Office janitor urinated into employees’ water bottles, leading 13 women to test positive for STDs: lawsuit

Office janitor urinated into employees’ water bottles, leading 13 women to test positive for STDs: lawsuit

Several Texas companies are facing a lawsuit for employing a janitor accused of urinating into employees’ water bottles and infecting more than a dozen victims with sexually transmitted diseases. The lawsuit, stemming from the October arrest of janitor Lucio Catarino Diaz, was filed on behalf of 13 women who say the janitor urinated in their … Read more

What is Ozempic Face? Doctors explain

What is Ozempic Face?  Doctors explain

Type 2 diabetes drug Ozempic and obesity drug Wegovy have exploded in popularity in recent months, leading to shortages of both. While the side effects of the drugs – which can induce significant weight loss – are usually gastrointestinal, a New York Times report sheds light on another way they can alter the body. The … Read more

What is CH.1.1? Discover ‘Orthrus’, a new generic Omicron strain with a worrying Delta mutation

What is CH.1.1?  Discover ‘Orthrus’, a new generic Omicron strain with a worrying Delta mutation

Omicron spawn XBB.1.5, also known as “Kraken,” now dominates the U.S. COVID variant scene, comprising about 61% of cases, according to federal health data released Friday. But now there’s a new player tracked by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention who could give Kraken a run for his money. CH.1.1, or “Orthrus,” is … Read more

Study finds autism rates tripled in young children: what you need to know

Study finds autism rates tripled in young children: what you need to know

Researchers from Rutgers University examined more than 4,000 8-year-olds in the New York and New Jersey areas. They said the sharp rise in autism rates is largely due to greater awareness, better diagnostic tools and a broader definition of autism. The researchers also noted that the largest increases in diagnoses were among affluent children, concluding … Read more

Even simple movements make ripples in the brain

Even simple movements make ripples in the brain

Summary: A simple movement like the push of a button can send ripples of activity through neurons spanning the entire brain, a new study reports. Source: University of Oregon Even a simple movement like pressing a button sends ripples of activity through neural networks stretching across the brain, according to new research from the University … Read more

A drug that increases dopamine can reverse the effects of inflammation on the brain in depression

A drug that increases dopamine can reverse the effects of inflammation on the brain in depression

Summary: Levodopa, a commonly prescribed drug for the treatment of Parkinson’s disease that increases dopamine in the brain, has been shown to reverse the effects of neuroinflammation on the reward system and improve symptoms associated with depression. Source: Emory University A study from Emory University published in Molecular psychiatry shows that levodopa, a drug that … Read more

Take Ozempic? Here are the side effects you need to be aware of

Take Ozempic?  Here are the side effects you need to be aware of

The weight-loss drug Ozempic exploded into public consciousness last year, and a social media-fueled desire for the drug has led to shortages for patients with type 2 diabetes. Now, people are increasingly recognizing the drug’s side effects, which can include loose skin, known as the “Ozempic face.” “Any rapid weight loss will reduce the volume … Read more

Take Ozempic? Here are the side effects you need to be aware of

Take Ozempic?  Here are the side effects you need to be aware of

The weight-loss drug Ozempic exploded into public consciousness last year, and a social media-fueled desire for the drug has led to shortages for patients with type 2 diabetes. Now, people are increasingly recognizing the drug’s side effects, which can include loose skin, known as the “Ozempic face.” “Any rapid weight loss will reduce the volume … Read more

Study finds autism rates tripled in young children: what you need to know

Study finds autism rates tripled in young children: what you need to know

Autism is on the rise in young children, according to a new study. The study, published Thursday in the journal Pediatrics, found autism rates had tripled over the past 16 years. Researchers from Rutgers University examined more than 4,000 8-year-olds in the New York and New Jersey areas. They said the sharp rise in autism … Read more