‘Have I been vaccinated against poliomyelitis?’ and other questions, answers

‘Have I been vaccinated against poliomyelitis?’  and other questions, answers

Following a case of polio that was confirmed in Rockland County, New York on July 21, many people are scrambling to learn more about the serious disease and whether they are protected against it. On August 12, health officials announced that polio had also been detected in New York City sewage. Although local and federal … Read more

WHO asks the public for help in changing the name of monkeypox | News from the World Health Organization

WHO asks the public for help in changing the name of monkeypox |  News from the World Health Organization

The World Health Organization has urged the public to come up with a new name for monkeypox, calling for help in finding a less stigmatizing designation for the fast-spreading disease amid concerns over the name. Experts warn that the name can be stigmatizing for the primates whose name it bears but who play little role … Read more

An implant made from pigskin restored sight to 19 people in a recent trial

An implant made from pigskin restored sight to 19 people in a recent trial

The implant developed by scientists from Linköping University.Photo: Thor Balkhed/Linköping University A team of scientists say they’We’ve found a new way to help people with damaged corneas: bio-engineered implants created from pigskin. In the results of a small clinical trial published this month, the implants were shown to restore sight in people for up to … Read more

It’s not just cats that have nine lives! US patient with heart disease has technically died 10 times

It’s not just cats that have nine lives!  US patient with heart disease has technically died 10 times

Cats are said to have nine lives, but a woman in the United States enhanced that expression by coming back from the dead 10 times. The 63-year-old retired teacher suffers from hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM) – a disease of the heart muscle which affects one in 500 Americans and Britons. She was fitted with an implantable … Read more

Levels of the ‘stress hormone’ are key indicators of whether a person will suffer from Covid for long

Levels of the ‘stress hormone’ are key indicators of whether a person will suffer from Covid for long

Levels of ‘stress hormone’ cortisol are key indicators of whether someone will suffer from Covid for long, study finds A Yale research team found that people who suffered from ‘long Covid’ had lower blood cortisol levels Cortisol is a stress hormone produced by the adrenal gland, activating brain alerts The CDC estimates that about 8% … Read more

Can’t lose weight by dieting alone? Researchers have bad news for you

Can’t lose weight by dieting alone?  Researchers have bad news for you

For those starving themselves to cut calories but still not seeing results, you are not alone. Researchers at the University of Ottowa have identified a distinct group of obese people who are particularly resistant to weight loss through dietary changes alone, according to a report published Wednesday in the Lancet journal eBioMedicine. The results contradict … Read more

Monkeypox: Global Experts Race to Understand Rare Cases Virus Leads to Death

Monkeypox: Global Experts Race to Understand Rare Cases Virus Leads to Death

More than 31,000 cases of monkeypox have been reported worldwide since January 1, including more than 10,000 in the United States. Most people have recovered at home with no lasting problems. But doctors are struggling to understand why monkeypox can be serious and, rarely, fatal. According to the latest figures from the World Health Organization, … Read more

Why anal sex ‘taboos’ endanger ‘generation of women’: doctors

Why anal sex ‘taboos’ endanger ‘generation of women’: doctors

Anal sex is no longer the taboo sex act it used to be – especially among heterosexual women. Indeed, the most recent statistics provided by the Centers for Disease Control and the National Center for Health Statistics showed that more than a third – 35% – of women aged 15 to 49 have tried anal … Read more

Poliovirus detected in sewage samples in New York, health officials say

Poliovirus detected in sewage samples in New York, health officials say

“We’re dealing with a trifecta. Covid is still very much around. Polio, we’ve identified polio in our sewage. And we’re still dealing with the monkeypox crisis,” the mayor of New York said Friday, Eric Adams on CNN’s New Day. “We are addressing threats as they come our way and we are prepared to deal with … Read more