The last drug that can fight gonorrhea is beginning to falter

The last drug that can fight gonorrhea is beginning to falter

To an unknown eye, the press release from the Massachusetts Department of Public Health two weeks ago looked rather routine. The language may have been a little unnerving, but carefully worded: Analysts had discovered a resident with a type of gonorrhea who showed “impaired response to multiple antibiotics,” but that person — and a second … Read more

The energy boost from coffee should ALWAYS be repaid with sleep

The energy boost from coffee should ALWAYS be repaid with sleep

Why coffee doesn’t give you extra energy: Scientist says pick-me-up is just a ‘loan’ to pay back with sleep Caffeine temporarily blocks a chemical called adenosine that prevents drowsiness But eventually, adenosine binds to its receptor making us feel drowsy and drowsy Dr. Emma Beckett is a molecular nutritionist at Newcastle University By Xantha Leatham … Read more

Rare But Deadly Valley Fever Fungal Infection Is Spreading Rapidly ‘Because Of Climate Change’

Rare But Deadly Valley Fever Fungal Infection Is Spreading Rapidly ‘Because Of Climate Change’

A deadly fungal infection is spreading across the US – and scientists think it’s due to climate change. Cases of ‘Valley Fever’ – which is 10 times more deadly than the flu – have increased twentyfold since the turn of the century. It is caused by the fungus Coccidioides, which releases spores into the air … Read more

Brief exposure to this car exhaust may impair brain function: study

Brief exposure to this car exhaust may impair brain function: study

Your morning commute may be inhibiting your brain function, a new study suggests. Research published in the journal Environmental Health found a possible link between inhaling diesel exhaust and impaired cognitive function. In the limited, randomized study, researchers analyzed the brains of 25 adults via magnetic resonance imaging. After examining participants’ post-contact “functional connectivity,” the … Read more

Sitting in traffic for just two HOURS can lead to brain damage, research suggests

Sitting in traffic for just two HOURS can lead to brain damage, research suggests

Inhaling diesel exhaust while sitting in traffic for just a few hours can impair brain function and cognition, a new study shows. Traffic pollution has long been linked to memory problems, but long-term exposure was widely believed to pose the greatest risk. Researchers in Canada have found that the damage causes measurable changes in just … Read more

“Reverse Dieting” is not a weight loss cheat code

“Reverse Dieting” is not a weight loss cheat code

Photo: Lolostock (Shutterstock) To hear the TikTok girls tell it, there’s a hack that lets you do it EAT MORE FOOD! While NOT GAINING WEIGHT! And it’s great if you are SICK OF DIETS! Never mind that you can achieve all those goals through a simple trick called “stop dieting”. No, it needs a name … Read more

MIT neuroscientist shares 4 things she never does to avoid ‘brain fog and forgetfulness’

MIT neuroscientist shares 4 things she never does to avoid ‘brain fog and forgetfulness’

The alarm is going off. You get dressed, grab your coffee and go to work. But by lunchtime, you start to feel disorganized. You reread emails because you lack focus and mental clarity. There’s nothing worse than brain fog. In addition to stress and lack of sleep, it can be caused by the immune system … Read more

Woman with tuberculosis refusing treatment; health department can ask for a court order to force her hand

Woman with tuberculosis refusing treatment;  health department can ask for a court order to force her hand

Woman in Tacoma refuses treatment for tuberculosis The Tacoma – Pierce County Health Department is monitoring a case of active tuberculosis (TB) in a woman in Tacoma, who is currently refusing treatment. TACOMA, Wash. – The Tacoma – Pierce County Health Department is monitoring a case of active tuberculosis (TB) in a woman in Tacoma, … Read more

Hulk Hogan ‘feels nothing from his waist after surgery, but walks with a stick’

Hulk Hogan ‘feels nothing from his waist after surgery, but walks with a stick’

Wrestling superstar Hulk Hogan’s boyfriend said he lost feeling in his lower body after back surgery and had to use a cane to get around. Mr Hogan, 69, whose legal name is Terry Gene Bollea, underwent an unknown procedure involving nerve removal from his back. Further details of the operation have not been shared and … Read more

Pfizer falls on gloomy guidance as company braces for covid vaccine turnaround

Pfizer falls on gloomy guidance as company braces for covid vaccine turnaround

Font size Pfizer said it expects Covid-19 vaccine sales to fall to $13.5 billion by 2023. Mario Tama/Getty Images Pfizer on Tuesday set guidance for fiscal year 2023 well below consensus figures from Wall Street, dampening investor expectations ahead of what is expected to be a sharp drop in sales of Covid-19 products. Shares fell … Read more