Covid-19 trends haven’t budged in weeks, and no one knows what’s next

Covid-19 trends haven’t budged in weeks, and no one knows what’s next

That’s a dramatic improvement from this winter – there were four times as many hospitalizations and nearly six times as many deaths at the height of the first Omicron wave – but still stubbornly high numbers. And there are big question marks over what might happen next, as the evolution of the coronavirus remains quite … Read more

Less than a third of insured hepatitis C patients receive timely treatment, study finds

Less than a third of insured hepatitis C patients receive timely treatment, study finds

Researchers in the study, released by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Tuesday, found that of approximately 48,000 people who tested positive for the life-threatening disease from early 2019 to late 2020, the percentage who started the treatment in one year was 35% with private insurance, 28% with Medicare, and 23% with … Read more

Climate change worsens more than 200 diseases and weakens our immune system, study finds

Climate change worsens more than 200 diseases and weakens our immune system, study finds

According to a new study, more than 58% of human diseases have worsened due to climate change. groundbreaking researchpublished Monday in Nature Climate Change, was conducted by researchers from Mamoa University in Hawaii, who carried out a systematic search for concrete examples of the impact of ten climatic hazards exacerbated by greenhouse gas emissions on … Read more

The CDC is deploying a team to investigate the polio outbreak in New York:

The CDC is deploying a team to investigate the polio outbreak in New York:

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has deployed a team to investigate a polio case in Rockland County, New York, as local officials fear there may be thousands of undiagnosed cases in the county. State. The extent of the CDC’s investigation, how long they will be around, or whether their findings will ever … Read more

Only Lyme disease vaccine in development moves to phase 3 trials

Only Lyme disease vaccine in development moves to phase 3 trials

Participants will receive three doses of the vaccine, called VLA15, or a placebo, followed by a booster dose. “With rising global rates of Lyme disease, it’s more important than ever to give people a new option to protect themselves against the disease,” said Annaliesa Anderson, senior vice president and chief research officer and of vaccine … Read more

Locusts Can Smell Cancer, and It Could Give Us a Brilliant New Way to Save Lives

Locusts Can Smell Cancer, and It Could Give Us a Brilliant New Way to Save Lives

Scientists have demonstrated that locusts are able to differentiate healthy human cells from cancer cells using their sense of smell – and this could open up opportunities to detect disease earlier, improving the chances of a cure. Even better, the insects can actually select for individual cancer cell lines, suggesting that the type of cancer, … Read more

Monkeypox vaccines could be given in different ways under Biden’s new administration plan

Monkeypox vaccines could be given in different ways under Biden’s new administration plan

The Biden administration is expected to announce a new emergency declaration as early as Tuesday afternoon that would allow providers to inject a fifth of the currently allowed dose into the skin, rather than a full dose into the underlying fat. This decision was first reported by the New York Times. The move comes less … Read more

what we know and what we don’t know, according to experts

what we know and what we don’t know, according to experts

We’ve entered the third year of the pandemic, and experts still know very little about the long Covid, including how to cure its symptoms. On July 20-21, the Global Virus Network hosted the first-ever conference devoted solely to the science of long Covid. There, scientists spoke openly about what is known about the mysterious condition … Read more

Dangerous artificial marijuana is used less in states where weed is legal

Dangerous artificial marijuana is used less in states where weed is legal

Sometimes packaged as e-liquid for vaping or as edibles, most synthetic cannabinoids are sold as dried plant material sprayed with acetone, embalming fluid, or other solvents containing psychoactive substances made in laboratory. Between 2010 and 2015, synthetic cannabis poisonings increased, according to the ToxIC Case Registry, with more than 42,000 cases of toxic exposure reported … Read more