A veterinarian who contracted the virus a few years ago described the disease as flu-like

A veterinarian who contracted the virus a few years ago described the disease as flu-like

In the United States in 2003, a veterinarian who contracted monkey disease during an epidemic described a “dangerous” test of sudden illness before authorities knew what was happening. Dr. Kurt Zaeske, a retiree from Wisconsin, told a client that he had flu-like symptoms and sores after contacting a field dog with a monkey smallpox. No …

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Here’s why so many people are talking about “Paxlovid mouth”

Here’s why so many people are talking about “Paxlovid mouth”

Paxlovid, an antiviral drug designed to prevent hospitalization and death from COVID-19, is usually prescribed to patients with SARS-CoV-2 infection. The highly effective drug has a list of 7 common potential side effects, including one that altered the sense of taste that social media users call “Paxlovid Mouth”. Although the side effects are temporary, health …

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Insidious genetic mutations provide new insights into epilepsy

Insidious genetic mutations provide new insights into epilepsy

Summary: New research sheds light on the biological mechanism behind some genetic forms of epilepsy. A source: Linkoping University Sometimes a change in a nucleotide in a gene can also lead to serious illness. In a young child with epilepsy, such a mutation can not only affect the function of the protein in question, but …

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What we know about cannabis and depression

What we know about cannabis and depression

picture: Stephen Mallock (shutterstock) Depression is one of them often mental health problemsand cannabis The most widely used federal illegal drug in the United States. People use cannabis for self-medication, including mood disorders, usually based on anecdotal evidence and sometimes research. However, it is difficult to know whether the lack of strong pharmaceutical guidelines for …

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Corporations Pledge to Buy ‘Green’ at Davos Gathering

Corporations Pledge to Buy ‘Green’ at Davos Gathering

WASHINGTON — More than 50 corporations have joined a global “buyers’ club” that pledges to purchase aluminum, steel and other commodities made from processes that emit little to no carbon, a move that will be announced on Wednesday by leaders at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland. John Kerry, President Biden’s special climate envoy, …

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What is smallpox and what are its signs and symptoms?

What is smallpox and what are its signs and symptoms?

Rosamund Lewis, head of the World Health Organization’s emergency response program, told a UN briefing in Geneva on Tuesday: “It’s an emerging disease. It’s been occurring for the last 20-30 years, (so) it’s not known, it’s very well described,” Lewis told reporters. “Therefore, the risk to the general public seems to be low because we …

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US Begins Inquiry Into Industry’s Role in Infant Formula Supply Shortages

US Begins Inquiry Into Industry’s Role in Infant Formula Supply Shortages

A severe shortage of baby formula has prompted the Federal Trade Commission to begin an inquiry into the industry’s consolidation and whether online resellers have taken advantage of desperate families struggling to find the formula. “The FTC is launching a public inquiry to identify the factors that contributed to the shortage or hampered our ability …

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