But University of Berkeley researchers suggest smallpox is a likely cause for the mutation's spread. In a 2003 report in the Proceedings of the National Academies of Science, the scientists explained that smallpox was around far longer than the plague and killed far more people. And smallpox especially affected younger children, who were not yet old enough to reproduce. … [Read more...] about Immune to HIV: How Do They Do It?
But is this a good idea? The approach is a logical and promising way to treat critically ill coronavirus patients, experts told Live Science. But because coronavirus has a low mortality rate, bypassing the normal drug testing process doesn't necessarily make sense, and doctors should be on high alert for possible side effects, they said. … [Read more...] about Blood from cured coronavirus patients could help treat infection
Although the number of hospitalizations are typical for this time of year, officials are seeing higher-than-typical hospitalization rates among children, Dr. Nancy Messonnier, director of the CDC's National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases, said in a news conference today (Feb. 14). … [Read more...] about Flu season is getting weirder
In 2018, there were just 4.8 Mac threats detected per endpoint, meaning there's been a 400 percent YoY jump. Malwarebytes notes that part of the increase can be attributed to a rise in the Mac userbase but said that "when calculated in threats per endpoint, Macs still outpaced Windows by nearly 2 to 1." … [Read more...] about Macs saw almost double the number of malware threats than Windows PCs last year
SILVER SPRING, MARYLAND—Every day, doctors have to figure out if they should dole out antibiotics or not. The decision is not only crucial to each patient’s wellbeing, but to public health in general. Unnecessary antibiotic doses help fuel drug-resistant infections that threaten tens of thousands of lives each year. Yet the question of whether someone actually needs an antibiotic is surprisingly hard to answer, leaving many doctors to decide based on hunches. … [Read more...] about FDA wants to stem antibiotic overuse, but diagnosis is remarkably hard