US to Distribute 800,000 Doses of Monkeypox Vaccine

US to Distribute 800,000 Doses of Monkeypox Vaccine

Easing a shortfall that has plagued the fight against monkeypox for weeks, the Food and Drug Administration announced on Wednesday that it had cleared nearly 800,000 additional doses of vaccine for use. The Biden administration said it would announce allocations for states and jurisdictions on Thursday. The new doses should greatly expand the supply in … Read more

Working Memory Depends on Reciprocal Interactions Across the Brain

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Summary: Researchers demonstrate how visual working memory is maintained across interconnected brain regions in mice. Source: Sainsbury Wellcome Center How does the brain keep in mind a phone number before dialing? Working memory is an essential component of cognition, allowing the brain to remember information temporarily and use it to guide future behavior. While many … Read more

Melioidosis: B. pseudomallei that causes illness is endemic in parts of Mississippi Gulf Coast, CDC says

Melioidosis: B. pseudomallei that causes illness is endemic in parts of Mississippi Gulf Coast, CDC says

Burkholderia pseudomallei was found in the Gulf Coast region of Mississippi, the first detection of the bacteria in the environment in the US. “It is unclear how long the bacterium has been in the environment prior to 2020 or how widespread the bacterium is in the continental United States; modeling suggests that the environmental conditions … Read more

Supplemental Vitamin D and Incident Fractures in Midlife and Older Adults

Supplemental Vitamin D and Incident Fractures in Midlife and Older Adults

Abstract Background Vitamin D supplements are widely recommended for bone health in the general population, but data on whether they prevent fractures have been inconsistent. Methods Download a PDF of the Research Summary. In an ancillary study of the Vitamin D and Omega-3 Trial (VITAL), we tested whether supplemental vitamin D3 would result in a … Read more

Monkeypox confirmed in a patient in Brazos County

Monkeypox confirmed in a patient in Brazos County

BRYAN, Texas (KBTX) – Monkeypox is officially in Brazos County, according to the Brazos County Health District. The health district said test results performed by an accredited lab came back positive. Now, BCHD is conducting a contact investigation to find if other people have been infected. A spokeswoman for the health department says vaccines have … Read more

Additional exercise potentially linked to longer lifespans and lower death rates: study

Additional exercise potentially linked to longer lifespans and lower death rates: study

NEWYou can now listen to Fox News articles! Getting more exercise could be linked to a longer life. A new 12-page research article published in the American Heart Association’s Circulation Journal found that people who got extra exercise had a lower mortality rate compared to those who did not. The study, which was conducted by … Read more

CDC, for first time from samples taken in US, discovers bacteria that causes rare serious disease

CDC, for first time from samples taken in US, discovers bacteria that causes rare serious disease

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has identified, for the first time in domestic environmental samples, the bacteria that causes a rare and serious disease called melioidosis. Melioidosis, also called Whitmore’s disease, is an infectious disease that can infect humans or animals. It is predominantly a disease of tropical climates, especially in Southeast … Read more

US to release 786,000 additional monkeypox vaccine doses

US to release 786,000 additional monkeypox vaccine doses

A person holds doses of Imvanex vaccine used to protect against Monkeypox virus at the Edison municipal vaccination center in Paris, France July 27, 2022. Alain Jocard | Pool | Reuters The US will make 786,000 additional monkeypox vaccine doses available to local health departments “as soon as possible” after the Food and Drug Administration … Read more