A cancer-fighting version of herpes shows promise in early human trials

An illustration of a herpes simplex virus. Illustration: Shutterstock (Shutterstock) Scientists may be able to turn a longtime bacterial enemy into a cancer-fighting ally, new research suggests this week. In preliminary data from a phase I trial, a genetically modified version of the herpes virus has shown promise in treating difficult-to-eradicate tumors, with one patient … Read more

Can you get your flu shot and COVID booster in the same arm?

Photo: unique (Shutterstock) When the COVID shots first came out, the CDC wanted to be cautious. After all, it was a new vaccine, so they recommended waiting two weeks before or after getting another vaccine, including a smoke spray. That guidance has changed. YYou can now get your flu and COVID shot at the same … Read more

Lupus patients went into remission after CAR T-cell therapy

Joint pain is a common lupus symptom, but the chronic condition can affect almost every organ in the body. Picture: Shutterstock (Shutterstock) Researchers in Germany may have demonstrated a new way to treat and possibly even cure the chronic condition lupus. In a examination on Thursday, the team describes how patients receiving a type of … Read more

Screening Test Leads to Fewer Women Included in Autism Studies – Consumer Health News

MONDAY, Sept. 12, 2022 (HealthDay News) — A commonly used screening test for autism creates a gender gap that may hinder diagnosis and treatment for women and girls, a new study suggests. Researchers studying autism have worked to include more women and girls in their studies in recent years. Yet the majority of these studies … Read more

Poor dental health associated with greater dementia risk: Meta-analysis

Picture: Shutterstock (Shutterstock) A healthy mouth may just help keep the brain healthy, new research suggests this week. The study, a broad review of the existing evidence, found that poor dental health was associated with a later higher risk of cognitive decline and dementia. This increased risk was particularly evident for those missing some or … Read more

Everything you need to know about the 2022-2023 flu shot

Photo: Joe Raedle (Getty Images) It’s flu shot season, and again the flu vaccine is important to get. As mask use is declining, there will likely be more of them every common respiratory virus around. So you might as well protect yourself against those who have safe, effective vaccines readily available. This year, when the … Read more

How to recognize a male yeast infection

Photo: chief (Shutterstock) You may not have known that people with penises can get yeast infectionssince advertising for over-the-counter help is wiofdirected at those who do not. Padvice on prevention is usually directed at the vagina, and yeast infection treatment is typically categorized as women’s health. In fairness, the vaginas get the majority of yeast … Read more

Neurological complications common in children hospitalized with COVID-19 – Consumer Health News

TUESDAY, Aug. 16, 2022 (HealthDay News) — Neurological complications are common in children hospitalized with COVID-19 and are associated with worse hospital outcomes, according to a study published online Aug. 11 in Pediatrics. James W. Antoon, MD, Ph.D., of Vanderbilt Children’s Hospital in Nashville, Tennessee, and colleagues examined data from 15,137 children (aged 2 months … Read more

An implant made from pig skin restored the sight of 19 people in the most recent trial period

The implant was developed by researchers from Linköping University.Photo: Thor Balkhed/Linköping University A team of scientists say that theyhas found a new way to help people with damaged corneas: bioengineered implants made from pig skin. In results from a small clinical trial published this month, the implants were found to restore people’s vision for up … Read more

Antibodies that could lead to next-generation vaccines for all found Covid strains

Scientists have identified antibodies that are effective against many different SARS-CoV-2 variants, an advance that paves the way for next-generation vaccines that can protect against different strains of COVID-19. The antibodies identified in monkeys by a team at the Scripps Research Institute in San Diego, USA, are also effective against other SARS viruses such … Read more