Monkeypox case confirmed in Cumberland County

Monkeypox has flu-like symptoms as well as a painful rash on the genitals. The Health Authority provides vaccinations free of charge. The first case of monkeypox has been confirmed in Cumberland County, the Cumberland County Health Department announced Monday. The person who tested positive is self-isolating at home, county health director Jennifer Green said at … Read more

California governor declares state of emergency due to monkeypox outbreak

CNN — California Gov. Gavin Newsom on Monday declared a state of emergency to boost California’s monkeypox vaccination efforts as the virus continues to spread across the state. The announcement comes as more than 5,800 probable or confirmed cases of monkeypox have been reported in the United States, including nearly 800 in California. While the … Read more

A teenager cried over a diet suggested by her mom’s fitness trainer, and Reddit was concerned

If there’s one thing we know from talking about our collective relationship between food and body image around here, it’s that food is very personal. Everyone’s relationship with it is unique and different families and different individuals will have their own approach. And sometimes there will be friction along the way. One young teen redditor … Read more

Perfectionism may be a risk factor for severe alcohol use disorder

Summary: A study finds a link between the personality trait of perfectionism and severe alcohol use disorder. Author: Alcoholism Research Society Symptoms of perfectionism — greater self-criticism and unrealistic standards that lead to isolation — are associated with severe alcohol use disorder (AUD), according to the first study to directly compare patients with AUD to … Read more

Genetic risk factors for opioid use disorder identified

Summary: A new large-scale genome-wide study has identified 18 new genetic risk factors for opioid use disorder, bringing the number of OUD-related genes from 1-19. Source: Yale A new human genetics study led by Yale researchers has identified genetic risk factors for opioid use disorder (OUD) and related substance use disorders, according to a new … Read more

California, New York, Illinois declare states of emergency

California Gov. Gavin Newsom (D) speaks to reporters after meeting with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., at the U.S. Capitol, Friday, July 15, 2022. Tom Williams | CQ-Roll Call, Inc via Getty Images California Governor Gavin Newsom declared a state of emergency over the rapidly spreading monkeypox outbreak on Monday, the third US state to … Read more

Two more children in the US test positive for monkeypox

At least four children in the United States have now tested positive for monkeypox, officials have confirmed. Amid the growing number of cases around the country, officials in Indiana confirmed late last week that two children had tested positive for monkeypox. At this time, no additional information has been made available due to patient privacy … Read more