DNA nanotechnology could speed up pharmaceutical development while minimizing costs

A new tool speeds up development of vaccines and other pharmaceutical products by more than one million times while minimizing costs. The method works by using soap-like bubbles as nano-containers. With DNA nanotechnology, multiple ingredients can be mixed within the containers. Credit: Nikos Hatzakis, University of Copenhagen A new tool speeds up development of vaccines … Read more

A plum—or six—a day may keep inflammation at bay

Plum study graphic. Credit: Janhavi J. Damani, MS; Nicole CA Strock, PhD; Mary Jane De Souza, PhD; Connie J. Rogers, PhD, MPH A study in postmenopausal people suggests eating nutrient-rich plums every day may be beneficial to bone health, reducing inflammatory factors that contribute to osteoporosis. The research will be presented this week in Philadelphia … Read more

UK adds nine more COVID symptoms to official list as its struggles with record case load

The official list of symptoms of COVID-19 has been expanded in the UK, where cases are currently running at the highest level since the start of the pandemic. The National Health Service added nine new symptoms to the list of just three, including sore throat, fatigue and headache, as the Guardian reported. About1 in 13 … Read more

Does everyone 50+ really need one?

If you’re 50 or older you’re among those who just got a nod from federal health officials for a second COVID-19 booster vaccine. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is updating its recommendations to allow certain immunocompromised individuals and people over 50 to be eligible for another mRNA booster if four months have passed … Read more

Doctors see increase in prolonged cold, flu symptoms

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) — As mask mandates subsidy, health officials say they are seeing an increase in prolonged symptoms connected to the common cold and influenza. Over the past two years, hospitals across the nation saw record lows in influenza cases. Health experts attribute the decrease in cases to better hygiene and people wearing … Read more

Live: Coronavirus daily news updates, April 4: What to know today about COVID-19 in the Seattle area, Washington state and the world

Many pandemic restrictions in the United States and Canada have been relaxed, but that has not stopped protesters from gathering outside some government officials’ homes. Although vaccination and masking rules have generally eased in the past few months, protests have continued outside officials’ residences in states like Massachusetts, and in Nova Scotia and Alberta in … Read more

Alzheimer’s study finds 42 more genes linked to higher risk of disease | Alzheimer’s

The largest genetic study of Alzheimer’s to date has provided compelling evidence linking the disease to disruption in the brain’s immune system. The study, using the genomes of 100,000 people with Alzheimer’s and 600,000 healthy people, identified 75 genes linked to an increased risk of the disease, including 42 that had not previously been implicated. … Read more

Numerous Health Problems More Likely Due to COVID-19 Vaccines Than Coincidence: VAERS Data Analysis

Various health problems reported by people after receiving one of the COVID-19 vaccine shots are more likely caused by the vaccines than being merely coincidental, according to an analysis of data from the Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System (VAERS). VAERS has been flooded with more than a million reports of various health problems and more … Read more