The last drug that can fight gonorrhea is beginning to falter

The last drug that can fight gonorrhea is beginning to falter

To an unknown eye, the press release from the Massachusetts Department of Public Health two weeks ago looked rather routine. The language may have been a little unnerving, but carefully worded: Analysts had discovered a resident with a type of gonorrhea who showed “impaired response to multiple antibiotics,” but that person — and a second … Read more

EzriCare Eye Drops: CDC Advises Against Use As It Investigates Dozens Of Infections And One Death In 11 States

EzriCare Eye Drops: CDC Advises Against Use As It Investigates Dozens Of Infections And One Death In 11 States

CNN — The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is urging healthcare providers and consumers to stop using EzriCare Artificial Tears as it conducts a study of at least 50 infections in 11 states that have resulted in cases of permanent loss of the eyesight, hospitalization and one death. Most people with these infections … Read more

Ultra-processed foods linked to ovarian and other cancer deaths, study finds

Ultra-processed foods linked to ovarian and other cancer deaths, study finds

Editor’s Note: Sign up for CNN’s Eat, But Better: Mediterranean Style. Our eight-part guide shows you a delicious, expert-backed eating lifestyle that will boost your health for life. CNN — Eating more ultra-processed foods increases the risk of developing and dying from cancer, particularly ovarian cancer, according to a new study of more than 197,000 … Read more

Adult drug use rose during the pandemic but dropped dramatically in youth, study says

Adult drug use rose during the pandemic but dropped dramatically in youth, study says

Editor’s Note: Sign up for the Stress But Less CNN newsletter. Our six-part mindfulness guide informs and inspires you to reduce stress as you learn how to harness it. CNN — Teen use of marijuana and other substances dropped during the first year of the pandemic, according to a new study. But adult use of … Read more

WHO says Covid-19 remains a global health emergency, but pandemic is at ‘transition point’

WHO says Covid-19 remains a global health emergency, but pandemic is at ‘transition point’

CNN — Covid-19 remains a global health emergency, the World Health Organization said on Monday, but acknowledged that the pandemic is at a “transition point”. WHO’s Emergency Committee on International Health Regulations discussed the pandemic at its 14th meeting on Covid-19 on Friday, and Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus agreed that the Declaration of the Public … Read more

Covid-19 is a leading cause of death for children in the US, despite the relatively low death rate

Covid-19 is a leading cause of death for children in the US, despite the relatively low death rate

CNN — Covid-19 has become the eighth most common cause of death among children in the United States, according to a study published Monday. Children are dying from Covid-19 significantly less than any other age group — less than 1% of all deaths since the start of the pandemic have been among those under the … Read more

With the emergence of new coronavirus variants, the FDA is stopping Evusheld’s approval

With the emergence of new coronavirus variants, the FDA is stopping Evusheld’s approval

CNN — The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Thursday withdrew Evusheld’s emergency use authorization because it does not appear to protect against Covid-19 from viral variants currently circulating in the United States. Evusheld is a monoclonal antibody therapy used to prevent Covid-19 in immunocompromised people, who are less likely to elicit an immune response … Read more