Tuesday, January 18th, 2022

Category: Health

President of California medical board tweets ‘terrifying’ encounter with anti-vaccine group

The Walnut Creek Police Department, located in California’s Bay Area, is investigating a recent incident involving several members of an anti-vaccine group who “followed and confronted” the president of the California medical board Kristina...

California school officials alert parents to sale of addictive new drug: reports

California school officials are warning parents about a new addictive street drug called “Paint.”  According to KOVR-TV, administrators at Mesa Verde High School in Citrus Heights sent a letter to parents regarding students secretly...

Ecstasy can help people with PTSD, study says

Methylenedioxymethamphetamine (MDMA)-assisted therapy has been able to aid people with severe post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), according to researchers.  In an updated study first published in May in the journal Nature Medicine, authors from New York...

Federal government cancels COVID-19 vaccine manufacturer’s multimillion-dollar deal

The federal government has canceled a multimillion-dollar deal with COVID-19 vaccine manufacturer Emergent BioSolutions after its facilities were found to have produced millions of contaminated Johnson & Johnson vaccine doses.  Emergent, which is based...

Experimental drug boosts immunotherapy treatment of pancreatic cancer in mice

An experimental drug helped boost effectiveness of immunotherapy treatment against pancreatic cancer in mice, according to a recent study published this week in the Journal for Immuno Therapy of Cancer. Researchers out of Georgetown...

COVID vaccine manufacturers rush to update shot amid omicron

Vaccine makers are racing to update their COVID-19 shots against the newest coronavirus threat even before it’s clear a change is needed, just in case. Experts doubt today’s shots will become useless but say...

eLife can’t confirm many cancer research findings

Eight years ago, a team of researchers launched a project to carefully repeat early but influential lab experiments in cancer research. They recreated 50 experiments, the type of preliminary research with mice and test...

COVID-19 Omicron variant: New York, tri-state area confirm more cases as hospitals strain from delta surge

The tri-state area has counted just under a dozen cases of the COVID-19 omicron variant as hospitals continue to feel the strain from the delta surge.  Health officials have confirmed cases of the omicron...

Stroke contributing factors may include losing temper, extreme exercise: study

Losing one’s temper or exercising too rigorously could be contributing factors for a stroke, according to new research.  In a study published Wednesday in the European Society of Cardiology’s “European Heart Journal,” a team...

European Union mulling mandatory COVID-19 vaccinations

After two dozen countries have reported cases of the omicron variant, the European Union (EU) countries might be headed towards mandatory vaccination to fight the spread of COVID-19, according to head of EU commission....