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Cholera overwhelms Haiti as cases, deaths spike amid crisis

A youth suffering from cholera symptoms is helped upon arrival at a clinic run by Doctors Without Borders in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, Thursday, Oct. 27, 2022. For the first time in three years, people in Haiti have been dying of cholera, raising concerns about a potentially fast-spreading scenario and reviving memories …

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Report: Cancer deaths continue downward trend, modest improvements in survival for pancreatic cancer

Age-standardized, delay-adjusted overall cancer incidence rates (2014–2018) and age-standardized overall cancer death rates (2015–2019) are illustrated for all cancer sites combined, all ages, by sex and racial/ethnic group. Racial/ethnic groups are mutually exclusive. Data for non-Hispanic AI/AN individuals are restricted to counties with Indian Health Service Purchased/Referred Care Delivery Areas. …

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My anxiety meter runs hot; VR meditation helped me relax

Credit: Pixabay/CC0 Public Domain “You should try meditation.” I heard this often during the worst of the pandemic, when vaccines weren’t available yet, and I was frightened to open my apartment door. And I heard it when I was struggling through earlier bouts of stress or depression. And for too …

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Monkeypox: Is history repeating itself?

Colorized transmission electron micrograph of monkeypox virus particles (red) cultivated and purified from cell culture. Image captured at the NIAID Integrated Research Facility (IRF) in Fort Detrick, Maryland. Credit: NIAID Dr. Emmanuel Nakoune and Dr. Piero Olliaro lead monkeypox research in the Central African Republic, where the disease is endemic. …

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Nobel win for Swede who unlocked secrets of Neanderthal DNA (Update)

This photo provide by the Max-Planck-Gesellschaft shows Swedish scientist Svante Paabo in Leipzig, Germany, April 27, 2010. On Monday, Oct. 3, 2022 the Nobel Prize in physiology or medicine was awarded to Swedish scientist Svante Paabo for his discoveries on human evolution. Credit: Frank Vinken for Max-Planck-Gesellschaft via AP Swedish …

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