The White House is cautioning people to be careful amid a new COVID wave coming from two variants, BA.4 and BA.5.
A man with monkeypox shared a three-week timeline of his rash with pictures to raise awareness of monkeypox symptoms and how the virus is spreading.
Legendary hockey star, Wayne Gretzky, has been served a massive lawsuit. The former Los Angeles Kings player and his wife, Janet Jones Gretzky, are being sued for multi-millions after promoting a weight loss gum. The couple have been promoting a weight loss gum called “Overeating Management Gum” aka ‘OMG.’ Wayne & Janet Jones Gretzky Are […]
- Eating Well
Plus, what to eat to support a healthy immune system as we inch closer to flu season.
- Rolling Stone
If it seems like infectious diseases are coming at us faster, spreading more widely and persisting longer than they have in generations, it’s because they are, health experts say.
The Social Security Administration has added 12 new health conditions under its Compassionate Allowances program, meaning people with these conditions now have faster access to Social Security...
- The Hill
Story at a glance Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf (D) on Tuesday signed an executive order that bans conversion therapy practices across the state. State agencies under the order are directed to ensure that state funds or other resources are not used to provide, endorse or authorize conversion therapy. Conversion therapy practices have been condemned by…
Sandra Lee Says She's Taking a 'Solo Health Week' at Special Clinic in Germany: 'Can't Hurt to Triple Check'
Sandra Lee announced on Instagram that she’s visiting Baden-Baden, Germany, to see “the most advanced medicine and medical practitioners in the world”
Video shows people running out of the store in Xuhui district as guards tried to shut them in.
Whatever health woe you’re experiencing—whether it’s a rash or something more serious such as cancer or cognitive decline—Googling your condition will likely lead you to one word: inflammation. While it’s true that high levels of chronic inflammation can lead to health problems, this connection ...
- The Desert Sun
Palm Springs resident Kyle Wilkins received a Jynneos vaccine then noticed sores and other typical monkeypox symptoms two days later.
- Good Morning America
In an exclusive interview with "Good Morning America," Amber Escudero-Kontostathis sits down to talk for the first time about being the sole survivor of a lightning strike near the White House earlier this month, on her 28th birthday, and her road to recovery. "I don't remember much of that day at all," Escudero-Kontostathis told "GMA" in her first interview since the incident. On Aug. 4, Escudero-Kontostathis, 28, was canvassing outside the White House for Threshold Giving, a nonprofit organization through the International Rescue Committee that helps refugees, when she and three others took cover underneath a tree at Lafayette Square after it began to rain.
When it comes to losing weight, many of us think about what to eat rather than when to eat. But does the timing of your meals matter? New research suggests that it does, in fact, make a difference. In the study, researchers examined 90 people with obesity to see whether practicing time-restricted ...
- ABC News
Newly updated COVID-19 boosters tailored to target a dominant strain of the virus will be available in the next three weeks or so, assuming the Food and Drug Administration and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention work through their processes for authorization as expected. In late June, the FDA directed Moderna and Pfizer to make vaccines for the upcoming winter that targeted the more contagious BA.5 omicron subvariant, along with the original COVID strain.
- Reuters Videos
STORY: (GFX: Why has polio returned to the United States?)Polio has returned, spreading in London, Jerusalem and New York for the first time in decades.In July, a case of polio in an adult was made public in Rockland County, New York.It marks the nation's first confirmed case in nearly 10 years.Later in August, health officials said the virus was found in New York City’s wastewater.So just how dangerous is the disease?(GFX: Dreaded disease)Polio terrified parents around the world for the first half of the 20th century.Affecting mainly children under five, polio is often asymptomatic but can also cause symptoms including fever and vomiting.Around one in 200 infections leads to irreversible paralysis.And among those patients, up to 10% die.The disease spreads mainly through contact with faecal matter.There is no cure, but polio is entirely preventable through vaccination.Globally, the wild form of the disease has almost disappeared.Afghanistan and Pakistan are now the only countries where the disease remains endemic.(GFX: Different strains)There are two main forms of poliovirus.The wild-type and rare cases of what is known as vaccine-derived polio.It’s the second form that was detected in wastewater in New York, with one case of paralysis reported in the state.Rockland County Health Commissioner Patricia Schnabel Ruppert.(GFX: Vaccine-derived polio)Vaccine-derived polio has also recently been detected in London and Jerusalem.It stems from the use of an oral polio vaccine containing weakened live virus.After vaccination, children shed bits of the virus in their faeces for a few weeks.In under-vaccinated communities, this can spread and mutate back to a harmful version of the virus.While countries like Britain and the U.S. no longer use this live vaccine, others do, which allows for global spread, particularly as people began to travel again after COVID.(GFX: Why now?)Experts agree that the major driver behind both vaccine-derived and wild polio outbreaks remains under-vaccinated populations.Vaccine hesitancy was a growing problem before the pandemic and then COVID-19 caused the worst disruption to routine immunization in a generation. That’s according to the United Nations.In 2020, there were 1,081 vaccine-derived polio cases.That’s around three times as many as the previous year.In 2022, there have been 177 cases so far, after major efforts to get polio vaccination campaigns back on track.Health experts say the New York City wastewater findings are still a wake-up call for parents,with one key message: protect your children by getting them vaccinated.
- The Telegraph
If you want to eat a healthy breakfast then replace your poached eggs with avocado or raw salmon, a study suggests.
- The Hill
Story at a glance A federal judge has ruled that the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) protects transgender people from discrimination. The ruling stems from a 2020 case against the Fairfax County Sheriff’s Office after a transgender woman was incarcerated in a men’s facility. The woman, Kesha Williams, argued that her gender dysphoria resulted from…
- National Review
‘Advocate Rather Than a Scientist’: The Compromised Research of Child Gender-Transition Doctor Jack Turban
Dr. Stephen Levine and other questioners, including some sympathetic to Jack Turban's political mission, wondered whether his research reflected scientific curiosity and discovery or confirmation bias and an axe to grind.
- Beaver County Times
Pennsylvania now has about 300 monkeypox cases, and more than 11,700 in nation.
- Good Housekeeping
Moringa is one of the most nutritious plants in the world, and its benefits include boosting energy, cognition, sex drive and mood, plus balancing blood sugar.
- Miami Herald
A child younger than 5 has tested positive for monkeypox in Florida, state data show.