Michigan doctors said the number of people who are infected with Covid and need medical care is climbing as new variants aren't covered by the vaccine and most people have stopped wearing masks.
- The Daily Beast
Photo Illustration by The Daily Beast/GettyA wave of COVID infections caused by the BA.5 subvariant has crested. All over the world, daily new cases, hospitalizations and deaths are going down.But the SARS-CoV-2 virus is almost certainly here to stay. Another wave is all but inevitable as new variants and subvariants mutate, compete for dominance, and find new transmission pathways.How fast that wave comes, and how bad it gets, probably comes down to a genetic competition between different mutat
- Country Living
Actress Halle Berry, 54, showed off her toned back and legs in a new swimsuit photo. The actress is known for her hardcore workouts and following a keto diet.
- The Daily Beast
MR.Cole_Photographer via GettyA group of Boston researchers have designed a postcard-sized test that can detect both a SARS-CoV-2 infection and the presence of antibodies as a result of recent infection—providing a two-in-one punch that can both diagnose active COVID cases (including specifying which variant is responsible), as well as how well protected someone might be from future infections, thanks to antibody levels. The researchers hope their new portable device, which tests a patient’s sal
Social media personality Lauren Giraldo lost weight with her viral treadmill workout. A sports medicine doctor weighs in on how to try it safely.
- LA Times
Health officials recommend that anyone infected with the coronavirus isolate for at least 5 days — but for many, that timeline may be overly optimistic.
- BuzzFeed News
We spoke to experts to better understand how monkeypox spreads, what activities are riskiest at this time, and how to avoid infection as cases rise globally.View Entire Post ›
Biden leaves White House after testing negative on two straight days, and China locks down 80,000 tourists on tropical island
President Joe Biden, after testing negative for COVID on Saturday and Sunday, left the White House for the first time since becoming infectious last month
"With school starting soon, I think this is going to be more widespread," a pediatric infectious disease specialist who worked on the FDA's review of a vaccine for monkeypox told Fortune.
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Amber Escudero-Kontostathis is in stable condition in a Washington, D.C.-area hospital after being revived on-site by the U.S. Secret Service.
- Yahoo Entertainment
John Oliver calls out Marjorie Taylor Greene for 'obvious dog whistle bigotry' in monkeypox comments
Covering the rapidly spreading monkeypox virus, on Last Week Tonight With John Oliver Sunday, Oliver called out Congresswoman Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA) for comments she’s recently made about the disease, which to this point has been most prevalent in the LGBTQ community. “Of course monkeypox is a threat to some people in our population, but we know what causes it, and that’s pretty much, um — it’s basically a sexually transmitted disease, so it’s not a threat to most of the population,” Greene said. “And so it’s not a global pandemic. It’s really not. And people just have to laugh at it, mock it and reject it. So I think it’s another scam.” “Okay, obviously that is ridiculous,” Oliver said in response. “If the way to get rid of something awful was for people to laugh at it and mock it, that woman clearly wouldn’t be in Congress, and yet, here we all are.” Oliver also went after Greene for her insistence that monkeypox is strictly an LGBTQ issue, including a tweet she posted the he sees as a homophobic dog whistle for conservatives. “Greene also tweeted, ‘If monkeypox is a sexually transmitted disease, why are kids getting it?’ in an act of obvious dog whistle bigotry, suggesting gay people are a danger to children,” Oliver said, “when what’s clearly an actual danger to children is the QAnon congresswoman who once tweeted, ‘The kids at Uvalde needed JR-15s.’”
- The Herald-Times
“Hospitals are again struggling to find beds for inpatients,” a hospital official said. “It’s difficult to provide care for all those who need it.”
- Springfield News-Leader
"It’s exciting when our nutrition studies align with what we know as common sense," said Lynetta Smith, a clinical dietitian with Citizens Memorial Healthcare in Bolivar.
- Lexington Herald-Leader
Beshear urged vulnerable Kentuckians to mask up if they live or work in counties at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s high COVID-19 community level.
- HuffPost Life
Celebs and influencers claim the belt helps shape and work the core during exercise. Here's what experts think about it.
Eli Lilly said the new abortion law could hinder its ability to “attract diverse scientific, engineering and business talent from around the world.”
- The Conversation
How does monkeypox spread? An epidemiologist explains why it isn't an STI and what counts as close contact
Vaccination can help reduce the risk of monkeypox infection. Kena Betancur/AFP via Getty ImagesMonkeypox is caused by a virus that, despite periodic outbreaks, is not thought to spread easily from person to person and historically has not spurred long chains of transmission within communities. Now, many researchers are left scratching their heads as to why monkeypox seems to be propagating so readily and unconventionally in the current global outbreak. The monkeypox virus typically spreads throu
- Charlotte Observer
Wearing a mask can help prevent monkeypox transmission, according to an infectious disease expert.
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Need workout motivation? On days when Al Roker doesn't feel like walking, he asks himself this one question to get moving.
- NBC News
Drug users are seeking out fentanyl, a powerful opioid that people often tried to avoid. Smoking fentanyl is growing more common.