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TPOXX Is the Only Monkeypox Treatment -- If You Can Get It

WEDNESDAY, Aug. 10, 2022 (HealthDay News) -- What if a rare viral illness with the potential to cause excruciating pain was in fact treatable, but the only drug for that use was nearly impossible to get, despite being in plentiful supply?

That is precisely the dilemma now confronting thousands of

  • Alan Mozes HealthDay Reporter
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  • August 10, 2022
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  • FDA Stretches Monkeypox Vaccine Supply by Authorizing Smaller Doses

    WEDNESDAY, Aug. 10, 2022 (HealthDay) -- As at-risk Americans stand in long lines across the country, trying to get the Jynneos monkeypox vaccine, U.S. officials on Tuesday announced they will modify dosing instructions for the shot to help stretch the supply.

    The U.S. Food and Drug Administration said that ins...

    Climate Change Making 218 Infectious Diseases Even Worse

    Flooding, heat waves and drought have made 58% of infectious diseases worse, a new analysis claims.

    For the review of previous studies, published Aug. 8 in the journal Nature Climate Change, researchers found that 218 of the known 375 infectious diseases have been made worse by climate change, including

    Noses Might Be Kids' Secret Weapon Against COVID

    This discovery is nothing to sniff at.

    The linings of kids' noses are better able than those of adults to guard against SARS-CoV-2 infection, Australian researchers report.

    “Children have a lower COVID-19 infection rate and milder symptoms than adults, but the reasons for this have been unknown,” s...

    Biden Tests Negative for COVID Again, Leaves Isolation

    After experiencing a case of COVID rebound late last month, President Joe Biden tested negative Saturday and Sunday and left the White House for his home state of Delaware.

    "He will safety return to public engagement and presidential travel," Biden's doctor, Kevin O'Connor wrote in a letter ...

    COVID May Be Tied to Rise in Brain Infections in Children

    FRIDAY, Aug. 5, 2022 (HealthDay News) -- COVID-19 may be linked to a rise in bacterial brain infections in children, a new study suggests.

    When the pandemic hit, doctors at Helen DeVos Children's Hospital of Spectrum Health in Grand Rapids, Mich., saw a worrisome 236% rise in these infections and wondered why.

    Although rare, these infections can be mild, needing o...

    New Yorkers Warned of Possible Community Spread of Polio

    FRIDAY, Aug. 5, 2022 (HealthDay News) – New Yorkers who aren't vaccinated for polio should get their shots, state public health officials warned Thursday after the virus was found in seven wastewater samples in two neighboring counties.

    The finding comes after an unvaccinated adult in Rockland County last mo...

    U.S. Declares Monkeypox a Public Health Emergency

    The Biden Administration on Thursday declared the monkeypox outbreak a public health emergency, a move intended to dramatically ramp up the fight against the spread of the virus.

    “We're prepared...

    Wildlife Park's 'Splash Pad' Source of Severe Gastro Infections in Kids

    THURSDAY, Aug. 4, 2022 (HealthDay News) -- Splash pads -- those shallow pools of wet, cooling summertime fun for kids -- can also be sources of nasty gastro infections for youngsters who swallow water during their play.

    That's the take-home lesson from a new analysis of outbreaks of two bacterial illnesses,

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  • August 4, 2022
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  • Monoclonal Antibody Might Help Prevent Malaria

    THURSDAY, Aug. 4, 2022 (HealthDay News) -- Researchers are reporting early but encouraging findings on a potential new way to prevent malaria — an old foe that still ranks as a major killer worldwide.

    In a small trial of healthy volunteers, U.S. government researchers found that a l...

    Cases of Potentially Deadly Parechovirus in Infants Are Surging

    WEDNESDAY, Aug. 3, 2022 (HealthDay News) -- Parechovirus, a virus that can cause severe illness in infants, is on the rise in parts of the United States.

    Twenty-nine infants were admitted to the Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville this year, which includes 23 admitted during a six-week period this spring, according to a new study. By...

    COVID Rebound Not Limited to Those Who Took Paxlovid

    COVID rebound, which struck both President Joe Biden and White House Chief Medical Advisor Dr. Anthony Fauci recently, doesn't just happen in those who take Paxlovid, a new study finds.

    Rebound symptoms were spotted in 27% of COVID-19 patients who hadn’t taken the antiviral pill...

    New U.S. Monkeypox Coordinator Named as California, Illinois Declare Public Health Emergencies

    The White House announced Tuesday that Robert Fenton Jr., a regional administrator with Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), has been named the country's new monkeypox coordinator.

    The news came as two more states joined New York, New York City and San Francisco in declaring monkeypox a public health emer...

    Having Kids Around Might Shield You From Severe COVID: Study

    MONDAY, Aug. 1, 2022 (HealthDay News) -- Folks with young kids at home may be less likely than others to develop severe COVID-19, a new study suggests.

    Children bring home colds from day care and school and give them to their parents, and it's thought those lower-level infections may ultimately defend Mom and Dad from the worst of COVID. Both common colds and COVID-19 a...

    'Unbearable': 3 Patients Tell of Monkeypox Ordeal

    What do a small business owner in the American Midwest, a corporate manager in Sao Paolo and a real estate lawyer in London all have in common?

    All three are gay men. And though they're scattered across three continents, each has joined the ranks of more than 21,000 patients across 79 countries who are waging unexpected battles against a rare viral infection,

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  • August 1, 2022
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  • Flies, Roaches Probably Don't Spread COVID

    You may not have even considered the possibility, but new research finds that flies and roaches are not likely to spread COVID-19.

    Although public health professionals and officials now have a better understanding of how COVID-19 spreads, there are lingering concerns about whether it can spread indirectly through contaminated surfaces, animals or insects.

    According to study co-autho...

    Summer Bug Bite? Expert Gives Answers on Care

    Bugs are a part of summer, like it or not.

    While many times bug bites are little more than an irritating inconvenience, some can trigger a medical emergency, according to the American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP), which offered tips on telling one from the other.

    “While most bug bites or stings are minor and can be treated at home, some reactions can quickly become sever...

    San Francisco, N.Y. State Declare Monkeypox Public Health Emergencies

    Both San Francisco and New York state declared monkeypox a public health emergency on Thursday, as they struggle to gain access to more resources to help contain the spread of the virus.

    About 40% of the 4,907 monkeypox cases recorded in the United States have been

  • By Cara Murez HealthDay Reporter
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  • July 29, 2022
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  • Current Monkeypox Outbreak Is Showing Different Symptoms

    The monkeypox illness now spreading around the globe is showing some symptoms that are very different from those seen in previous outbreaks, a new study shows.

    These unique symptoms include rectal pain, penile swelling, solitary lesions and swollen tonsils, researchers report in the July 28 issue of the

    COVID Crisis Has Stalled Fight Against HIV/AIDS

    Efforts to end the global HIV epidemic have slowed as money and attention go toward fighting COVID-19, new report shows.

    "This is an alarm to the world to say that COVID-19 has blown the AIDS response significantly off track," Matthew Kavanaugh, deputy executive director of UNAIDS, said of the

    US to Send Out 800,000 Doses of Monkeypox Vaccine

    THURSDAY, July 28, 2022 (HealthDay News) – Amid public concerns about a slow government response to monkeypox, U.S. health regulators on Wednesday signed off on the distribution of another 800,000 doses of vaccine to stem the outbreak.

    The additional shots of the

  • By Cara Murez HealthDay Reporter
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  • July 28, 2022
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  • Rare, Deadly Bacterial Illness Is Now in United States, CDC Warns

    THURSDAY, July 28, 2022 (HealthDay News) – A bacteria that causes a rare but serious disease has been discovered in soil and water samples in the Gulf Coast region of Mississippi after two people who live near each other fell ill.

    In a notice issued Wednesday, the U.S. Centers for Disease Contro...

    Face Shields No Match for COVID Spread

    Clear shields that cover in front of the face have been a fairly frequent sight since the COVID-19 pandemic began.

    They're worn with or without a mask on the nose and mouth.

    Though these face shields do offer some protection, none of 13 styles studied offered high protection against...

    Biden Tests Negative for COVID, Ends Isolation Period

    After contracting COVID-19 last week, President Joe Biden has tested negative for the virus and ended his isolation period.

    In a tweet posted Wednesday morning, President Joe Biden shared a photo of his negative test and added, "Back to the Oval."

    “Thanks to Doc for the...

    'On Edge': Anxious Americans Line Up for Scarce Monkeypox Vaccines

    With 19,000 cases now reported in 75 countries, the World Health Organization declared the monkeypox outbreak a global “public health emergency,” its highest level...

    Two Studies Further Confirm COVID's Origins in Wuhan Market

    WEDNESDAY, July 27, 2022 (HealthDay News) – Two new studies strongly suggest that COVID-19 most likely began with a jump to humans from animals sold at the Huanan Seafood Market in Wuhan, China.

    It’s not clear from what type of animal the virus jumped to a human, but the first animal-to-human transmission appears to have happened around Nov. 18, 2019, one study found.

    According ...

    Biden Administration May Declare Monkeypox a Public Health Emergency

    As monkeypox continues to spread, with nearly 3,500 cases now reported in the United States, the Biden administration is weighing whether to declare the outbreak a public health emergency.

    The administration may also name a White House coordinator to supervise the response, all in an effort to ...

    COVID Reinfections Are Now Common. Will Getting a Booster Even Help?

    Everyone in the United States knows someone -- often multiple someones -- who have been reinfected with COVID-19.

    Despite vaccines, boosters and natural immunity, the highly infectious Omicron variant appears capable of getting around whatever protection you might have gained against SARS-CoV-2.

    Even P...

    WHO Declares Monkeypox a Global Health Emergency

    Monkeypox, which has now spread to 75 countries and sickened at least 16,000 people, has been declared a global health emergency by the World Health Organization (WHO).

    The declaration came after WHO Director General Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus overruled a panel of advisors that could not come...

    High Blood Pressure Doubles Odds That COVID Will Be Severe

    Nearly half of American adults have high blood pressure — and that alone more than doubles their odds of being hospitalized if they are infected with the Omicron variant of the coronavirus, a new study revealed.

    This was true even in people who were fully vaccinated and boosted against COVID-19, according to researchers at the Smidt Heart Institute at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los ...

    Summer Swim? Watch Out for 'Swimmer's Ear'

    When weather gets hot and people start jumping into a pool, lake or ocean, cases of swimmer’s ear are likely to climb, but one expert says there are steps you can take to avoid the painful condition.

    The best prevention is a simple one: avoid getting water in your ears,...

    First U.S. Polio Case in Nearly a Decade Reported in New York

    New York health officials said Thursday that the first U.S. case of polio in nearly a decade has been confirmed in a young unvaccinated adult in Rockland County.

    "Based on what we know about this case, and polio in general, the [New York] Department of Health strongly recommends that unvaccinated individuals g...

    Biden Tests Positive for COVID

    President Joe Biden has tested positive for COVID-19, the White House announced Thursday.

    "This morning, President Biden tested positive for COVID-19. He is fully vaccinated and twice boosted and experiencing very mild symptoms," White House Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre said in a

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  • July 21, 2022
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  • As Monkeypox Cases Spike, U.S. Orders More Vaccine, Boosts Testing

    With monkeypox cases continuing to climb in the United States, federal health officials said Friday they have ordered another 2.5 million doses of monkeypox vaccine and boosted national testing capacity to respond to the outbreak.

    The news comes not a moment too soon, as demand for the vaccine outstrips supply and clinics in some American cities run out of supplies almost as soon as they ...

    CDC Warns of Dangerous Virus Infecting Babies in Multiple States

    A virus dangerous to infants is spreading across the United States, and parents and pediatricians should be on the lookout for symptoms, federal health officials say.

    Parechovirus has caused at least one infant death and has cropped up in multiple states since May, according to a health advisory issued by the U....

    25 Million Kids Missed Routine Vaccinations Worldwide in 2021

    Roughly 25 million children around the world missed critical vaccinations during 2021, as the pandemic continued to disrupt routine medical care, a new report from the World Health Organization and UNICEF shows.

    "This is a red alert for child health. We are witnessing the largest sustained drop in childhood immu...

    Key to Battling UTIs May Lie in 'Good' Germs Within the Bladder

    As more and more superbugs become resistant to antibiotics, scientists are looking to use the good bacteria that live in people's bodies to fight back.

    A new study reports on efforts to harness the power of "good guy" bacteria that make their home in the bladder to fight bacteria that cause u...

    Florida Company Recalls All Ice Cream Products Over Possible Listeria Contamination

    Big Olaf Creamery said Wednesday that it is recalling all flavors and all lots of Big Olaf brand ice cream products because they have the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes.

    While healthy individuals may only suffer short-term symptoms after infection - including high fever, severe headac...

    Demand for Monkeypox Vaccine Overwhelms U.S. Cities

    As monkeypox cases continue to climb worldwide, demands for vaccines to combat the virus are crashing the vaccine appointment system in New York City.

    The city of over 8 million people has been running out of supplies almost as soon as they arrive, the Associated Press reported.

    City health officials acknowledged the frustration over the limited vaccine supply and said the...

    Coronaviruses Can Survive on Frozen Meat for a Month

    Had COVID? You might want to clean your freezer out.

    A new study suggests that cousins of the SARS-CoV-2 virus can survive on frozen meat and fish for up to 30 days.

    The research -- prompted by COVID outbreaks in Asia in which packaged meat was suspected as the virus' source -- was conducted on frozen c...

    COVID Pandemic Slowed Progress Against Antibiotic-Resistant 'Superbugs'

    The COVID pandemic has eaten into the progress made against drug-resistant infections, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

    The agency reported that hospital-related infections and deaths grew by 15% during the pandemic's first year, 2019 to 2020. The increase owes to

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  • July 12, 2022
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  • New Omicron Subvariant Is Spreading in India, U.S.

    As the coronavirus continues to evolve, a new highly contagious Omicron variant is appearing in India and other nations, including the United States, experts say.

    This new mutation - dubbed BA.2.75 - is concerning scientists because it appears to spread fast, bypassing the protection offered by C...

    WHO Says Global Monkeypox Cases Have Jumped 77% in One Week

    More than 6,000 monkeypox cases in 59 countries have surfaced since the outbreak began in May, the World Health Organization confirmed Thursday.

    The United Nation's health agency reported a 77% rise in cases on Thursday, wit...

    Why COVID Spread So Fast in California's Prisons

    An array of problems, including overcrowding, led to a surge of COVID-19 cases in California prisons in 2020-2021, a new report details.

    Preventing outbreaks in the future will require a comprehensive list of fixes, from reducing overcrowding in the state's 34 adult prisons to improving old buildings. Vaccination drives and methods for rapid detection are also necessary, researchers said...

    COVID Was a Leading Cause of Death for 2020, 2021

    COVID-19 has officially joined heart disease and cancer as a leading cause of death in the United States for two years in a row.

    The virus was the third-leading cause of death for the period between when the pandemic began...

    Deadly Listeria Outbreak Linked to Ice Cream

    The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has linked a recent Listeria outbreak to ice cream made by Florida-based Big Olaf Creamery.

    One person has died in the outbreak involving 10 states, while 22 have been hospitalized.

    The agency

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  • July 5, 2022
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  • Recent Monkeypox Symptoms Differ From Those of Prior Outbreaks

    The symptoms of patients with monkeypox in the United Kingdom differ from those in previous outbreaks of the virus, a new study shows.

    It said there have been fewer reports of fever and tiredness while reports of skin lesions in the genital and anal areas have been more common.

    Location of the lesions suggests transmission during intimate contact, and researchers called for more res...

    NYC First to Offer Paxlovid at COVID Testing Sites

    New York City's Mayor Eric Adams announced Thursday that the city has launched the first-of-their-kind mobile COVID-19 testing units that will also dispense the antiviral drug Paxlovid to those who test positive for the v...

    CDC Says Mystery Listeria Outbreak Has Killed 1, Hospitalized 22

    At least 23 people in 10 states have been sickened and one of them has died in a listeria outbreak which may have originated in Florida, U.S. health officials reported Thursday.

    Although the cause of the outbreak remains a mystery, nearly all of the patients either live in Florida or had traveled to the state about a m...

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