11-year-old girl catches gonorrhea from swimming in hot spring

An 11-year-old Austrian girl was reportedly infected with gonorrhea after bathing in a popular thermal pool while on vacation in Italy.  The girl was diagnosed with Neisseria gonorrhoeae following a dip in the hot spring off the island of Pantelleria’s crater lake Specchio di Venere, also known as the “Mirror of Venus.”  VACCINATING UK GIRLS AGAINST … Read more

Alzheimer’s disease may be detectable by key blood test, study finds

A new blood test may identify more than 80% of people with increased likelihood of having amyloid in the brain, a protein that’s a risk factor for developing Alzheimer’s disease, according to a recent study that was presented this week at Boston’s international Clinical Trials on Alzheimer’s Disease conference. In patients with Alzheimer’s disease, the … Read more

Low libido? Some foods could make a difference

Loss of libido is a common problem that can affect many men and women over the course of their lives.  There are many psychological causes of a low sex drive, including stress, fatigue or changes in lifestyle.  5 FOODS TO INCREASE YOUR LIBIDO Over the years, scientists have found that eating certain foods could potentially … Read more

CDC warns progress against measles threatened amid COVID-19 pandemic

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) warned last week that the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic had threatened global progress against the measles virus.  While reported cases of measles have fallen compared with previous years, a new report from the CDC and World Health Organization (WHO) says that progress towards measles elimination … Read more

Western states expand COVID-19 booster access

California is among three U.S. states now allowing coronavirus booster shots for all adults even though federal health officials recommend limiting doses to those considered most at risk. The nation’s most populous state, along with Colorado and New Mexico, instituted their policies to try to head off a feared surge around the end-of-year holidays when … Read more

The Shrink Next Door: Will ‘manipulative’ psychiatrist Dr. Herschkopf shrink into medical oblivion?

The Shrink Next Door is a new Apple TV+ series about the true story of how New York psychiatrist Dr. Isaac ‘Ike’ Herschkopf went beyond the sacred boundaries of the doctor-patient relationship, inspired by a 2019 Wondery and Bloomberg Media podcast, according to multiple reports. When journalist Joe Nocera moved next door to the psychiatrist’s home in … Read more