New RSV vaccines may soon put an end to rough seasons

New RSV vaccines may soon put an end to rough seasons

CNN  —  It’s shaping up to be a severe season for respiratory syncytial virus infections – one of the worst some doctors say they can remember. But even as babies struggling to breathe fill hospital beds across the United States, there may be a light ahead: After decades of disappointment, four new RSV vaccines may … Read more

Common Stomach Disease May Help Cause Crohn’s Disease, Study Suggests

Common Stomach Disease May Help Cause Crohn’s Disease, Study Suggests

An illustration of norovirus particles. Illustration: Shutterstock (Shutterstock) A nasty but short-lived stomach flu can have lasting consequences for a few unlucky ones. Researchers have found evidence in mice and human cells that infection with norovirus can cause Crohn’s disease in people who are already genetically predisposed to it. The findings may also help scientists … Read more

No significant increase in Guillain-Barré syndrome after COVID-19 vaccination, researchers find

No significant increase in Guillain-Barré syndrome after COVID-19 vaccination, researchers find

Newswise – There is no evidence that the COVID-19 vaccination increases the incidence of Guillain-Barré syndrome, a rare neurological disorder in which the body’s immune system attacks nerves, according to a Rutgers-led study. Published in the magazine Vaccine, a statistical analysis by a Rutgers team found that there was no significant association between the currently … Read more

New, Omicron-specific COVID-19 booster shot now available at local providers, according to Kenosha County health official

New, Omicron-specific COVID-19 booster shot now available at local providers, according to Kenosha County health official

KENOSHA NEWS STAFF The new, Omicron-specific COVID-19 booster shot is now available at local providers, and people ages 12 and up are encouraged receive it, according to Kenosha County Board of Health President Dr. Diane Gerlach. Gerlach said Thursday the updated shot, known as the bivalent booster, can help restore protection from COVID-19 that has … Read more

Your skin rash could be a sun allergy

Your skin rash could be a sun allergy

Photo† Stanislav71 †Shutterstock† For all the good things it does for us, the sun can also be a threat: it can burn your skin† mess with your eyeseven damage to your vehicle† It could also be responsible for that rash you’ve been Googling since discovering it on your shoulders. You may suffer from “sun rash” … Read more

Triggering memory B cells directly in lungs seen as way to improve vaccines

Triggering memory B cells directly in lungs seen as way to improve vaccines

Currently, vaccines are administered intramuscularly and do not trigger the appearance of these cell populations. However, to better understand these cells and their involvement in the long-term immune response against respiratory infections, researchers worked with two mouse models of virus infection: influenza and SARS-CoV-2. Their research, published in the journal Immunityshowed that about … Read more