Mosquitoes Are Going to Get Us, No Matter What

Mosquitoes Are Going to Get Us, No Matter What

Nothing gets a female mosquito going quite like the stench of human BO. The chase can begin from more than 100 feet away, with a plume of breath that wafts carbon dioxide onto the nubby sensory organ atop the insect’s mouth. Her senses snared, she flies person-ward, until her antennae start to buzz with the … Read more

Biden officials accelerating monkeypox vaccine effort with 1.8 million additional doses and other steps

Biden officials accelerating monkeypox vaccine effort with 1.8 million additional doses and other steps

That includes boosting supply with an additional 1.8 million doses of the Jynneos monkeypox vaccine, accelerating the US Department of Health and Human Services’ vaccine distribution timeline. HHS is also launching a new program aimed at making vaccines available and engaging with at-risk communities at large events attracting LGBTQ communities. And the administration is pre-positioning … Read more

Autism breakthrough as scientists find 70 genes ‘strongly linked’ to condition

Scientists are one step closer to solving the riddle of autism after discovering more than a hundred new genes linked to the condition

Autism breakthrough as scientists find 70 genes ‘strongly linked’ to condition US researchers looked at DNA of 150,000 people, 20,000 of whom had autism They identified the biological changes in the brain that contribute to autism They 70 genetic variants could pave way for new tests and treatments By Emily Craig Health Reporter For Mailonline … Read more

Child dies from suspected case of brain-eating amoeba in Nebraska, the state’s first

Child dies from suspected case of brain-eating amoeba in Nebraska, the state's first

A child in Nebraska is suspected to have died from a rare case of brain-eating amoeba, health officials said Wednesday. If confirmed, it will be the first known death from Naegleria fowleri in the state’s history, according to the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services. The child, a resident of Douglas County, which includes … Read more

Child polio vaccination rate low in some New York areas, increasing outbreak risk

Child polio vaccination rate low in some New York areas, increasing outbreak risk

Nurse Lydia Fulton prepares to administer the measles, mumps, and rubella (MMR) vaccine as well as a vaccine used to help prevent the diseases of diphtheria, pertussis, tetanus, and polio at Children’s Primary Care Clinic in Minneapolis, MN. Courtney Perry | The Washington Post | Getty Images The childhood polio vaccination rate is as low … Read more