Health

California COVID numbers hit highest point since February; Bay Area sees worst rates

California COVID numbers hit highest point since February; Bay Area sees worst rates

Coronavirus infections have continued a steady climb in California since early April, and while the curve of new cases remains less steep than winter’s omicron variant surge, the rising spread of two contagious subvariants is still prompting concern about a fresh wave of virus cases. The California Department of Public Health on Friday reported the …

California COVID numbers hit highest point since February; Bay Area sees worst rates Read More »

Organic Dairy Products

Dairy Products Linked to Increased Risk of Cancer in Major Research Study

According to a major study that investigated dairy consumption and cancer risk in Chinese adults, greater intake of dairy products was associated with higher risks of liver cancer and female breast cancer. The first major study to investigate dairy consumption and cancer risk in Chinese adults discovered that higher intake was associated with increased risks …

Dairy Products Linked to Increased Risk of Cancer in Major Research Study Read More »

The lucky few to never get coronavirus could teach us more about it

The lucky few to never get coronavirus could teach us more about it

Placeholder while article actions load When her partner tested positive for the coronavirus two days before Christmas, Michelle Green worried she, too, would become ill. She was two months pregnant with their second child. He was a bartender at the time, and some of his co-workers were infected with the virus. “I told him to …

The lucky few to never get coronavirus could teach us more about it Read More »

Scientists Discover Genetic Cause of Lupus, a Chronic Autoimmune Disease

Scientists Discover Genetic Cause of Lupus, a Chronic Autoimmune Disease

An international team of researchers has identified a cause of the autoimmune disease lupus within the DNA mutations of a gene that senses viral RNA—findings that will lead to the development of new treatments. Currently there is no cure for the chronic autoimmune disease which causes inflammation in organs and joints and affects movement and …

Scientists Discover Genetic Cause of Lupus, a Chronic Autoimmune Disease Read More »

Millions of people suffer from long COVID. Why is there still no treatment?

Millions of people suffer from long COVID. Why is there still no treatment?

Shelley Hayden of Sonoma has a case of long COVID so serious that her “brain is broken,” she said. The 54-year-old marketing coach asked not to be interrupted in conversation so she wouldn’t lose her train of thought. Tyler Gustafson of Berkeley recovered from COVID-19 in 2020, then got hit last summer with what felt …

Millions of people suffer from long COVID. Why is there still no treatment? Read More »