Trump is worth $3.2 BILLION: Forbes reveals new estimate – one week after New York fraud case

Donald Trump’s net worth has risen since he left office in January last year, Forbes reported Tuesday. The outlet’s annual power meter calculated that the former president’s net worth was $3.2 billion, $700 million more than in September 2021. It’s the most Trump has been worth since he became president. Forbes estimated its value at … Read more

Skipped cancer screenings in the past year? It’s time to reboot

CNN — Many people have postponed routine medical care due to disruptions related to the Covid-19 pandemic. That includes a decrease in cancer screenings, such as mammograms and colonoscopies. In the meantime, cancer remains one of the leading causes of death in the United States, second only to heart disease. Why is cancer screening so … Read more

NWT will test sewer for flu, check blood for Covid

Sewage testing in NWT communities will now detect flu outbreaks, while the area also begins testing anonymized blood samples for Covid-19 antibodies. The NWT is already testing wastewater in seven communities for traces of Covid-19. The same tests will now also identify influenza and RSV (respiratory syncytial virus), another common respiratory virus. Wastewater monitoring is … Read more

Wastewater epidemiology can guide local clinical decisions about circulating viruses

The findings of a new study posted to the medRxiv* preprint server depicted that wastewater-based epidemiology (WBE) can provide information about the circulating respiratory viruses in a community. This method not only saves time and money, but can also aid in appropriate clinical decision-making, behavioral change, and public health interventions. Research: Wastewater monitoring of human … Read more

Food, vaccines, bacteria and viruses can all prepare our immune system to attack SARS-CoV-2

Severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus-2 (SARS-CoV-2), the causative agent of the ongoing coronavirus disease pandemic 2019 (COVID-19), mainly causes mild to moderate upper respiratory tract disease. However, some individuals with COVID-19 develop serious infections and require hospitalization. Study: reaction of SARS-CoV-2 antibodies with other pathogens, vaccines and food antigens. Image Credit: Peddalanka Ramesh Babu / … Read more

Study links Covid-19 vaccination to small, temporary change in menstrual cycle

CNN — People who received the Covid-19 vaccine reported slightly longer menstrual cycles, but the change was temporary, according to a new study published Tuesday in the journal BMJ Medicine. “Compared to the unvaccinated group, vaccinated individuals had an adjusted menstrual cycle increase of less than one day with both the first and second vaccine … Read more

Differences in protection against previous infection or vaccination against infection with Omicron BA.4/5 or BA.2

In a recent study posted to the medRxiv* preprint server, researchers examined the differences in vaccination- and prior infection-induced immunities against the Omicron BA.2 and BA.4/5 subvariants of severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2). Study: Higher risk of SARS-CoV-2 Omicron BA.4/5 infection than BA.2 infection after previous BA.1 infection, The Netherlands, May 2 to … Read more

Rational treatment strategies for SARS-CoV-2 derived from human pluripotent stem cell models

In a recent study posted to the bioRxiv* preprint server, researchers in Australia investigated the molecular mechanisms of the pulmonary and cardiac complications caused by infection with severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) using human stem cell-derived heart and lung cells. Study: Parallel use of pluripotent lung and heart models of human stem cells … Read more

First data on the Omicron BA.4/5 combination vaccine from Pfizer-BioNTech

In a recent study posted to the bioRxiv* preprint server, researchers from Germany and the United States analyzed the association between exposure to severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) Omicron BA.4/BA.5 spike glycoprotein and pan-Omicron neutralization. Study: Exposure to BA.4/BA.5 Spike glycoprotein stimulates pan-Omicron neutralization in vaccine-experienced humans and mice. Image Credit: Naeblys/Shutterstock Background … Read more

Researchers examine neurological manifestations in tall COVID patients

In a recent study published in naturopathyresearchers assessed the long-term neurological consequences in the post-acute phase of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) or long-term COVD. Study: Long-term neurological outcomes of COVID-19. Image Credit: Starocean/Shutterstock Long COVID-19 refers to the spectrum of post-acute COVID-19 consequences with various extrapulmonary manifestations, including neurological abnormalities. Most studies of long-term COVID-associated … Read more