European Central Bank makes biggest ever interest rate hike

FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — The European Central Bank made its largest interest rate hike on Thursday, following the US Federal Reserve and other central banks in a global rush of rapid rate hikes designed to stifle inflation that is squeezing consumers and push Europe into recession. The bank’s board of governors raised its main benchmarks … Read more

Doctors ‘concerned’ about Queen Elizabeth II’s health

Queen Elizabeth II has been placed under medical supervision because doctors are “concerned for Her Majesty’s health”, Buckingham Palace said on Thursday, as members of the royal family rushed to Scotland alongside the monarch of 96 years old. The palace came a day after the Queen canceled a virtual meeting of her Privy Council when … Read more

FDA panel backs highly controversial ALS drug in rare 2nd review

WASHINGTON (AP) — A panel of federal health advisers voted Wednesday to recommend approval of an experimental drug to treat Lou Gehrig’s disease, a remarkable turnaround for the highly controversial drug which was previously rejected by the same group earlier this year. Food and Drug Administration advisers voted 7 to 2 that Amylyx Pharma’s data … Read more

Vitamin D won’t protect you from Covid or respiratory infections, studies show

Vitamin D supplementation at either dose “did not reduce the risk of all-cause acute respiratory infections (ARIs), nor the risk or severity of COVID-19 specifically. “said study author Dr. Adrian Martineau, Professor of Respiratory Infection and Immunity at the Institute of Population Health Sciences at Queen Mary University of London via email. A second randomized … Read more

Americans may need annual vaccines to protect against Covid-19

Going forward, Americans may need to get the Covid-19 vaccine every year, White House health officials said Tuesday, adding that the country will live with the coronavirus for the foreseeable future. “This week marks a significant shift in our fight against the virus,” said Dr Ashish Jha, who leads the White House’s Covid-19 response team. … Read more

2 signs your child has OCD, according to a child psychologist

The term “OCD” is often misdiagnosed for someone who has a strict morning routine or keeps an organized office. According to Irina Gorelik, a child psychologist at Williamsburg Therapy Group. “If one of us has a disturbing thought, we could potentially move on,” she says. “But for someone with OCD, it causes a really distressing … Read more

Walk this number of steps every day to reduce your risk of dementia

People aged 40 to 79 who took 9,826 steps a day were 50% less likely to develop dementia within seven years, the study found. What’s more, people who walked with a “goal” – at a rate greater than 40 steps per minute – were able to reduce their risk of dementia by 57% with just … Read more

Australia’s harsh flu season could spell trouble for the US this winter, especially with Covid-19 in the mix

But when forecasters try to get an idea of ​​what the flu could hold for North America in any given winter, they look to countries like Australia and New Zealand, where the season generally runs from April to October – the winter months in the Southern Hemisphere. . This year Australia had its worst flu … Read more

Chengdu in China enforces strict lockdown despite earthquake

BEIJING (AP) — Authorities in Chengdu, southwest China, have maintained strict COVID-19 lockdown measures on the city’s population of 21 million despite a major earthquake that left killed at least 65 people in outlying areas. Footage circulating online on Tuesday showed workers wearing top-to-bottom protective gear preventing residents of apartment buildings from exiting through locked … Read more

Ultra-processed foods linked to cancer and early death, studies show

Ultra-processed foods include prepackaged soups, sauces, frozen pizzas, convenience foods, and pleasure foods such as hot dogs, sausages, fries, soda, store-bought cookies, cakes, candy, donuts, ice cream and more. “Hundreds of studies link ultra-processed foods to obesity, cancer, cardiovascular disease and overall mortality,” said Marion Nestle, Paulette Goddard Emeritus Professor of Nutrition, Food Studies and … Read more