Should you get another Covid-19 vaccine booster now or wait for the new shots?

You counted the days until your vaccine appointment, posted a selfie with a bandage on your arm, and diligently came back weeks later for the follow-up shot, already making plans to enjoy hot vax summer. But new Covid-19 variants stepped out of the shadows, and health officials recommended that everyone get a booster dose. You … Read more

Fauci on monkeypox: ‘You never blow off any emerging infection,’ but it can be controlled | WTOP News

People lined up on Friday at a pop-up vaccination clinic in D.C. to get the monkeypox vaccine, hoping to mitigate the risk of getting the infection. Dr. Anthony Fauci says people should be aware, but they should not panic. People lined up Friday at a pop-up vaccination clinic in D.C. for the monkeypox vaccine, hoping … Read more

Bay Area’s summer COVID surge has passed its peak. Is the worst past?

Coronavirus case rates and test positivity are steadily declining in California and the Bay Area, signaling that the region is finally on the downside of this summer’s record-long COVID-19 surge driven by successive waves of omicron subvariants. But while the worst may have passed, the amount of virus in the community remains far higher than … Read more

A woman claims she suffered a stillbirth after drinking smoothies with listeria-contaminated spinach, and now she’s suing her grocery store

A woman suffered a stillbirth after consuming listeria-contaminated spinach, a lawsuit claims.  Listeria can cause listeriosis, which is more common, and more dangerous, in pregnancy.  About 22% of cases of listeriosis in pregnancy result in stillbirth or newborn death. Loading Something is loading. A Philadelphia woman who suffered a stillbirth says the baby spinach she … Read more

‘How am I alive?’: Dad’s aneurysm started when tooth decay bacteria infected brain

The trouble started when cavity-causing bacteria all of us have in our mouths traveled to Jay Keller’s heart and then his brain, causing a life-threatening aneurysm. But he wouldn’t know it for a while. Keller, a 49-year old architect in Chicago, runs marathons, works out and never gets sick, he said. So when he suddenly … Read more

B vitamins can potentially be used to treat advanced non-alcoholic fatty liver disease

Western-style diets, which are typically high in fructose intake, can lead to elevated serum and hepatic homocysteine levels in blood (a medical condition known as hyperhomocysteinemia), which the research team found to be directly proportional to the severity of non-alcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH) in people with non-alcoholic fatty liver disease that has progressed to NASH. They … Read more

The TB Vaccine Mysteriously Protects Against Lots of Things. Now We Know Why

When babies in the African countries of Guinea Bissau and Uganda were given the tuberculosis vaccine, something remarkable happened. Instead of the vaccine only protecting against the target bacteria – Myocbacterium tuberculosis – the tuberculosis vaccine offered broad protection against a range of unrelated infections, including respiratory infections and serious complications such as sepsis.   Australian researchers have … Read more

First Montana monkeypox case confirmed in Flathead County

HELENA – State health officials report the monkeypox virus has arrived in Montana. The Montana Department of Public Health and Human Services (DPHHS) and Flathead City-County Health Department today confirmed a single presumptive case of monkeypox virus infection in a Flathead County adult. Initial testing was completed on Friday at the Montana State Public Health … Read more

Adult at Illinois day care tests positive for monkeypox, children potentially exposed

An adult at an Illinois day care center has tested positive for monkeypox, and a number of children may have been exposed to the virus, health officials in Illinois announced on Friday. At this time, officials did not disclose the number of children that may have been exposed to the virus. Screening of children and … Read more

COVID-19 Infection in Crucial Brain Regions May Lead To Accelerated Brain Aging – Neuroscience News

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Summary: The effects of COVID-19 infection on neurological health are becoming more apparent. A new study reveals COVID-19 can predispose people to irreversible neurological conditions, accelerate brain aging, and increase the risk of stroke and brain bleeds. Source: Houston Methodist A new study by Houston Methodist researchers reviews the emerging insights and evidence that suggest … Read more