When to receive next COVID-19 vaccine after bivalent booster

Those who have received a bivalent COVID-19 booster may wonder what next steps look like for vaccination and whether they can seek additional protection, especially if they are at a higher risk for severe outcomes. Vincent Venditto, Ph.D. and assistant professor at the University of Kentucky’s Pharmaceutical Sciences Department, told the Herald-Leader that while the … Read more

Eye drops linked to drug-resistant bacteria outbreak

NEW YORK >> US health officials are advising people to stop using over-the-counter eye drops that have been linked to an outbreak of drug-resistant infections. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Wednesday night sent a health alert to physicians, saying the outbreak includes at least 55 people in 12 states. One died. Disease … Read more

Will revitalizing old blood slow aging?

Young and old blood stem cells. Rejuvenating the stem cells that create all blood cells could potentially slow aging. Credit: Emmanuelle Passegue Young blood has a rejuvenating effect when infused into older bodies, according to recent research: Aging hearts beat stronger, muscles become stronger, and thinking becomes sharper. Many scientists are looking for the elements … Read more

Aspiring actress, 30, diagnosed with brain tumor after homeless man punched her is hit by a car

An aspiring actress has been dubbed the ‘unluckiest woman in the world’ after she was attacked by a homeless man who broke her jaw, diagnosed with a brain tumor and hit by a car on her way to radiation therapy. Alli McLaren, 30, describes the ‘series of unfortunate events’ that left her with a traumatic … Read more

Counties with highest cancer cases in Kenya

A linear accelerator at Kenyatta National Hospital in Nairobi. [Beverlyne Musili, Standard] Nairobi, Nakuru, Kiambu, Machakos and Nyeri counties lead in cancer cases in Kenya, a report by the National Cancer Institute of Kenya shows. The survey findings were released on Thursday, February 2 at the Safari Park Hotel in Nairobi. The study was conducted … Read more

Living near a ‘food swamp’ could raise stroke risk in adults 50 and older: research

Adults ages 50 and older who live near fast food-dense environments may be at heightened risk of stroke, preliminary research has determined. So-called “food swamps” typically contain an abundance of fast-food chains and convenience stores — essentially “swamping” neighborhoods with unhealthy eating options, the authors explained. Meanwhile, food swamps also often overlap with food deserts, … Read more