Climate change could aggravate more than half of known human pathogens, scientists say

Climate change could aggravate more than half of known human pathogens, scientists say

Scientists have made a disturbing discovery about how global warming will affect known infectious diseases. Climate hazards are expected to exacerbate 58% of all known human pathogens, according to a study published Monday in Nature Climate Change. That’s more than half of the infectious diseases discovered since the end of the Roman Empire, Camilo Mora, … Read more

High demand for monkeypox vaccine in Triangle, hundreds vaccinated :: WRAL.com

High demand for monkeypox vaccine in Triangle, hundreds vaccinated :: WRAL.com

By Lora Lavigne and Adam Owens, WRAL reporters Raleigh, North Carolina — Wake and Durham counties will step up efforts Monday to provide the monkey pox vaccine for those who are eligible. Concern about monkeypox and demand for the vaccine are growing, with 95 confirmed cases in North Carolina. The Wake County Public Health Department … Read more

Men Have Higher Cancer Risk Because of Biology NOT Because They Drink and Smoke More, Study Says

Men Have Higher Cancer Risk Because of Biology NOT Because They Drink and Smoke More, Study Says

Men drink and smoke more than women, but that’s not why they have a higher risk of cancer. A major study suggests that biological differences are the real reason behind the disparity between the sexes. Understanding these differences could help improve prevention and treatment, the researchers say. The study looked at 300,000 middle-aged and older … Read more

High demand for monkeypox vaccine in Triangle, hundreds vaccinated :: WRAL.com

High demand for monkeypox vaccine in Triangle, hundreds vaccinated :: WRAL.com

By Lora Lavigne and Adam Owens, WRAL reporters Raleigh, North Carolina — Wake and Durham counties will step up efforts Monday to provide the monkey pox vaccine for those who are eligible. Concern about monkeypox and demand for the vaccine are growing, with 95 confirmed cases in North Carolina. The Wake County Public Health Department … Read more

‘When I see kids vaping, I warn them: that’s what killed my daughter’ | electronic cigarettes

‘When I see kids vaping, I warn them: that’s what killed my daughter’ |  electronic cigarettes

Teenager Rosey Christoffersen loved soccer from an early age, and her enthusiasm was combined with her talent for scoring goals. She attended regular training sessions and played weekly matches for a local club, but one season she became alarmed at her rapidly deteriorating physical condition. “I’m exhausted,” she would tell her coach at Wallasey Wanderers … Read more

Los peligros de la histeria de la viruela del simio

Los peligros de la histeria de la viruela del simio

Lo han estado repitiendo desde el comienzo de la pandemia de Covid: “Estamos entrando en una ‘era de pandemias’, esto es solo el comienzo”. Y han sido fieles a su palabra: tan pronto como la amenaza de Covid comenzó a disminuir, y la mayoría de las personas comenzaron a dejar atrás la pesadilla de los … Read more

COVID-19 is on the rise again, health officials urge people to be cautious

COVID-19 is on the rise again, health officials urge people to be cautious

Bloomington health officials warned that hospital admissions related to COVID-19 are on the rise once again and urged residents to take precautions, including getting vaccinated and boosted, wearing masks in public places and staying home when they have symptoms. “We’re … currently on another surge,” Brian Shockney, president of Indiana Health’s south central region, which … Read more