Safeway pharmacist Ashley McGee fills a syringe with the Pfizer COVID-19 booster vaccination at a vaccination booster shot clinic on October 01, 2021 in San Rafael, California. Justin Sullivan | Getty Images Two doses of Pfizer and BioNTech‘s vaccine are highly effective at protecting children 12 to 18 from a severe inflammatory condition associated with
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A recent randomized clinical trial from the United States (US) shows how daily use of Lactobacillus rhamnosus GG (LGG) probiotic may protect against symptom development in instances when it is used as post-exposure prophylaxis within seven days after exposure to severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS‑CoV‑2). Study: Daily Lactobacillus Probiotic versus Placebo in COVID-19-Exposed
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Beth’s passion for wellbeing and natural skincare inspired her to channel her creativity into a new business, and, fortunately, helped her to manage symptoms when she endured inflammatory bowel disease flare-ups I grew up in Sandbanks, Dorset, right by the sea, and have always felt like I was destined to do something creative to help
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There is fear that COVID-19 vaccination could mess up a woman’s menstrual cycle, but a new study is clearing that up with its “reassuring” findings on how the biological preparations tend to affect periods.   Researchers reported Wednesday that they found only a small and temporary change in the menstrual cycle of women who got jabbed
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A recent editorial in the journal Nutrients emphasizes how efficacious non-pharmacological interventions in conjunction with the promotion of healthy lifestyle and dietary patterns may improve overall health status and reduce the risk of infection with the severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2), as well as the potential adverse effects of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19).
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Marijuana use among individuals who are pregnant or postpartum and living with HIV increased from 2007 to 2019, according to a Northwestern Medicine study published in JAMA Network Open. The findings mirror national trends of increased marijuana use following legalization of recreational and medical marijuana in several U.S. states, further underscoring the need for additional
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Research led by Queen’s University Belfast has revealed the diverse ways that amphibians care for their young determine how many eggs they lay. Most amphibians abandon their young when they lay their eggs. Among those amphibians that do care, parental care can be strikingly different. This includes attendance of the young; transportation of young from
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[embedded content] Mikhail Varshavski, DO, who goes by “Doctor Mike” on social media, is a board-certified family medicine physician at the Atlantic Health System’s Overlook Medical Center in Summit, New Jersey. In this video, Varshavski recounts the story of a patient who came to him after being misdiagnosed by other doctors due to fat-bias. Following
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Thyroid hormone levels during pregnancy may predict preschool boys’ emotional and behavioral problems, according to a study published in the Endocrine Society’s Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism. Thyroid hormones are crucial for normal development of a baby’s brain and nervous system. During the first trimester-;the first three months of pregnancy-;a baby depends on its
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Researchers report that in communities where Medicaid is a more common source of insurance, providers of buprenorphine, an effective treatment for opioid use disorder (OUD), are much less likely to discriminate between Medicaid and privately insured prospective patients, but patients with either type of coverage still face many barriers to obtaining an initial appointment for
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Want to have a healthier 2022? Same here!  So, Senior Planet polled our best experts and asked: What’s a smart health move for 2022? They all had solid suggestions. Ditch the Resolutions.  Yes, yes, we know, what’s New Year’s without resolutions….and, a few weeks later, moping about broken resolutions? Forget resolutions, suggests Janet M. Harvey,
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A nurse prepares a syringe with a dose of the Moderna coronavirus disease (COVID-19) vaccine at Enfermera Isabel Zendal hospital in Madrid, Spain, July 23, 2021. Juan Medina | Reuters Moderna CEO Stephane Bancel on Thursday said the efficacy of boosters against Covid-19 will likely decline over time, and people may need a fourth shot
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When coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) first arose, it spread across the world very rapidly, and many countries were forced to enact costly and restrictive measures in order to reduce the transmission rate. These included mandatory face masks, social distancing and even full lockdowns/stay-at-home orders. Most countries were worried that high numbers of cases could overwhelm
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After nearly 10 months, a record-long strike in Massachusetts has come to an end, paving the way for hundreds of nurses to return to Tenet Healthcare’s Saint Vincent Hospital in Worcester. The end of the strike is important in more ways than one. The nurses — members of the Massachusetts Nurses Association (MNA) — were
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