Covid: why Ómicron has so many subvariants

Nuevamente se registran altas tazas de contagios de Covid en el mundo.

By now, many of us will be familiar with the Omicron variant SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes of the Covid. This variant of concern has changed the course of the pandemic, which has led to a dramatic increase in cases worldwide. We also hear more and more about new omicron sub-variants with names like BA.2, … Read More

US extends monkeypox vaccination to those who may have been exposed to contagion

Los estados recibirán dosis de vacunas contra la viruela del mono de la reserva federal.

States will receive doses of monkeypox vaccine from the federal reserve. Photo: Courtesy of CDC/Getty Images Clinics across the United States will begin offering monkeypox vaccines to anyone who has been exposed to the virusfederal health officials announced Tuesday. Until now, monkeypox vaccines have been offered only to people with a known exposure or with … Read More

Misophonia, the rare hearing disorder that can devastate families

La misofonía provoca que no soportes sonidos débiles.

It’s very probable that the screeching of nails scratching a blackboard or metal scratching glass gives you goosebumps, as it happens to many of us. Sometimes it is even enough to imagine them. They are high-frequency sounds and are so unpleasant to the human ear that can cause negative reactions in the brain, temporarily altering … Read More

4 innovations that could revolutionize cancer treatments

El tratamiento de algunos tumores está pasando por una verdadera revolución en la última década.

Cancer is one of the most widespread diseases on the planet. Luckily, there are more and more advances to treat it. Every year, doctors from around the world gather in Chicago to share what’s new in diagnosis and treatment. At the meeting of the American Society of Clinical Oncology this year, the latest advances presented … Read More

What is meningococcal disease, whose outbreak has Florida on alert

Se han registrado ya 6 muertes en Florida por enfermedad meningocócica.

Last Wednesday, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Florida Department of Health announced that together, sThey find themselves investigating what they say is «one of the worst outbreaks of meningococcal disease among gay and bisexual men» ever seen in the country’s history. In addition, the CDC indicated that In Florida alone, … Read More

To lose fat… Summer is here!

Los huevos son ricos en proteínas, vitaminas y minerales.

Eggs are rich in protein, vitamins and minerals. Photo: ROMAN ODINTSOV/Pexels Summer is here, so we have to lose the extra kilos, to be up to date —and in tune— with the holidays. It doesn’t matter if you have a few extra kilos or if you want to improve. You can always give yourself a … Read More

Covid-19: Is there any point in wearing a mask if others don’t?

¿Todavía vale la pena usar mascarillas contra el Covid-19?

Is it still worth wearing masks against Covid-19? Photo: Surprising_Shots / Pixabay Briefly, the answer is: yes, it is better to use them. Masks, chinstraps, or mouth covers, are effective in reducing the risk of contracting Covid, even if everyone around them is bare-faced. But that effectiveness varies depending on the type of mask you … Read More

The surprising benefits of wrinkling fingers in water

La piel arrugada por el agua puede decir mucho de tu salud.

If you spend more than a few minutes in the shower or splashing around in a pool and your fingers will have a dramatic transformation. Where before there were delicate spirals of slightly rigid epidermis, there are now plump folds of raisin skin. The shocking change is familiar, but still unnerving. Only the skin on … Read More

Ómicron BA.5: why no one is fully protected from this subvariant of Covid

Ómicron BA.5: por qué nadie está totalmente protegido de esta subvariante del Covid

Photo: NOEL CELIS / AFP / Getty Images Due to the global increase in coronavirus cases caused by the BA.5 subvariant, The World Health Organization (WHO) currently classifies it as a “care variant”. Experts at Germany’s main health agency warned that it is likely infections with this mutation will increase this summer. Germany’s Robert Koch … Read More

Postcovid: Montel Scale for its diagnosis

La amnesia y el pensamiento lento son unos de los síntomas a los que hay que prestar especial atención./Shutterstock

Covid-19 has subsided, but it’s still here. And worse, we have it in its chronic and underhanded form: postcovid. We hardly talk about the effects of the disease anymore, much less about those who present symptoms, for which neither doctors nor any other professional is trained. Perhaps, why not say it, the necessary resources have … Read More

The CDC recommends vaccines against Covid-19 for children from 6 months

Edificio de los CDC en Atlanta, Georgia.

CDC building in Atlanta, Georgia. Photo: Jessica McGowan/Getty Images Advisors to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) voted unanimously this Saturday in favor of recommending the Pfizer/BioNTech and Moderna Covid-19 vaccines for children as young as 6 months. CDC Director Dr. Rochelle Walensky is expected to affix the signature before the vaccines begin, … Read More

WHO removed the endemic distinction for monkeypox

Sede de la Organización Mundial de la Salud (OMS) en Ginebra, Suiza.

Headquarters of the World Health Organization (WHO) in Geneva, Switzerland. Photo: Fabrice Coffrini/AFP/Getty Images The World Health Organization (WHO) abolished the distinction between endemic and non-endemic countries in its monkeypox statistics, in order to facilitate the development of a “unified response” to the virus. The organization’s latest bulletin, delivered this Saturday (06.18.2022), confirms, from January … Read More

Urgent withdrawal of aspirin, ibuprofen and paracetamol for putting the safety of children at risk

Retiran del mercado tres medicamento que son de venta libre por no cumplir con los estándares de calidad.

Three over-the-counter medications are withdrawn from the market for not meeting quality standards. Photo: ROB ELLIOTT/Getty Images The US Consumer Producer Safety Commission (CPSC) announced that it is analyzing at least 400,000 bottles of aspirin, ibuprofen and paracetamol because they present a risk of poisoning. According to the commission, the containers in which the medicines … Read More

US approves use of vaccines against COVID-19 for children from 6 months

Una niña tras recibir la primera dosis de la vacuna de Pfizer en Michigan.

A girl after receiving the first dose of the Pfizer vaccine in Michigan. Photo: JEFF KOWALSKY/AFP/Getty Images WASHINGTON – The United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved this Friday the emergency use of COVID-19 vaccines for children from six months of age. In a statement, the FDA indicated that the approved vaccines are Moderna … Read More

The CDC’s unusual advice for having safe sex with a patient with monkeypox

Las enfermedades pueden cambiar las dinámicas sexuales.

A guide from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released this month that gives recommendations to control the spread of monkeypox has drawn attention for the unusual tips for patients when having sex. Although the fact sheet titled «Social Gatherings, Safe Sex, and Monkeypox» emphasizes that ideally if a person has symptoms of … Read More