HIV infections are falling, but most people at risk are not getting PrEP

The CDC said new HIV infections fell by 12% between 2017 and 2021. But there are deep racial disparities that threaten to thwart US efforts to reduce new infections, officials said. Only 11% of blacks and 21% of Hispanics who are at high risk of contracting the virus have received drugs to prevent HIV infection. … Read more

Kurt Cobain’s Broken Fender Guitar Sells for Nearly $600,000

The Nirvana frontman’s iconic left-handed electric guitar was smashed as the grunge pioneers recorded their seminal album Nevermind in the early 1990s. Cobain, who committed suicide in 1994 aged 27, was renowned for his frenetic live performances and smashed a number of Stratocasters during his hugely influential career. GARDENA, CA – May 2, 2023: Kurt … Read more

The John Wick Franchise Surpasses $1 Billion at the Global Box Office

Lionsgate’s “John Wick” franchise, consisting of four films starring Keanu Reeves in the lead role, topped $1 billion at the global box office. The step comes as the studio’s parent company explores strategic alternatives to separate its film studio and cable and streaming business, Starz. Lionsgate releases its quarterly results on Thursday. Keanu Reeves stars … Read more

CDC urges vaccination to prevent summer surge

The CDC has urged those most at risk of mpox to get vaccinated. The CDC’s call for people at risk to get up to date on their vaccines comes after a cluster of at least 21 cases of mpox was reported in the Chicago area this month. Many people who caught mpox in the Chicago … Read more

Disney World’s Star Wars Galactic Starcruiser is closing

Ouannii, a Rodian musician, is aboard the Halcyon with galactic superstar Gaya. disney Disney World’s Star Wars: Galactic Starcruiser, a two-day hotel experience, is closing and will make its final voyage in September after being open for just over a year. The experience blends elements of the company’s resorts, cruise lines and theme parks into … Read more

Universal flu vaccine based on mRNA technology to be tested by NIH

The NIH is enrolling patients in an early-stage clinical trial to test a universal flu vaccine based on mRNA technology. The technology is behind the widely used Covid vaccines from Moderna and Pfizer. Scientists hope the vaccine will protect against a wide variety of flu strains and provide long-term immunity so people don’t have to … Read more