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Africa CDC in 'advanced' talks to obtain monkeypox vaccines

Aug. 11, 2022 07:26 AM EDT

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Africa’s public health agency says the continent of 1.3 billion people still does not have a single dose of the monkeypox vaccine, but “very advanced discussions” are underway with at least two partners. The acting director of the Africa Centers for...

US will stretch monkeypox vaccine supply with smaller doses

Aug. 09, 2022 18:19 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. health officials on Tuesday authorized a plan to stretch the nation’s limited supply of monkeypox vaccine by giving people just one-fifth the usual dose, citing research suggesting that the reduced amount is about as effective. The so-called dose-sparing...

Fewer than 1 in 3 insured hepatitis C patients getting cure

Aug. 09, 2022 16:51 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Fewer than 1 in 3 people infected with hepatitis C are getting the expensive treatments that can cure them, according to a U.S. government study released Tuesday. The report is distressing because it focused on those with health insurance — the group most likely...

Study connects climate hazards to 58% of infectious diseases

Aug. 08, 2022 21:14 PM EDT

Climate hazards such as flooding, heat waves and drought have worsened more than half of the hundreds of known infectious diseases in people, including malaria, hantavirus, cholera and anthrax, a study says. Researchers looked through the medical literature of established cases of...

Major test of first possible Lyme vaccine in 20 years begins

Aug. 08, 2022 16:52 PM EDT

DUNCANSVILLE, Pa. (AP) — Researchers are seeking thousands of volunteers in the U.S. and Europe to test the first potential vaccine against Lyme disease in 20 years -- in hopes of better fighting the tick-borne threat. Lyme is a growing problem, with cases rising and warming...

Scientists expand study on air quality impact on health

Aug. 06, 2022 10:24 AM EDT

Scientists at the Oregon Institute of Technology were recently awarded a $1 million grant from the federal government that could result in research that improves health outcomes in Southern Oregon due to wildfire smoke. Since 2019, a team of Oregon Tech scientists has been studying...

A Russian judge is issuing her findings before issuing a verdict in WNBA star Brittney Griner's drug trial. CORRECTS: A previous APNewsAlert erroneously reported the judge's gender.

Aug. 04, 2022 11:03 AM EDT
KHIMKI, Russia (AP) — A Russian judge is issuing her findings before issuing a verdict in WNBA star Brittney Griner's drug trial. CORRECTS: A previous APNewsAlert erroneously reported the judge's gender.

Russian court to deliver verdict in U.S. basketball star Brittney Griner's drug trial on Thursday

Aug. 04, 2022 09:09 AM EDT
KHIMKI, Russia (AP) — Russian court to deliver verdict in U.S. basketball star Brittney Griner's drug trial on Thursday.

Even simple exercise may help aging brain, study hints

Aug. 02, 2022 11:48 AM EDT

New research hints that even a simple exercise routine just might help older Americans with mild memory problems. Doctors have long advised physical activity to help keep a healthy brain fit. But the government-funded study marks the longest test of whether exercise makes any...

Study casts more doubt on use of high-dose vitamin D pills

Jul. 27, 2022 17:36 PM EDT

More research suggests it’s time to abandon the craze over vitamin D. Taking high doses of “the sunshine vitamin” doesn't reduce the risk of broken bones in generally healthy older Americans, researchers reported Wednesday. It’s the latest in a string of...