Why calling monkeypox an STD is more than just a label

Why calling monkeypox an STD is more than just a label

CNN — A feature of the ongoing monkeypox epidemic is that most cases have been linked to sexual activity, prompting debate over whether to describe the disease as a sexually transmitted disease. “Many infectious diseases, although we categorize them into one mode of transmission, have multiple transmission mechanisms,” said Dr. Amesh Adalja, principal investigator at … Read more

Here’s how many minutes of exercise a week could help extend your life

Here’s how many minutes of exercise a week could help extend your life

It’s well known that regular exercise is good for you, and a new study published in Circulation―the scientific journal of the American Heart Association―underscores this notion. The study of 116,221 adults found that people who exceeded minimum guidelines for moderate or vigorous physical activity had a lower risk of premature death. Current physical activity guidelines … Read more

Here’s how many minutes of exercise a week could help extend your life

Here’s how many minutes of exercise a week could help extend your life

It’s well known that regular exercise is good for you, and a new study published in Circulation―the scientific journal of the American Heart Association―underscores this notion. The study of 116,221 adults found that people who exceeded minimum guidelines for moderate or vigorous physical activity had a lower risk of premature death. Current physical activity guidelines … Read more

Shift work has long-term negative health consequences

Shift work has long-term negative health consequences

A stroke, also known as a cerebral attack, occurs when blood flow to part of the brain is interrupted or when a blood artery in the brain bursts. According to a new study, living against our biological clocks could harm our long-term health by altering gut and brain interactions. While most Americans are getting ready … Read more

Shift work has long-term negative health consequences

Shift work has long-term negative health consequences

A stroke, also known as a cerebral attack, occurs when blood flow to part of the brain is interrupted or when a blood artery in the brain bursts. According to a new study, living against our biological clocks could harm our long-term health by altering gut and brain interactions. While most Americans are getting ready … Read more

What’s behind hoarseness and laryngeal obstruction in a healthy non-smoker?

What’s behind hoarseness and laryngeal obstruction in a healthy non-smoker?

Why has an otherwise healthy non-smoker in his 60s had increasingly severe hoarseness and shortness of breath over the past year? That was the diagnostic puzzle faced by Kenneth W. Altman, MD, PhD, of Geisinger Medical Center in Danville, Pennsylvania, and his colleagues in a case reported in JAMA Otorhinolaryngology–Head and Neck Surgery. On presentation … Read more

Augusta confirms her first case of monkeypox

Augusta confirms her first case of monkeypox

AUGUSTA, Ga. (WRDW/WAGT) — Augusta’s first monkeypox has been reported, authorities confirmed Monday night. It seemed almost inevitable, with hundreds of cases in Atlanta and Georgia ranking 4th in the nation for infections, but the city had remained unscathed so far. Of the 11,177 confirmed cases of monkeypox in the United States, Georgia now has … Read more