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Supplements

Salmonella Outbreak: Controversial Supplement Kratom Has Sickened 28 People in 20 States—Including a 6-Year-Old

Updated | The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced Tuesday that 28 people became sick after taking kratom (known by scientists as Mytragyna speciosa) pills or drinking kratom tea contaminated with Salmonella bacteria. The infected people live in 20 different states; the youngest was six years old. Eleven people have gone to the hospital, but so far […]

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Health

Why Doesn't The CDC Or WHO Offer More Seasonal Flu Candidate Vaccine Viruses?

<div _ngcontent-c20 innerhtml=" loading… (Photo by Derek Davis/Portland Press Herald via Getty Images) Why doesn’t the CDC or WHO offer more seasonal flu candidate vaccine viruses (CVVs)? originally appeared on Quora: the place to gain and share knowledge, empowering people to learn from others and better understand the world. Answer by Tirumalai Kamala, Immunologist, Ph.D. […]

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Health

Flu, Tdap Vax Safe for Babies 6 Months Later

Action Points Note that this analysis of an administrative database suggests that maternal vaccination during pregnancy does not increase the risk of insane mortality. Be aware that this was not a randomized study. Vaccination may be a proxy for other healthful behaviors. There was no association between pregnant mothers who received the influenza or tetanus […]

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