hMPV Cases Surge in US Creating Concern, CDC Reports 36% Increase

hMPV Infections

It seems like every other week, there’s another virus or ominous-sounding acronym making headlines. This week, it’s human metapneumovirus, or hMPV. Fortunately, hMPV is not a new pathogen. It’s a common respiratory virus in the…


Number of Children Undergoing Weight Loss Surgeries Increased Considerably

Overweight Children (Photo: iStock)

Weight loss surgeries are increasingly common among American teenagers and children, according to a new study. Published in the JAMA Pediatrics journal, the research letter revealed that metabolic and bariatric surgeries among adolescents aged 10-19…


Scientists Provide A New Set of Causes for Sudden Death of Infants

Sudden Infant Death Syndrome

Scientists have identified new potential causes of sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS) in a study published on Thursday in the Journal of Neuropathology & Experimental Neurology. The peer-reviewed study examined biological abnormalities in the bodies…


Federal Study Compiles 12 Main Symptoms of COVID-19

COVID-19 Mutations

A recent federal study has identified the 12 symptoms that most distinctly characterize long COVID, yet it does not fully explain why around 10% of individuals continue to experience health issues for months or even…