WEDNESDAY, Sept. 29, 2022 (HealthDay News) – The Jynneos vaccine, originally designed to guard against smallpox infection, also seems to protect against monkeypox, new U.S. government data shows. The potency of the vaccine in a real-world setting was impressive: While two doses of the vaccine offered more protection against monkeypox,Continue Reading

WEDNESDAY, Sept. 28, 2022 (HealthDay News) — It’s very frustrating to get a COVID-19 vaccine and then wind up catching the virus anyway. But these breakthrough infections actually do you a world of good, providing a powerful boost to your existing vaccine-induced immune protection, a new study reports. People infectedContinue Reading

WEDNESDAY, Sept. 28, 2022 (HealthDay News) — Patients with weakened immune systems could be inadvertently helping COVID-19 develop resistance to the antiviral drug remdesivir, a new study reports. After lengthy COVID infections, two kidney transplant patients on immune-suppressing drugs to prevent organ rejection developed a mutated version of SARS-CoV-2 resistantContinue Reading

TUESDAY, Sept. 27, 2022 (HealthDay News) — Children who fall ill with COVID-19 may have a slightly increased risk of developing type 1 diabetes, a new study suggests. Researchers found that of more than 285,000 children with COVID, 0.04% were diagnosed with type 1 diabetes over the next six months.Continue Reading

FRIDAY, Sept. 23, 2022 (HealthDay News) — At least 4.4 million Americans have received the updated COVID-19 booster shot. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention posted the count Thursday as public health experts decried President Joe Biden’s televised claim that “the pandemic is over.” The White House estimatesContinue Reading

THURSDAY, Sept. 22, 2022 (HealthDay News) – The fight against malaria could hinge on genetically engineered mosquitoes that have something called “gene drive.” Researchers from the Transmission: Zero team at Imperial College London report that they have engineered mosquitoes that slow the growth in their gut of the parasites thatContinue Reading

FRIDAY, Sept. 16, 2022 (HealthDay News) — In updated guidance issued Thursday, the World Health Organization now recommends against using the antibody drugs sotrovimab and casirivimab-imdevimab for patients with COVID-19. This recommendation replaces previous conditional recommendation for these antibody drugs. The change in guidance was based on emerging evidence thatContinue Reading

THURSDAY, Sept. 15, 2022 (HealthDay News) — Monkeypox cases continue to fall in the United States, but public health officials now are concerned that the virus is wending its way into communities of color. New case numbers are down by nearly half since early August, White House monkeypox response coordinatorContinue Reading