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

Lie down on your right side to absorb drugs better, new research suggests

Lie down on your right side to absorb drugs better, new research suggests

Lie down on your right side to absorb drugs better, new research suggests Researchers used state-of-the-art ‘StomachSim’ based on the human stomach Scientists say swallowing tablets is most complex way for humans to absorb it A new study has found that the impact of gravity was huge when taking tablets Leaning left slowed speed of … Read more

Major test of first possible Lyme vaccine in 20 years begins | Health News

Major test of first possible Lyme vaccine in 20 years begins |  Health News

Researchers are seeking thousands of volunteers in the United States and Europe to participate in a test of the first potential vaccine against Lyme disease in 20 years – in hopes of better fighting the tick-borne threat. Lyme disease is a growing problem, with cases rising and warming weather helping ticks expand their habitat. While … Read more

Florida student left unable to walk, write due to brain amoeba

Florida student left unable to walk, write due to brain amoeba

A Florida student said he lost the majority of his motor skills after contracting a deadly brain-eating amoeba while swimming in a stagnant pond. “It was tough. I had to, like, learn how to walk, how to write again, how to do all the basic stuff again,” Sebastian Deleon, 22, told Click Orlando of the … Read more

Arizona man details his monkeypox diagnosis as cases rise in the country

Arizona man details his monkeypox diagnosis as cases rise in the country

Arizona man details his monkeypox diagnosis as cases rise in the country PHOENIX – Monkeypox cases are on the rise in the Phoenix area and across the nation, and the Biden administration recently declared the outbreak a public health emergency. More than a hundred cases of monkeypox have been reported in Arizona and getting the … Read more

LGBTQ monkeypox patients use social media to help each other get treatment

LGBTQ monkeypox patients use social media to help each other get treatment

Grassroots monkeypox support TPOXX is an antiviral that can be used to treat monkeypox. But the prescription process is complicated and not widely known. So members of the LGBTQ community built a shareable Google document to help patients find doctors who know what TPOXX is and how to navigate the cumbersome prescription process. NEW YORK … Read more

Pennsylvania boy, 3, contracts rare tick-borne disease while swimming in a neighbor’s pool

Pennsylvania boy, 3, contracts rare tick-borne disease while swimming in a neighbor’s pool

A Pennsylvania toddler caught a rare, tick-borne disease that left him hospitalized after the bug bit him while out swimming in a neighbor’s pool. Jamie Simoson, of Harveys Lake, said she was ‘terrified’ after her three-year-old, Jonathan, was infected with the rare Powassan virus, which triggered an inflammation of the brain and the thin tissue … Read more

Pennsylvania toddler contracts rare illness from tick bite

Pennsylvania toddler contracts rare illness from tick bite

Fifteen minutes. That’s all it took to transmit a rare, dangerous and debilitating tick-borne disease that seriously sickened an energetic, witty and generally healthy 3-year-old Pennsylvania boy. Jamie Simoson’s motherly intuition pushed her to seek further medical treatment for something her youngest son’s pediatrician assured her was a virus that needed to run its course. … Read more

New York raises monkeypox alarm, San Francisco declares emergency | Health News

New York raises monkeypox alarm, San Francisco declares emergency |  Health News

Authorities say the declarations will help authorities to mobilize resources. New York and San Francisco have issued monkeypox alerts as cases continue to rise and the United States faces a shortage of vaccines. Authorities in New York said on Thursday the virus “represented an imminent threat” to public health across the state. Health Commissioner Mary … Read more

Next-generation opioid-upper cocktail pills drive fourth US wave of ‘mass death’, experts warn

Next-generation opioid-upper cocktail pills drive fourth US wave of ‘mass death’, experts warn

Opioid watchers say deadly new drug cocktails of fentanyl and uppers are spurring a fourth wave of ‘mass death’ across the US, as voters blame the Biden administration for neglecting the crisis. Researchers at Chicago’s Northwestern University project a ‘fourth wave’ of opioid deaths will ravage US cities and rural areas alike, exacerbating a problem … Read more