Monkeypox has been identified in Louisiana. Here’s what you need to know. | Health care/Hospitals

Monkeypox has been identified in Louisiana.  Here's what you need to know.  |  Health care/Hospitals

The Louisiana Department of Health on Thursday identified the first case of monkeypox in a Louisiana resident. Here’s what you should know about the infectious disease. What is monkeypox? Monkeypox is a virus that originates in wild animals like rodents and primates, and occasionally jumps to people. It belongs to the same virus family as … Read more

Each COVID-19 Reinfection Increases Health Risks

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July 7, 2022 – People who get reinfected with the virus that causes COVID-19 have more health risks with each round of reinfection, a large national database study reveals. Researchers saw worse health effects during active infection, but some symptoms lasted as long as 6 months, suggesting a direct link between reinfection and long COVID. … Read more

Monkeypox cases reported in South Carolina

Monkeypox cases reported in South Carolina

The South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) has confirmed two cases of monkeypox infection in the state. One in a person in the Midlands region and another in a person in the Lowcountry region. (Video above: Morning headlines) DHEC officials say the affected individuals will be monitored until they are no longer … Read more

Club Dallas: Person with monkeypox visited club in June

Club Dallas: Person with monkeypox visited club in June

An out-of-state visitor infected with monkeypox had multiple sexual encounters at Club Dallas’ sauna between June 22-25, Dallas County Health & Human Services said. DALLAS — Dallas County Health & Human Services is asking for the community to monitor for monkeypox virus symptoms after an out-of-state visitor with monkeypox had multiple sexual encounters at a … Read more

‘Wellness’ vapes are all the rage. But are they healthy or just hype? | Health

HAS new trend is emerging in the vaping world, one that promises big health benefits. Known as “wellness vapes”, they contain vitamins or other supplements instead of nicotine and tout claims of boosted energy, increased immunity and a better night’s sleep. Wellness vapes or “nutritional supplement diffusers” – which allow users to inhale ingredients such … Read more

What exactly is gut health, and why is it important?

What exactly is gut health, and why is it important?

Your gastrointestinal system is teeming with trillions of microorganisms, which affect your health. (Photo: Getty Images) Right now, your digestive system is teeming with bacteria, fungi, viruses and even parasites — they’re all part of the gut microbiome, which plays a bigger role in your health than you might imagine. It may sound a bit … Read more