Living near fracking sites raises risk of premature death for elderly, US study finds | Environment

Elderly people living near or downwind from unconventional oil and gas wells such as fracking sites are more likely to die prematurely, according to a major new US study. Extracting oil and gas through newer or unconventional methods like fracking has expanded rapidly across America over the past two decades with at least 17.6 million … Read more

Remarkable images show how just one dose of experimental cancer treatment shrunk tumours in mice

Remarkable images show how a single dose of experimental cancer treatment shrunk huge tumors in mice Northwestern University researchers used an improved form of immunotherapy New technique produced remarkable effects after just one dose in rodent study They isolated the most potent cancer-targeting cells and injected them back into mice By Luke Andrews Health Reporter … Read more

Top doctors refuse to give their own kids a third shot due to myocarditis concerns

Two of the nation’s top doctors said they refuse to give their own kids a third COVID shot as vaccinated teenage boys have a low risk of hospitalization, but the likelihood of myocarditis, an inflammation of the heart, caused by the jab is 10 out of 100,000 . Dr. Monica Gandhi, an infectious-disease specialist at … Read more

Vitamin D and fish oil supplements may help prevent autoimmune disease, study says

People aged 50 and over taking 2,000 IU (international units) of vitamin D3 for more than five years had a 22% lower relative rate of confirmed autoimmune diagnoses, said study author Dr. Dr. Karen Costenbader, professor of medicine at Harvard Medical School in the division. of Rheumatology, Inflammation and Immunity and Director of the Lupus … Read more

Long COVID: 4 biological risk factors could increase chances, according to study

Researchers say they have identified biological risk factors that could predict who is more likely to develop “long COVID.” In a study published Tuesday in the journal Cell, the US-based team said it had conducted a deep multiomic, longitudinal investigation of more than 200 COVID-19 patients from the point of their initial diagnosis to convalescence … Read more

Boosters provide the best protection against Omicron variant, large CDC studies show

This is the first real-life data to examine the effect of boosters against Omicron, which now accounts for more than 99% of coronavirus cases in the United States. The studies, released Friday, raise the question of whether people with just two vaccine doses should still be considered fully vaccinated. “I think we have to redefine … Read more

Health officials issue warning over an ‘extremely antibiotic-resistant’ bug mainly affecting gay men

Health officials issue warning about ‘extremely antibiotic resistant’ strain of shigella that primarily affects gay and bisexual men Gay and bisexual men warned about infectious sexually transmitted infections Only 16 cases spotted in 17 months in UK but 47 detected in last four months Health chiefs are concerned about the treatment-resistant strain and its spread … Read more

Less than 60% of Americans think vaccination is essential: COVID news

Only 59% of Americans think it’s essential they be vaccinated against the coronavirus to feel safe at public activities, according to a new poll. And although boosters provide significantly better protection than a two-shot treatment of the Pfizer or Moderna vaccines, just 47% of Americans think it’s essential that they get boosted. The poll from … Read more