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SALEM, Ore. — The Oregon Departments of Education and Health are releasing a new “School Health Advisory for Continuity of Instruction.” The new advice insists that schools use their layered approach of preventative measures, including masks, to be kept in person for the rest of the school year. The notice says a pre-pandemic protocol for … 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

Monkeypox: What we know about the smallpox-like virus detected in the UK

UK health authorities have confirmed a case of monkeypox – a rare viral infection linked to smallpox – in a person who recently flew in from Nigeria. The patient is receiving specialist care in an isolation unit at Guy’s and St Thomas Infectious Diseases Hospital Unit in London, the UK Health Security Agency (UKHSA) announced … Read more

Scientists have identified the brain cells that die in Parkinson’s disease

Scientists have identified the specific brain cells that die in Parkinson’s disease and discovered what makes them so vulnerable. Led by neurobiologists Tushar Kamath and Abdulraouf Abdulraouf of the Broad Institute, the team studied the brain cells of deceased individuals either Parkinson’s disease or dementia, compared to people not affected by either of these disorders. … Read more

Newly identified lupus-causing gene provides potential target for better treatments

Gabriela experienced the painful joint inflammation and exhausting fatigue that her own immune system turned against her from an early age. With frightening high blood pressure and a leaky heart valve, the young Spanish patient was diagnosed with a severe case of lupus when she was just seven years old. Now Gabriela’s genome may have … Read more

Newly identified lupus-causing gene provides potential target for better treatments

Gabriela experienced the painful joint inflammation and exhausting fatigue that her own immune system turned against her from an early age. With frightening high blood pressure and a leaky heart valve, the young Spanish patient was diagnosed with a severe case of lupus when she was just seven years old. Now, Gabriela’s genome may have … Read more

The mysterious childhood hepatitis has now spread to 11 countries. Here’s what we know

An unknown and serious strain of hepatitis has been identified in nearly 170 children in 11 countries in recent weeks, with at least one child dying from the mysterious disease, according to the World Health Organization (WHO). Here’s what we know so far. Where was it detected? The first five cases have been reported in … Read more

The mysterious childhood hepatitis has now spread to 11 countries. Here’s what we know

An unknown and serious strain of hepatitis has been identified in nearly 170 children in 11 countries in recent weeks, with at least one child dying from the mysterious disease, according to the World Health Organization (WHO). Here’s what we know so far. Where was it detected? The first five cases have been reported in … Read more

The Spanish language may hold the key to a mysterious health mystery

At the beginning of December 2021, I consulted a physiotherapist for a shoulder injury. During one of my visits, the therapist alternated between me and another patient on an adjacent bed, who had undergone knee replacement surgery. As the therapist worked on the other patient’s leg, stretching it and bending the knee, I listened to … Read more