Merck says its Covid pill is effective against the virus giving health care providers one more tool in the fight against this pandemic. We discuss that and more with infectious disease expert Michael Osterholm.
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- The Daily Beast
via TelegramNIZHNY NOVGOROD—A gut-wrenching video has been circulating in Russia showing a dead COVID-19 patient on his hospital bed in the town of Novouralsk, apparently neglected by nurses and doctors. In the clip, another patient—the man who posted the video—is seen running around the hospital’s empty hallways screaming at the top of his lungs in an effort to flag down medical staff to tend to the deceased. “Girls, anybody?! Nurses, doctors!,” he can be heard shouting. No one responds to his
However fit you are and well you eat, your immune system will, unfortunately, get less effective as you get older. Here's how to fight back.
- Idaho Statesman
The Food and Drug Administration said the yellow, red and white onions came from the State of Chihuahua in Mexico.
- Washington Examiner
The United Kingdom's drug regulatory agency added a rare autoimmune nerve disorder to its list of possible COVID-19 vaccine complications.
On Oct. 20, nearly a month after Pfizer booster shots were approved for at-risk groups, the FDA has officially authorized Moderna and Johnson & Johnson boosters.
- Business Insider
CDC advisors vote unanimously to give boosters to everyone with a J&J shot and some with Moderna. Here's how to know if you should get one.
COVID-19 booster shots should be available in the coming days for everyone who's had J&J, as well as select groups of Moderna recipients.
- Fox News
New York City has reported an increase in human cases of leptospirosis, a bacterial disease that the city reports has been spread by rats.
"Basically if I don't eat SUPER clean I get a horrible burning sensation," Christina Haack wrote in a candid Instagram post
- USA TODAY
Jake West, Zac Mago and Mark Mayfield were all 17 years old, all standout athletes in Indiana -- and all died of sudden cardiac arrest.
The word "colonoscopy" has always been one I have dreaded hearing. At 14, I was diagnosed by a gastroenterologist with irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), which causes stomach pain and other intestinal symptoms, like bloating and diarrhea.
- Martha Stewart Living
Getting too little or too much sleep can cause cognitive decline, according to a new study published in the journal Brain.
SINGAPORE (Reuters) -Few are left to inoculate in wealthy Singapore after a vigorous campaign achieved a level of coverage envied by many nations battling the coronavirus pandemic, but a record surge in deaths and infections gives warning of risks that may still lie ahead. Despite mask mandates, strict social curbs and COVID-19 booster doses available for over a month, infections in the Asian city-state's latest outbreak, driven by the Delta variant, took the death toll to 280, up from 55 early in September. "Singapore may potentially experience two to three epidemic waves as measures are increasingly relaxed," said Alex Cook, a disease modelling expert at the National University of Singapore (NUS).
- Business Insider
There's an ideal window to get your flu shot for the best protection: late October or the first week of November
Your flu shot becomes less effective month over month after you get it, and flu cases usually peak between December and March.
Drinking tea has many health benefits. Here's how a daily cup (or two!) can be good for you, along with healthy teas you should try.
- BuzzFeed News
Young People, Especially Young Women, Are Reporting Concerning Medical And Behavioral Changes Due To Social Media, And I Hope We’re Paying Attention
In one-part of this week's newsletter: Why people are already dismissing a Wall Street Journal article about teens developing severe tics after watching numerous TikToks from influencers diagnosed with Tourette syndrome.View Entire Post ›
- NBC News
More than 5,200 of the 6.2 million U.S. children diagnosed with Covid have developed MIS-C, or multisystem inflammatory syndrome.
- Business Insider
A healthcare CEO who has the same cancer as Colin Powell blamed unvaccinated people for risking their lives: 'Somebody is killing us'
Dr. Marc Harrison, the Intermountain Healthcare CEO, has multiple myeloma, and did former Secretary of State Colin Powell.
(Bloomberg) -- People across the U.S. have been advised to throw away all unlabeled red, white and yellow onions after a mass salmonella outbreak sickened hundreds of people across 37 states.Most Read from BloombergForget Palm Springs—Santa Fe Is the New Mecca for Modern ArchitectureGoogle’s Biggest Moonshot Is Its Search for a Carbon-Free FutureA $30 Billion Fortune Is Hiding in China’s Silicon ValleyBeef Industry Tries to Erase Its Emissions With Fuzzy Methane MathGoogle’s CEO: ‘We’re Losing T
- Business Insider
The CDC says it's identified a new Delta-related coronavirus variant in the US, and officials are monitoring it closely
The AY.4.2 variant is a new sub-lineage of Delta. The CDC says "there is no evidence" that it is more transmissible, or that it could evade vaccines.
- Kansas City Star
About 19% of the unvaccinated people in Kansas and 15% of those in Missouri don’t believe COVID-19 is a threat.