Why some people still haven’t had COVID

Why some people still haven’t had COVID

DENVER, Colo. – The Institute of Health Metrics and Evaluation has found that at least 82% of Americans have been infected with COVID-19, but that means millions of Americans are still uninfected. Now researchers are studying the science behind those who stayed healthy. Researchers call these people Novids, for never having had COVID, and with … Read more

Explained: Why was poliomyelitis discovered in London, New York and Jerusalem, and how dangerous is it?

Explained: Why was poliomyelitis discovered in London, New York and Jerusalem, and how dangerous is it?

LONDON, Aug 15 (Reuters) – Polio, a deadly disease that crippled tens of thousands of children every year, is spreading to London, New York and Jerusalem for the first time in decades, spurring catch-up vaccination campaigns . Read more DREADED DISEASE Poliomyelitis terrified parents around the world during the first half of the 20th century. … Read more

100-year-old TB vaccine could protect against COVID

100-year-old TB vaccine could protect against COVID

All 144 diabetes study participants enrolled in the parallel trial, which was conducted from January 2020 to April 2021, before any of the participants were vaccinated against COVID. Ninety-six patients received the vaccine, while 48 were treated with a placebo. Of those who received the vaccine, only one tested positive for COVID-19 antibodies in their … Read more

Why Michigan experts say monkeypox is the next pandemic, but not the next COVID

Why Michigan experts say monkeypox is the next pandemic, but not the next COVID

ANN ARBOR – As cases of monkeypox continue to grow around the world, the United States recently declared a national public health emergency amid the outbreak. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, there were 31,800 cases worldwide as of August 9. Nearly 99% of those cases were found in countries that hadn’t … Read more

3 COVID deaths in Tri-Cities WA area but CDC improves rating

3 COVID deaths in Tri-Cities WA area but CDC improves rating

Signs of COVID-19 in the Tri-Cities have diminished over the past week, but there have still been three more deaths from the disease. The Benton Franklin Health District on Thursday reported the lowest concentration of coronavirus genetic material in more than a month. However, concentrations were still high compared to early spring, when a sharp … Read more

Stress hormone cortisol may explain long COVID — and how to treat it, Yale researchers say

Stress hormone cortisol may explain long COVID — and how to treat it, Yale researchers say

Public health officials are scrambling to understand long COVID, the condition in which patients report symptoms like fatigue, muscle weakness and “brain fog” months after infection. A new study released Wednesday shows one way doctors could diagnose who has the chronic condition and points to a possible way to treat it. Researchers from the Yale … Read more

What your nails reveal about your health

What your nails reveal about your health

The eyes may be the windows to the soul, but your nails could be the doorway to your health. They can reveal secrets to general health and provide clues to conditions or illnesses you may not know you have. But Dr. Jeffrey Linder, chief of internal medicine and geriatrics at Northwestern University Feinberg School of … Read more

Forget Covid, the Las Vegas Strip could have a new health issue

Forget Covid, the Las Vegas Strip could have a new health issue

The past two years have taught epidemiologists a great deal about real-time surveillance of communicable diseases. One of the lessons learned is that wastewater can tell a lot about a population. So, in response to the covid-19 pandemic, the United States Centers for Disease Control launched the National Wastewater Surveillance System (NWSS) in September 2020. … Read more

‘Living with COVID’: where the pandemic could go next

‘Living with COVID’: where the pandemic could go next

LONDON/CHICAGO, Aug 1 (Reuters) – As the third winter of the coronavirus pandemic looms in the northern hemisphere, scientists are warning weary governments and populations to prepare for more waves of COVID-19. In the United States alone, there could be up to a million infections a day this winter, Chris Murray, director of the Institute … Read more

North Carolina still has time to fight monkeypox stigma

North Carolina still has time to fight monkeypox stigma

OPINION AND COMMENT Editorials and other opinion content provide insights into issues important to our community and are independent of the work of our newsroom reporters. The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services has expanded eligibility for the monkeypox vaccine to prevent the virus from spreading further. North Carolina Department of Health and … Read more