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Can The Monkeypox Virus Spread On Clothing, Grocery Items?

Can you catch monkeypox by touching objects, fabrics, and surfaces? Health experts say yes, but the risk is low. The concern comes after the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention stated that the transmissible virus can spread through direct contact with things and surfaces an infected person has touched or used.
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Here's Why Violent Video Games Are So Popular, According To A Study

Games like "Grand Theft Auto," "Call of Duty," "Fortnite" and "PUBG" have many fans. But why are these violent games so popular? A study has found plausible answers. Violent games are some of the most popular game genres in the video games section. Their popularity is soaring day by day, and this may have to do with their ability to "offer opportunities to fulfill psychological needs and motivations for obtaining status, feeling dominant and feeling like a high-quality intimate partner," according to a new study from the University of South Wales Sydney's School of Psychology, which was published in Motivational Science.
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Pfizer Preps Major Lyme Disease Vaccine Trial

A Lyme disease vaccine is finally in the works, and Pfizer is taking the lead in developing the biological preparation. The New York City-headquartered pharmaceutical company announced Monday its plan to launch a large clinical trial of an experimental Lyme vaccine with its French partner, Valneva. The researchers involved in...

How The US Plans To Address Monkeypox Vaccine Shortage

Amid the current monkeypox vaccine shortage, Biden’s administration plans to embrace dose-sparing to stretch the limited supply and target those who are at-risk the most. As the ongoing monkeypox outbreak spreads across different countries, health officials and experts have stated that stopping it would require mass vaccinations, which could lead to herd immunity.

Monkeypox: Is It Too Late To Stop The Outbreak?

With monkeypox going global and spreading to nearly a hundred countries, is it too late to stop the outbreak? Experts say it’s still possible, but only through a mass vaccination campaign. A viral zoonosis (a virus transmitted from animals to humans) related to the virus that causes smallpox, monkeypox...

Illinois Daycare Staff, Children Potentially Exposed To Monkeypox After Worker Tests Positive

An Illinois daycare worker tested positive for the monkeypox virus, suggesting that the staff and children at the center could have been potentially exposed to the disease. Health officials announced Friday that an adult employee at a daycare in Rantoul, Illinois, near Champaign, had tested positive for monkeypox, prompting health care personnel to screen the staff and children in the facility who might have been potentially exposed.

Long Covid Symptoms Affect One In Eight, Study Suggests

One in eight people who get coronavirus develop at least one symptom of long Covid, one of the most comprehensive studies on the condition to date suggested on Thursday. With more than half a billion coronavirus cases recorded worldwide since the start of the pandemic, there has been rising concern about the lasting symptoms seen in people with long Covid.

US President Joe Biden Declares Monkeypox A Public Health Emergency

The United States has declared monkeypox a public health emergency, a move that many are hoping could help free up additional resources and funding to curb the ongoing outbreak. The announcement came from the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services’ (HHS) Secretary Xavier Becerra, who stated that the decision...

Smoking, Older Age Are Biggest Risk Factors For Any Cancer: Study

Older age and a long history of smoking are two of the biggest risk factors associated with developing any type of cancer, according to a study. Previous research listed poor diet, obesity, drinking too much alcohol, and smoking as the main factors that drive the development of cancer, one of the leading causes of death in the U.S., according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

HIIT Exercise Turns The Body Into 'Fat-Burning Machine': Study

Looking to make the most out of your exercise routine? Try doing High-intensity interval training (HIIT) as it can turn the body into a "fat burning machine," researchers have found. HIIT is the term used for exercises that involve alternating periods of short bursts of intense exercise and low-intensity recovery....

Smells Experienced In Nature Can Impact Our Well-Being; Here's How

The smells we experience in nature can have various positive impacts on our overall well-being. It is "well-established" that being close to nature affects people's well-being, the researchers wrote in their paper, published in Ambio journal. Spending time with nature yields benefits for our physical and mental well-being. For instance, it can help improve our mood, reduce loneliness and even boost physical health.

Does Premature Menopause Increase Heart Problem Risk?

Women going through menopause before reaching 40 are more likely to experience heart problems, according to a new study. Published in the European Heart Journal, a journal of the European Society of Cardiology (ESC), the new study found that the younger the age at menopause, the higher the risk for new-onset heart failure and atrial fibrillation.

Could Loss Of Smell From COVID-19 Lead To Memory Problems?

New evidence suggested that loss of smell due to COVID-19 could lead to neurological issues like difficulty in concentrating and memory problems. People infected with COVID-19 usually manifest a number of symptoms, including fever, cough, tiredness, headache, diarrhea, and difficulty in breathing. The disease is also known to cause a sudden loss of smell, a symptom that previous research identified as a possible warning sign for Alzheimer’s disease and other neurological conditions.

Monkeypox In Children: Everything To Know

The number of children infected with monkeypox has continued to rise alongside adult cases, prompting experts to answer common questions parents might have about the viral disease. Since July, at least five children have tested positive for the disease, including an infant traveling through Washington, D.C., and two each in...