Omicron less likely to cause long COVID, study finds

Omicron less likely to cause long COVID, study finds

People walk along a platform at Kings Cross station during the morning rush hour amid the COVID-19 outbreak in London on December 1, 2021. New research reveals that omicron is less likely to cause long COVID compared to the delta variant. (Henry Nicholls, Reuters) Estimated reading time: 2-3 minutes LONDON — The omicron variant of … Read more

Breakthrough on Covid status leaving victims with symptoms similar to ‘traumatic brain injury’

Groundbreaking Australian research has found the main causes of one of the mysterious symptoms experienced by people suffering from long Covid – mental impairment caused by ‘brain fog’. By identifying the nerve toxin responsible for the blurring in the brain experienced by long-term Covid patients, doctors say they will be able to test potential treatments … Read more

CDC issues bizarre advice for sex while having monkeypox

Americans who think they’ve been exposed to monkeypox should take precautions like masturbating 6 feet away from their partner to prevent the virus from spreading, health officials say. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released a list of safe activities for sexually active patients earlier this month. Among the recommendations is to avoid kissing … Read more

How strong is your immunity to COVID-19? New blood test could provide insight

A newly developed blood test that measures a specific immune response in the body could help doctors gauge how well a person is protected against COVID-19, a new study has found. The test, which focuses on the part of the immune system that confers long-term protection by tricking the body into ‘remembering’ the virus, could … Read more

WHO renamed monkeypox after experts said name could be ‘stigmatising’

The World Health Organization is to rename the increasingly spreading monkeypox virus after a group of scientists claimed the name could be ‘stigmatising’. “WHO is also working with partners and experts around the world to change the name of the monkeypox virus,” WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said at a press briefing on Tuesday. . … Read more

Feared for Tom Hanks’ health as Hollywood megastar seems unable to control his shaking right hand

Tom Hanks sparked concern among his fans earlier this month as he seemed to be struggling to contain his arm tremor. The 65-year-old is in the midst of a promotional whirlwind for Baz Luhrmann’s Elvis biopic, in which Hanks plays the singer’s manager. Luhrmann, who was born in Sydney, hosted an Australian premiere in the … Read more

Children’s immune systems weakened after COVID shutdowns

Children are being infected with up to three different viruses at the same time after widespread COVID-19 lockdowns gutted their immune systems, doctors have warned. Yale New Haven Children’s Hospital in Connecticut has reported staggering numbers of young patients with adenovirus, rhinovirus, respiratory syncytial virus (RSV), human metapneumovirus, influenza and parainfluenza – in addition to … Read more

Children infected with three viruses at once because COVID measures have weakened the immune system

Children are showing up at doctors’ clinics infected with up to three different types of virus, which experts believe is the result of their immune systems weakening after two years of COVID lockdown and mask-wearing. Medical staff expect an upsurge in flu cases and severe colds during the winter. But they report there isn’t the … Read more

Oscar-winning actor Kevin Spacey, 62, will appear in a British court on Thursday for four sexual assaults

Oscar-winning actor Kevin Spacey, 62, will appear in a British court on Thursday for four sexual assaults against three men in London and Gloucestershire. The Oscar-winning actor will be charged with four counts of sexual assault He is also accused of having had penetrative sex without consent Spacey will appear at Westminster Magistrates’ Court in … Read more