dFNC-var and dFNC-state) attributes predicted the cognitive scale scores and obtained the significant cognition-predictive edges for the poor sleep and good sleep groups respectively. We found sleep quality can modulate the relationship between...


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The common cold made an early appearance this summer with an unprecedented uptick of respiratory viruses. Since then, health care providers say cases haven’t slowed down. “You should never underestimate the repertoire and timing of viruses because they’re always around,” said Dr...


Here's how many omicron cases have been identified in California and the Bay Area  San Francisco ChronicleFDA warns omicron variant can evade certain COVID-19 tests  SlashGearScientists in Washington researching COVID-19 Omicron variant to help protect public  Q13 FOX (...


A nurses fills up syringes for patients as they receive their coronavirus disease (COVID-19) booster vaccination during a Pfizer-BioNTech vaccination clinic in Southfield, Michigan, U.S., September 29, 2021. REUTERS/Emily Elconin Register now for FREE unlimited access to reuters.com WASHINGTO...


British researchers have found that patients who received a first Pfizer or AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine dose followed by a second Moderna shot developed an improved immune response.  The research, published on Monday in The Lancet , determined that those who received a Moderna dose after...



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Vapers experience DNA changes, according to a recent paper published in Nature, and the changes are similar to those seen in smokers – although much less pronounced. Crucially, this evidence was based on a few people by examining changes in their DNA at the time of the analysis, similar to creatin...


Credit: Pixabay/CC0 Public Domain Free from the sun, vitamin D delivers a natural source for one of the hormones essential to our bodies, especially the bones. But when you're down on this essential nutrient, it's not only your bones that could suffer, but also your cardio health, accordi...


EL PASO, Texas -- There were 30 El Pasoans who died from Covid-19 over the past week, the El Paso Department of Public Health announced Monday afternoon, marking a tripling in the coronavirus fatality tally from the prior week when there were just nine. Officials said 29 of the latest victims had...


With news breaking over the weekend that Washington state had confirmed its first three cases of the new omicron COVID-19 variant, local health leaders and scientists are urging everyone to get vaccinated or find a booster shot as research continues in learning more about its impact. The Washingto...


The Australian state of Queensland is denying life-saving organ transplants to patients who have not received the COVID-19 vaccine. According to the state’s official health agency, Queensland Health, patients must have “a minimum requirement of two doses of an approved COVID-19 vaccine prior to rec...


Summary Background Given the importance of flexible use of different COVID-19 vaccines within the same schedule to facilitate rapid deployment, we studied mixed priming schedules incorporating an adenoviral-vectored vaccine (ChAdOx1 nCoV-19 [ChAd], AstraZeneca), two mRNA vaccines (BNT162b2...


December 4, 2021 at 11:28 pm PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – A North Hills woman, who said she was diagnosed with tinnitus, or ringing in the ears, after getting her COVID-19 vaccine is offering tips to others who may be experiencing the same thing. Sally Sinagra said she got the Johnson and Johnson...


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To build muscle, you need to lift heavy weights and work hard, said Harry Smith, a personal trainer. It's important to recover well after workouts and fuel your body properly, with plenty of protein. Building muscle is harder when you're older, but it's not impossible. Read more Working It Out he...


Moderna or Pfizer? Head-to-head study finds one is slightly more effective, Harvard researchers say  WWLP.comMix-and-match J&J Covid booster raised immune response after Pfizer vaccine, study finds  CNNResearchers say any approved vaccine will work as booster  KRIS 6 Ne...


A word on the tip of the tongue or a forgotten birthday — everyone has occasional memory blanks. But as you move into your older years, you can’t help wondering if these blips are normal, or a sign of dementia. Dementia is a devastating disease that most people fear, and a large percentage of older...


MONROE, La. (KNOE) -An Ouachita Parish woman died from Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease in 2020. It left her husband searching for answers and a year later, he discovered her symptoms were similar to a disease found in deer called Chronic Wasting Disease. CWD causes blindness, the inability to walk and...


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Clues to Omicron Variant’s U.S. Spread Include Test Samples, Sewage  The Wall Street JournalVirginia health experts say delta remains biggest threat despite emergence of omicron  WSETWhere the Omicron Variant Has Arrived in New England  NECNCOVID-19 Omicron variant dete...


Syphilis is a common STD that is characterised by development of sores and rashes on the while body  |  Photo Credit: iStock Images Key Highlights Safe sex is a pretext to prevent unwanted pregnancies and STDs more importantly. Syphilis can affect the eyes as well; and if not di...


HIV infected H9 t cell. Credit: NIAID A study of HIV-positive black and Latino men who have sex with men finds the use of methamphetamine combined with intimate partner violence boosted the activity of genes that regulate the body's inflammatory and antiviral functions. The combination ma...


Omicron variant may have picked up a piece of common-cold virus: experts  New York PostOmicron Covid variant may have picked up a piece of the common-cold virus  CNBCScientists call omicron ‘most mutated virus we’d ever seen.’ Why does that matter?  KTLAStudy: Omicron c...


Alex Theodossiadis: Leeds DJ's death prompts meningitis awareness call  BBC NewsFamily of late DJ Alex T receives apology from Leeds NHS trust · News RA  Resident AdvisorFamily of Leeds DJ who died of meningitis speak out as hospital says care was not up to 'standard they expect'...


UPDATE: 1st omicron cases of COVID confirmed in Pa. and N.J. It comes as no surprise, though still slightly surreal, that earlier this week, Merriam-Webster announced that its word of the year was “vaccine.” It’s been dominating public discourse almost daily for over a year, and much more so...


Slide 1 of 9: Parkinson's disease—a progressive disorder of the brain and central nervous system that can impair movement and speech—may have vague or subtle symptoms at first. (Actor Michael J. Fox said he was diagnosed...


Humboldt County Public Health reported today 34 new cases of COVID-19, bringing to 10,179 the total number of residents who have tested positive for the virus. No deaths or new hospitalizations were reported. With the Omicron variant confirmed in several states, including California, health off...


Mother and Daughter, 3, Mistakenly Given COVID Vaccines Instead of Flu Shots  Newsweek‘I was shocked’: Mother, child mistakenly given COVID-19 vaccine instead of flu shot  Comox Valley RecordThree-year-old Manitoba girl wrongly given adult COVID jab  Western StandardMan...


The County of San Diego has announced the ongoing outbreak of shigella now stands at 41 confirmed and seven probable cases, an increase from 38 confirmed and three probable cases in the Nov. 19 update. The continuing investigation shows onset of illness dates between Aug. 16 and Nov. 21, 2021,...


A set of identical twins took part in a study that involved one going plant-based while the other consumed meat to see which diet was healthiest.  Explorers Hugo and Ross Turner decided to put the plant based and omnivore diets to the test to see which was best - with Hugo ditching meat and dairy...


Bees may be a link in the chain leading to three nasty diseases A S RECENT EVENTS have made abundantly clear, new viral diseases in people often start as spillovers from infections affecting other species. But viruses are not the only pathogens to do so. Leishmaniasis, sleeping sic...


SCOTTSDALE, AZ — Scientists from Arizona State University and the Mayo Clinic in Scottsdale may have found the cause of blood clots in people who received the COVID-19 vaccine developed by AstraZeneca. According to the study, the problem may stem from the vaccine's use of a different, harmless vi...


Image source, Family handout/PA Media Image caption, Alex Theodossiadis was a DJ from Leeds who went by the name Alex T The family of a Leeds DJ who died after contracting meningitis has called for more awareness among healthcare staff. Alex Theodossiadis, 25, died after he was...


When Jaden Janak learned he had been exposed to COVID-19 shortly after his 75-year-old grandmother died from the virus last year, he knew what he had to do. He went to the hospital for a rapid test that he thought would be free. He was wrong. Several months later, the Texas resident received two b...


Alaska News By Annie Berman Updated: 7 hours ago Published: 1 day ago Alaska on Friday reported 318 COVID-19 cases and no deaths as hospitalizations held steady. By the end of the week, the state was reporting 71 patients with active cases of the virus hospitalized statewide. About 7%...


Dr. Anthony Fauci conceded Sunday, more than two years after COVID-19 emerged, that it is time Americans learn to live with the virus. “We’re not going to eradicate it,” Fauci said on NBC’s “Meet the Press” as the Omicron variant triggers a new wave of pandemic panic. But, Fauci added, “we really n...


Statins: The severe infection 40% more likely to occur among statin users - study warning  Daily ExpressStatins: The 75p drink to avoid or risk making side effects 'more likely' - NHS warning  Daily ExpressStatins side effects - the common symptoms you should know  Dail...


Pregnant women, or women who soon plan to get pregnant, are not confident that the Covid vaccine is safe for them, despite what experts say, a new survey finds. The Kaiser Family Foundation (KFF) Vaccine Monitor for November, published on Thursday, found only 39 percent of women in the category bel...


Higher resting heart rate (RHR) was linked to greater dementia risk and faster cognitive decline independent of cardiovascular disease in a study of more than 2,000 older adults in Sweden. People with RHR of 80 bpm or higher had a 55% increased risk of developing dementia compared with people whos...


As flu season approaches, the Cleveland County Health Department is urging residents to consider getting the flu shot. DeShay Oliver, deputy health director for the Cleveland County Public Health Center weighs in on the cost, which groups should get the vaccine and why time is of the essence....


Doctors see serious COVID-19 complications in unvaccinated pregnant women and their babies  9News.com KUSAUnvaccinated Mom Urges Pregnant Women to Get Jab After Prior Miscarriages Made Her Hesitant  NewsweekMother who gave birth while positive with COVID-19 couldn’t see her baby...


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12/03/2021 8:00 a.m. A breakdown of flu activity in each of the state's counties. Photo Credit: New York Department of Health With all eyes concentrating on the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, flu season has quietly snuck up on New Yorkers, which reported hundreds of new cases o...


RANCHO CORDOVA, Calif. (KCRA) – As the first cases of the omicron variant are confirmed in the United States, Tyler Rendon and his wife Angelina are still grieving the death of their 3-month-old son. Tyler Rendon Jr. died from COVID in February. “Protect those babies because they can’t get vaccin...


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A new study of long Covid patients is shedding light on a combination of underreported symptoms, including Parkinson's-like tremors and internal vibrations, that are severely impacting the lives of those affected. A research paper submitted to the journal MedRXiv on Friday aims to raise awareness of...


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An efficient metabolism is essential for achieving healthy weight loss with ease, naturally increasing the calories you burn throughout the day and allowing you to maintain the necessary deficit to see results more quickly. The speed of your metabolism is determined by a variety of factor...


Church Street in downtown Burlington was bustling Saturday afternoon as folks planned their Thanksgiving gatherings amid a Covid-19 surge. Photo by Rachel Nostrant/VTDigger As Vermont continues to battle rising cases and hospitalizations associated with a surge of the Delta variant of Covid-1...


Breathless, Gemma Roberts knows the road to recovery will be a long one. For at least the next few months, the four walls of her front room will be her reality. Unable to move far after spending two months unconscious on a ventilator, she's totally reliant on her fiancé, Sophie, as she battles agai...


Credit: Pixabay/CC0 Public Domain In an effort to predict future evolutionary maneuvers of SARS-CoV-2, a research team led by investigators at Harvard Medical School has identified several likely mutations that would allow the virus to evade immune defenses, including natural immunity acq...


Signs point to difficult flu season, St. Louis-area health experts say  STLtoday.comWith flu returning and COVID cases rising, could Connecticut see 'twindemic' this winter?  CT InsiderWhy Virginia doctors say it's crucial to get a flu shot this season  wtvr.comHealth o...


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ATLANTA, Ga. — A common food additive, carboxymethylcellulose, which manufacturers put in processed foods alters the healthy balance of gut bacteria in humans, a new study warns. An international team finds that the long-term impact of consuming this chemical may include developing chronic inflamm...


With cold and flu season underway, we asked a local doctor how to tell the difference between the common cold, influenza and COVID-19. “There are lots of differences, but also a huge amount of overlap,” says Dr. Frank Rhame, an Allina Health infectious disease specialist. “Optimally, you can’t t...


There continues to be a lag in the uptake of the Covid-19 vaccines among the nursing population of Trinidad and Tobago, with less than 70 per cent being fully vaccinated to date. When the question was posed to Health Minister Terrence Deyalsingh during Wednesday’s virtual Covid-19 press conferenc...


A mother has revealed how her baby is one of around just 100 people in the world diagnosed with the ultra 'rare uncombable hair syndrome' - but she is teaching him how to be proud of his unruly locks. Katelyn Samples, 33, from Atlanta, Georgia is mother to Shepard, two, and 14-month-old Locklan. Wh...


People With Allergic Conditions – Such As Hay Fever and Eczema – May Have a Lower Risk of COVID-19 Infection  SciTechDailyPeople with allergic conditions like hay fever, eczema less likely to catch COVID-19  Study FindsHealthWatch: Some Allergy Sufferers With Asthma Have Lower Ri...