PAXLOVID shown to be highly effective against all SARS-CoV-2 variants

A recent study is currently available at bioRxiv * Prepress server shows that a new protease inhibitor known as nirmatrelvir has potent activity against the Omicron variant of severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2), but also other variants evaluated in this paper – which supports its potential role in Reducing disease burden from coronavirus … Read more

Dengue Virus Makes Mosquitoes Bite More Often

Thursday, January 20, 2022 – New research shows that mosquitoes infected with the dengue virus often triple the risk of transmitting the disease to people. Dengue fever is one of the most common mosquito-borne diseases. It infects more than 400 million people each year worldwide, and kills about 40,000. Most infected people have no symptoms … Read more

Ordering Groceries Online? Good Luck Finding Nutrition Info

Written by Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter > Thursday, January 20, 2022 — Online grocery shopping has skyrocketed during the pandemic, but many websites are making it difficult to find nutritional information on products, a new study shows. In the United States, packaged foods must have a Nutrition Facts label, ingredient list, and warnings about common … Read more

Binge-Watching Could Raise Your Blood Clot Risk

By Stephen Renberg, HealthDay Reporter> Thursday, January 20, 2022 – Who hasn’t started watching a new drama series on TV and suddenly realized that hours had passed as they indulged in episode after episode? Now, a new study suggests that binge-watching may increase the risk of life-threatening blood clots in the legs or lungs by … Read more

Health Highlights: Jan. 20, 2022

News Consumer News Health Highlights: January 20, 2022 By Ernie Mondel, HealthDay reporter> Ordering groceries online? Good luck finding nutrition information. A new study shows that the use of online home delivery services has skyrocketed during the pandemic, but many websites are making it difficult to find nutritional information on their products. Read more Vaccination … Read more

Many Who Attempt Suicide Not Getting the Care They Need

THURSDAY, Jan. 20, 2022 — About 4 in 10 Americans who attempt suicide don’t get mental health care, claims a new study that also found a “substantial and alarming increase” in suicide attempts. Researchers analyzed 2008-2019 federal government survey data on self-reported suicide attempts in the last 12 months. They found that the increased incidence … Read more

New Clues to Why Some Develop ‘Brain Fog’ After COVID

Thursday, January 20 2022 – Brain fog. It has become an inexplicable side effect of the COVID-19 infection, but researchers now report that they have discovered a possible cause for its occurrence. In a small study, researchers found abnormalities in the cerebrospinal fluid of some COVID-19 patients who developed thinking problems. Dr. Joanna Hellmuth, the … Read more

‘Artificial Pancreas’ Can Help Kids With Type 1 Diabetes

Written by Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter > Thursday, January 20, 2022 – Having a baby with type 1 diabetes may be a tough health condition for parents to deal with, but new research suggests an “artificial pancreas” system may outperform standard treatment in controlling diabetes in the UK. blood in young children. Forms of technology … Read more