‘Silent’ spread of polio in New York drives CDC to consider additional vaccinations for some people

‘Silent’ spread of polio in New York drives CDC to consider additional vaccinations for some people

The case was found In Rockland County, which has a stunningly low polio vaccination rate. Dr. José Romero, director of the CDC’s National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases, noted that the majority of people with polio don’t have symptoms and so can spread the virus without knowing it. “There are a number of individuals … Read more

New Langya virus infects dozens in eastern China: Study | Health News

New Langya virus infects dozens in eastern China: Study |  Health News

Langya virus, which can cause fever, fatigue and nausea, found in 35 people in eastern China, researchers say. Scientists in Asia have identified a new virus that can cause severe fever and was likely transmitted to humans from animals in eastern China. The Langya henipavirus (LayV) was found in 35 people in the Shandong and … Read more

A simple heart scan may predict if you’re at risk of dementia in the next 10 years, study finds

A simple heart scan may predict if you’re at risk of dementia in the next 10 years, study finds

A simple heart scan in old age may predict if you’re at risk of dementia in the next 10 years, study finds 75-year-olds with atrial cardiopathy were 35% more likely to develop dementia Atrial cardiopathy causes heart chamber issues that can be detected with scans Researchers tracked dementia diagnoses in elderly US adults from 2011 … Read more

The best ways to ward off dementia revealed, according to science

The best ways to ward off dementia revealed, according to science

It’s finally been settled. The best way to protect yourself against dementia is to keep your brain stimulated, a major review suggests. People who regularly read books, played musical instruments or keep a personal diary have a 23 per cent lower risk of developing the condition. The analysis of dozens of studies involving 2million middle-aged … Read more

How to avoid the most common workout injuries, according to experts

How to avoid the most common workout injuries, according to experts

Your soft tissues support, connect and surround your bones and internal organs, and include muscles, tendons, ligaments, fat, skin and blood vessels. The most common soft tissue injuries occur in the muscles, tendons and ligaments. Think injuries such as hamstring strains, tennis elbow or ankle sprains. These afflictions often happen while exercising or playing sports, … Read more

Covid-19 trends haven’t budgeted for weeks, and no one knows what’s next

Covid-19 trends haven’t budgeted for weeks, and no one knows what’s next

It’s a dramatic improvement from this winter — there were four times as many hospitalizations and nearly six times as many deaths at the peak of the first Omicron wave — but still stubbornly high numbers. And there are big question marks around what might happen next, as the coronavirus’ evolution remains quite elusive 2½ … Read more

Less than a third of insured hepatitis C patients get timely treatment, study shows

Less than a third of insured hepatitis C patients get timely treatment, study shows

The researchers on the study, published Tuesday by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, found that among about 48,000 people who tested positive for the potentially life-threatening disease from early 2019 to late 2020, the percentage who started treatment within a year was 35% with private insurance, 28% with Medicare and 23% with … Read more

Climate change is making over 200 diseases worse and our immune systems weaker, study finds

Climate change is making over 200 diseases worse and our immune systems weaker, study finds

More than 58 per cent of human diseases have gotten worse because of climate change, according to a new study. The groundbreaking researchpublished in Nature Climate Change on Monday, was conducted by researchers at Mamoa’s University of Hawaii, who carried out a systematic search for real-life examples of the impact of ten climatic hazards worsened … Read more

CDC deploys team to investigate NY polio outbreak:

CDC deploys team to investigate NY polio outbreak:

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has deployed a team to investigate a polio case in Rockland County, New York, as local officials fear that there could be thousands of undiagnosed cases in the state. The breadth of the CDC’s investigation, how long they will be present or if their findings will ever … Read more