California declares a state of emergency over monkeypox outbreak, following New York and Illinois
California Gov. Gavin Newsom (D) talks with reporters after a meeting with Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., in the U.S. Capitol, on Friday, July 15, 2022. Tom Williams | CQ-Roll Call, Inc via Getty Images California Gov. Gavin Newsom declared a state of emergency over the rapidly spreading monkeypox outbreak on Monday, the […]
Can wearable devices screen for depression?
A new study investigated whether wearable activity trackers could detect biomarkers associated with depression, and whether this could be an effective screening method for depression. Depression is a very common mental health condition, affecting roughly five percent of adults globally.1 Depressive disorders are complicated, and they ultimately impact people in different ways. However, they can bring significant […]
A dog in France has monkeypox, worrying scientists that we won’t be able to eradicate the virus if it spreads to more animals
Monkeypox virus, illustration. Thom Leach | Science Photo Library | Getty Images In 2003, 47 people across six Midwestern states caught monkeypox from pet prairie dogs that were infected after they were housed with rodents imported from Ghana, Africa. Today’s outbreak, which has already infected more than 14,100 people in the U.S. and more than […]