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05 Aug

Smoggy Air May Trigger Sinusitis, Study Finds.

People exposed to higher levels of fine particulate matter are at increased risk of chronic sinus infections and inflammation, researchers say.

04 Aug

More Americans Are Anemic Due to Changes in the American Diet, Study Finds

Iron-deficiency anemia is on the rise as people eat less beef and more chicken, researchers say.

03 Aug

No Sign COVID Raises Risk of Preterm Birth

Researchers in Canada find no increase in preterm births or stillbirths during the first year of the COVID-19 pandemic

Two-Thirds of Mild COVID Cases Leave Long-Term Symptoms

Two-Thirds of Mild COVID Cases Leave Long-Term Symptoms

A little more than two out of every three people who have mild or moderate cases of COVID-19 will go on to develop long-term symptoms.

That's the troubling takeaway from a University of Arizona Health Sciences' study launched in May 2020.

"This is a real wake-up call for anyone who has not been vaccinated," said lead researcher Melan...

Father and Son Caught Up in Severe Blood Shortage Hitting U.S. Hospitals

Father and Son Caught Up in Severe Blood Shortage Hitting U.S. Hospitals

As June 28 approached, David Beverley had been "psyching himself up" for major surgery, as a lifesaving liver donor for his ailing 60-year-old father, Peter.

"But then they called us, literally the day before, and told us: 'We've got to stop this. We don't have any blood.'" the 32-year-old Utah resident said.

That's the moment w...

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  • August 5, 2021
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Biden Administration Plans to Require Vaccination for Most Foreign Visitors

Biden Administration Plans to Require Vaccination for Most Foreign Visitors

Plans are underway to require nearly all foreign travelers to the United States to be vaccinated against COVID-19, a Biden administration official confirmed Wednesday.

The policy will be put in place once the current restrictions on travel into this country are lifted, but officials haven't decided exactly when that will happen, The Ne...

  • Ernie Mundell and Robin Foster
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  • August 5, 2021
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Moderna Vaccine's Protection Does Not Wane After 6 Months: Report

Moderna Vaccine's Protection Does Not Wane After 6 Months: Report

Moderna Inc. announced on Thursday that the potency of its vaccine does not dim in the first six months after the second dose.

The news came in a statement that contained little...

  • Ernie Mundell and Robin Foster HealthDay Reporters
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  • August 5, 2021
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Largest Operator of Nursing Homes in U.S. Issues Vaccine Mandate for All Workers

Largest Operator of Nursing Homes in U.S. Issues Vaccine Mandate for All Workers

The United States' largest operator of nursing homes said Wednesday that its workers must get vaccinated against COVID-19 if they want to keep their jobs.

The announcement from Pennsylvania-based Genesis Healthcare -- which has 70,000 employees at nearly 400 nursing homes and senior communities -- suggests the nursing home industry's reluc...

  • Robert Preidt and Robin Foster
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  • August 5, 2021
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Two PrEP Meds Work Equally Well; One Is Much Cheaper

Two PrEP Meds Work Equally Well; One Is Much Cheaper

The two HIV prevention drugs available in the United States are equally safe and effective, and the biggest difference between them is price, a new study contends.

However, a sizable minority of patients have switched from the older and cheaper "preexposure prophylaxis" (PrEP) formulation to the newer and much pricier one. In many cases th...

  • Ernie Mundell and Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporters
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  • August 5, 2021
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Vitamin D Won't Help Ease Irritable Bowel Syndrome: Study

Vitamin D Won't Help Ease Irritable Bowel Syndrome: Study

Taking vitamin D supplements won't improve painful symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), British researchers report.

IBS is a chronic digestive disorder that can cause stomach cramps, bloating, diarrhea and constipation. Symptoms come and go for some people, but the condition can severely affect quality of life for many.

Previo...

You Probably Won't Get COVID From Handling Cash: Study

You Probably Won't Get COVID From Handling Cash: Study

Go ahead, put your credit card away: Handling cash and coins isn't likely to give you COVID-19.

European researchers treated various coins and paper money with different concentrations of SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID. A stainless steel surface was used as a control.

"Under realistic conditions, infection with SARS-CoV-2 fr...

Gun Sales in Homes With Teens Rose During Pandemic

Gun Sales in Homes With Teens Rose During Pandemic

U.S. gun sales increased early in the COVID-19 pandemic, and many of those firearms ended up in homes with teens, researchers say.

"This finding is concerning because we know that the single biggest risk factor for adolescent firearm injuries is access to an unsecured firearm," said study co-author Dr. Patrick Carter. He is co-director of...

WHO Slams COVID-19 Booster Shots in Wealthy Nations

WHO Slams COVID-19 Booster Shots in Wealthy Nations

Wealthy nations shouldn't be giving COVID-19 vaccine booster shots to their citizens while poor nations struggle to get first doses of vaccines, the World Health Organization (WHO) said Wednesday.

The U.N. health organization called for a moratorium on booster shots until at least the end of September, even for the elderly, health care wor...

Time to Rethink Suicide Warnings on Labels for Anti-Seizure Meds?

Time to Rethink Suicide Warnings on Labels for Anti-Seizure Meds?

WEDNESDAY, Aug. 4, 2021 (HealthDay News) -- Since 2008, anti-seizure drugs have carried a warning that they may increase users' suicide risk. But a new analysis finds no evidence of such a risk with newer medications.

Researchers found that five medications approved since 2008 showed no link to suicide risk among patient...

  • Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter
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  • August 4, 2021
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Wuhan Tests All Residents as Delta Variant Rages Where Pandemic Began

Wuhan Tests All Residents as Delta Variant Rages Where Pandemic Began

All 11 million residents of the city of Wuhan will be tested for COVID-19 after three locally transmitted cases were reported in the city on Monday, Chinese officials said Tuesday.

The coronavirus that causes COVID-19 was first detected in Wuhan in 2019.

"To ensure that everyone in the city is safe, city-wide nucleic acid testing wil...

AHA News: She Couldn't Put Up Her Arms on a Roller Coaster. A Stroke Followed.

AHA News: She Couldn't Put Up Her Arms on a Roller Coaster. A Stroke Followed.

Like many roller coaster lovers, Brooke O'Connell and her son Declan always threw their hands up in the air during descents.

"Mom, put your hands up!" he shouted while the two shared a ride on a corkscrew coaster at an amusement park in Orlando.

But Brooke couldn't raise her arms. She figured the centrifugal force kept them down.

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  • August 4, 2021
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Full Approval of Pfizer COVID Vaccine Could Come in September

Full Approval of Pfizer COVID Vaccine Could Come in September

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is speeding up its timetable for full approval of the Pfizer coronavirus vaccine, hoping to complete the process by early September.

President Joe Biden said last week that he expected a fully approved vaccine in early fall, but the FDA's unofficial deadline is Labor Day or sooner, according to multipl...

  • Ernie Mundell and Robin Foster HealthDay Reporters
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  • August 4, 2021
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Biden Offers COVID Vaccines to Migrants in Custody Along Mexican Border

Biden Offers COVID Vaccines to Migrants in Custody Along Mexican Border

COVID-19 vaccines will be offered to migrants in U.S. custody at the Mexican border, federal government officials said Tuesday.

The Department of Homeland Security will provide the single-dose Johnson & Johnson vaccine to migrants soon after they cross into the United States, two agency officials with knowledge of the plan told the Was...

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  • August 4, 2021
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Regeneron Drug Approved to Help Prevent Severe COVID in Vulnerable After Exposure

Regeneron Drug Approved to Help Prevent Severe COVID in Vulnerable After Exposure

A preventive monoclonal antibody injection for people at high risk for developing severe COVID-19 after exposure to the coronavirus has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

The first dose of Regeneron's cocktail must be injected within 96 hours of exposure to the coronavirus, the FDA said in a statement.

It contain...

How the Delta Variant Is Changing the U.S. Forecast for COVID-19

How the Delta Variant Is Changing the U.S. Forecast for COVID-19

COVID-19 vaccines are helping protect the unvaccinated as the new Delta strain surges across the United States, but experts say its high infectiousness could mean even more people need to take the jab to achieve true herd immunity.

Tracking data shows COVID cases aren't spiking as much in places with high vaccination rates as they are in p...

  • Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter
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  • August 4, 2021
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Changing Diets Mean More Americans Are Anemic Now

Changing Diets Mean More Americans Are Anemic Now

WEDNESDAY, Aug. 4, 2021 (HealthDay News) -- Growing numbers of Americans aren't getting enough iron in their diets most likely due to changes in farming practices and a shift away from red meat, researchers report.

The upshot: Rates of iron-deficiency anemia are on the rise.

"Iron deficiency remains a major pu...

  • Denise Mann HealthDay Reporter
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  • August 4, 2021
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Women Can Dance Themselves to Better Health After Menopause

Women Can Dance Themselves to Better Health After Menopause

WEDNESDAY, Aug. 4, 2021 (HealthDay News) -- Better health and self-image might just be a samba or some funky moves away.

That's true for postmenopausal women who, a new study says, can dance their way to better physical and emotional health.

"In addition to the positive effects on physical, metabolic a...

  • Cara Murez HealthDay Reporter
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  • August 4, 2021
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Is It COVID? Early Signs May Differ by Age, Gender

Is It COVID? Early Signs May Differ by Age, Gender

Exactly what symptoms of early COVID-19 infection you suffer may depend on both your age and gender, a new study finds.

"As part of our study, we have been able to identify that the profile of symptoms due to COVID-19 differs from one group to another. This suggests that the criteria to encourage people to get tested should be personalized...

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