How your body clock drives your immune system

The body’s internal clock affects the immune system in ways scientists in the burgeoning field of circadian immunology are beginning to unwind. Why it matters: Leveraging the circadian clock’s effects on the immune system could help to improve the effectiveness of some treatments for a range of diseases and conditions, a new book and scientific … Read more

Age and sex-specific risks of myocarditis and pericarditis following Covid-19 messenger RNA vaccines

Characteristics of the study population Between May 12, 2021 and October 31, 2021, within a population of 32 million persons aged 12 to 50 years, 21.2 million first (19.3 million second) doses of the BNT162b2 vaccine and 2.86 million first (2.58 million second) doses of the mRNA -1273 vaccines were received (Table S1). In the … Read more

‘I’m ending my life by suicide’

A king of 1980s nightlife, Mark Fleischman caroused with the likes of Ron Wood, Keith Richards, Rick James and John Belushi. He owned the last nightclub incarnation of Studio 54, and, by his own admission, enjoyed more than his fair share of illicit substances. Threesomes were commonplace, as he was boozing and cooking it up … Read more

Flu vaccination linked to 40% reduced risk of Alzheimer’s disease

Credit: Unsplash/CC0 Public Domain People who received at least one influenza vaccine were 40% less likely than their non-vaccinated peers to develop Alzheimer’s disease over the course of four years, according to a new study from UTHealth Houston. Research led by first author Avram S. Bukhbinder, MD, a recent alumnus of McGovern Medical School at … Read more

Diagnosed HIV cases plummet during pandemic — but that’s probably bad news

New HIV diagnoses dropped 17% in the first year of the coronavirus pandemic, a new report from the Center of Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) found. But the drop in new cases might not be something to celebrate. In fact, experts are concerned that thousands of people across the country are living with undiagnosed infections … Read more

Here’s what you need to know

There are only a handful of confirmed monkeypox cases in the Bay Area, but following the lessons learned from the coronavirus pandemic, local health officials are scrambling to control the rapidly growing global outbreak. With 48 cases counted in California since early May, the state represents almost 28% of the total to date in the … Read more

First probable case of monkeypox identified in Kentucky

FRANKFORT, Ky. (WKYT) – Public health officials announced on Friday that the first probable case of monkeypox has been identified in Kentucky. The positive patient is a Jefferson County resident. Due to privacy concerns, no further information will be released about the patient. The patient remains isolated, and health officials are working to identify anyone … Read more