Covid wave looms in Europe as recall campaign gets off to a slow start

Covid wave looms in Europe as recall campaign gets off to a slow start

A new wave of Covid-19 appears to be brewing in Europe as the weather cools, with public health experts warning that vaccine fatigue and confusion over the types of vaccines available will likely limit the use of the booster. The Omicron BA.4/5 subvariants that dominated this summer are still causing the majority of infections, but … Read more

5 things to know for October 6: Mar-a-Lago, Ukraine, gas prices, Covid-19, shooting in Thailand

CNN — Hundreds of companies are testing a four-day work week to see if employees can maintain the same level of productivity despite reduced work hours. The experience so far has been positive, and some experts say the results could change the outlook for remote work in the near future. Here’s what else you need … Read more

A bold effort to cure HIV – using Crispr

Dornbusch thinks this strategy will spare patients serious side effects and “off-target” changes – unintended cuts elsewhere in the genome that could cause problems such as cancer. The regions targeted by the company’s Crispr therapy are also found in a part of the genome that tends to stay the same even as HIV evolves. This … Read more

CDC Says We Probably Can’t Get Rid of Monkeypox Now

Image: Shutterstock (Shutterstock) A new report from the United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention offers both good and bad news about the ongoing monkeypox epidemic in the country. New cases are slowing, likely due to a combination of vaccination and education efforts. But it is also likely that the virus will not be … Read more

Long covid: What we know about the loss of smell and taste

CNN — Imagine waking up one morning after recovering from Covid-19 to find that your coffee smells like unwashed socks, your eggs reek of feces, and your orange juice tastes metallic. Oddly enough, that’s a good thing: it’s a sign that your sense of smell is still working, even if it’s miswired in your brain. … Read more

CDC warns of serious illness from monkeypox as Ohio reports death of monkeypox patient

CNN — The United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention issued a new warning to health care providers on Thursday about serious illness in people with monkeypox. The alert comes as Ohio reported that an individual with monkeypox has died – the third known death of a monkeypox patient in the United States. Ohio … Read more

What Parents Should Know About Enterovirus D68

Photo: Julia (Shutterstock) The CDC recently released a butrt to healthcare providers about enterovirus D68, which has emerged in children hospitalized with severe respiratory illnesses. This virus can also cause a form of paralysis known as acute flaccid myelitis. Most illnesses caused by this virus do not cause paralysis, but it is good that providers … Read more

Did you skip any cancer screenings last year? It’s time to restart

CNN — Many people have postponed routine medical care due to disruptions related to the Covid-19 pandemic. This includes a decline in cancer screenings, such as mammograms and colonoscopies. Meanwhile, cancer remains one of the leading causes of death in the United States, second only to heart disease. Why is cancer screening so important and … Read more

Study links Covid-19 vaccination to small temporary change in menstrual cycle

CNN — People who received the Covid-19 vaccine reported slightly longer menstrual cycles, but the change was temporary, according to a new study published Tuesday in the journal BMJ Medicine. “Compared to the unvaccinated group, vaccinated individuals had an adjusted increase in menstrual cycle length of less than a day with the first and second … Read more