It’s not too late to stop the ‘massive’ over-prescription of antibiotics – Saturday morning

The ‘massive’ over-prescription of antibiotics has crept up on us and we need to be smarter about how we use them, according to Melbourne GP Dr Vyom Sharma. Along with the use of antibiotics, Dr Sharma suggests that we should try to “reduce infections through vaccines and improve hygiene, especially in low- and middle-income countries … Read more

COVID-19 data update: Texas Medical Center has announced that it has provided its latest update

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) – After two years, the Texas Medical Center announced that it provided its latest COVID-19 data update on the dashboard on Monday. “With advances in treatment and successes in vaccination, we are now able to effectively manage the virus in our community. On Monday, May 9, TMC will release a final series … Read more

Unexplained hepatitis in children: should parents be worried?

CNN — The United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is investigating cases of unexplained hepatitis in children. No less than 109 cases are under investigation. On Friday, the CDC reported that these cases affected children in 25 states and territories. Almost all of the children required hospitalization; five children died, the CDC said. … Read more

What precautions should you take in the face of the increase in Covid-19 cases?

CNN — Covid-19 cases are on the rise again. Infections are up more than 50% from the previous week in at least eight US states. Parts of New York have moved to the “high” Covid-19 community level designation, according to measurements from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The surge in the US … Read more

CDC investigating more than 100 childhood hepatitis cases, including 5 deaths

CNN — The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Friday it is investigating 109 cases of severe, unexplained hepatitis in children in 25 states and territories that may be linked to a global outbreak. Among them, 14% needed a transplant and five children died. Almost all of the children – more than 90% … Read more

Covid-19 death toll nearly three times higher than expected, WHO data shows

CNN — Around 14.9 million people worldwide died as a direct or indirect result of Covid-19 during the period between January 1, 2020 and December 31, 2021, according to new estimates from the World Health Organization. – nearly three times as many deaths as there were officially declared. There were 5.4 million Covid-19 deaths reported … Read more

Mike DeWine to win GOP primary for governor in Ohio, CNN projects

CNN — Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine will win Tuesday’s GOP gubernatorial primary, CNN projects, fending off challengers from his right flank as he seeks a second term. The Ohio and Indiana primaries kick off a pivotal month of nominating contests that will test former President Donald Trump’s power of approval. Although Trump did not endorse … Read more

Needle-free and adjuvant-free vaccination with non-infectious T4-COVID nanoparticles induces strong immunity in mice

In a recent study published on bioRxiv* preprint server, researchers have developed a bacteriophage-based mucosal vaccine against coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). Study: A highly effective, needle- and adjuvant-free, bacteriophage-based mucosal COVID-19 vaccine. Image credit: Alexyz3d Background Vaccines against severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus-2 (SARS-CoV-2) have been developed on different platforms such as nucleic acids, adenoviral … Read more

NY among 10 states reporting mystery cases of childhood hepatitis

At least 10 states – including New York – have reported cases of pediatric hepatitis as part of a mysterious international outbreak, officials said. Minnesota has become the latest state to report several serious cases of liver inflammation in children, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced on Friday. Georgia and New York … Read more

NY among 10 states reporting mystery cases of childhood hepatitis

At least 10 states – including New York – have reported cases of pediatric hepatitis as part of a mysterious international outbreak, officials said. Minnesota has become the latest state to report several serious cases of liver inflammation in children, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced on Friday. Georgia and New York … Read more