New York polio case is ‘tip of iceberg’, hundreds could be infected

Digitally generated image of 3D molecular model of poliovirus Calysta images | Tetra images | Getty Images Hundreds could contract polio after an adult in the New York City metro area contracted the virus and became paralyzed last month, the state’s top health official said this week. New York State Health Commissioner Mary Bassett warned … Read more

Wastewater samples outside New York City point to community spread

Poliovirus particle, computer illustration. Kateryna Kon | Science photo library | Getty Images According to state health officials, polio has been found in wastewater samples taken from two counties outside New York City, indicating that the virus is spreading in the community. Wastewater samples taken in June and July at two different locations in Orange … Read more

US releases 786,000 additional vaccine doses of monkey pox

The US will make 786,000 additional monkeypox vaccine doses available to local health departments “as soon as possible after the Food and Drug Administration approves the injections for distribution, the country’s top health official said Wednesday. Health and Human Services Minister Xavier Becerra said the federal government will announce more allocations of the two-dose vaccine, … Read more

Share Moderna Inc. drops Wednesday, underperforms market

Shares of Moderna Inc. mRNA, -1.79% fell 1.79% to $158.02 Wednesday in what turned out to be an overall favorable trading session for the stock market, with the NASDAQ Composite Index COMP, +4.06% up 4.06% to 12,032.42 and the Dow Jones Industrial Average DJIA, +1.37% an increase of 1.37% to 32,197.59. This was the second … Read more

Two HIV patients appear to have overcome the virus and offer hope for a cure

A 66-year-old man in Southern California and a woman in her 70s in Spain are the latest in a small group of people who appear to have overcome their HIV infection, giving researchers new clues to a possible cure at a time when Covid – 19 and other crises are slowing progress against the spreading … Read more

Two HIV patients appear to have overcome the virus and offer hope for a cure

A 66-year-old man in Southern California and a woman in her 70s in Spain are the latest in a small group of people who appear to have overcome their HIV infection, giving researchers new clues to a possible cure at a time when Covid – 19 and other crises are slowing progress against the spreading … Read more

Drugmakers hope new heart drugs boost sales and revive the market

The once lucrative heart drug market is now poised to make a comeback, but at the cost of heavy investment in research and deal making. After seeing cheaper generics take up sales of once-high-flying blood pressure, cholesterol and other heart drugs, companies struggled to find replacements and then get refunds at five-figure prices. Drug manufacturers … Read more

Biden government considers public health emergency

A Northwell Health employee owns the monkeypox vaccine in Cherry Grove on Fire Island, New York, where monkeypox vaccines were administered on July 14, 2022. James Carbone | Newsday | Getty Images The Biden administration is considering declaring a public health emergency in response to the growing monkeypox outbreak, a senior White House health official … Read more

Biden government considers public health emergency

The Biden administration is considering declaring a public health emergency in response to the growing monkeypox outbreak, a senior White House health official said Friday. dr. Ashish Jha, the White House’s Covid response coordinator, said the administration is looking at how a public health emergency statement could bolster the US response to the outbreak. “There … Read more

Polio case confirmed in New York state, health care providers told to look for more

Polio virus, illustration. Each virus particle is composed of a protein coat around a core that contains genetic RNA material. This virus infects children and causes the disease poliomyelitis or infantile paralysis. Roger Harris/scientific photo library | Science photo library | Getty Images The New York State Department of Health on Thursday confirmed a case … Read more