The Big Number: HIV infections have dropped by 73 percent in the past 40 years

By | June 12, 2021

HIV infections have declined by 73 percent nationwide since peaking in the mid-1980s, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. New infections numbered 20,000 in 1981, reaching 130,400 in 1984 before declining to 34,800 by 2019, the CDC reported recently. HIV — the human immunodeficiency virus — attacks cells that the body needs to fight infection.… Read More »

Coronavirus LIVE: Chances of third wave are real, says Arvind Kejriwal

By | June 12, 2021

Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal Coronavirus live updates: India’s daily Covid-19 cases remained below the 100,000 for the fourth consecutive day today. However, fatality rate remains a worry. The country reported 84,332 new infections today and 4,000 new deaths, taking the total number of confirmed infections in India to 29,359,155 and deaths to 367,081, according to MoHFW. ICMR will conduct… Read More »

Havana Syndrome Attacks Leave Baffling Symptoms

By | June 11, 2021

Mark Zaid, lawyer, Washington, DC. James Giordano, PhD, Georgetown University, senior fellow in biosecurity, technology, and ethics, U.S. Naval War College. National Academies of Science, Engineering, Medicine: “An Assessment of Illness in U.S. Government Employees and Their Families at Overseas Embassies.” Journal of the American Medical Association: “Neuroimaging Findings in US Government Personnel With Possible Exposure to… Read More »

COVID Vacations: Plan, Be Flexible, Travel Safe

By | June 11, 2021

Highlights: Be smart. Only travel lif it makes sense for your situation.  Domestic may be safer than international.  Driving may be safer than flying.  Get fully vaccinated. June 11, 2021 — In normal times, summer travel is all about unwinding, spending time outdoors, and putting most cares aside, at least temporarily.… Read More »

Expiration Dates on J&J COVID Vaccine Extended

By | June 11, 2021

FRIDAY, June 11, 2021 (HealthDay News) — U.S. regulators have extended the expiration date on millions of Johnson & Johnson coronavirus vaccine doses by six weeks, the company announced Thursday. A U.S. Food and Drug Administration review concluded the shots remain safe and effective for at least 4 1/2 months, J&J said in a statement. In February,… Read More »

Herbal Academy Student Feature: Erin Ethier (@earthlyremediesbyerin) – Herbal Academy

By | June 11, 2021

For the twelfth installment of our Student Feature Series, we spoke with herbalist Erin Ethier (@EarthlyRemediesByErin). Erin has completed the Herbal Academy’s Advanced Course. She does herbal consultations and owns Earthly Remedies by Erin, an herbal company that makes plant medicines and botanical skincare.    HA: Please tell us a little bit about yourself and how you started… Read More »

ED sends notice to crypto exchange WazirX for Rs 2,791-cr transactions

By | June 11, 2021

The Enforcement Directorate on Friday said it has issued a show cause notice to the country’s largest cryptocurrency exchange for undertaking transactions worth over Rs 2,790 crore in alleged violation of the Foreign Exchange Management Act (FEMA). WazirX, registered under the company named Zanmai Labs Pvt Ltd, was incorporated in December, 2017 as a… Read More »

Arthritis Pain and Sleep

By | June 10, 2021

The pain of arthritis makes it tough for many people to get a good night’s sleep. Worse yet, tossing and turning at night can actually increase the perception of pain. “There’s a reciprocal relationship between pain and poor sleep. The poorer people sleep, the more pain they tend to be in,” says Kevin Fontaine, PhD, assistant professor of… Read More »