In a recent study published in the New England Journal of Medicine, researchers evaluated the effectiveness of the BNT162b2 vaccine against the new severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) variant of concern (VOC) Omicron in five to 11-year-old children. Only a few studies have evaluated the effectiveness of the messenger ribonucleic acid (mRNA)-based SARS-CoV-2
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In a recent study published in the BMJ, researchers investigated the factors that might influence the long-distance (more than two meters) airborne transmission of severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS‐CoV‐2) in real-world indoor settings, e.g., workplaces and residential apartments. Over a short-range, i.e., under two meters, SARS-CoV-2 transmits via respiratory droplets and aerosols. However,
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[embedded content] In this video, Mikhail Varshavski, DO — who goes by “Dr. Mike” on social media — reacts to dangerous stunt videos. Following is a partial transcript of the video (note that errors are possible): Varshavski: Sometimes incredible videos on TikTok go well. Oh, he did it! And sometimes they go horribly wrong. Someone
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LONDON — Weight loss, lipid reductions, and “robust improvements” in lipid species associated with nonalcoholic fatty liver disease were achieved in patients who were treated with pemvidutide in a first-in-human, phase 1 clinical trial reported at the annual International Liver Congress, sponsored by the European Association for the Study of the Liver. The presenting study investigator, Stephen A. Harrison,
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Research has found that the fourth dose of Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine for people aged 60 and above was effective in countering the virus and preventing severe illness.  For the study published in JAMA Internal Medicine, the team examined the medical records of 24,088 elderly patients staying at geriatric facilities who received the fourth dose and
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There hasn’t been enough research on how much protection a fourth dose can offer, medical professionals told CNBC. Justin Sullivan | Getty Images The Food and Drug Administration on Thursday said vaccine manufacturers should update their Covid-19 booster shots to target the most recent omicron subvariants that are gaining ground in the U.S. Dr. Peter
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What they both wanted for their lives, what their boundaries were with contraception and what they would do if faced with an unintended pregnancy were all things the 21-year-old started talking about early and continues discussing with her partner. For many couples, those conversations are taking on a bigger importance, given the US Supreme Court
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Welcome to our newest blog series, “Five Questions With…”  In this series, we will highlight the unsung heroes that make healthcare work. From guest services to the phlebotomist, the pet therapy volunteer, and the environmental services workers.  These individuals enhance our experiences when we are getting care and highlight human connection and support. Thank you for all
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New research from UC Santa Cruz shows incremental improvements in the representation of autistic adults in film, television, books, media coverage, and advocacy organization websites. The study, published in the journal Autism in Adulthood, follows up on a 2011 paper, “Infantilizing Autism,” in Disability Studies Quarterly, which had found that popular portrayals of autism were
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A research team at Kyoto University has revealed characteristic behaviors of erythropoietin (Epo)-producing cells. Epo is a hormone produced by the kidney that stimulates red blood cell production. The discovery provides further insight into the mechanism of renal anemia, a common complication of chronic kidney disease—low red blood cell count—which is caused by renal insufficient
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A new study has revealed that many children who are not eligible for free school meals are going hungry The University of York and the Bradford Institute for Health Research are calling for the free school meals (FSM) eligibility criteria to be widened, following research that shows that 20% of children who do not meet
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Note that some links may require registration or subscription. Pfizer says the U.S. government is buying more doses of its COVID-19 vaccine in a $3.2 billion deal that would potentially include orders of an adult Omicron-adapted vaccine, pending FDA authorization. BioNTech and Pfizer plan to start testing their universal coronavirus vaccine later this year. (Reuters)
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Neuropathy was associated with masticatory (chewing) dysfunction independent of missing teeth or diabetes severity in a small study in Japan. “We demonstrated that patients with type 2 diabetes who developed diabetic neuropathy had significantly reduced masticatory efficiency,” Yuta Hamamoto, DDS, PhD, and colleagues report in a study published online in PLoS One. The decreased chewing
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A new study published in Alzheimer’s & Dementia shows a possible association between diabetes, stroke, and heart disease with dementia.1 The study, conducted by researchers at Karolinska Institutet in Sweden, followed 2,577 seniors over a 12-year period. According to their results, those who had at least 2 cardiometabolic diseases were more likely to develop dementia.1
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The United States on Wednesday announced an agreement with Pfizer and BioNTech for 105 million doses of Covid vaccine for Americans this fall. The $3.2 billion contract, signed between the companies and the US health and defense departments, includes vaccines for babies, young children, teens and adults, and may include Omicron-specific vaccines, which a panel
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Sleep duration is now considered an essential component for ideal heart and brain health. Life’s Essential 8™ cardiovascular health score replaces Life’s Simple 7™, according to a new Presidential Advisory, Life’s Essential 8-;Updating and Enhancing the American Heart Association’s Construct on Cardiovascular Health, published today in Circulation, the Association’s flagship, peer-reviewed journal. Other updates to
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Outsourcing NHS services to the private sector is associated with reduced quality of patient care and increased rates of deaths from treatable causes, according to an analysis published in The Lancet Public Health journal. Findings from the study suggest increased privatization of health services in England between 2013 and 2020 was linked to higher rates
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Internet searches on abortion medication spiked to “record national highs” following the leak of the draft Supreme Court ruling on Roe v. Wade, researchers reported. In the 72 hours following the leaked draft on May 2, searches related to abortion medications were 162% (95% CI 149-175) higher than expected, with approximately 350,000 searches for abortion
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HIV care suffered setbacks during the first year of the COVID-19 pandemic, and Black patients may have been disproportionately affected, according to an analysis by tech company Komodo Health. The company analyzed insurance claims and reported drops in HIV screening, new diagnoses, and new preexposure prophylaxis (PrEP) prescriptions, as well as changes in PrEP adherence.
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