China’s Covid cases hit record as dissent grows over tough restrictions

China's Covid cases hit record as dissent grows over tough restrictions

Beijing CNN — China on Thursday reported a record number of daily Covid infections, as a nationwide surge in cases heaps pressure on the country’s increasingly unpopular zero-tolerance approach to the virus. The National Health Commission (NHC) recorded 31,444 locally transmitted cases on Wednesday – surpassing the previous peak of 29,317 recorded April 13 during … Read more

As diseases outbreak sickens more than a dozen children in Ohio, local health officials seek help from CDC

As diseases outbreak sickens more than a dozen children in Ohio, local health officials seek help from CDC

CNN — A growing disease outbreak in Columbus, Ohio, has sickened more than a dozen unvaccinated children and hospitalized nine of them, and local public health officials are seeking assistance from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. “We asked the CDC for assistance and they will be sending two epidemiologists at the end … Read more

Flu and other respiratory virus activity continues to ramp up across the US

Flu and other respiratory virus activity continues to ramp up across the US

CNN — Seventeen states, Washington, DC, and New York City, are reporting high or very high respiratory illness activity amid a flu season that’s hitting harder and earlier than usual, according to data published Friday by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Influenza activity continues to increase in the US – the number … Read more

A new drug seeks ‘true revenge’ on COVID by turning the virus against itself

A new drug seeks 'true revenge' on COVID by turning the virus against itself

A neurologist at a prestigious US research institute has developed an experimental COVID treatment he calls “true revenge” that weaponizes the virus against itself. The treatment, dubbed NMT5, was created by Scripps Research Institute’s Neurodegeneration New Medicines Center founding director Dr. Stuart Lipton and a team of scientists. It’s a derivative of memantine, an Alzheimer’s … Read more

More than 16,000 Cancer Deaths Due to Complications from COVID-19 in 2020 in US, New Study Says

More than 16,000 Cancer Deaths Due to Complications from COVID-19 in 2020 in US, New Study Says

Newswise — ATLANTA, September 29, 2022 — From March through December 2020, more than 16,000 cancer deaths were due to complications of COVID-19 in the United States, according to a new study led by researchers at the American Cancer Society (ACS). Also, higher percentages of blood or prostate cancer deaths were from COVID-19 complications compared … Read more

CDC warns of severe illnesses from monkeypox as Ohio reports death of a monkeypox patient

CDC warns of severe illnesses from monkeypox as Ohio reports death of a monkeypox patient

CNN — The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention issued a new warning to health care providers Thursday about severe illnesses in people with monkeypox. The alert comes as Ohio reported that an individual with monkeypox has died – the third known death of a patient with monkeypox in the United States. Ohio listed … Read more

Unvaccinated individuals 14 times more likely to get monkeypox than vaccinated, new US data shows

Unvaccinated individuals 14 times more likely to get monkeypox than vaccinated, new US data shows

CNN — Eligible individuals who did not receive the monkeypox vaccine were around 14 times likelier to become infected with the virus than those who were vaccinated, according to federal government data described to CNN by multiple US health officials. That figure reflects the first wave of authoritative data collected by the Biden administration on … Read more

US sees increase in respiratory infections that can lead to acute flaccid myelitis in children, CDC data shows

US sees increase in respiratory infections that can lead to acute flaccid myelitis in children, CDC data shows

CNN — Doctors should prepare for a possible increase in young patients with enterovirus D68, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported Tuesday, and that may be linked to more cases of the rare, paralyzing condition acute flaccid myelitis. There was an increase in acute respiratory illnesses and emergency department visits driven by … Read more

Study links Covid-19 vaccination to small, temporary change in menstrual cycle

Study links Covid-19 vaccination to small, temporary change in menstrual cycle

CNN — People who got the Covid-19 vaccine reported slightly longer menstrual cycles, but the change was temporary, according to a new study published Tuesday in the journal BMJ Medicine. “Compared with the unvaccinated group, vaccinated individuals had an adjusted increase in menstrual cycle length of less than one day with both first and second … Read more

Polio is back — how concerned should Americans be?

Polio is back -- how concerned should Americans be?

CNN — New York’s governor has declared a state of emergency after health officials detected poliovirus in the wastewater of five counties – evidence the disease is circulating. The declaration also follows a report from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention of an unvaccinated person in Rockland County, New York, who was diagnosed … Read more