Why has polio returned to London and New York?

Why has polio returned to London and New York?

pOLIOMYELITIS (OR POLIO, in short) terrorized America and Europe until the 1960s. It paralyzed more than 15,000 people a year in America and 8,000 in Britain, mostly children. There is no treatment for polio and 5-10% of paralyzed cases are fatal. The invention of a vaccine set the world on a path to eradication. The … Read more

Surprising number of women using TikTok to self-diagnose ADHD

Surprising number of women using TikTok to self-diagnose ADHD

Women diagnose themselves with neurodivergent disorders like ADHD (attention deficit hyperactivity disorder) after watching trending TikTok videos. Doctors explained to Women’s Health that women are statistically more likely to miss symptoms and go undiagnosed, but they warned that licensed professionals should make the diagnosis — not armchair “experts” on social media. TikTok videos touting the … Read more

New psychological research indicates cleaning yourself helps relieve anxiety from stress-inducing events

New psychological research indicates cleaning yourself helps relieve anxiety from stress-inducing events

Washing yourself may mitigate the psychological effects of stressful events, according to new research published in Social Psychological and Personality Science. The new findings provide some of the first scientific evidence that self-cleaning is linked to anxiety reduction. But why were scientists interested in investigating the link between self-cleaning and stress? “Blame it on my … Read more

New psychological research indicates cleaning yourself helps relieve anxiety from stress-inducing events

New psychological research indicates cleaning yourself helps relieve anxiety from stress-inducing events

Washing yourself may mitigate the psychological effects of stressful events, according to new research published in Social Psychological and Personality Science. The new findings provide some of the first scientific evidence that self-cleaning is linked to anxiety reduction. But why were scientists interested in investigating the link between self-cleaning and stress? “Blame it on my … Read more

Study of a case of paralytic poliomyelitis in an unvaccinated person

Study of a case of paralytic poliomyelitis in an unvaccinated person

In a recent study published in the Weekly report on morbidity and mortalityresearchers examined the public health response to a case of paralytic poliomyelitis in an unvaccinated person. Study: Public health response to a case of paralytic poliomyelitis in an unvaccinated individual and detection of poliovirus in wastewater – New York, June-August 2022. Image Credit: … Read more

Monkeypox might be on its way to a school near you

Monkeypox might be on its way to a school near you

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has reported more than 14,000 cases of monkeypox in the United States and is increasing rapidly, with the vast majority among gay or bisexual men. As cases outside this community begin to emerge, they will provide insight into alternative ways the virus can spread. Close and consistent … Read more