"Political meddling helped destroy the CDC's credibility when Americans needed the agency the most." – Bloomberg, Mar 29, 2023
WASHINGTON (AP) — Updated COVID-19 vaccines are coming soon, just in time to pair them with flu shots. And this fall, the first vaccines for another scary virus called RSV are rolling out to older adults and pregnant women.
Doctors hope enough people get vaccinated to help avert another "tripledemic" like last year when hospitals were overwhelmed...
THE EPOCH TIMES – A recent study on the immune effects of Pfizer’s COVID-19 mRNA vaccine has scientists raising concerns over vaccine-acquired immune deficiencies.
Vaccine-acquired immune deficiency syndrome (VAIDS) is a new colloquial term coined by researchers and health practitioners since the COVID-19 vaccine rollout. Though not recognized as a medical condition, some experts believe the COVID-19 vaccines may impair or suppress immune responses.
While the new study does not use the term VAIDS, the researchers...
Republicans Rep. Chip Roy of Texas and Senator Roger Marshall of Kansas are dropping the HHS COVID-19 Origin Transparency Act of 2023 to require HHS to publicly release all of its records related to the origins of COVID-19.
(Benjamin Yount, The Center Square) Wisconsin state Sen. Van Wanggaard spent 30 years in law enforcement and says he never came across anything as “sick” as a child sex doll.
Wanggaard on Tuesday led a Wisconsin Senate committee hearing on a plan to outlaw child sex dolls in the state.
“For $30,000, and it talks to you and everything else, I’m just thinking these people are really sick,” Wanggaard said.
The legislation would make it a crime...
MAYO CLINIC NEWS NETWORK – As people get older, they are more at risk for certain diseases and ailments. But did you know that falls are the leading cause of injury and death in people over 65? A new report by the Centers for Disease Control and
Prevention determined that, on average, 100 older adults died every day from falls in 2021. Over the previous 20 years, age-adjusted death rates have increased each year.
CTV NEWS – A new study from Boston University’s CTE Center has discovered more than 60 cases of chronic traumatic encephalopathy, known as CTE, in athletes who were under the age of 30 at the time of their death.
Researchers found about 40 per cent of the brains studied had developed some of the earliest signs of the disease, which is associated with repeated head trauma.
The study also includes what researchers believe to be the...
CNN – The US Equal Employment Opportunity Commission has sued a North Carolina Hooters restaurant for allegedly discriminating against Black or darker-skinned “Hooters Girls,” the federal agency announced Thursday.
In March 2020, at the beginning of the Covid-19 pandemic, the Greensboro, North Carolina, Hooters temporarily laid off around 43 employees, dubbed “Hooters Girls” by the restaurant chain.
The EEOC said in a lawsuit that the restaurant laid off a class of Black and dark-skinned women and...
CNN – When a 64-year-old Australian woman was sent to hospital for brain surgery, neurosurgeon Dr. Hari Priya Bandi was not expecting to pull out a live 8-centimeter (3-inch) long parasitic roundworm that wriggled between her forceps.
Bandi told CNN of the world’s first discovery of a live worm inside a human brain:
“I’ve only come across worms using my not-so-good gardening skills … I find them terrifying and this is not something I deal with...
Department of Psychiatry, Warneford Hospital, Oxford, UK – A new dementia risk score, which draws on 11 mostly modifiable risk factors, identifies people at risk - from mid-life onwards - of developing the disease within the next 14 years, suggests a large long term study published in the open access journal BMJ Mental Health.
The UK Biobank Dementia Risk Score, or UKBDRS for short, outperformed three other widely used risk scores originally developed in Australia...
MARGATE TALK – A Margate woman angered by an inaccurate drive-thru order faces felony burglary with assault charges following a chaotic assault on employees and the destruction of a cash register.
On August 14, a customer at the McDonald’s in Coconut Creek became violent after receiving the wrong order.
According to police, Nirva Pierre, 32, parked her car and entered the restaurant. There, she hurled a dessert at the counter and ran behind the...
U.S. News & World Report – Certain foods and drinks can upset your stomach or increase stomach acid production, though there’s not much evidence they can cause or worsen ulcers specifically, says Olivia Vaughn, a registered dietitian at the Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center in Columbus.
Still, because some food and beverage items can irritate your stomach, pay attention to how your body reacts.
Take spicy food, for instance. Dr. Thomas R. Kelley, a family...
Covid-19 vaccines that have been tweaked to teach the body how to fend off the current crop of circulating variants are now expected to land in drugstores and clinics in mid-September, CDC and FDA officials said Thursday.
HEADLINE HEALTH – In rapid fire succession on Friday morning, mainstream media outlet CBS News posted four new stories in less than 90 minutes on the reported resurgence of COVID:
"Here's what experts say to know about new COVID variant BA.2.86" – BY ALEXANDER TIN, CBS News, AUGUST 25, 2023 / 9:48 AM
"As COVID flares, some schools and businesses reinstate mask mandates" – BY MEGAN CERULLO, CBS News, AUGUST 25, 2023 / 9:48...
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