Polio found in sewage samples outside New York City suggests it’s spreading in the community, health officials says
Polio virus particle, computer illustration. Kateryna Kon | Science Photo Library | Getty Images Polio has been found in wastewater samples taken from two counties outside of New York City indicating the virus is spreading in the community, according to state health officials. Wastewater samples taken from two different locations in Orange County during June […]
WHO warns ability to identify new Covid variants is diminishing as testing declines
The World Health Organization on Thursday warned that it is struggling to identify and track new Covid variants as governments roll back testing and surveillance, threatening the progress made in the fight against the virus. Maria Van Kerkhove, the WHO’s Covid-19 technical lead, said the virus is still circulating at an “incredibly intense level” around […]
Holiday weight-gain prevention, is it possible?
A recent study reports on positive outcomes of a workplace holiday weight-gain prevention program. As the holiday season approaches, a significant concern for many is the weight gain that can occur, typically due to overeating and sedentary activity that occurs due to increased social gatherings and less frequent activity during the cooler months. So, what […]