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What Doctors Need To Know About Monkeypox

Researchers are keeping a close eye on what appears to be a rapidly developing global outbreak of monkeypox virus. This isn't like previous encounters with the virus. The widespread nature of the outbreak and evidence of frequent human-to-human transmission has researchers questioning whether the virus has changed to become more transmissible.

I Feel Safest In My Hospital

"No thanks,” my patient said to me. “Two is enough.” I was caught off guard the first time I recommended a COVID booster shot and heard that response. “What do you mean, it’s enough? Do you toss out half of your cardiac meds? Do you say, ‘Eh, that seems like enough’ partway through your hernia operation?”

Famotidine Aids In COVID-19 by Helping Limit Inflammation

Researchers have discovered just how the antacid famotidine, commonly sold as Pepcid by a Johnson & Johnson unit, was able to help alleviate COVID-19 symptoms in clinical trials.

Why Wiping Out Smallpox Has Stoked Risk Of Monkeypox

The global eradication of smallpox more than 40 years ago was one of the greatest achievements in public-health history, vanquishing a cause of death, blindness and disfigurement that had plagued humanity for at least 3,000 years.

Many Americans Missing An Opportunity To Prevent Dementia

Nearly half of all US adults aged 45 and older have modifiable risk factors for Alzheimer's disease and related dementias (ADRD), including hypertension, low levels of physical activity, and obesity, new research shows.

The Pandemic’s True Health Cost: How Much Of Our Lives Has Covid Stolen?

How do you count the cost of a pandemic? COVID-19 has killed an estimated 15 million people since it emerged at the end of 2019, but its impact on health reaches much further.

How North Korea Went From ‘Zero COVID’ To 1.2 Million Cases In 72 Hours

This time last week, North Korea was still claiming to be one of three COVID-free countries worldwide. Now it’s facing a public health catastrophe.

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