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FDA Panel Votes to Approve Pfizer’s Vaccine for Children
10/26/2021
The benefits of Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine for children ages 5 to 11 outweigh its risks, according to an independent panel of vaccine experts that advises the FDA.
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Targeted High-Dose Radiation Helps Fight Advanced Lung Cancer
10/26/2021
A preliminary study suggests high-dose radiation therapy may stall tumor growth in patients with advanced lung cancer who are not fully responding to drug therapies.
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Stress, Depression During Pregnancy Can Harm Child
10/26/2021
The developing fetus is sensitive to the mother's condition during pregnancy, warn researchers, who report changes to the placenta are tied to Mom's mental health.
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Number of Teens Who Vape Marijuana Doubled in 7 Years
10/26/2021
New research reveals about 1 in 8 North American teenagers have vaped pot within the last year, and nearly 1 in 10 within the past month.
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Trader Joe's Salami Snacks Tied to 20 Salmonella Cases in 8 States
10/26/2021
CDC: Citterio Premium Italian-Style Salame Sticks, sold primarily at Trader Joe's, have been linked to a salmonella outbreak with 20 reported cases in eight states.
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The Theranos Trial: What You Should Know
10/25/2021
Federal prosecutors have charged Elizabeth Holmes and Ramesh “Sunny” Balwani, Theranos’s president and chief operating officer, with nine counts of wire fraud and two counts of conspiracy to commit wire fraud.
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Moving Past Theranos: What Is Possible With Blood Analysis?
10/25/2021
While the company failed to deliver on its promise to revolutionize the industry, some testing has been slowly moving away from labs and into clinics.
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The Little-Known Heart Attack Killing Young Women
10/25/2021
Some young women have experienced spontaneous coronary artery dissection, or SCAD, a potentially deadly tear that forms in a blood vessel in the heart.
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Fuel Cells in Brain Can Also Release Damaging Toxins
10/25/2021
The brain cells that nourish neurons also release toxins that can destroy the very cells they feed, leading to neurodegenerative diseases.
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Why Are Cases of Pancreatic Cancer Rising in Young Women?
10/25/2021
If the current trend continues, researchers say pancreatic cancer among women aged 15 to 34 could grow to 400% of that experienced by men of the same ages by 2040.
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CDC Director Encourages Halloween Trick-or-Treating
10/25/2021
Families can celebrate Halloween this year amid the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, Rochelle Walensky, MD, director of the CDC, said Sunday.
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The No. 1 Cause of Halloween Injuries: Carving the Pumpkin
10/25/2021
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission says pumpkin carving is the leading cause of injuries associated with Halloween.
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COVID Pandemic May Have Driven a Flu Strain Into Extinction
10/25/2021
One of the four flu strains -- B/Yamagata -- included in annual flu shots appears to have fallen off the radar.
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Pfizer Vaccine for Kids 90% effective in Preventing COVID-19
10/22/2021
As of the first week of October, 16 participants in the placebo group had gotten a symptomatic, lab-confirmed COVID-19 infection compared with just three who caught COVID in the vaccinated group.
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E-cigarettes No Guarantee Against Relapse for Smokers
10/22/2021
This is the first study to look at whether cigarette smokers can switch to electronic cigarettes without relapsing to smoking within one year.
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Air and Noise Pollution Linked to Increased Heart Failure
10/22/2021
New observational data suggests that exposure to air pollution and road traffic noise is associated with an increased risk for new heart failure.
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COVID Vaccine vs. Flu Vaccine: What to Know
10/22/2021
The COVID and flu vaccines are important, and both are quite effective at preventing serious illness or death. But that’s where much of their similarities end. Here’s the science behind both.
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Are Grit and Resilience Real? And How Do You Get Them?
10/22/2021
Besides a history of handling tough times, optimism and confidence are other traits associated with resilience.
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CDC OKs COVID Boosters for Nearly All Adults, Mixing Vaccines
10/21/2021
CDC Director Rochelle Walneksy, MD, said more guidance on mixing of vaccines would be coming soon.
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People Hospitalized After Taking Animal Drug Ivermectin for COVID
10/21/2021
People using the medicine -- typically for horses and cattle -- prompted a spike in calls to poison control centers across the country.
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Laser-Based Alcohol Level Tester Fine-Tuned to Detect Diseases
10/21/2021
A device designed to detect disease from exhaled breath takes devices beyond alcohol measurement.
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Even With Mild COVID, Obesity May Mean Worse Symptoms
10/20/2021
Teens and adults who were overweight or obese had more symptoms, including cough and shortness of breath, than those of normal weight.
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Kidney Grown in Pig Successfully Transplanted Into Man
10/20/2021
If the technique proves generally successful it could revolutionize organ transplant, greatly expanding the pool of available organs.
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Broken Heart Syndrome: On the Rise, Especially in Women 50-74
10/20/2021
New research suggests that broken heart syndrome, while still not common, is not as rare as once thought. And it's on the rise, especially among middle-age and older women.
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White House Announces Vaccination Plans for Younger Children
10/20/2021
States were allowed to begin pre-ordering the shots this week. They can’t be delivered into kids’ arms, however, until both the FDA and CDC sign off. The shots could be available in early November.
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