June 8, 2024

COVID Severity Not Affected by Viral Load Upon First Infection: Study

The study findings contradict those of earlier studies that found that patients with severe COVID-19 presentations tended to have a high viral load. The viral load or quantity of SARS-CoV-2 in the nasal cavity does not predict disease severity, according to a recent JAMA Network Open study. “We observed considerable variability in VL (viral load) […]

June 7, 2024

Cows With Bird Flu Have Died in 5 US States: Officials

The U.S. Department of Agriculture said it knew of a few deaths in cows but that the vast majority of the cattle recover. Dairy cows infected with highly pathogenic avian influenza A, or H5N1, in five U.S. states have died or been slaughtered by farmers because they did not recover, according to state officials and […]

June 7, 2024

Bird Flu (H7N3) Detected at Fourth Victorian Farm

This comes amid the first death of H5N2 influenza virus globally, detected in a 59-year-old from Mexico. A fourth case of highly pathogenic bird flu has been detected in Victoria, leading to a farm being placed in quarantine. Tests have identified the H7N3 strain of avian influenza at a poultry farm within the Golden Plains […]

June 6, 2024

FDA Issues Class I Recall on Cranial Surgery System Due to Software Error

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has announced a Class I recall on Medtronic’s Stealthstation S8, a cranial surgery system, for a software error on Wednesday. Class I recall is the most serious type of recall, use of these devices may cause serious injuries or death, according to the FDA. Stealthstation S8 is a […]

June 5, 2024

Psychological Effects of Weight-Loss Drugs Underexplored

What to know about the weight–mood connection, and why experts are concerned about the lack of research on the effect of weight-loss drugs on mood disorders. While the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) gave a tentative green light to popular weight-loss drugs like Ozempic and Wegovy, some still claim that the glucagon-like peptide-1 (GLP-1) […]

June 5, 2024

Flavonoid Intake Linked to Reduced Risk of Type 2 Diabetes

In particular, a higher intake of tea, berries, and apples offered the most benefits. A diet high in flavonoid-rich foods, including berries, citrus fruits, tea, cocoa, onions—and yes, even wine—can reduce one’s risk of developing Type 2 diabetes. In particular, a higher intake of tea, berries, and apples offered the most benefits. The findings come […]

June 4, 2024

Court Revives Lawsuit Over Medical Board Campaigns Against COVID-19 ‘Disinformation’

A doctors group has plausibly alleged injury from the campaign, federal judges find. A federal appeals court on June 3 revived a lawsuit against medical boards over their COVID-19 censorship campaigns. The Association of American Physicians and Surgeons Educational Foundation (AAPS) suit against three boards can move forward, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the […]

June 4, 2024

Fauci Defends COVID-19 Pandemic Response

Dr. Anthony Fauci said that lockdowns were justified ‘early on, when 5,000 people were dying a day,’ extending that logic to masking and vaccine mandates. In his first congressional testimony since leaving government, Dr. Anthony Fauci on Monday defended every single federal COVID-19 response that he once advocated for, including business lockdowns, stay-at-home orders, church […]

June 3, 2024

FDA Recalls Cucumbers in 14 States Over Potential Salmonella Contamination

The agency is investigating whether the cucumbers are linked to an ongoing salmonella outbreak. Certain batches of cucumbers sold by Florida-based Fresh Start Produce Sales Inc. have been recalled from U.S. stores due to concerns about bacterial contamination, according to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). The recalled whole cucumbers were shipped to 14 […]