Epstein-Barr Virus May Play a Role in the Development of Multiple Sclerosis

For decades, researchers suspected that people infected with Epstein-Barr, an extremely common virus, may be more likely to develop multiple sclerosis, a neurological disease that affects. one million people in the United States. Now, a research team says it’s the most convincing evidence, some say, of a strong link between the two diseases. The virus …

What Is Multiple Myeloma Cancer and Is It Treatable?

Colin Powell, the first Black secretary of state, had multiple myeloma. The form of blood cancer inhibits the immune system and greatly renders vaccines ineffective, including those for Covid-19. It is a cancer that attacks plasma cells that make antibodies necessary for the body’s immune defense. It also lives in the bone marrow, leaving out …

Transgender Youth Face Multiple Barriers to Health Care, Study Findings

Piper, a 17-year-old transgender girl, says she knows she’s lucky. He lives just outside of Atlanta with a supportive family and two rescued leopard geckos, Saturn and Juno. Queer Med, a private gender clinic, is a short drive away; Two years ago, after five months, after a relatively short waiting period, she started on a …

Endangered African Penguins with Multiple Bee Stings Found Dead

More than 60 endangered African penguins were recently found dead, all without multiple bee stings and no other external injuries, according to officials in a coastal city in South Africa where birds regularly migrate. 63 dead African penguins were found on Friday. Boulders Penguin Colony, in Simon’s Town, about 25 miles south of Cape Town, …

Deflecting an Asteroid Before It Hits Earth Could Take Multiple Hits

There’s probably a large space rock out there with the Earth in the crosshairs. Scientists have actually identified a candidate – Bennu, which has little chance of hitting our planet in 2182. But whether it’s Bennu or another asteroid, the question will be how to avoid a highly unwelcome cosmic encounter. For nearly 20 years, …