MS patients turn to crowdfunding and mortgages to get disease-fighting treatment abroad

A woman with multiple sclerosis has less than two months to raise more than $90,000 for a bone marrow stem cell transplant that she hopes will halt the progression of the disease. Sarah McDowell, who lives in Mount Gambier, was diagnosed with MS in 2017 and said it had already significantly affected her life. “Normally … 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

Temporary isolation wards during COVID-19 pandemic prove effective against transmission risk

Temporary isolation wards were used continuously in 2021, during a wave of community transmission due to the COVID-19 Delta variant, but were the wards effective in reducing transmission from the environment? In Singapore, when the airborne infection isolation chambers (AIIRs) created to hold COVID-19 patients were overcrowded with patients, prefabricated containers and other temporary shelters … Read more

This is what coatings you really need on new glasses

Photo: Ground photo (Shutterstock) Buying glasses can seem strangely like buying a new car: prices are often hidden from you, they cost more than they’re entitled to – and a whole host of mysterious upgrades are pushed at you. coverings. I’m talking about coatings: the anti-scratch and anti-reflective agent you can add to your lenses … Read more

This is what coatings you really need on new glasses

Photo: Ground photo (Shutterstock) Buying glasses can seem strangely like buying a new car: prices are often hidden from you, they cost more than they’re entitled to – and a whole host of mysterious upgrades are pushed at you. coverings. I’m talking about coatings: the anti-scratch and anti-reflective agent you can add to your lenses … Read more

Safety plans important tool in suicide prevention, mental health advocates say

For Jenna Rositani, it was the persistent barking of her normally shy and quiet dog Vinnie that kept her from taking her life. Most important points: Safety plans can help people manage their suicidal thoughts Proponents say the plans are empowering and help them have open conversations with loved ones Beyond Blue says about 65,000 … Read more

Monkeypox symptoms differ from previous outbreaks, says UK study

FILE – This 2003 electron microscope image, provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, shows adult, oval-shaped monkeypox virions, left, and globular immature virions, right, obtained from a sample of human skin associated with the prairie dog outbreak in 2003.The Associated Press Monkeypox patients in the UK have noticeably different symptoms than those … Read more