BlockFi Files For Bankruptcy – Bitcoin Magazine

BlockFi has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy, according to a press release. The lending platform is the latest victim of the industry contagion that came with the collapse of the cryptocurrency exchange FTX. According to the filing, BlockFi has more than 100,000 estimated creditors and an estimated $1-10 billion in debt. The filing confirms that … Read more

Hope for a new treatment on the horizon for the Zika virus

Bitten by an Aedes mosquito. This species can transmit diseases such as chikungunya, dengue and zika. … [+] Credit: NIAID (Photo by: IMAGE POINT FR/NIH/NIAID/BSIP //Universal Images Group via Getty Images) BSIP/Universal Images Group via Getty Images Researchers at Duke University, UC Berkeley, Purdue University and elsewhere have likely made a major breakthrough in the … Read more

Histoplasmosis Lung Infections Widespread in US: Study

The fungus histoplasma, which causes lung infections, was concentrated in the Midwest in the 1950s and 1960s (top map), but now causes significant disease across much of the country (bottom).Graphic: Patrick Mazi and Andrew Spec/Washington University A disease-causing fungus known as histOplasma is in the soil of nearly all US states, a new study suggests. … Read more

COVID-19 increases the risk of seizures, epilepsy

18 Nov. 2022 – Nearly 1 in 100 people infected with COVID-19 developed epilepsy or seizures within 6 months of getting sick, a new study says. The risk is greatest in children and those who have not been hospitalized for treatment for COVID-19. “While the overall risk of developing seizures or epilepsy was low – … Read more

Can monkeypox spread through contaminated food?

In a recent study published in the journal Microbial Risk Analysisa team of researchers from France conducted a qualitative risk assessment to determine the likelihood of monkeypox transmission from food handling and consumption. Review: Risk of Monkeypox virus (MPXV) transmission from food handling and consumption. Image Credit: Dotted Yeti/Shutterstock Background Monkeypox is a zoonotic, systemic … Read more

One of the world’s greatest killers is on the rise again

A medical illustration of drug resistance Mycobacterium tuberculosis bacteriaIllustration: CDC / Coordination and Strategy Unit on Antibiotic Resistance One of the deadliest diseases in the world is back get on steam. A new report from the World Health Organization this week shows that the number of tuberculosis and drug-resistant tuberculosis cases has increased worldwide in … Read more

The search for a vaccine for urinary tract infections

If you are alive and in possession of a vagina, chances are you will get a urinary tract infection at some point in your life. UTIs are one of the most common bacterial infections, so you might assume that modern medicine has nearly perfected its treatment options for this uncomfortable and potentially dangerous condition. Unfortunately … Read more

Associations between potentially endocrine disrupting chemicals and female fertility in women attending fertility clinics

In a recent study published in Environmental researchresearchers examined the correlation between female fertility and chemical mixtures. Study: Relationship between chemical mixtures and female fertility in women undergoing assisted reproduction in Sweden and Estonia. Image Credit: New Africa/Shutterstock Background Up to one in six women of childbearing age have difficulties conceiving or completing a pregnancy, … Read more

How can Legionella pneumophila spread through the hot water pipes of homes and office buildings?

In a recent study published in the International Journal of Hygiene and Environmental Healthresearchers are investigating the transmission of the causative agent of legionellosis, Legionella pneumophila, through hot water pipes in commercial and residential buildings. Study: Hot water pipes in homes and office buildings have a clear risk of contamination with Legionella pneumophila. Image credit: … Read more

Woman, 70, last person to die of type of pneumonia of unknown origin – as at least nine others are infected

A third person in Argentina has died from a pneumonia-like illness that health authorities believe has “very similar” features to the coronavirus. The latest victim is a 70-year-old woman – who doctors say was “patient zero” – who was admitted to a health clinic in the northwestern Tucuman region for surgery. It is being investigated … Read more