What to Know About the Lone Star Tick That Can Make You Allergic to Meat

photo: Jay Ondreicka (Shutterstock) Ticks and tick-borne diseases are on the riseand have been for years. While we usually think of Lyme disease when we think of ticks, there are plenty of other issues that can be caused by a tick bite, like Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever. Another, less well-known condition: mammalian meat allergy, which … Read more

New Biodegradable Pacemaker Jumpstarts Heart Before Dissolving in the Body

Fun fact: Your heart doesn’t need a brain, or a body for that matter, to beat. That’s because it has its own electrical system independent of your nervous system. However, the heart’s beating can go haywire in certain medical conditions. This is where pacemakers come in. These devices are typically hooked up to the heart … Read more

Monkeypox spread to more than 20 countries, but outbreaks containable, WHO says

RT: Maria Van Kerkhove, Head ai Emerging Diseases and Zoonosis at the World Health Organization (WHO), speaks during a news conference on the situation of the coronavirus at the United Nations in Geneva, Switzerland, January 29, 2020. Denis Balibouse | Reuters The World Health Organization on Thursday said the monkeypox virus has spread to more … Read more

‘Distressed’ man suffers amnesia after sex with wife

It was forgettable sex. A 66-year-old Irish man was rushed to a hospital with short-term amnesia after an afternoon romp with his wife. The unusual incident was analyzed in the Irish Medical Journal’s May issue, published Wednesday, with doctors declaring that sex is a trigger for short-term amnesia — officially as known as Transient Global … Read more

Monkeypox Case Identified in Virginia: CDC – NBC4 Washington

A case of monkeypox in Virginia is among nine now identified across seven states, the director of the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Thursday morning. Cases also have been identified in California, Florida, New York, Massachusetts, Utah and Washington, CDC Director Rochelle Walensky said. Virginia’s monkeypox patient is a woman who lives … Read more

People who went bald due to alopecia saw their hair grow back almost entirely after testing a new drug in a clinical trial

Alex Papp/Getty Images The first drug developed to treat alopecia areata has shown promising results in clinical trials. Alopecia areata is the second-most common form of hair loss, affecting 2% of people. Multiple treatment options will be up for FDA approval soon. An experimental drug restored a nearly full head of hair for some people … Read more