Obelisk celebrating pioneering Lady Mary Wortley Montagu given highest listing
Aristocrat introduced smallpox inoculation to Britain, saving many lives, yet remains largely unknownIt is a monument that celebrates the achievements of someone who would, her supporters say, be far better known if she had been a man.But now a 300-year-old obelisk is being given one of England ’s highest listings because of the remarkable story it tells of an overlooked medical pioneer.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - December 5, 2023 Category: Science Authors: Mark Brown North of England correspondent Tags: North of England Vaccines and immunisation UK news Heritage Health Society Architecture Statues Culture Art and design Science Women Source Type: news

Epidemiologic and Clinical Features of Mpox in Adults > 50 Years Epidemiologic and Clinical Features of Mpox in Adults > 50 Years
While childhood smallpox vaccination may provide some protection against mpox, adults at risk for mpox, regardless of smallpox vaccination status, should receive the mpox vaccine.Morbidity & Mortality Weekly Report (Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines)
Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines - October 27, 2023 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Public Health & Prevention Journal Article Source Type: news

Nigeria: Enhancing Immunisation Through the Northern Nigeria States Routine Immunisation Strengthening Project
[Nigeria Health Watch] Few global health and development interventions have yielded as profound an impact as vaccines. For over two centuries, these remarkable interventions have stood as a defence against vaccine preventable diseases such as polio, measles, and smallpox, enabling children to embrace a healthier, happier future filled with limitless possibilities. However, despite the long-established advantages, low rates of immunisation persist. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 8, 2023 Category: African Health Tags: Health and Medicine Nigeria West Africa Source Type: news

Robert F Kennedy Jr. Is Dead Wrong About Vaccines
Joe Rogan, America’s most popular podcaster, recently called for Professor Peter Hotez, an internationally recognized pediatric infectious disease doctor and vaccine scientist, to come on his podcast to debate Robert F. Kennedy Jr. (RFK Jr.), a prolific spreader of medical disinformation. Rogan even offered to donate $100,000 to a charity of Hotez’s choice if he agreed to the debate. Hotez declined—instead offering to be a guest on Rogan’s show to discuss vaccine science. Hotez is right not to take the bait. Rogan is unqualified to moderate such a debate, and has himself peddled disinformation about...
Source: TIME: Health - June 22, 2023 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Edward Nirenberg and Gavin Yamey Tags: Uncategorized freelance health Source Type: news

Could chatbots help devise the next pandemic virus?
Tech experts have been sounding the alarm that artificial intelligence (AI) could turn against humanity by taking over everything from business to warfare. Now, Kevin Esvelt is adding another worry: AI could help somebody with no science background and evil intentions design and order a virus capable of unleashing a pandemic. Esvelt, a biosecurity expert at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, recently asked students to create a dangerous virus with the help of ChatGPT or other so-called large language models, systems that can generate humanlike responses to broad questions based on vast training sets of intern...
Source: ScienceNOW - June 14, 2023 Category: Science Source Type: news

Possible Mpox Protection From Smallpox Vaccine Antibodies Possible Mpox Protection From Smallpox Vaccine Antibodies
Could the antibodies generated by the smallpox vaccine help protect against the mpox virus?Emerging Infectious Diseases (Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines)
Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines - June 8, 2023 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Infectious Diseases Journal Article Source Type: news

Got Smallpox Vaccine as a Child? You're Probably Immune to Mpox
THURSDAY, May 25, 2023 -- Smallpox vaccines, which were routinely given into the 1970s, seem to provide protection from mpox, a new study says. The mpox virus, responsible for a worldwide outbreak last year, could surge again this summer, public... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - May 25, 2023 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Mpox Is No Longer a Global Health Emergency, WHO Says
Mpox, a sometimes deadly virus that causes unsightly, painful rashes, is no longer a global health emergency, but more needs to be done to eradicate the disease, the World Health Organization said. WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus lowered the global alert level on mpox, previously known as monkeypox, almost a year after first declaring the spread of the virus an extraordinary event. A PHEIC—pronounced “fake”—applies to an extraordinary event that carries a public-health risk via the international spread of a disease, and one that potentially requires a coordinated response. It can be ...
Source: TIME: Health - May 11, 2023 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Thomas Mulier/Bloomberg Tags: Uncategorized bloomberg wire healthscienceclimate Public Health Source Type: news

A 'skinny jab' is no quick fix for obesity - and no excuse to let junk food companies off the hook | Sarah Boseley
Rather than board the injection bandwagon, Britain should be taxing unhealthy food and clamping down on marketingHumankind has been freed from the threat of disease by some wonderful, transformative inventions, from smallpox injections to the Covid vaccinations. With all due respect, I don ’t think the so-called skinny jab is one of them.A boom in injectable weight-loss drugs,such as Wegovy from the Danish pharmaceutical giant Novo Nordisk, a biological type 2 diabetes medication containing semaglutide, has promised to revolutionise obesity treatment in recent months. For some people with serious obesity-related health c...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - April 25, 2023 Category: Science Authors: Sarah Boseley Tags: Obesity Society Diets and dieting Pharmaceuticals industry Drugs Food & drink industry Health Science NHS National Institute for Health and Care Excellence Source Type: news

White House budget includes ambitious push to eliminate hepatitis C
The Biden administration's fiscal year 2024 budget proposal, announced yesterday, aims to eliminate hepatitis C from the United States by creating a nationwide program to fight the disease. If funded by Congress, the 5-year, $11.3 billion program would expand testing, broaden access to powerful antiviral drugs, and boost awareness. “I can’t really recall a circumstance quite like this, where we have the chance to do something this groundbreaking, so we just have to figure out how to make it work,” Francis Collins, acting science adviser to President Joe Biden and former head of the National Institutes of Health...
Source: ScienceNOW - March 11, 2023 Category: Science Source Type: news

Mpox Information Outreach Awardee Projects
NNLM Region 6 is excited to share the 3 awardees selected for the Mpox Information Outreach Award. This award will provide funding to organizations for the purpose of providing communities most at risk for mpox with high quality information about mpox. The award is intended to increase health equity through outreach and engagement. What is mpox (previously referred to as Monkeypox*)? Mpox is a rare but potentially serious disease that is caused by the mpox virus. Mpox virus is from the same family of viruses as the smallpox virus. However, it less severe and transmissible than smallpox. Learn more about mpox, how it spread...
Source: The Cornflower - February 22, 2023 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Miles Dietz-Castel Tags: Blog awards mpox Source Type: news

Mpox in Patient Immunized with ACAM2000 Smallpox Vaccine Mpox in Patient Immunized with ACAM2000 Smallpox Vaccine
A patient contracted mpox despite having previously received a smallpox vaccine. Why was infection not prevented in this case?Emerging Infectious Diseases (Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines)
Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines - February 21, 2023 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Infectious Diseases Journal Article Source Type: news

What Fauci Knew About Vaccine Ineffectiveness... And When
Authored by Jeffrey A. Tucker via The Epoch Times (emphasis ours), What if Anthony Fauci co-authored an article on vaccines that would have gotten you and I blocked and banned at any point in the last three years? That just happened. His…#jeffreyatucker #epochtimes #anthonyfauci #vaccines #smallpox #fda #fbi #nonamericans #fauci #rsv (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - February 9, 2023 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

2022 human monkeypox outbreak: Clinical review and management guidance
Conclusion There are no FDA-approved treatments for monkeypox infection. Surveillance and detection of monkeypox among high-risk populations should be implemented to help understand the epidemiology of this disease. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - January 18, 2023 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Eleven science stories likely to make big news in 2023
As the COVID-19 pandemic enters its fourth year as a global health emergency, researchers will continue pushing to help make the disease manageable and ordinary. They will track hundreds of subvariants of Omicron, the highly transmissible but seemingly less lethal strain of SARSCoV-2 that dominated in 2022. Virologists will watch the virus’ evolution this year to see whether it has finally slowed or a more dangerous variant pops up, evading much of the immunity that humanity has built up to previous ones. Vaccine researchers hope to develop new shots that provide broad protection against a variety of coronaviruses.  Ano...
Source: ScienceNOW - January 4, 2023 Category: Science Source Type: news