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

Ivermectin among generic drugs that failed to help COVID-19 patients avoid hospitalization, large study shows

Ivermectin among generic drugs that failed to help COVID-19 patients avoid hospitalization, large study shows

A new study found three generic drugs — fluvoxamine, which is often prescribed to treat depression, the controversial antimalarial ivermectin, and the diabetes pill metformin — failed to prevent the kind of severe COVID-19 that leads to an emergency-room visit or hospitalization. The research, published Wednesday in The New England Journal of Medicine, examined whether … Read more

Salting at the table could increase risk for early death, study says

Avoid adding salt to your food at the table, experts recommend.

Adding salt to your meal at the table is associated with a lower life span and a higher risk for early death, according to a new study. The study looked at more than 500,000 people in the UK Biobank who responded to a questionnaire between 2006 and 2010 about their salt habits and the frequency … Read more

Monkeypox case reported in man whose ‘primary risk factor’ was closed, nonsexual contact at a crowded outdoor event

Monkeypox case reported in man whose 'primary risk factor' was closed, nonsexual contact at a crowded outdoor event

A man noticed his first lesion and subsequently developed a rash about two weeks after attending a “large, crowded outdoor event at which he had close contact with others, including close dancing, for a few hours,” according to researchers from Stanford University School of Medical. He tested positive for monkeypox after seeking care at an … Read more

US lacks data on who’s gotten the monkeypox vaccine

US lacks data on who's gotten the monkeypox vaccine

But despite a growing supply of the Jynneos vaccine — and a new strategy that could stretch the current supply five times further — there is still no evidence that protection is reaching those most at risk. “If you think about the reality that there’s a limited amount of vaccinations available, you really want to … Read more

Monkeypox: First possible case of human-to-dog transmission ‘not surprising,’ WHO says

First possible case of human-to-dog monkeypox transmission 'not surprising,' WHO says

The men, who live together and are in a non-exclusive relationship, were diagnosed with monkeypox at a hospital in Paris in early June. Twelve days after their symptoms started, their 4-year-old Italian greyhound also started showing symptoms, according to a report published last week in the journal The Lancet. The dog developed lesions and tested … Read more

WHO asks public for help with monkeypox name change | World Health Organization News

WHO asks public for help with monkeypox name change |  World Health Organization News

The World Health Organization has invited the public to find a new name for monkeypox, calling for help in coming up with a less stigmatizing designation for the fast-spreading disease amid concerns about the name. Experts warn the name can be stigmatizing to the primates it was named after, but who play little role in … Read more

First possible case of human-to-dog monkeypox transmission ‘not surprising,’ WHO says

First possible case of human-to-dog monkeypox transmission 'not surprising,' WHO says

The men, who live together and are in a non-exclusive relationship, were diagnosed with monkeypox at a hospital in Paris in early June. Twelve days after their symptoms started, their 4-year-old Italian greyhound also started showing symptoms, according to a report published last week in the journal The Lancet. The dog developed lesions and tested … Read more

‘Was I vaccinated for polio?’ and other questions, answered

'Was I vaccinated for polio?'  and other questions, answered

Here’s what you should know According to the CDC, no cases of polio have originated in the US since 1979. But cases have been brought into the country by travelers, and the last known case of polio in the US was detected in 2013. Jill Foster, a pediatric infectious disease physician at the University of … Read more