An Emerging Tickborne Disease Is Gaining Steam in New York

It’s spread by the same two species of tick known to carry Lyme disease in the U.S., the blacklegged or deer tick (Ixodes scapularis) in the East and the western blacklegged tick (Ixodes pacificus) on the Pacific coast.

an hour ago by Masoumeh Shafiei
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Arkansas Reports 33 New Covid-19 Patients Placed on Ventilators in Single Day

Arkansas hospitals placed 33 new covid-19 patients on ventilators Tuesday, according to the state’s department of health, bringing the total to 205 patients struggling for life on the machines.

1 day, 17 hours ago by Masoumeh Shafiei
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UK to Drop Covid-19 Quarantine Rules for Vaccinated Tourists From U.S. and EU

and European Union to quarantine for 10 days on arrival, according to several newspapers in England.

1 day, 19 hours ago by Masoumeh Shafiei
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Oxford Scientists Are Testing a Vaccine for the Plague

The scientists who developed one of the first widely available vaccines against covid-19 are now setting their sights on a long-time microscopic foe: the plague.

2 days, 14 hours ago by Masoumeh Shafiei
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CDC Will Reportedly Ask Some Vaccinated People to Mask Back Up

In mid-May, the CDC surprised many people, including public health experts, by releasing new, much-relaxed guidelines for fully vaccinated people (fully vaccinated being defined as two weeks after your last scheduled dose).

2 days, 21 hours ago by Masoumeh Shafiei
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People Who Had Allergic Reaction to First Covid-19 Shot May Tolerate the Second Just Fine, Study Suggests

medical institutions, found that people who reported a reaction following their first dose were all able to safely take the second shot, with one in five experiencing only mild, manageable allergic symptoms after dose two.

3 days, 8 hours ago by Masoumeh Shafiei
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Philip Morris Calls for UK Cigarette Ban (So Smokers Will Buy Its E-Cigarettes Instead)

The CEO of one of the world’s biggest tobacco brands, Philip Morris International (PMI), now says that it will stop selling cigarettes in the UK within a decade and regulators should ban them entirely—though there’s a big, smelly caveat.

3 days, 9 hours ago by Masoumeh Shafiei
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Woman Hospitalized With 'Covid-19' Was Actually Suffering a Vaping Injury

According to the report, the woman first visited doctors after experiencing a week of ongoing cough, fatigue, shortness of breath, and recurrent fever, as well as abdominal pain, nausea and vomiting, and headaches.

3 days, 19 hours ago by Masoumeh Shafiei
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If You're Immunocompromised, You May Need a Covid-19 Vaccine Booster, Fauci Says

President Joe Biden’s chief medical advisor Anthony Fauci now says that vaccinated Americans with compromised immune systems may end up needing a covid-19 vaccine booster shot after all.

4 days, 15 hours ago by Masoumeh Shafiei
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Fully Resistant Superbug Fungus Spreads Between People in the U.S. for the First Time

On Friday, officials with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported two unrelated outbreaks of Candida auris that happened earlier this year.

6 days, 19 hours ago by Masoumeh Shafiei
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What to Know About the Johnson & Johnson Vaccine and the Delta Variant

But other recent research has been more encouraging, and some scientists aren’t so sure that added measures such as a booster shot are warranted for these people, at least not based on the evidence collected so far.

1 week ago by Masoumeh Shafiei
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U.S. Life Expectancy Has Biggest Fall Since WWII Amid Covid-19 and Drug Overdoses

Researchers from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported this week that life expectancy at birth dropped 1.5 years from 2019 to 2020, with most of the decline attributed to the pandemic.

1 week, 1 day ago by Masoumeh Shafiei
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Rand Paul Says He'll Make Criminal Referral to DOJ Against Dr. Fauci

Paul’s threat was first announced on Sean Hannity’s Fox News show on Tuesday night and came after Fauci pushed back against the senator’s aggressive questioning during a senate committee hearing in Washington D.C.

1 week, 2 days ago by Masoumeh Shafiei
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Pro-Trump Group Files Motion Against FDA to Stop Covid-19 Vaccinations in U.S.

Northern District Court of Alabama, falsely claims that vaccines which have been given emergency use authorization by the FDA do not actually prevent the spread of covid-19.

1 week, 2 days ago by Masoumeh Shafiei
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China Reports First Human Case and Death From Rare, Highly Fatal Monkey B Virus

Over the weekend, Chinese health officials reported the recent death of a veterinarian caused by the Monkey B virus, which he caught from one of the animals he handled.

1 week, 3 days ago by Masoumeh Shafiei
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UK Celebrates Covid 'Freedom Day' as Boris Johnson is Forced to Self-Isolate

Ironically, Britain has dropped all covid-19 restrictions today, meaning anyone in England can go to bars, restaurants, and clubs without any social distancing or mask requirements.

1 week, 4 days ago by Masoumeh Shafiei
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Journal Retracts Flawed Study That Claimed to Show Face Masks Harm Kids

It’s the second pandemic-related study written by the lead author to be pulled from publication in less than a month, following the retraction of another paper claiming to show that covid-19 vaccines would kill almost as many people as they would save.

1 week, 6 days ago by Masoumeh Shafiei
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Some Doctors Say They Won't Give Their Patients a Contentious New Alzheimer's Drug

The Cleveland Clinic, as first reported by the New York Times yesterday, assembled a formal panel of experts to review the evidence behind aducanumab, the active ingredient of Aduhelm, before coming to their decision.

2 weeks ago by Masoumeh Shafiei
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Study: Alcohol Linked to More Than 700,000 Cancer Cases Worldwide Every Year

For this study, the authors focused on cancers where past research has regularly found a strong link between alcohol use and later cancer risk, such as liver cancer.

2 weeks ago by Masoumeh Shafiei
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Johnson & Johnson Recalls Spray Sunscreens Due to Carcinogen Contamination, But Don't Panic

Johnson & Johnson has recalled all lots of five aerosol spray Aveeno and Neutrogena sunscreens after an independent lab found small traces of benzene, a flammable chemical found in cigarette smoke, gasoline, and paint thinner.

2 weeks ago by Masoumeh Shafiei
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