Category: Health And Wellness

Judge Puts Cloud Over Settlement of Roundup Cancer Claims

An agreement to pay more than $10 billion to settle thousands of claims that the popular weedkiller Roundup causes cancer is at risk of unraveling. Although the bulk of the complex deal between Roundup’s manufacturer, the German conglomerate Bayer, and a raft of plaintiff lawyers does not require court approval, one crucial piece does: a […]

Brazilian AIDS Patient Shows No Sign of Virus After Experimental Drug Therapy

Brazilian AIDS Patient Shows No Sign of Virus After Experimental Drug Therapy

A Brazilian man infected with the AIDS virus has shown no sign of it for more than a year since he stopped HIV medicines after an intense experimental drug therapy aimed at purging hidden, dormant virus from his body, doctors reported Tuesday. The case needs independent verification and it’s way too soon to speculate about […]

Injectable drug more effective at blocking HIV than daily pills

Injectable drug more effective at blocking HIV than daily pills

Perhaps more importantly, an injection every two months may allow more people to remain on medication, known as “pre-exposure prophylaxis” or PrEP, that blocks the virus. People whose medical care is inconsistent, including homeless people, intravenous drug users and others in unstable situations, have trouble remaining on the daily pills. Others are reluctant to access […]

Hospitals in Florida, Texas and Arizona Are Almost at Capacity as Coronavirus Cases Surge

Hospitals in Florida, Texas and Arizona Are Almost at Capacity as Coronavirus Cases Surge

(MIAMI) — Hospitals rapidly approached capacity across the Sunbelt, and the Miami area closed restaurants and gyms again because of the surging coronavirus Monday, as the U.S. emerged from a Fourth of July weekend of picnics, pool parties and beach outings that health officials fear could fuel the rapidly worsening outbreak. The seesaw effect — […]

The Fourth of July Weekend Threw America’s Coronavirus Failures Into Stark Relief

The Fourth of July Weekend Threw America’s Coronavirus Failures Into Stark Relief

If you’re American, you can be forgiven if you didn’t particularly feel like celebrating your country during this year’s Fourth of July holiday. If you’re not, your feelings toward the U.S., whether pity or schadenfreude, are understandable. The majority of the other early epicenters of the pandemic have largely figured this out, their curves crashing […]

Bipartisan group of former government officials demand science-based approach to pandemic

Bipartisan group of former government officials demand science-based approach to pandemic

“Sidelining science has already cost lives, imperiled the safety of our loved ones, compromised our ability to safely reopen our businesses, schools, and places of worship, and endangered the health of our democracy itself,” the officials wrote. The statement’s signatories include Luciana Borio, acting chief scientist under Obama and Trump who left the administration in […]

The Big Number: 795,000 people a year have a stroke in the U.S.

The Big Number: 795,000 people a year have a stroke in the U.S.

Every 40 seconds, on average, someone in the United States has a stroke — amounting to 795,000 people a year, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Most strokes, 80 percent or more, occur when blood flow to the brain is blocked by a clot. Known as an ischemic stroke, it results in brain […]

Fauci Says Virus Cases ‘Never Got Down to Where We Wanted to Go’ as Deaths Pass 130,000

michael barbaro From The New York Times, I’m Michael Barbaro. This is “The Daily.” [music] Today: As infection rates break new records across the U.S. this July 4 weekend, four new insights into the virus from my colleague, science reporter Donald G. McNeil Jr. It’s Monday, July 6. Let me start by, Donald, saying happy […]

Bubonic Plague Is Diagnosed in China

A herdsman in Inner Mongolia was confirmed to be infected with bubonic plague, Chinese health officials said, a reminder of how even as the world battles a pandemic caused by a novel virus, old threats remain. The Bayannur city health commission said the plague was diagnosed in the herdsman on Sunday, and he was in […]

Trump Falsely Claims ‘99 Percent’ of Virus Cases Are ‘Totally Harmless’

President Trump dismissed the severity of the coronavirus pandemic in the United States over the weekend, downplaying the impact of the disease and saying that while the testing of tens of millions of American had identified many cases, “99 percent” of them were “totally harmless.” His remarks about a virus that has already claimed nearly […]

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