CDC monitoring 6 people in US for possible rare monkey pox, says public ‘shouldn’t worry’

Currently, the CDC is monitoring six people in the US for possible monkeypox infections after they sat next to an infected traveler who showed symptoms on a flight from Nigeria to the UK in early May. Separately, CDC officials are also investigating a confirmed case of monkeypox in a Massachusetts man who had recently traveled … Read more

What is monkeypox and its signs and symptoms?

Monkeypox is mainly found in West and Central Africa, but additional cases have been seen in Europe, including the UK, and other parts of the world in recent years. These cases are usually linked to international travel or imported animals infected with smallpox, the CDC said. On Thursday, Spain confirmed seven cases of monkeypox in … Read more

FDA chief: Baby formula factory could reopen by next week

WASHINGTON (AP) — The head of the Food and Drug Administration told lawmakers on Thursday that an infant formula factory closed could be up and running as soon as next week, though he avoided questioning whether his agency should have stepped in sooner to fix the plant’s issues that triggered the nationwide shortage. FDA Commissioner … Read more

Expert warns that the prevalence of ticks in America is increasing

The number of ticks – and therefore tick bites – has increased in recent years, a top expert warns, but Americans can protect themselves from parasites this summer with a few simple steps. Dr Jon Oliver, an entomologist at the University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, told that millions of Americans are bitten by ticks each … Read more

CDC 71 new cases of mysterious pediatric hepatitis

Another 71 cases of the mysterious hepatitis are under investigation in the United States, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention revealed on Wednesday. No other deaths have been reported in the past two weeks, but earlier the CDC revealed it was investigating five deaths in the outbreak – including one in Wisconsin. One more … Read more

Long Covid symptoms in older Americans are often hard to recognize, experts say

Lifting her clothes, raising her arms, putting things in her closet leaves Bell feeling out of breath and often triggers severe fatigue. He walks with a cane, only for short distances. He weighs 50 pounds less than when the virus hit. Bell, 70, is one of millions of older adults who have struggled with long … Read more

Mississippi is the fattest place in America, report says

Mississippi is the fattest state in America, with two in five adults obese or morbidly obese, a report revealed Tuesday amid growing warnings about the nation’s health. Telephone surveys of more than 400,000 people nationwide showed Magnolia State had the highest obesity rates, followed by West Virginia and neighboring Alabama. At the other end of … Read more

SIDS is still a tragic mystery, despite claims that the ’cause’ has been found

Photo: Andrew Wang (Getty Images) Last week, multiple headlines and social media posts claimed that scientists had finally found the “cause” of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS). Unfortunately, the reality is a bit more complicated. While the research could one day lead to important discoveries in predicting or treating this devastating syndrome, the results are … Read more

White House says deal is near to reopen infant formula factory

WASHINGTON (AP) — Under fire from parents and politicians, President Joe Biden’s administration is expected to announce an agreement on Monday to reopen the nation’s largest infant formula manufacturing plant and ease import rules to allow the supply from overseas, amid a national shortage spurred by the Michigan plant’s closure earlier this year over safety … Read more

Your case of Omicron could have boosted your immunity – if you were vaccinated

Photo: Spencer Platt (Getty Images) Recent preliminary research may offer some comfort to the many vaccinated Americans who discovered Omicron last winter. A pair of studies suggest that vaccinated people who caught the variant developed a strong and diverse immune response to the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus in general, more than vaccinated and boosted people or people … Read more