Holding your pen can indicate risk of Alzheimer’s: researchers

Holding your pen can indicate risk of Alzheimer's: researchers

How you hold a pen could indicate your risk of Alzheimer’s — the biggest killer in the UK, a study has found. Alzheimer’s, the most common form of dementia, causes a person to slowly lose their memory and ability to carry out daily tasks. It progresses over many years and therefore can be difficult to … Read more

Gay/bi men in Florida need the meningococcal vaccine

24 cases, 7 deaths among gay and bisexual men reported in Florida meningococcal disease outbreak, CDC says

CNN — Don’t be surprised if you see the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention out at the LGBTQ pride parade this year or showing up on your dating app. The CDC’s been trying to warn men in Florida or traveling to Florida, particularly those who identify as gay, bisexual, queer or trans, that … Read more

COVID vaccine saved 20 million lives in first year: report

COVID vaccine saved 20 million lives in first year: report

The coronavirus pandemic could have been much worse without vaccines, according to a new study that claims the number of deaths recorded worldwide from the coronavirus would be more than triple than it is today. In the year after the vaccine was first introduced in December 2020, more than 4.3 billion people received an inoculation, … Read more

Warning as mysterious STI strikes up to 1 in 16 women often with no warning signs

Warning as mysterious STI strikes up to 1 in 16 women often with no warning signs

Experts are warning women of a stealthy STI that is often missed but strikes one in 16 in some parts of the United Kingdom. Trichomoniasis is more common than the well-known STI gonorrhea, experts found. But not only is it relatively unheard of, it is not always included in standard STI “checkups” at sexual health … Read more

Long-Covid can affect children of all ages, including infants, study shows

Long-Covid can affect children of all ages, including infants, study shows

CNN — Even the littlest children can experience long Covid, according to a large study, one of the first of its kind to include infants and toddlers. The study published Wednesday in the journal The Lancet Child & Adolescent Health included 44,000 children in Denmark ranging in ages zero through 14 years old. Of the … Read more

Covid Shots for Little Kids Are Finally Here. Now for the Hardest Part

Covid Shots for Little Kids Are Finally Here.  Now for the Hardest Part

In some pediatric practices, shots are already going into arms. Children’s Medical Group, a private practice in Atlanta, ordered doses as soon as it was allowed and received a first shipment on Monday, the Juneteenth holiday. They began vaccinating at lunchtime. “We’ve had huge demand,” says Jennifer Shu, a pediatrician in the practice and editor … Read more

Covid Shots for Little Kids Are Finally Here. Now for the Hardest Part

Covid Shots for Little Kids Are Finally Here.  Now for the Hardest Part

In some pediatric practices, shots are already going into arms. Children’s Medical Group, a private practice in Atlanta, ordered doses as soon as it was allowed and received a first shipment on Monday, the Juneteenth holiday. They began vaccinating at lunchtime. “We’ve had huge demand,” says Jennifer Shu, a pediatrician in the practice and editor … Read more

Rail strikes and labor shortages are hurting UK economy

Rail strikes and labor shortages are hurting UK economy

London CNN Business — The United Kingdom has a jobs problem. There just aren’t enough workers to keep its economy moving forward, and many employees are growing angry about inflation taking a large bite out of their paychecks. The problem escalated Tuesday as thousands of rail workers went on strike over demands for better pay … Read more

Is It Worth Wearing a Mask If You’re the Only One Doing It?

Is It Worth Wearing a Mask If You're the Only One Doing It?

Photo: Anuchit kamsongmueang (Shutterstock) It’s becoming rarer and rarer to see masks when you go out. If you live in a place where people were once good about masking up, chances are only a handful still do it. If your area is one where masks were rare to start with, I’d bet you haven’t seen … Read more

Kids’ immune systems weakened after COVID lockdowns

Kids' immune systems weakened after COVID lockdowns

Children are becoming infected with up to three different viruses at the same time after widespread COVID-19 lockdowns eviscerated their immune systems, doctors have warned. Yale New Haven Children’s Hospital in Connecticut has reported staggering numbers of young patients with cases of the adenovirus, rhinovirus, respiratory syncytial virus (RSV), human metapneumovirus, influenza, and parainfluenza — … Read more