‘Crisis mode’: Washington health leaders warn that hospitals are overcapacity as RSV cases rise in children

OLYMPIA – Pediatric hospitals across Washington are swamped with children infected by a respiratory virus. “We are in crisis mode, bordering – if not already – in disaster mode in…

Thanksgiving is two weeks away. Get your updated Covid-19 shot now, health officials warn

CNN  —  With Thanksgiving just two weeks away, people who are eligible for an updated Covid-19 vaccine booster but still haven’t received the shot will need to roll up their…

Paxlovid: Covid-19 treatment can interact with common heart medications, doctors warn

CNN  —  Covid-19 patients with a history of cardiovascular disease are at an increased risk of developing severe illness and could benefit most from the Covid-19 treatment Paxlovid – but…

Covid rebound: Coronavirus can be contagious during a Paxlovid rebound, researchers warn, even if people don’t have symptoms

“People who experience rebound are at risk of transmitting to other people, even though they’re outside what people accept as the usual window for being able to transmit,” said Dr.…

African Nations Should Receive Monkeypox Vaccines First To Avoid Covid Inequality, Agencies Warn

Topline Any vaccination campaign against monkeypox should “begin in Africa,” the acting head of the Africa Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) said on Thursday, as worries grow wealthy…

Health Officials Warn About Impact to U.S. Coronavirus Test Supply Without Aid

Federal health officials on Thursday warned of potentially dire consequences to the U.S. coronavirus testing supply later this year if lawmakers do not replenish funding for the federal pandemic response,…

Global firms warn of sluggish China demand due to lengthy COVID curbs

May 26 (Reuters) – Two months into harsh COVID-19 lockdowns that have choked global supply chains, China’s economy is staggering back to its feet, but businesses from retailers to chipmakers…

Officials Warn of Fake Adderall Pills After Two College Students Die

The police said two Ohio State University students died in apparent drug overdoses this week as health officials warned that fake Adderall pills could contain fentanyl, a powerful synthetic opioid.…

Phone scam targets Genesee County residents, health officials warn

GENESEE COUNTY, MI – Officials in Genesee County are warning residents about a recent phone scam in which people claiming to be with the county health department apparently targeted residents…

Viruses in the gut may warn of a deadly disease in preterm infants — ScienceDaily

Immediately after birth, human infants begin to develop a complex, interwoven fabric of microbes in their gut. Known collectively as the gut microbiome, this diverse ecosystem consists of bacteria, archaea,…