A child becomes the third case of meningococcal disease linked to Byron’s Splendor in the Grass

Health authorities in New South Wales are urging anyone who recently attended the Splendor in the Grass music festival to be alert, following a likely third case of meningococcal disease. Most important points: NSW Health urges Splendor in the Grass festival-goers to stay alert for symptoms of meningococcal disease A third case of the bacterial … Read more

Polio has been detected in New York City sewage, officials say

Polio outbreaks regularly caused panic decades ago, until a vaccine was developed and the disease was largely eradicated. Then New York City health authorities announced on Friday that they had found the virus in wastewater samples, suggesting polio is likely circulating in the city again. Parents of young children wondered—perhaps for the first time in … Read more

Vitamin D supplementation appears to relieve depressive symptoms in adults

Overview: Findings from a comprehensive meta-analysis study show that vitamin D supplementation may help relieve symptoms of depression. Source: University of Eastern Finland A comprehensive meta-analysis suggests that vitamin D supplementation may alleviate depressive symptoms in adults with depression. The meta-analysis, conducted by an international team of researchers, includes dozens of studies from around the … Read more

Coronavirus update: Pregnant women who receive mRNA COVID-19 vaccines no longer at risk of miscarriage, stillbirth, new study confirms

Good evening. The corona newsletter now appears on Mondays and Fridays. Top headlines: Pregnant women who received mRNA COVID-19 vaccines were not more likely to have miscarriage, stillbirth or other serious health problems compared to unvaccinated pregnant women, new study says ‘It’s hard to explain how much we’ve seen and how much we’ve been through’: … Read more

experts give virus variants new names

A group of global experts convened by WHO has agreed on new names for monkeypox virus variants, as part of ongoing efforts to align names of monkeypox disease, virus and variants – or clades – with current best practices. . The experts agreed to name the clades with Roman numerals. The monkeypox virus was named … Read more

Confirmed case of Monkeypox in New Brunswick

New Brunswick reports the first confirmed case of Monkeypox in the province. The province’s health ministry confirmed the matter in a press release on Friday evening. According to Public Health, the person who tested positive is currently in isolation and being monitored by health officials. The county also says the person who contracted Monkeypox has … Read more