6 things this immunologist does every night to sleep better and boost her immune system

More than two years after the emergence of a pandemic, we’re still struggling with outbreaks of Covid-19 — and that means building and maintaining a strong immune system should be a top priority. As an immunologist and functional medicine doctor, I always remind my patients that while genetics, diet and exercise all play a role … Read more

Australian prime minister concedes election defeat

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australia’s prime minister conceded defeat after an election Saturday that could deliver a minority government. Scott Morrison acted quickly despite millions of votes yet to be counted because an Australian prime minister must attended a Tokyo summit on Tuesday with US, Japanese and Indian leaders. “I believe it’s very important that … Read more

Herschel Walker’s ties to veterans program face scrutiny

WASHINGTON (AP) — Herschel Walker, the football legend and leading Republican Senate candidate in Georgia, often boasts of his work helping service members and veterans struggling with mental health. In interviews and campaign appearances, the former Dallas Cowboy and Heisman Trophy winner takes credit for founding, co-founding and sometimes operating a program called Patriot Support. … Read more

North Korea reports more fevers as Kim claims virus progress

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea said Saturday it found nearly 220,000 more people with feverish symptoms, even as leader Kim Jong Un claimed progress in slowing a largely undiagnosed spread of COVID-19 across his unvaccinated population and hinted at easing virus restrictions to nurse a decaying economy. The outbreak has caused concern about … Read more

DR MICHAEL MOSLEY: I’ve finally got Covid, but I’m tackling it with two surprising remedies 

After more than two years dodging the Covid-19 bullet, I have been struck down. This is particularly galling because throughout the pandemic I’ve tried to reduce my risk by avoiding packed places, such as pubs, and wearing a mask on public transport and in shops. But the cunning virus finally got to me via my … Read more

Judge: COVID asylum restrictions must continue on border

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Pandemic-related restrictions on migrants seeking asylum on the southern border must continue, a judge ruled Friday in an order blocking the Biden administration’s plan to lift them early next week. The ruling was just the latest instance of a court derailing the president’s proposed immigration policies along the US border with … Read more

Carnival, Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines Change Key Covid Rules

The covid pandemic quickly went from a minor inconvenience to an event that shook the entire world. In March 2020, as the virus first became known, businesses shut down, people began isolating, and we all started hearing about wearing masks. It all seemed temporary because the idea that the world would close down — at … Read more

The search for longer-lasting Covid-19 vaccines

To maintain durable protection against the virus that causes Covid-19, scientists are working around the clock to develop next-generation vaccines. But some of the nuances around why and how immunity against Covid-19 fades remain a mystery. Since the early days of the pandemic, scientists have known that the coronavirus carries a structure called the spike … Read more

Hepatitis in children is rising globally, researchers race to solve puzzle of these mysterious cases

About half of those cases come from just two countries—the United States and the UK. On Thursday, investigators from both those countries said they were working diligently to get answers. One of their first tasks has been to try to figure out whether these cases of sudden and often severe liver damage in children represent … Read more

Monkeypox spreads in Europe, US, baffling African scientists

LONDON (AP) — As more cases of monkeypox are detected in Europe and North America, some scientists who have monitored numerous outbreaks in Africa say they are baffled by the unusual disease’s spread in developed countries. Cases of the smallpox-related disease haven’t previously been seen among people with no links to central and West Africa. … Read more