Avian flu found at fourth Lancaster County facility

Avian flu found at fourth Lancaster County facility

Avian flu has been confirmed at a fourth location in Lancaster County. Broiler refers to birds raised for meat production.More than 50,000 chickens at the facility were euthanized.Nearly 3.5 million birds were destroyed at the other three farms where avian flu was found.The first case was discovered at Kreider Farms in East Donegal Township.A control … Read more

Adolescent suicides increased during the pandemic, research shows

Adolescent suicides increased during the pandemic, research shows

The number of suicides among adolescents between the ages of 10 and 19 increased in five states during the pandemic, according to research looking at 14 states published in the journal JAMA Pediatrics on Monday. Data from Georgia, Indiana, New Jersey, Oklahoma, Virginia and California also showed an increase in the proportion of adolescent deaths … Read more

PTSD symptoms are common for family of Covid-19 ICU patients, study says

PTSD symptoms are common for family of Covid-19 ICU patients, study says

It’s a quiet day at base camp when suddenly the enemy launches an attack. The main character is scrambling to respond to incoming fire, making quick decisions about how to respond to danger that is largely out of their control. “When you put that in a hospital, the sudden change in health status is Mom … Read more

Doctor dismissed her at-home test. It turned out to be cancer

Doctor dismissed her at-home test.  It turned out to be cancer

Christine Bronstein describes herself as a “super healthy” person who’s been eating kale since before kale was cool. At 48, she exercises regularly, avoids sugar and doesn’t drink alcohol. So when she noticed a little blood in her stool last fall, she didn’t necessarily think much of it, blaming the bleeding on hemorrhoids. Still, Bronstein … Read more

37 more cases and a death

37 more cases and a death

The University of Virginia recently tracked its COVID-vaccinated employees who wanted to participate in a study, then monitored the antibodies that the vaccinations produced. The study produced these findings: • The antibodies generated by Pfizer’s vaccine rise more slowly and decline more quickly than those generated by the Moderna vaccine. • The study also found … Read more

Covid-19 data reporting is becoming less frequent, making trends harder to track

Covid-19 data reporting is becoming less frequent, making trends harder to track

A year ago, all 50 states were reporting new Covid-19 cases on a daily basis. But that has gradually trailed off. This week, Pennsylvania will be the latest state to switch from daily to weekly updates, leaving just six states that will still be reporting new Covid-19 cases every day of the week. About half … Read more

Humans have an instinct for healthy food and select diet for specific micronutrients, study finds

Humans have an instinct for healthy food and select diet for specific micronutrients, study finds

Humans have a built-in instinct for healthy food and select diet for specific micronutrients, study shows A new study suggests humans may prefer foods based on their health benefits Humans are more sophisticated in their dietary choice than previously thought It has long been thought humans seek out energy-dense foods and ignore others Minerals and … Read more