Europe, US on alert after new monkeypox cases emerge | HealthNews

Europe, US on alert after new monkeypox cases emerge |  HealthNews

US, Spain and Portugal announce cases of rare viral infection, two weeks after UK identified its first case. Health authorities are on alert for the spread of monkeypox, a rare viral disease first reported in the Democratic Republic of Congo in the 1970s, after new cases emerged in Europe, and the United States confirmed its … Read more

Monkeypox: CDC and Massachusetts health officials investigating a case

Monkeypox: CDC and Massachusetts health officials investigating a case

The case of monkeypox was confirmed in a man in Massachusetts who had recently traveled to Canada, state health officials announced earlier in the day. The patient is hospitalized in stable condition at Massachusetts General Hospital, Dr. Paul Biddinger, the chief preparedness and continuity officer at Mass General Brigham, said during a news briefing. The … Read more

CDC 71 new cases of mysterious pediatric hepatitis

CDC 71 new cases of mysterious pediatric hepatitis

Another 71 cases of the mysterious hepatitis have been spotted in the US, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention revealed Wednesday. No further deaths were reported over the last two weeks, but previously the CDC revealed it was probing five fatalities in the outbreak—with one in Wisconsin. One more child has required a liver … Read more

Nearly a THIRD of COVID-19 deaths suffered by Americans could have been prevented

The United States eclipsed the grim milestone of one million COVID-19 deaths last week, the first country to reach the mark, and a new study finds that a large portion of these deaths could have been prevented by the vaccines. A report led by Brown University and Brigham and Women’s Hospital found that around 300,000 … Read more

CDC now recommends ALL US domestic travelers get tested for COVID-19

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) now recommends Americans who are traveling within the US to get tested for covid in the days leading up to their trip – no matter their vaccine status. It is an update from previous domestic travel guidance, that only recommended people who were not up to date … Read more

Hayfever drug shortage: Private clinics cash in on demand by charging £100 for UNAPPROVED jab

Clinics are cashing in on the UK’s hay fever drug shortage by promoting a jab that was withdrawn by the NHS due to safety concerns. MailOnline found practices advertising Kenalog steroid injections on Instagram for between £35 and £100. The powerful drug works by suppressing the immune system and dampening the allergic reaction hay fever … Read more

North Korea hails recovery as WHO worries over missing data

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea said Wednesday more than a million people have already recovered from suspected COVID-19 just a week after disclosing an outbreak it appears to be trying to manage in isolation as global experts express deep concern about the public health threat. The country’s anti-virus headquarters announced 232,880 new cases … Read more

Zelenskyy opens Cannes Film Festival, links war and cinema

CANNES, France (AP) — The 75th Cannes Film Festival kicked off Tuesday with an eye turned to Russia’s war in Ukraine and a live satellite video address from Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy, who called on a new generation of filmmakers to confront dictators as Charlie Chaplin satirized Adolf Hitler. After tributes and musical numbers, Zelenskyy … Read more

More than 1 million people have died of Covid-19 in the US

The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that the number of Covid-19 deaths in the US was about 32% higher than reported between February 2020 and September 2021. Provisional data from the CDC also shows the US surpassed the death milestone during the week ending on May 14, and a CNN analysis of … Read more