New York polio case tip of iceberg, hundreds of others may be infected

Hundreds of other people could contract polio after an adult in a New York City suburb contracted the virus and became paralyzed last month, the state’s top health official said this week. New York State Health Commissioner Mary Bassett warned that the confirmed case of polio in an unvaccinated adult, coupled with detection of the … Read more

Antibiotic exposure in early childhood linked to later development of asthma and allergies

Early exposure to antibiotics kills healthy bacteria in the digestive tract and can trigger asthma and allergies, a new study shows. The study, published in Mucosal Immunologyhas provided the strongest evidence to date that the long-held association between antibiotic exposure in early childhood and the later development of asthma and allergies is causal. The … Read more

Biden government considers public health emergency

The Biden administration is considering declaring a public health emergency in response to the growing monkeypox outbreak, a senior White House health official said Friday. dr. Ashish Jha, the White House’s Covid response coordinator, said the administration is looking at how a public health emergency statement could bolster the US response to the outbreak. “There … Read more

Biden government considers public health emergency

A Northwell Health employee owns the monkeypox vaccine in Cherry Grove on Fire Island, New York, where monkeypox vaccines were administered on July 14, 2022. James Carbone | Newsday | Getty Images The Biden administration is considering declaring a public health emergency in response to the growing monkeypox outbreak, a senior White House health official … Read more

Polio case confirmed in New York state, health care providers told to look for more

Polio virus, illustration. Each virus particle is composed of a protein coat around a core that contains genetic RNA material. This virus infects children and causes the disease poliomyelitis or infantile paralysis. Roger Harris/scientific photo library | Science photo library | Getty Images The New York State Department of Health on Thursday confirmed a case … Read more

CDC panel recommends Novavax vaccine for adults

In this photo illustration, a silhouette of a man with a medical syringe and vial is displayed in front of the Novavax logo on a screen. Cezary Kowalski | Light rocket | Getty Images Independent advisers to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Tuesday recommended Novavax’s two-dose Covid-19 vaccine as a primary series … Read more

Generation of Live Attenuated Influenza A Virus Vaccine Using PROTAC Technology

A promising strategy to reduce the impact of viral infectious diseases, such as flu, is to use attenuated, live viruses as vaccines. However, the usefulness of traditional live attenuated virus vaccines is often limited by suboptimal immunogenicity, safety concerns, or cumbersome manufacturing processes and techniques. In addition, immune escape due to rapid viral evolution presents … Read more

Why blood makes up more than 2.5% of all US exports

In America, blood means big business. The North American blood market was valued at $3.3 billion in 2021, according to Global Market Insights Inc. According to the Census Bureau, blood makes up 2.69% of US exports. Since there is no substitute for human blood, it can be difficult to meet the demand. During the Covid … Read more