COVID reinfection likely to become more common without variant-specific vaccines, experts say

CHICAGO (WLS) — Infectious disease specialists say COVID reinfection is likely to become more and more common as the virus keeps mutating and our vaccines play catch-up. “The variants seem to be very good at evading the immunity of prior infection,” said Dr. Max Brito, UIC Health. Chicago Bulls All Star Zach LaVine recently missed … Read more

NASA, Boeing ready for long-delayed, high-stakes Starliner test flight – Spaceflight Now

Boeing’s Starliner spacecraft was hoisted on top of ULA’s Atlas 5 rocket May 4 at Cape Canaveral Space Force Station. Credit: United Launch Alliance Running years late, Boeing’s Starliner crew capsule program is poised for a crucial unpiloted test flight to the International Space Station set for launch Thursday, a do-over of an abbreviated 2019 … Read more

compression socks, some meds not effective

Guideline Highlights: Several in-hospital treatments and post-discharge therapies for people who have had an intracerebral hemorrhage, or a bleeding stroke, are not as effective as health care professionals once thought. Compression socks or stockings, anti-seizure medicines and steroid treatment are among treatments with uncertain effectiveness. Studies show that minimally invasive surgical procedures may be a … Read more

3.4 million Americans could be diagnosed with skin cancer in 2022

Placeholder while article actions load Roughly 3.4 million US residents will be diagnosed with skin cancer in 2022, according to estimates compiled by the American Cancer Society and the American Society of Clinical Oncologists. The vast majority (3.3 million) will have basal cell or squamous cell carcinoma, while the others (99,780 people) will have melanoma … Read more

New silicon nanowires can really take the heat

Transmission electron microscope image of silicon-28 nanowire with a layer of silicon dioxide on the surface. Credit: Matthew R. Jones and Muhua Sun/Rice University Scientists have demonstrated a new material that conducts heat 150% more efficiently than conventional materials used in advanced chip technologies. The device—an ultrathin silicon nanowire—could enable smaller, faster microelectronics with a … Read more

What to do if you test positive for Covid-19 now

Two years into the pandemic, many aren’t sure what to do after testing positive for Covid-19. Should they isolate, and if so, for how long? How important is it to see a doctor? What therapies are available, and who is eligible? To help answer these and other questions, I spoke with CNN Medical Analyst Dr. … Read more

Evidence that omicron strains BA.4 and BA.5 are in Minnesota

The COVID saga may be writing its next chapter as two of the newer members of the omicron family may already be in Minnesota. Known as BA.4 and BA.5, the omicron subvariants are quickly evolving into the dominant forms of omicron in South Africa and Portugal, prompting the European Center for Disease Prevention and Control … Read more