New Imaging Technique Starkly Reveals The Source of Long COVID in The Lungs

While COVID vaccines have saved millions of lives globally by reducing the overall severity of the disease, nearly one in ten of those recovered are still ending up with ongoing symptoms after the initial illness has passed. These patients are presenting with a staggering array of over 200 symptoms, including dizziness, diarrhea, breathlessness, fatigue, and … Read more

Polio Virus Has Been Detected in London’s Sewage

A type of poliovirus derived from vaccines has been detected in London sewage samples, the World Health Organization and British health officials said Wednesday, adding that more analysis was underway. No human cases of polio have been found in Britain, where the crippling disease was fully eradicated two decades ago. The WHO said in a … Read more

Current Monkeypox Virus May Be Showing Accelerated Evolution as More New Cases Rise

The monkeypox outbreak that health authorities first noticed in Europe back in May is getting worse. According to the World Health Organization’s latest report, there are over 2,100 confirmed cases, and at least one person has died. Now geneticists finally have enough data to begin getting a handle on how exactly the outbreak started—and where … Read more

CDC investigating ‘large, ongoing’ outbreak of meningococcal disease in Florida

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is investigating “one of the worst outbreaks of meningococcal disease among gay and bisexual men in US history” after at least 24 cases and six deaths were reported in Florida. In a Wednesday press release, the CDC described a serogroup C meningococcal outbreak primarily spreading among gay, … Read more

An Ancient Killer Is Rapidly Becoming Resistant to Antibiotics, Scientists Warn

Typhoid fever might be rare in developed countries, but this ancient threat, thought to have been around for millennia, is still very much a danger in our modern world. According to new research, the bacterium that causes typhoid fever is evolving extensive drug resistance, and it’s rapidly replacing strains that aren’t resistant. Currently, antibiotics are … Read more

Riverside County public health officials announce first possible case of monkeypox after man tests positive for an orthopoxvirus

RIVERSIDE, Calif. (KABC) — Riverside County may have their first probable case of monkeypox after one person tested positive for an orthopoxvirus, public health officials announced Wednesday. A man under the age of 60, from eastern Riverside County, showed preliminary positive test results for what officials are calling an orthopoxvirus. The man was seen in … Read more

Giant Study Reveals Over 14% of The World Has Probably Had Lyme Disease

More than 14 percent of the world’s population has had Lyme disease, the most common tick-borne illness, according to a major review of the available research published on Tuesday. ​Central Europe had the highest rate of infection with 20 percent, while men over the age of 50 living in rural areas were most at risk, … Read more

Frequent Nightmares Could Be an Early Sign of Parkinson’s, Study Finds

The development of nightmares later in life could be an early sign of Parkinson’s disease, according to new research in older men. Distressing dreams have long been associated with the neurological disease, especially among men, but this is the first study to investigate whether these symptoms are a warning of Parkinson’s or a byproduct of … Read more

This breakthrough drug trial saw cancer vanish in every patient

More than a dozen rectal cancer patients in the United States have seen their cancer disappear after undergoing experimental immunotherapy, in what doctors are calling an astonishing result. The patients, who were part of a small clinical trial led by researchers from New York’s Memorial Sloan Kettering (MSK) Cancer Center, saw their tumors vanish after … Read more

A New Coronavirus Has Been Found Spreading Among Rodents in Sweden

Bats and pangolins aren’t the only wild animals harboring novel coronaviruses. Rodents like rats, mice, and voles can also carry viruses which are sometimes capable of jumping over to our own species. Among Sweden’s red-backed bank voles (Myodes glareolus), researchers have now identified a widespread and common coronavirus they’ve called the Grimsö virus, after the … Read more