June 2, 2024

Lack of Anemia Screening Leaves Older Patients More Vulnerable: Study

The study reveals a gap in health screening, with treatable causes of anemia like low B12, folate, and iron often overlooked. Anemia is a common yet stealthy condition with often overlooked or unnoticed symptoms. The condition can significantly impact one’s health and well-being, making early detection through regular screening critical for effective management and treatment. However, […]

June 2, 2024

PTSD Rates Surge Among College Students: Report

A new study shows a rise in post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) among American college students. PTSD rates increased by 4.1 percentage points, jumping from 3.4 percent in 2017-2018 to 7.5 percent in 2021-2022. Researchers from the University of Alabama at Birmingham, who conducted the study, suggest the stark increase likely stems from a combination of […]

June 1, 2024

Jeff Bezos Charity Donates $30 Million for Fake Meat Development

The facility will research lab-grown and plant-based meats as well as carry out ‘precision fermentation’ to produce proteins for food formulations. Amazon founder Jeff Bezos’ charity is establishing a multi-million dollar research facility in North Carolina State University for manufacturing fake meat products. The Bezos Center for Sustainable Protein was launched at the NC State […]

June 1, 2024

State Supreme Courts Take Up COVID-19 Vaccine Cases

One case involves a minor who was injected even though parents did not want the child to receive the vaccine. Two state supreme courts are considering whether workers who administered COVID-19 vaccines to minors without parental consent should be shielded by a federal law. The North Carolina Supreme Court agreed to take up an appeal […]

May 31, 2024

US Government Confirms COVID-19 Vaccine Caused Severe Fever

It’s not clear whether the person who suffered the side effect survived. The federal government has expanded its list of confirmed COVID-19 vaccine side effects for which it will provide compensation. A person who suffered “severe febrile reaction,” or a high fever, after receiving a COVID-19 vaccine will receive compensation from the Countermeasures Injury Compensation […]

May 30, 2024

Research Suggests Unusual Form of Cell Death Causes Severe COVID-19 Lung Damage

Ferroptosis may be the driving force behind severe pulmonary manifestations of COVID-19. SARS-CoV-2 infection may cause severe pulmonary conditions such as pneumonia, inflammation, and acute respiratory distress syndrome, but until now, researchers have not understood the driving force behind lung damage caused by COVID-19. In a recently published paper in Nature Communications, researchers at Columbia […]

May 30, 2024

Elevated Risk of Epilepsy, Appendicitis in Children After COVID-19 Vaccination: Study

Researchers analyzed records from more than 5 million children. Children who received the AstraZeneca or Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccines faced an elevated risk of epilepsy and appendicitis, according to a new study. Pfizer recipients were also more likely to suffer from demyelinating disease or heart inflammation, researchers found. Dr. Julia Hippisley-Cox, a professor of clinical epidemiology […]

May 29, 2024

CDC Issues Warning on Multi-State Salmonella Outbreak

The CDC sent a notice about backyard chicken flocks and salmonella poisoning. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) sent an alert about an ongoing investigation into a salmonella outbreak it says may involve backyard chickens and ducks. The notice, posted last week, said that 109 people from 29 states have gotten sick […]

May 29, 2024

Israel Didn’t Check Most Reports of COVID Vaccine Side Effects: Watchdog

State comptroller investigated how the Israel Ministry of Health handled adverse event reports. Israeli health officials did not look into hundreds of thousands of reports of problems following COVID-19 vaccination, a watchdog found. People submitted some 354,200 reports of side effects after COVID-19 vaccination to the Israeli Ministry of Health, but 82 percent of the […]