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

Minnesota unemployment rate hits record high 2.2%, and people hiring are feeling the pinch

Patti Soskin was not surprised to learn Thursday that Minnesota’s unemployment rate had fallen to an all-time low. The owner of Yum Kitchen and Bakery has about 10 vacancies at her three locations around the Twin Cities and says she’s having a harder time filling them than she can remember in her 17 years in … Read more

The parasite that controls the minds of cats can infect billions of people. The clue is in their eyes.

Toxoplasma gondii is probably the most successful parasite in the world today. This microscopic creature is capable of infecting any mammal or bird, and people from all continents are infected. Once infected, a person carries Toxoplasma for life. So far, we don’t have a medicine that can eradicate the parasite from the body. And there … Read more

Mind-altering parasite may make infected people more attractive, study finds

The brain-hijacking parasite Toxoplasma gondii seems to be almost everywhere. The microscopic invader is thought to infect up to 50% of people, and a range of studies suggest it can alter human behavior, in addition to that of many other animals. The parasite has been linked to a wide range of neurological disorders, including schizophrenia … Read more

Experts puzzled by number of people getting long COVID

Public health experts are divided on how many people are suffering from COVID-19, a potentially debilitating disease that occurs after a patient recovers from the coronavirus. Adverse effects of the disease can include fatigue, pain, neurological problems, and even changes in mental health. Initially, public health officials thought only a small minority of people would … Read more

People with asthma are advised to take precautions because the pollen…

Map reveals Britain’s biggest hay fever hotspots: Met Office warns of high pollen levels from TODAY – as experts say ‘could be deadly’ for millions people with asthma and lung disease The Met Office predicts high levels across England and Wales today, Saturday Pollen levels will remain high in Wales until Sunday but drop slightly … Read more

Parasite that infects up to 50% of people ‘really likes the retina’, say scientists

Toxoplasma gondii is probably the most successful parasite in the world today. This microscopic creature is capable of infecting any mammal or bird, and people on all continents are infected. Once infected, a person carries Toxoplasma for life. So far, we don’t have a medicine that can eradicate the parasite from the body. And there … Read more

Millions of people are suffering from long COVID. Why is there still no treatment?

Shelley Hayden of Sonoma has a long COVID case so severe that her “brain is broken,” she said. The 54-year-old marketing coach asked not to be interrupted in the conversation so as not to lose her train of thought. Berkeley’s Tyler Gustafson recovered from COVID-19 in 2020, then was struck last summer with what felt … Read more

New eye drops may help older people see better – Neuroscience News

Summary: By the time most of us reach our 40s, our near vision begins to decline and we develop presbyopia. A new eye drop called Vuity claims to ease the symptoms of presbyopia, allowing people to have clearer vision without the need for glasses or surgery. Researchers are examining the potential benefits of using Vuity … Read more

New eye drops may help older people see better – Neuroscience News

Summary: By the time most of us reach our 40s, our near vision begins to decline and we develop presbyopia. A new eye drop called Vuity claims to ease the symptoms of presbyopia, allowing people to have clearer vision without the need for glasses or surgery. Researchers are examining the potential benefits of using Vuity … Read more