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The seasonal human flu virus may have descended from the 1918 Spanish flu strain, new research suggests

Seasonal flu may be a direct descendant of the 1918 ‘Spanish flu’

Seasonal flu virus may be a direct descendant of the 1918 ‘Spanish flu’ that caused a global pandemic and killed up to 100m people, study finds The seasonal human flu virus ‘may have descended from 1918 Spanish flu strain’ Based on the analysis of samples collected in Europe during the 1918 pandemic Researchers in Berlin …

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Connecticut officials report that a man in his 50s in the state suffered from a rare case of the Powassan virus in March.  They confirmed that he was bitten by a tick, the usual cause for the rare disease (file photo)

Connecticut man suffers from deadly brain infection caused by Powassan virus

A Connecticut man is recovering at home after suffering a case of the rare Powassan virus, state official reports. The Connecticut Department of Public Health (DPH) confirmed last week that a man between 50 and 59 years old fell ill in March, and suffered a severe illness that affected his central nervous system and required …

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The device can be worn on the upper arm while the wearer goes about their day - whether they're at the gym or the pub

Painless wearable gadget can measure blood sugar, alcohol and muscle fatigue at the SAME time

A new wearable gadget that fixes to the arm can measure blood sugar and muscle fatigue at the gym and alcohol levels at the pub. Created in California, the prototype can continuously monitor three health stats – glucose, alcohol and lactate levels – either separately or simultaneously in real-time. About the size of three poker …

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Connecticut officials report that a man in his 50s in the state suffered from a rare case of the Powassan virus in March.  They confirmed that he was bitten by a tick, the usual cause for the rare disease (file photo)

Connecticut man suffers from deadly brain infection cause by Powassan virus

A Connecticut man is recovering at home after suffering a case of the rare Powassan virus, state official reports. The Connecticut Department of Public Health (DPH) confirmed last week that a man between 50 and 59 years old fell ill in March, and suffered a severe illness that affected his central nervous system and required …

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A cure for dementia may have come a step closer after scientists found a way of repairing 'misfolded' proteins linked to the condition.  (image file)

Dementia cure hope as scientists discover shock therapy that ‘repairs misfolded proteins’

Scientists discover shock therapy that ‘repairs misfolded proteins’ linked to dementia – offering hope to nearly a million Britons living with the condition Researchers discovered a ‘shock’ to cells can reverse the abnormal build-up of proteins called amyloid beta in the brain When these proteins are misfolded, they end up sticky on outside and clump …

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Professor Naveed Sattar, from Glasgow University¿s Institute of Cardiovascular and Medical Sciences, said: ¿Flu puts stress on your arteries and makes your blood thicker, so if you have heart disease it could tip you over the threshold for a heart attack'

How the flu jab can half the risk of further cardiac arrests in heart attack patients

New studies show how giving a flu jab to heart attack survivors within 72 hours of their brush with death halves the risk of further cardiac arrests Heart attack survivors are at increased risk of suffering a major cardiac arrest The study says the 12 months after a heart attack is a period of incredible …

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Randy Frank Davila, 57, of California, 'pulled the emergency exit window while taxing, walked out on the wing of the plane, then slid off the wing of the plane and attempted to direct the plane into the gate,' the police report said .  He was aboard United Airlines flight 2478 on Thursday

PICTURED: California retiree, 57, who fled moving United plane through emergency exit window

EXCLUSIVE: PICTURED: Retired California roofer, 57, who fled moving United plane through emergency exit and walked along its wing after staff refused to serve him alcohol before takeoff Randy Frank Davila, 57, of California, opened the emergency door and walked across the wing before sliding onto the field on United Airlines flight 2478 The Chicago …

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For the week of April 3, at least 12 states faced out of stock rates higher than 40 percent, including Connecticut, Delaware, Montana, New Jersey, Rhode Island

Stores across at least 12 states and 12 metro areas are 40% or higher out of stock of baby formula

The baby formula shortage has intensified in recent weeks with at least 12 states facing 40 percent or higher out of stock rates as parents desperate to get their hands on formula face price gouging. The baby formula shortage, which began during Covid, got even worse following a February recall from Abbott Labs of Alimentum, …

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The twilight zone begins where only 1 per cent of light reaches and ends where there is no light at all.  There's so little light at this level that marine life have to rely on faint silhouettes to find prey.  So the highfin dragonfish produces light to mask its silhouette

Scientists spot rare bronze deep-sea dragon lurking in the twilight zone

An incredibly rare species of deep-sea dragonfish with a shimmering metallic bronze hue has been spotted in the ‘twilight zone’. Marine scientists filmed the highfin dragonfish (Bathophilus flemingi) at 980 feet (300 meters) deep in Monterey Bay, Moss Landing, California. Footage shows the fish elegantly swimming through the water, like a bronze Parker pen or …

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