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Most People Infected with Omicron May Not Know It, New Study Finds.

Many people with the Omicron variant may not be aware they have COVID, researchers say.

Why Are Cancer Rates Higher in Men Than Women?

Researchers say biological rather than behavioral differences may explain why men face a greater risk of most types of cancer.

Even at Lower Levels, Exercise Is a Powerful Treatment for Depression

If you suffer from depression, you don’t have to live in the gym to reap the benefits of exercise, a new study finds.

Half of the World’s Population Suffers Headaches, Study Finds

52% of people worldwide are affected by recurrent headaches, from kids to the elderly, researchers say.

Zinc Supplements May Help Prevent Colds and other Respiratory Tract Infections, Study Finds

Zinc supplements may help prevent respiratory tract infections, ease symptoms and shorten illness, researchers say.

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18 Aug
CDC Investigating E. Coli Outbreak in Michigan, Ohio

CDC Investigating E. Coli Outbreak in Michigan, Ohio

U.S. health officials said Wednesday that they are investigating an outbreak of E. coli that has infected 29 people in Michigan and Ohio.

The outbreak has led to nine hospitalizations but no deaths, and i...

17 Aug
CDC Director Says Agency Needs Major Overhaul

CDC Director Says Agency Needs Major Overhaul

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention failed to respond quickly enough during the COVID-19 pandemic and needs an major overhaul, Director Dr. Rochelle Walensky said Wednesday.

With her rebuke, she sketched out a plan to prioritize action on public health ne...

17 Aug
Half of People Infected With Omicron May Not Have Known It: Study

Half of People Infected With Omicron May Not Have Known It: Study

WEDNESDAY, Aug. 17, 2022 (HealthDay News) -- Are you one of those folks who thinks they have somehow miraculously managed to avoid COVID-19 infection more than two years into the pandemic?

You might be mistaken, claims new research that discovered most...

17 Aug
Blow Your Horn: Do Wind Instruments Spread COVID?

Blow Your Horn: Do Wind Instruments Spread COVID?

Strike up the band!

A new study finds that the aerosols produced by wind instruments like trombones and flutes are no more concerning than those given off during normal speech and breathing.

For the study, University of Pennsylvania researchers worked with the Phi...

16 Aug
First Lady Jill Biden Has COVID-19

First Lady Jill Biden Has COVID-19

TUESDAY, Aug. 16, 2022 (HealthDay News) -- First Lady Jill Biden has COVID-19 and is experiencing "mild symptoms," according to her staff.

"After testing negat...

15 Aug
How Worried Should You Be About New Reports on Polio?

How Worried Should You Be About New Reports on Polio?

Poliovirus detected in New York City wastewater last week put public health officials on high alert, as it indicates the potentially paralyzing virus is circulating widely in the area.

But infectious disease experts say there's no need for families of fully vaccinated ch...

15 Aug
Monkeypox May Get New Name to Curb Stigma

Monkeypox May Get New Name to Curb Stigma

MONDAY, Aug. 15, 2022 (HealthDay News) – Monkeypox could soon get a new name.

Th...

11 Aug
E 8/11 3PM -- CDC Eases COVID Social Distancing Guidance

E 8/11 3PM -- CDC Eases COVID Social Distancing Guidance

THURSDAY, Aug. 11, 2022 (HealthDay News) -- The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Thursday it has loosened its COVID-19 social distancing recommendations as the American public learns to live with the virus in its midst.

“We’re i...

11 Aug
Another Study Shows COVID's Danger to Pregnant Women

Another Study Shows COVID's Danger to Pregnant Women

Pregnancy significantly increases the odds of devastating outcomes from COVID-19, a new study confirms.

Complications from the virus to pregnant ...

10 Aug
TPOXX Is the Only Monkeypox Treatment -- If You Can Get It

TPOXX Is the Only Monkeypox Treatment -- If You Can Get It

WEDNESDAY, Aug. 10, 2022 (HealthDay News) -- What if a rare viral illness with the potential to cause excruciating pain was in fact treatable, but the only drug for that use was nearly impossible to get, despite being in plentiful supply?

That is preci...

10 Aug
FDA Stretches Monkeypox Vaccine Supply by Authorizing Smaller Doses

FDA Stretches Monkeypox Vaccine Supply by Authorizing Smaller Doses

WEDNESDAY, Aug. 10, 2022 (HealthDay) -- As at-risk Americans stand in long lines across the country, trying to get the Jynneos monkeypox vaccine, U.S. officials on Tuesday announced they will modif...

09 Aug
Climate Change Making 218 Infectious Diseases Even Worse

Climate Change Making 218 Infectious Diseases Even Worse

Flooding, heat waves and drought have made 58% of infectious diseases worse, a new analysis claims.

For the review of previous studies, published Aug. 8 in the journal Nature Climate Change,...

09 Aug
Noses Might Be Kids' Secret Weapon Against COVID

Noses Might Be Kids' Secret Weapon Against COVID

This discovery is nothing to sniff at.

The linings of kids' noses are better able than those of adults to guard against SARS-CoV-2 infection, Australian researchers report.

“Children have a lower COVID-19 infection rate and

08 Aug
Biden Tests Negative for COVID Again, Leaves Isolation

Biden Tests Negative for COVID Again, Leaves Isolation

After experiencing a case of COVID rebound late last month, President Joe Biden tested negative Saturday and Sunday and left the White House for his home state of Delaware.

"He will safety return to public engagement and presidential travel," Biden's doctor, Kevin O'Conn...

05 Aug
COVID May Be Tied to Rise in Brain Infections in Children

COVID May Be Tied to Rise in Brain Infections in Children

FRIDAY, Aug. 5, 2022 (HealthDay News) -- COVID-19 may be linked to a rise in bacterial brain infections in children, a new study suggests.

When the pandemic hit, doctors at Helen DeVos Children's Hospital of Spectrum Health in Grand Rapids, Mich., saw ...

05 Aug
New Yorkers Warned of Possible Community Spread of Polio

New Yorkers Warned of Possible Community Spread of Polio

FRIDAY, Aug. 5, 2022 (HealthDay News) – New Yorkers who aren't vaccinated for polio should get their shots, state public health officials warned Thursday after the virus was found in seven wastew...

04 Aug
U.S. Declares Monkeypox a Public Health Emergency

U.S. Declares Monkeypox a Public Health Emergency

The Biden Administration on Thursday declared the monkeypox outbreak a public heal...

04 Aug
Wildlife Park's 'Splash Pad' Source of Severe Gastro Infections in Kids

Wildlife Park's 'Splash Pad' Source of Severe Gastro Infections in Kids

THURSDAY, Aug. 4, 2022 (HealthDay News) -- Splash pads -- those shallow pools of wet, cooling summertime fun for kids -- can also be sources of nasty gastro infections for youngsters who swallow water during their play.

That's the take-home lesson from...

04 Aug
04 Aug
Monoclonal Antibody Might Help Prevent Malaria

Monoclonal Antibody Might Help Prevent Malaria

THURSDAY, Aug. 4, 2022 (HealthDay News) -- Researchers are reporting early but encouraging findings on a potential new way to prevent malaria — an old foe that still ran...

03 Aug
Cases of Potentially Deadly Parechovirus in Infants Are Surging

Cases of Potentially Deadly Parechovirus in Infants Are Surging

WEDNESDAY, Aug. 3, 2022 (HealthDay News) -- Parechovirus, a virus that can cause severe illness in infants, is on the rise in parts of the United States.

Twenty-nine infants were admitted to the Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt University Medical Cent...

03 Aug
COVID Rebound Not Limited to Those Who Took Paxlovid

COVID Rebound Not Limited to Those Who Took Paxlovid

COVID rebound, which struck both President Joe Biden and White House Chief Medical Advisor Dr. Anthony Fauci recently, doesn't just happen in those who take Paxlovid, ...

02 Aug
New U.S. Monkeypox Coordinator Named as California, Illinois Declare Public Health Emergencies

New U.S. Monkeypox Coordinator Named as California, Illinois Declare Public Health Emergencies

The White House announced Tuesday that Robert Fenton Jr., a regional administrator with Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), has been named the country's new monkeypox coordinator.

The n...

01 Aug
Having Kids Around Might Shield You From Severe COVID: Study

Having Kids Around Might Shield You From Severe COVID: Study

MONDAY, Aug. 1, 2022 (HealthDay News) -- Folks with young kids at home may be less likely than others to develop severe COVID-19, a new study suggests.

Children bring home colds from day care and school and give them to their parents, and it's thought ...

01 Aug
'Unbearable': 3 Patients Tell of Monkeypox Ordeal

'Unbearable': 3 Patients Tell of Monkeypox Ordeal

What do a small business owner in the American Midwest, a corporate manager in Sao Paolo and a real estate lawyer in London all have in common?

All three are gay men. And though they're scattered across three continents, each has joined the ranks of more than 21,000 pati...

01 Aug
Flies, Roaches Probably Don't Spread COVID

Flies, Roaches Probably Don't Spread COVID

You may not have even considered the possibility, but new research finds that flies and roaches are not likely to spread COVID-19.

Although public health professionals and officials now have a better understanding of how COVID-19 spreads, there are lingering concerns abo...

30 Jul
Summer Bug Bite? Expert Gives Answers on Care

Summer Bug Bite? Expert Gives Answers on Care

Bugs are a part of summer, like it or not.

While many times bug bites are little more than an irritating inconvenience, some can trigger a medical emergency, according to the American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP), which offered tips on telling one from the othe...

29 Jul
San Francisco, N.Y. State Declare Monkeypox Public Health Emergencies

San Francisco, N.Y. State Declare Monkeypox Public Health Emergencies

Both San Francisco and New York state declared monkeypox a public health emergency on Thursday, as they struggle to gain access to more resources to help contain the spread of the virus.

Abou...

29 Jul
Current Monkeypox Outbreak Is Showing Different Symptoms

Current Monkeypox Outbreak Is Showing Different Symptoms

The monkeypox illness now spreading around the globe is showing some symptoms that are very different from those seen in previous outbreaks, a new study shows.

These unique symptoms include r...

28 Jul
COVID Crisis Has Stalled Fight Against HIV/AIDS

COVID Crisis Has Stalled Fight Against HIV/AIDS

Efforts to end the global HIV epidemic have slowed as money and attention go toward fighting COVID-19, new report shows.

"This is an alarm to the world to say that COVID-19 has blown ...

28 Jul
US to Send Out 800,000 Doses of Monkeypox Vaccine

US to Send Out 800,000 Doses of Monkeypox Vaccine

THURSDAY, July 28, 2022 (HealthDay News) – Amid public concerns about a slow government response to monkeypox, U.S. health regulators on Wednesday signed off on the distribution of another 800,000 doses of vaccine to stem the outbreak.

The additional shots of the

28 Jul
Rare, Deadly Bacterial Illness Is Now in United States, CDC Warns

Rare, Deadly Bacterial Illness Is Now in United States, CDC Warns

THURSDAY, July 28, 2022 (HealthDay News) – A bacteria that causes a rare but serious disease has been discovered in soil and water samples in the Gulf Coast region of Mississippi after two people who live near each other fell ill.

In a

28 Jul
Face Shields No Match for COVID Spread

Face Shields No Match for COVID Spread

Clear shields that cover in front of the face have been a fairly frequent sight since the COVID-19 pandemic began.

They're worn with or without a mask on the nose and mouth.

Though these

27 Jul
Biden Tests Negative for COVID, Ends Isolation Period

Biden Tests Negative for COVID, Ends Isolation Period

After contracting COVID-19 last week, President Joe Biden has tested negative for the virus and ended his isolation period.

In a tweet posted Wednesday mornin...

27 Jul
'On Edge': Anxious Americans Line Up for Scarce Monkeypox Vaccines

'On Edge': Anxious Americans Line Up for Scarce Monkeypox Vaccines

With 19,000 cases now reported in 75 countries, the World Health Organization

27 Jul
Two Studies Further Confirm COVID's Origins in Wuhan Market

Two Studies Further Confirm COVID's Origins in Wuhan Market

WEDNESDAY, July 27, 2022 (HealthDay News) – Two new studies strongly suggest that COVID-19 most likely began with a jump to humans from animals sold at the Huanan Seafood Market in Wuhan, China.

It’s not clear from what type of animal the virus jumped to a human, but...

26 Jul
Biden Administration May Declare Monkeypox a Public Health Emergency

Biden Administration May Declare Monkeypox a Public Health Emergency

As monkeypox continues to spread, with nearly 3,500 cases now reported in the United States, the Biden administration is weighing whether to declare the outbreak a public health emer...

25 Jul
COVID Reinfections Are Now Common. Will Getting a Booster Even Help?

COVID Reinfections Are Now Common. Will Getting a Booster Even Help?

Everyone in the United States knows someone -- often multiple someones -- who have been reinfected with COVID-19.

Despite vaccines, boosters and natural immunity, the highly infectious Omicron<...

25 Jul
WHO Declares Monkeypox a Global Health Emergency

WHO Declares Monkeypox a Global Health Emergency

Monkeypox, which has now spread to 75 countries and sickened at least 16,000 people, has been declared a global health emergency by the World Health Organization (WHO).

The decl...

25 Jul
High Blood Pressure Doubles Odds That COVID Will Be Severe

High Blood Pressure Doubles Odds That COVID Will Be Severe

Nearly half of American adults have high blood pressure — and that alone more than doubles their odds of being hospitalized if they are infected with the Omicron variant of the coronavirus, a new study revealed.

This was true even in people who were fully vaccinated an...

23 Jul
Summer Swim? Watch Out for 'Swimmer's Ear'

Summer Swim? Watch Out for 'Swimmer's Ear'

When weather gets hot and people start jumping into a pool, lake or ocean, cases of swimmer’s ear are likely to climb, but one expert says there are steps y...

22 Jul
First U.S. Polio Case in Nearly a Decade Reported in New York

First U.S. Polio Case in Nearly a Decade Reported in New York

New York health officials said Thursday that the first U.S. case of polio in nearly a decade has been confirmed in a young unvaccinated adult in Rockland County.

"Based on what we know about ...

21 Jul
Biden Tests Positive for COVID

Biden Tests Positive for COVID

President Joe Biden has tested positive for COVID-19, the White House announced Thursday.

"This morning, President Biden tested positive for COVID-19. He is fully vaccinated and twice boosted and experiencing very mild symptoms," White House Press Secretary Karine Jean-P...

15 Jul
As Monkeypox Cases Spike, U.S. Orders More Vaccine, Boosts Testing

As Monkeypox Cases Spike, U.S. Orders More Vaccine, Boosts Testing

With monkeypox cases continuing to climb in the United States, federal health officials said Friday they have ordered another 2.5 million doses of monkeypox vaccine and boosted national testing capacity to respond to the outbreak.

The news comes not a moment too soon, as...

15 Jul
CDC Warns of Dangerous Virus Infecting Babies in Multiple States

CDC Warns of Dangerous Virus Infecting Babies in Multiple States

A virus dangerous to infants is spreading across the United States, and parents and pediatricians should be on the lookout for symptoms, federal health officials say.

Parechovirus has caused at least one infant death and has cropped up in multiple states since May, accor...

15 Jul
25 Million Kids Missed Routine Vaccinations Worldwide in 2021

25 Million Kids Missed Routine Vaccinations Worldwide in 2021

Roughly 25 million children around the world missed critical vaccinations during 2021, as the pandemic continued to disrupt routine medical care, a new report from the World Health Organization and U...

14 Jul
Key to Battling UTIs May Lie in 'Good' Germs Within the Bladder

Key to Battling UTIs May Lie in 'Good' Germs Within the Bladder

As more and more superbugs become resistant to antibiotics, scientists are looking to use the good bacteria that live in people's bodies to fight back.

A new study reports o...

14 Jul
Florida Company Recalls All Ice Cream Products Over Possible Listeria Contamination

Florida Company Recalls All Ice Cream Products Over Possible Listeria Contamination

Big Olaf Creamery said Wednesday that it is recalling all flavors and all lots of Big Olaf brand ice cream products because they have the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes.

14 Jul
Demand for Monkeypox Vaccine Overwhelms U.S. Cities

Demand for Monkeypox Vaccine Overwhelms U.S. Cities

As monkeypox cases continue to climb worldwide, demands for vaccines to combat the virus are crashing the vaccine appointment system in New York City.

The city of over 8 million people has been running out of supplies almost as soon as they arrive, the Associated Pr...

13 Jul
Coronaviruses Can Survive on Frozen Meat for a Month

Coronaviruses Can Survive on Frozen Meat for a Month

Had COVID? You might want to clean your freezer out.

A new study suggests that cousins of the SARS-CoV-2 virus can survive on frozen meat and fish for up to 30 days.

The research -- pr...

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