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Flu could come raging back

With COVID-19 dominating the headlines and everyone's lives for the past two years, the flu may seem like an afterthought. However, this upcoming flu season...

Monkeypox may cause heart problems

Scientists from São João University Hospital Center found a 31-year-old male with confirmed monkeypox infection developed acute myocarditis approximately one week following the onset of...

Marijuana, hallucinogen use at all-time high among US young adults

In a study from the University of Michigan, scientists found that marijuana and hallucinogen use in the past year reported by young adults 19...

U.S. life expectancy continued to decrease in 2021 duo to the COVID-19 pandemic

An updated analysis of American COVID-19 deaths throughout 2021 highlights a continued drop in overall life expectancy as well as persistent disparities by race...

Should you worry about the polio virus?

In the early 20th century, polio virus struck fear in the hearts of many parents as wave after wave of infection paralyzed or even...

Monkeypox: What is known and unknown

The current outbreak of monkeypox is showing no sign of slowing. As recently as early July, monkeypox case counts in the United States hovered under...

Heavy smoking and smoke inhalation may make heart attacks more deadly

Scientists from Hospital Lariboisiere in France found that the risk of death or poor prognosis after a heart attack is more than 20-fold higher...

Universal flu vaccine prevents infections from influenza A and B viruses

In a study from Georgia State University, scientists found a new universal flu vaccine may protect against diverse variants of both influenza A and...

Scientists may have found safe, effective treatment for monkeypox

Scientists from UC Davis Health found that the antiviral tecovirimat appears to be safe and effective for the treatment of monkeypox symptoms and skin...

Long COVID risk lower from omicron variant than from delta

In a study from King's College London, scientists found the omicron variant is less likely to cause long COVID than the delta variant Long COVID...