FDA completes rule allowing some Americans to buy hearing aids without a prescription

FDA completes rule allowing some Americans to buy hearing aids without a prescription

Instead of getting a prescription, visiting a hearing care professional and getting a custom fit, people with mild to moderate hearing loss can buy hearing aids directly from a store or online. This move will make hearing aids much more widely available across the country, said FDA Commissioner Dr. Robert Califf. About 1 in 8 … Read more

First possible case of monkey pox transmission from human to dog ‘not surprising,’ says WHO

First possible case of monkey pox transmission from human to dog ‘not surprising,’ says WHO

The men, who live together and have a non-exclusive relationship, were diagnosed with monkey pox in a hospital in Paris in early June. Twelve days after their symptoms started, their 4-year-old Italian Greyhound also started showing symptoms, according to a report published last week in the journal The Lancet. The dog developed lesions and tested … Read more

‘Have I been vaccinated against polio?’ and other questions, answered

‘Have I been vaccinated against polio?’  and other questions, answered

After a case of polio confirmed on July 21 in Rockland County, New York, many people are trying to learn more about the serious disease and whether they are protected against it. On Aug. 12, health officials announced that polio had also been detected in New York City’s sewage system. While local and federal health … Read more

WHO asks public for help with name change Monkeypox | News from the World Health Organization

WHO asks public for help with name change Monkeypox |  News from the World Health Organization

The World Health Organization has invited the public to find a new name for monkeypox and is calling for help coming up with a less stigmatizing designation for the rapidly spreading disease amid concerns over the name. Experts warn that the name could be stigmatizing for the primates it’s named after, but who play little … Read more

Why Calling Monkeypox an STD Is More Than Just a Label

Why Calling Monkeypox an STD Is More Than Just a Label

“I don’t think we have enough information at this point to fully classify it. I think there are some suggestions, but more research needs to be done,” Adalja said. “There are other infections — syphilis, for example — that spread in ways other than through sexual transmission,” he said. “The Zika virus is a mosquito-borne … Read more

An implant made from pig skin restored sight to 19 people in recent study

An implant made from pig skin restored sight to 19 people in recent study

The implant developed by scientists at Linköping University.Photo: Thor Balkhed/Linköping University A team of scientists say they’We’ve found a new way to help people with damaged corneas: biotech implants made from pig skin. In findings from a small clinical trial published this month, the implants were shown to restore people’s vision for up to two … Read more

What you need to know about recurring headaches after COVID

What you need to know about recurring headaches after COVID

Photo: red stock (Shutterstock) If you’ve been infected with COVID in the past few months, you may still be experiencing symptoms. In a certain proportion of people an infection can turn into: Ithe COVID, which can include a wide variety of respiratory, neurological, digestive, and musculoskeletal problems that can last for weeks, months, or years. … Read more

It’s not just cats that have nine lives! US heart disease patient technically died 10 times

It’s not just cats that have nine lives!  US heart disease patient technically died 10 times

They say cats have nine lives, but a woman in the US reinforced that expression by coming back from the dead ten times. The 63-year-old retired schoolteacher suffers from hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM) – a heart muscle disease that affects one in 500 Americans and Brits. She was given an implantable cardioverter-defibrillator (ICD) — a device … Read more

South Korea offers North ‘bold’ economic benefits for denuclearization

South Korea offers North ‘bold’ economic benefits for denuclearization

SEOUL, South Korea — South Korean President Yoon Suk Yeol on Monday offered “bold” economic aid to North Korea if it exits its nuclear weapons program, while avoiding harsh criticism of the north, days after it threatened “lethal” retaliation. for the COVID-19 outbreak it blames the South. In a speech celebrating the end of Japanese … Read more