close Video Brain-eating amoeba case reported in Florida The Florida Department of Health confirmed that one person in Hillsborough County has been infected with a water-borne microscopic single-celled amoeba that attacks the brain. A popular chemical alternative to bisphenol A (BPA), known for use in plastic water bottles and food cans , is causing concerns that it could "seriously damage" human brains . A new study by scientists at the University of Bayreuth in Germany studied the impact of both BPA and its chemical cousin Bisphenol S (BPS) had on the nerve cells of goldfish . MEXICO'S RAW SEWAGE STILL POURING INTO CALIFORNIA COASTAL CITIES: REPORT "We were surprised how many vital brain functions in fish are affected by the plasticizers used in numerous industries," Elisabeth Schirmer, the first author of the study, said to News Atlas. "This damage, as we were able to show, does not occur immediately. However, when the … [Read more...] about BPA-like chemical raising concern of ‘alarming’ brain damage: study
close Video Very small children wearing masks has 'limited value’: Dr. Marc Siegel Fox News medical contributor Dr. Marc Siegel on whether children should be required to wear masks. Snoring — and the health issues it creates — is a problem long presumed to be reserved for adults. But new research reveals that snoring children are suffering during waking hours too. Children who snore on a regular basis show signs of structural changes in their brain that may lead to behavioral troubles, such as lack of focus, hyperactivity and cognitive challenges — much to the detriment of their education. The new study, published in the journal Nature Communications, observed for the first time that children who snore three or more times a week presented thinner gray matter in the brain compared to kids getting normal sleep . Poor sleep has been shown to reduce gray matter, the areas of the brain most densely packed with neurons , which play a critical role … [Read more...] about Snoring linked to learning hurdles in kids, study finds
close Video How the pandemic has affected America’s children New York Post columnist Karol Markowitz on schools being closed during the coronavirus pandemic its impact on children. Half of children in a small study who had a rare but serious inflammatory illness following a coronavirus infection developed neurological symptoms, early findings suggest. Dr. Omar Abdel-Mannan of University College London in the United Kingdom, and member of the American Academy of Neurology, and his team shared preliminary findings Tuesday ahead of a virtual presentation at the American Academy of Neurology's 73rd Annual Meeting. Researchers looked at records for pediatric patients admitted to Great Ormond Street Hospital in London from April to September 2020, who met the criteria for multisystem inflammatory disorder in children (MIS-C), also referred to as PIMS-TS. The kids were 10 years old on average and 80% of patients were of non-white ethnicities. … [Read more...] about Half of kids with coronavirus-linked MIS-C have neurological symptoms, study finds
It happened in a flash. A deputy drew what he thought was his stun gun on a Black man who was fleeing, announcing his choice of weapon with a shout of “Taser!” But it was a pistol he pulled out, not a stun gun, and the man died. “Oh, I shot him,” the deputy says on video. “I’m sorry.” Though the facts sound eerily familiar, that was six years ago in Tulsa, Oklahoma, in a case that closely echoed what occurred this weekend in Brooklyn Center, Minnesota. There was the same announcement, the same tragic result, the same shocked response. But what made the Tulsa case unusual happened in its aftermath: The deputy, Robert C. Bates, a reserve volunteer with the Tulsa County Sheriff’s Office, was charged by prosecutors, convicted at a trial and sent to prison. The similarities between the 2015 case in Tulsa and the shooting death of a 20-year-old Black man, Daunte Wright, in Minnesota on Sunday are striking. Six years later, amid a fraught national conversation around race and … [Read more...] about At least 15 officers mistook guns for Tasers. Three were convicted.
(AP) – Johnson & Johnson’s COVID-19 vaccine will remain in limbo for a while longer after government health advisers declared Wednesday that they need more evidence to decide if a handful of unusual blood clots were linked to the shot — and if so, how big the risk really is. The reports are exceedingly rare — six cases out of more than 7 million U.S. inoculations with the one-dose vaccine. But the government recommended a pause in J&J vaccinations this week, not long after European regulators declared that such clots are a rare but possible risk with the AstraZeneca vaccine, a shot made in a similar way but not yet approved for use in the U.S. READ MORE: Multiple Ballot Questions Face Voters In This Year's Primary At an emergency meeting, advisers to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention wrestled with the fact that the U.S. has enough alternative shots to vaccinate its population but other countries anxiously awaiting the one-and-done vaccine may not. “I … [Read more...] about Johnson & Johnson Vaccine To Remain In Limbo While Officials Seek More Evidence