Study finds climate hazards can aggregate over half of known human infectious diseases

A recent article posted to the journal Nature Climate Change demonstrated that climate change could aggregate about 50% of recognized human pathogenic illnesses. Study: About half of known human pathogenic diseases can be aggravated by climate change. Image Credit: Sepp photography background The continual release of greenhouse gases (GHGs) is escalating several climatic risks, which, … Read more

Study Finds Genetic Method for Identifying Hundreds of Disease Agents ‘Promising’

Newswise — In the pursuit of accurate diagnoses for illnesses, doctors have traditionally used multiple methods — including culturing patient samples on a wide variety of media, reviewing countless medical records and analyzing clinical data using complex mathematical algorithms — to try to identify the bacterium, virus , fungus or other pathogen responsible for an … Read more

Study Finds Genetic Method for Identifying Hundreds of Disease Agents ‘Promising’

Newswise — In the pursuit of accurate diagnoses for illnesses, doctors have traditionally used multiple methods — including culturing patient samples on a wide variety of media, reviewing countless medical records and analyzing clinical data using complex mathematical algorithms — to try to identify the bacterium, virus , fungus or other pathogen responsible for an … Read more

Climate hazards make 58% of infections diseases in people worse, study shows – National

Climate hazards such as flooding, heat waves and drought have worsened more than half of the hundreds of known infectious diseases in people, including malaria, hantavirus, cholera and anthrax, a study says. Researchers looked through the medical literature of established cases of illnesses and found that 218 out of the known 375 human infectious diseases, … Read more

Climate Change Is Supercharging Most Infectious Diseases, New Study Finds

More than half of all human infectious diseases in recorded history — Lyme, West Nile, hantavirus, typhoid, HIV and influenza, to name a few — have been exacerbated by the mounting impacts of greenhouse gas-driven climate change. That is the sobering conclusion of a new, first-of-its-kind paper that combed through more than 70,000 scientific studies … Read more

Under 60, healthy, vaccinated and boosted? ‘You’re in a pretty good place’ with Covid-19

CNN — Data obtained by CNN from New York’s largest health-care provider indicates you’re very unlikely to become severely ill with Covid-19 if you’re under age 60, up to date on your Covid-19 vaccines and don’t have underlying health problems, backing up a government plan expected to be announced this week that will ease up … Read more

Ring vaccination method may not be effective in containing monkeypox infections: Study

Ring vaccination, which has been used successfully to contain smallpox and Ebola outbreaks, means to vaccinate a “ring” of people around the infected rather than vaccinating an entire population, ideally within four days of exposure Image credit: AFP Even as the health experts from around the globe … Read more

5 things we’ve learned from earnings season so far: How big an impact is inflation having?

More than 80% of the S&P 500 index’s companies have reported second-quarter results so far, and at least five key takeaways have emerged — including that Wall Street was far more worried about the coming earnings season than it needed to be. That doesn’t mean investors were wrong; the numbers and management commentary have confirmed … Read more

Here’s what to do if you have symptoms and test negative for Covid

If you’re confused about why you’re consistently testing negative on your at-home antigen test even though you’re experiencing Covid symptoms, you’re not the only one. More and more people are reporting that their at-home tests are coming back negative even with what are clear symptoms of Covid-19—fever, fatigue, muscle aches, loss of taste and/or smell—and … Read more

Opinion: There’s a dire shortage of nurses across the US. There’s also an overlooked solution

Editor’s Note: Marcella Bombardieri is a senior fellow at the Center for American Progress (CAP) who focuses on expanding college opportunity. Follow her on Twitter @mlbombard. Marina Zhavoronkova, a former assistant secretary at the Massachusetts Executive Office of Labor and Workforce Development, is a senior fellow for workforce development at CAP. Follow her @marina_zhav. The … Read more