COVID-19, flu and RSV vaccines are all available this fall: See what some doctors recommend and why

Ever since Americans endured a pandemic, the usual suspects during flu season now include the COVID-19 virus and respiratory syncytial virus, or RSV. “As we are heading into cold and flu season, there is significant concern for another ‘tripledemic’ with COVID, flu and RSV positivity rising at the same time,” Dr. Katherine Baumgarten, medical director of … Read more

Global warming, longer monsoon rains making dengue deadlier in South Asia | Climate Crisis News

Mosquito-borne dengue fever is taking a heavy toll on South Asian nations this year as Bangladesh grapples with record deaths and Nepal faces cases in new areas, with disease experts linking worsening outbreaks to the impacts of climate change. Authorities in the two countries are scrambling to contain and treat the disease – which is … Read more

Outbreak of Locally Acquired Mosquito-Transmitted (Autochthonous) Malaria — Florida and Texas, May–July 2023

Dawn Blackburn, BVMS1,2,*; Michael Drennon, MSPH, MPA3,*; Kelly Broussard, MPH4,*; Andrea M. Morrison, PhD5; Danielle Stanek, DVM5; Elizabeth Sarney, MA3; Christina Ferracci, MPH3; Steve Huard3; Wade Brennan6; John Eaton6; Sara Nealeigh6; Natalie Barber6; Rebecca A. Zimler, PhD5; Jeremy N. Adams, PhD5; Carina Blackmore, DVM5; Manuel Gordillo, MD7; Robert Mercado, MD7; Harold Vore, MS7; Kelly Scanlan7; … Read more

Psilocybin’s anxiety-reducing effects linked to stress hormone spike, new study reveals

A temporary increase in stress hormones appears to play a key role in reducing anxiety-like behaviors in mice that have been administered the psychedelic substance psilocybin. The findings, published in ACS Pharmacology & Translational Science, provide new insights into the underlying mechanisms that may be involved in psilocybin-assisted psychotherapy. Psilocybin is a naturally occurring psychedelic … Read more

Top Foods That Reduce Anxiety – SheKnows

You’ve probably heard the saying, “you are what you eat”, but research suggests “you feel what you eat” too. In fact, your diet can have a direct impact on your level of anxiety. “Diets like the Mediterranean diet that include anti-inflammatory fats and emphasize vegetables, fruits, and limit refined grains, sugar, and processed foods can … Read more

Mangosuthu Buthelezi, Zulu Nationalist and a Mandela Rival, Dies at 98

Mangosuthu Buthelezi, the Zulu nationalist who positioned himself as Nelson Mandela’s most powerful Black rival in South Africa’s tortuous transformation from a white segregationist society to a multiracial democracy in the 1990s, died on Saturday. He was 95. His death was announced in a statement by President Cyril Ramaphosa of South Africa. It did not … Read more

ASEAN Summit concludes with fruitful result despite US interference

Chinese Premier Li Qiang on Wednesday took a test ride on the Jakarta-Bandung High-Speed Railway. Photo: Xinhua Indonesian President Joko Widodo (left) passes the ASEAN’s hammer to Lao Prime Minister Sonexay Siphandone during the closing ceremony of the 43rd Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Summit in Jakarta on September 7, 2023. Photo: AFP Despite … Read more