Covid-19 rebound is probably more common than data suggests, but Paxlovid is still effective

As the coronavirus evolves, the number of treatment options that remain effective against new variants has dwindled. Pfizer's antiviral pill Paxlovid is one of the few that remain. However, some people who take Paxlovid -- and some who don't -- experience a rebound case of Covid-19, with a resurgence of symptoms...

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Many patients stop taking statins because of muscle pain, but statins aren’t causing it, new study says

Statins are an important tool to prevent major cardiovascular problems, but many patients stop taking them because of side effects, including muscle pain. However, for more than 90% of patients on statins who experience muscle pain, the statin is not the cause of the pain, according to a study published Monday in...

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Monkeypox transmission from humans to pets: What to know about risk, prevention

The World Health Organization called the recent monkeypox outbreak a “public health emergency of international concern.”There have been more than 40,000 confirmed cases of monkeypox worldwide, with 12 deaths reported.Until recently, the medical community believed monkeypox spread only from animal to human and human to human.Doctors from Pitié-Salpêtrière Hospital in...

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Is gene editing ethical?

If you bring up the subject of gene editing, the debate is sure to become heated. But are we slowly warming to the idea of using gene editing to cure genetic diseases, or even create “designer babies?” Gene editing holds the key to preventing or treating debilitating genetic diseases, giving hope...

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Creating embryos in the lab: How, why, and what the future holds

Creating an embryo from cells other than sperm and egg cells and then growing them outside the uterus is an area of study that has developed significantly over the past 5 years. How long until we unlock the “black box” of human embryology? This month, researchers announced that they have been...

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Biden administration declares the monkeypox outbreak a public health emergency

The Biden administration on Thursday declared monkeypox a public health emergency, with cases on the rise across the US. The announcement came during a briefing with the Department of Health and Human Services. The administration has been criticized at times for its handling of the outbreak, and some have called on the government to...

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Dr. Sanjay Gupta: While monkeypox cases rise, why are we waiting for the cavalry to rescue us?

It's hard to believe we are face-to-face with a new health crisis, monkeypox, before we are even out of the woods with the previous -- but still very much current -- crisis, Covid-19. The pandemic, which has held the United States and almost every other country in its grip, should have...

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Some lab techs refuse to take blood from possible monkeypox patients, raising concerns about stigma and testing delays

Many technicians at Labcorp and Quest Diagnostics, two of the largest commercial labs in the US, have been refusing to draw blood from patients who might have monkeypox, CNN has learned. Labcorp and Quest don't dispute that in many cases, their phlebotomists are not taking blood from possible monkeypox patients. What...

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Vaccination may ease symptoms of long COVID

Symptoms of long COVID include fatigue, brain fog, muscle pain, shortness of breath, and loss of taste and smell.In the largest survey to date of vaccinated people with long COVID, 57% of respondents reported an overall improvement in their symptoms following vaccination, while 19% reported an overall deterioration.Respondents who received...

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COVID-19’s impact on the brain: Immune response may cause damage

Previous research links COVID-19 infection to brain issues, such as “brain fog” and neurological issues.In a very small cadaver study, researchers from the National Institutes of Health found that antibodies created by the body in response to COVID-19 infection can cause damage to blood vessels in the brain, causing neurological...

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