North Korea reports 6 deaths after admitting COVID-19 outbreak

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea said Friday that six people have died and hundreds of thousands more have fallen ill amid an explosive spread of fever across the country, a day after acknowledging an outbreak of COVID-19 in a largely unvaccinated population for the first time since the pandemic began. The true scale … Read more

Can adults get ear infections?

Photo: Andrey_Popov (Shutterstock) Some medical incidents are inextricably linked to the childhood experience: Children vomit a lot for some reason they scrape their knees, they have their tonsils removed and get ear infections. Of course, these things can also happen to adults, but it’s much less common. Yet, because some illnesses are so closely associated … Read more

Baby fox tests positive for bird flu in Minnesota, officials reveal

A baby fox tested positive for H5N1 avian flu in Minnesotastate officials revealed Wednesday, in the first reported case in a wild mammal in America. The state Department of Natural Resources said the kit fox was found outside a fox den and unable to use its hind legs in Anoka County, near Minneapolis. He was … Read more

Octopuses tragically destroy each other after mating. We can finally know why

The octopuses are condemned to be orphans from the youngest age. After a female octopus lays her eggs, she stops eating and begins to self-harm, ripping off her skin and biting off the tips of her tentacles. By the time a young octopus wriggles out of its egg, its mother is already dead. A few … Read more

Child dies of mysterious hepatitis in Ireland as global death toll hits six

Thirteen other children in the UK have been struck down with mysterious hepatitis which has been spotted in more than 20 countries. There are now 176 cases of fatal liver disease in children under 10 in Britain, with the majority (128) in England. The UK Health Security Agency (UKHSA) said it was also investigating a … Read more

NC Officials Report State Has Detected NINE Pediatric Cases of Mysterious Hepatitis

North Carolina doubled its total number of reported hepatitis cases, raising its total from four to nine cases, as mystery infections continue to pop up across the country. State health officials reported the updated numbers late Wednesday, WRAL reports. North Carolina was among the first states to report a case of the disease late last … Read more

Pritzker calls for federal law, protests to protect abortion | Illinois

Associated Press SPRINGFIELD, Ill. — Illinois Gov. JB Pritzker on Wednesday urged Congress to act — and activists to take to the streets — to ensure abortion remains widely accessible even if the Supreme Court rolls back its 1973 decision in Roe v. Wade that legalized abortion nationwide. The Democratic governor spoke from the Planned … Read more

Parasite that infects up to 50% of people ‘really likes the retina’, say scientists

Toxoplasma gondii is probably the most successful parasite in the world today. This microscopic creature is capable of infecting any mammal or bird, and people from all continents are infected. Once infected, a person carries Toxoplasma for life. So far, we don’t have a medicine that can eradicate the parasite from the body. And there … Read more

Parasite that infects up to 50% of people ‘really likes the retina’, say scientists

Toxoplasma gondii is probably the most successful parasite in the world today. This microscopic creature is capable of infecting any mammal or bird, and people from all continents are infected. Once infected, a person carries Toxoplasma for life. So far, we don’t have a medicine that can eradicate the parasite from the body. And there … Read more

More than half of first Covid-19 patients in a hospital had symptoms two years later, study finds

The study, published in The Lancet on Wednesday, found that 55% of patients still had at least one symptom of Covid-19 two years later. This was actually an improvement from six months after infection, when 68% had symptoms. Researchers from the China-Japan Friendship Hospital reviewed the records of 1,192 people who had been hospitalized at … Read more