New York reports 1st US polio case in nearly a decade

New York reports 1st US polio case in nearly a decade

NEW YORK (AP) — An unvaccinated young adult from New York recently contracted polio, the first US case in nearly a decade, health officials said Thursday. Officials said the patient, who lives in Rockland County, had developed paralysis. The person developed symptoms a month ago and did not recently travel outside the country, county health … Read more

Exercise in small amounts boosts women’s brain speed, study finds

Exercise in small amounts boosts women's brain speed, study finds

Subscribe to CNN’s Fitness, But Better newsletter. Sign up for our newsletter series to ease into a healthy routine, backed by experts. CNN — Keeping your body and brain fit has long been a prescription for better mental health as you age. A new study has now revealed that women’s mental processing speed may actually … Read more

CDC expects outbreak to grow as vaccine demand outstrips supply

CDC expects outbreak to grow as vaccine demand outstrips supply

A person arrives to receive a monkeypox vaccination at the Northwell Health Immediate Care Center at Fire Island-Cherry Grove, in New York, US, July 15, 2022. Eduardo Munoz | Reuters The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has confirmed more than 1,400 monkeypox infections across 44 states and territories in the US and said it … Read more

Scientists develop implant that reduces pain without drugs

Scientists develop implant that reduces pain without drugs

A team of researchers led by Northwestern University has developed a dissolvable implant that rapidly relieves pain without the use of drugs, according to a study published in Science. The biocompatible implant is controlled by an external pump that allows the patient to activate it at the onset of pain and control its intensity. The … Read more

Genetically modified pig heart transplanted into deceased recipient, researchers say

Genetically modified pig heart transplanted into deceased recipient, researchers say

CNN — A surgical team transplanted a heart from a genetically modified pig into a deceased human as part of a research study, researchers with NYU Langone Health announced Tuesday. The procedure was the first of its kind and represents an advance in efforts to determine whether organs in non-human animals can be modified and … Read more

Scientists are searching for solutions after studies show pulse oximeters don’t work as well for people of color

Scientists are searching for solutions after studies show pulse oximeters don't work as well for people of color

CNN — Often when Dr. Thomas Valley sees a new patient in the intensive care unit at Michigan Medicine in Ann Arbor, he clamps a pulse oximeter on their finger – one of the many devices he uses to gauge their health and what course of care they might require , whether they are a … Read more

The US bets billions of dollars on better COVID-19 boosters as it prepares for a spike in COVID-19 cases next winter

The US bets billions of dollars on better COVID-19 boosters as it prepares for a spike in COVID-19 cases next winter

The US is gearing up for another wave of COVID-19 infections in the fall and winter following a flurry of activity this week that included putting billions of dollars toward more COVID-19 vaccines and treatments and setting up new rules for how to update the shots . Here’s what happened this week: The Food and … Read more

For now, wary US treads water with transformed COVID-19

For now, wary US treads water with transformed COVID-19

The fast-changing coronavirus has kicked off summer in the US with lots of infections but relatively few deaths compared to its prior incarnations. COVID-19 is still killing hundreds of Americans each day, but is not nearly as dangerous as it was last fall and winter. “It’s going to be a good summer and we deserve … Read more

You Need to Make a Personal Poop Bank for Fecal Transplants Scientists Say

You Need to Make a Personal Poop Bank for Fecal Transplants Scientists Say

Stock up on the Metamucil, folks. Scientists say you need to start saving your poop. A team of researchers at Harvard Medical School and Brigham and Women’s Hospital published an opinion article in the journal Trends in Molecular Medicine today sounding the alarm on a trend in how human gut microbiomes (microorganisms in your digestive … Read more

Gene discovery may explain why more women get Alzheimer’s disease

Gene discovery may explain why more women get Alzheimer's disease

CNN — Scientists have identified a gene that appears to increase the risk of Alzheimer’s in women, providing a potential new clue as to why more women than men are diagnosed with the disease. The gene, O6-Methylguanine-DNA-methyltransferase, or MGMT, plays an important role in how the body repairs damage to DNA in both men and … Read more