Impact of avian influenza ‘horrible’ for Grimsby woman

A photograph taken by Carol Ricciuto as about 60 birds were euthanized at her Grimsby home, after she reported an outbreak of avian influenza.

Carol Ricciuto used to wake to the sound of roosters crowing on the more than 1.2 hectares of property she shares with her family. Now, she said, the silence is “devastating.” “We’ve had chickens and ducks and that for 40 years. You go outside or open a window and there’s nothing, there’s no sound. There’s […]

Study prompts more monkeypox vaccine efficacy questions

Study prompts more monkeypox vaccine efficacy questions

A new study published in JAMA documents 90 monkeypox cases after one or two doses of the Jynneos vaccine—including 2 infections 3 weeks or more after two doses—among more than 7,000 vaccine recipients. Most post-vaccination cases occurred shortly after the recipients had received only the initial dose of Jynneos vaccine, demonstrating full vaccine efficacy was […]

Migraine and Current Pharmacologic Management

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In light of the multiple pharmacologic alternatives for migraine management, the adverse effects associated with different treatment regimens, and their varying efficacy, it is vital to undertake ongoing evaluations and seek a tailored therapeutic strategy. This case report describes two patients who presented with classic migraine headaches, with the first responding to both abortive and […]

Strong Link Found Between Enterovirus and Type 1 Diabetes

Strong Link Found Between Enterovirus and Type 1 Diabetes

STOCKHOLM, Sweden — Enterovirus infection appears to be strongly linked to both type 1 diabetes and islet cell autoantibodies, new research suggests. The strength of the relationship, particularly within the first month of type 1 diabetes diagnosis, “further supports the rationale for development of enterovirus-targeted vaccines and antiviral therapy to prevent and reduce the impact […]

We’ve Evolved to Need Specific Types of Exercise

We’ve Evolved to Need Specific Types of Exercise

In all the times you’ve been told that exercise is good for your body and mind, have you ever wondered why that is? What exactly is the relationship between your power walk and your brainpower? Researchers have some fascinating new ideas about that, and they have to do with early humanity—very early. Around 2 million […]

Erkki Ruoslahti wins America’s top biomedical research award

Erkki Ruoslahti wins America’s top biomedical research award

Newswise — LA JOLLA, CALIF. – Sept 28, 2022 – Distinguished Professor Emeritus Erkki Ruoslahti, M.D., Ph.D., has been announced as one of three winners of the Albert Lasker Basic Medical Research Award, the most prestigious American award for biomedical research, for his transformational research leading to the discovery of the cell adhesion receptors now […]

Canadian Safer Opioid Supply Program Improves Outcomes

Canadian Safer Opioid Supply Program Improves Outcomes

The Safer Opioid Supply (SOS) Program near Toronto, Canada, appears to be a safe and effective harm-reduction initiative, according to new data. An analysis indicates that the program is associated with a reduction in emergency department visits, hospitalizations, and overall healthcare costs. In addition, there were no opioid-related deaths among participants who were at high risk […]

Safer opioid program cuts risk of overdose deaths, lowers emergency department use

Safer opioid program cuts risk of overdose deaths, lowers emergency department use

Positive effects emerge when patients get medical care, avoid deadly fentanyl-laced street drugs. Prescription opioids may cut risk of overdose deaths and lower health care costs for patients with opioid use disorder. A Canadian study found a safer opioid supply (SOS) program “led to important declines” in numbers of emergency department visits, inpatient hospital admissions, […]