Lab escape theories cannot clearly account for a virus that has evolved for human-to-human transmissibility.
Endemic viruses include those that cause the common cold and the seasonal flu that appear year after year. Much like these, the virus that causes COVID-19 likely won’t die out, and most experts now expect it, too, to become endemic.
A TikTok video has gone viral involving putting garlic up your nose as a cold cure, just one in a long line of claimed treatments or cures. We asked two experts to examine some commonly held beliefs around colds.
There was a time when CDC officials thought they could eliminate syphilis among adults and babies. But the effort lost steam and cases have crept up again.
Since school doors opened this fall, school nurses have been working nonstop on COVID-19 contact tracing and quarantines.
A dangerous salmonella strain has sickened thousands and continues to spread through the chicken industry. The USDA and companies know about it. But contaminated meat continues to be sold.
Study participants were over 5 times more likely to have COVID-19 if they were unvaccinated and had a prior infection
Vaccines reduce your probability of getting infected, which reduces the probability of you infecting someone else.
Understanding how the immune system works can help explain why some people could benefit from booster shots.
Starting today, October 25, 2021, customers age 12 and older are required to verify full vaccination or a negative test to participate in outdoor public events of 500 or more people and indoor entertainment and recreational establishments and events such as live music, performing arts, gyms, restaurants, and bars.
Sumedha Gupta, IUPUI More than 200 million U.S. residents have gotten at least one shot of a COVID-19 vaccine with the expectation that the vaccines slow virus transmission and save lives. Researchers know the efficacy of the vaccines from large-scale…
But the story may be more complicated in rural America, where resistance to the vaccine remains strongest. Some rural hospital leaders worry the vaccine mandate will exacerbate a labor shortage that was profound even before the pandemic. There are predictions that some hospitals will have to close their doors.
About 70% of the sodium you eat comes from processed (packaged) foods and restaurant foods.
It’s estimated that up to 400,000 Americans die every year from medical mistakes.
In one study, people Participants who took an average of at least 7,000 daily steps had a 50% to 70% lower risk of death.