Two Strains of Polio Are Gone, but the End of the Disease Is Still Far Off
Only polio virus Type 1 persists, and only in Pakistan and Afghanistan. But now mutant vaccine viruses are paralyzing some unvaccinated children. Polio vaccinations administered in Karachi, Pakistan, in June. Wild polio virus is still endemic in Pakistan and Afghanistan.CreditShahzaib Akber/EPA, via ShutterstockOct. 23, 2019In another milestone on the long, expensive and sometimes discouraging road…
There’s a scientific reason you crave junk food when you don’t get enough sleep
CNN — It's 3 a.m. and you're wide awake for the second night in a row. You get up and stumble to the kitchen for some warm milk mom swears will put you to sleep.So why are you eating a bowl of ice cream with a side of cookies?"When you're sleep deprived, you're not like,…
Facial-Recognition Software Was Able to Identify Patients From MRI Scans
Facial-recognition software correctly matched photos of research volunteers to unidentified medical scans of their heads, in a new study of images that are commonly used in brain research. The finding draws attention to a privacy threat that will increase with technology improvements and the growth of health-care data, experts in medical imaging and facial recognition…
Boston Issues Health Advisory After 2 Young Children Diagnosed With Meningococcal Disease
City officials said two children who attend day care centers specializing in serving the homeless have been diagnosed with meningococcal disease By Marc Fortier and Michael RosenfieldPublished Oct 23, 2019 at 2:49 PM | Updated at 11:41 PM EDT on Oct 23, 2019 NEWSLETTERS Receive the latest local updates in your inboxBoston officials have issued…