Monkeypox case found on George Washington campus

George Washington University officials have confirmed the first case of the monkeypox virus on its Washington, DC, campus. In an email sent on Tuesday, university officials told the school community that the individual who tested positive for the virus has been isolated off campus, where they are receiving treatment from medical professionals. School officials also … Read more

CDC Warns: ‘One of the Worst Outbreaks of Meningococcal Disease Among Gay and Bisexual Men in U.S. History’

a purple rash, one of the symptoms of meningococcal disease. (Screenshot, Daily Telegraph) (CNS News) — The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) issued a statement that it is working with the Florida Department of Health to “investigate one of the worst outbreaks of meningococcal disease among gay and bisexual men in US history.” … Read more

Twin Omicron subvariants have taken over the U.S., but they’re not quite identical. One is ‘the worst version of the virus we’ve seen’

A pair of immune-evading Omicron subvariants are now dominant in the US, having overtaken so-called “stealth Omicron” and close relative BA.2.12.1 in mere weeks, according to federal health data released Tuesday. BA.4 and BA.5, which swept South Africa this spring along thanks to their ability to evade immunity, were estimated to have caused slightly more … Read more

Scientists cannot create drug for deadly pathogen that has killed THOUSANDS across 50 countries

Scientists cannot create drug for deadly pathogen that has killed THOUSANDS across 50 countries because it reproduces sexually to create new strains unlike all others that reproduce asexually Candida auris infects the bloodstream and can sometimes result in death Scientists cannot create a drug to fight it because the pathogen reproduces sexually and creates different … Read more

Parkinson’s Exercise Program for Trunk Rigidity Seen to Help With Turning

A four-week, task-specific exercise program done at home can improve turning ability and balance, and ease disease severity for people with early- to mid-stage Parkinson’s, a small study suggested. This Parkinson’s exercise program focuses explicitly on rotating those parts of the body most involved in turning. It may be a promising alternative rehabilitation program for … Read more

Antibodies From Llama Blood Can Protect Against COVID, Future and Other Coronaviruses

Aside from the vaccine, one of the biggest reasons we’ve seen a drop in COVID deaths since the start of the pandemic is because of the development of effective treatments. Doctors and nurses are better equipped to help patients who come in with a serious case of the virus, shortening hospital stays and alleviating pressure … Read more

COVID Vaccines For Babies: What To Know

Just in time for the new school year, COVID vaccines are finally available for the nearly 20 million children under 5 in the US — the last portion of the population awaiting protection from the disease — after a four-month delay that put worried parents through hell , to say the least. But even now, … Read more