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Why Are Cancer Rates Higher in Men Than Women?

Researchers say biological rather than behavioral differences may explain why men face a greater risk of most types of cancer.

40% of Women Report Heavier Menstrual Bleeding After COVID Vaccine, New Study Finds

Menstruating and post-menopausal women experienced heavier, unexpected bleeding after COVID vaccination, researchers say.

Why Do Men Have Shorter Lifespans Than Women?

Researchers say the loss of Y chromosomes in older men may accelerate age-related diseases and cause heart scarring.

What’s the Best Time for Pregnant Women to Get COVID Vaccines?

Researchers compare maternal and fetal antibody responses to different COVID-19 vaccines.

Big Jump in HPV Vaccination Among Teens, Study Finds

More than 75% of kids 13-17 years old now have at least one dose of the HPV vaccine, researchers say.

‘Live’ Flu Vaccine Appears Safe for Kids with Asthma, New Study Finds

Live attenuated flu vaccine is no more likely to cause respiratory problems in kids with asthma than the inactivated version, researchers say.

COVID-19 Vaccination May Temporarily Lengthen Menstrual Cycle, New Study Suggests

COVID-19 vaccination may add about one day to a woman’s menstrual cycle, researchers find.

Does ‘Baby Talk’ Really Help Your Baby Learn to Speak?

Baby talk may be a key component in helping babies form words, researchers say.

60% Of Americans May Delay or Skip Flu Shot, Survey Finds

Despite COVID-19 and warnings that this flu season could be severe, many adults say they may delay or skip the flu shot, according to a new survey

Pregnant Women Who Get COVID Vaccine Pass Antibodies to Newborns

Expectant moms who receive mRNA Covid-19 vaccines pass antibodies to their newborns, researchers find.

HealthDay Now: Where Are COVID Booster Shots Needed Most?

In a HealthDay Now interview, Dr. Amesh Adalja, an infectious disease expert at the Johns Hopkins Center for Health Security, discussed whether a COVID booster shot rollout in the U.S. would improve the outlook of the pandemic.

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19 Aug
Cases of Advanced Cervical Cancer Keep Rising Among U.S. Women

Cases of Advanced Cervical Cancer Keep Rising Among U.S. Women

FRIDAY, Aug. 19, 2022 (HealthDay News) -- New research points to a conundrum with cervical cancer: While rates of early-stage disease have been dropping in the United States eve...

18 Aug
Countries With Universal Health Care Had Better Child Vaccination Rates During Pandemic

Countries With Universal Health Care Had Better Child Vaccination Rates During Pandemic

Countries that are closer to achieving universal health coverage saw smaller declines in routine childhood vaccinations during the pandemic, a new study reveals.

The World Health Organization describes

17 Aug
Half of People Infected With Omicron May Not Have Known It: Study

Half of People Infected With Omicron May Not Have Known It: Study

WEDNESDAY, Aug. 17, 2022 (HealthDay News) -- Are you one of those folks who thinks they have somehow miraculously managed to avoid COVID-19 infection more than two years into the pandemic?

You might be mistaken, claims new research that discovered most...

17 Aug
Biden Administration May Stop Buying COVID Vaccines, Treatments by Fall

Biden Administration May Stop Buying COVID Vaccines, Treatments by Fall

The Biden Administration plans to stop buying COVID tests, vaccines and treatments as early as the fall, White House COVID-19 Response Coordinator Dr. As...

15 Aug
How Worried Should You Be About New Reports on Polio?

How Worried Should You Be About New Reports on Polio?

Poliovirus detected in New York City wastewater last week put public health officials on high alert, as it indicates the potentially paralyzing virus is circulating widely in the area.

But infectious disease experts say there's no need for families of fully vaccinated ch...

15 Aug
U.K. Is First Country to Approve Moderna's Omicron-Targeted COVID Vaccine

U.K. Is First Country to Approve Moderna's Omicron-Targeted COVID Vaccine

A COVID-19 booster that's targeted to the Omicron variant will be available soon — and it's already been approved ...

15 Aug
COVID Vaccine Safe for Pregnant Women: Study

COVID Vaccine Safe for Pregnant Women: Study

The most popular COVID-19 vaccines are safe to use in pregnancy, a large, new Canadian study has concluded.

About 4% of pregnant women given an

10 Aug
Most Older, Vaccinated Americans Say They'll Get Updated Booster in Fall: Poll

Most Older, Vaccinated Americans Say They'll Get Updated Booster in Fall: Poll

Most older U.S. adults are prepared to roll up their sleeves to get an updated COVID-19 booster shot once one becomes available, a new poll shows.

About 3 in 5 (61%) people over 50 who have gotten at least one dose of COVID vaccine say they would get an updated booster t...

10 Aug
FDA Stretches Monkeypox Vaccine Supply by Authorizing Smaller Doses

FDA Stretches Monkeypox Vaccine Supply by Authorizing Smaller Doses

WEDNESDAY, Aug. 10, 2022 (HealthDay) -- As at-risk Americans stand in long lines across the country, trying to get the Jynneos monkeypox vaccine, U.S. officials on Tuesday announced they will modif...

08 Aug
Biden Tests Negative for COVID Again, Leaves Isolation

Biden Tests Negative for COVID Again, Leaves Isolation

After experiencing a case of COVID rebound late last month, President Joe Biden tested negative Saturday and Sunday and left the White House for his home state of Delaware.

"He will safety return to public engagement and presidential travel," Biden's doctor, Kevin O'Conn...

05 Aug
When Treating Cervical Lesions, Adding HPV Vaccine Could Further Curb Cancer Risk

When Treating Cervical Lesions, Adding HPV Vaccine Could Further Curb Cancer Risk

FRIDAY, Aug. 5, 2022 (HealthDay News) -- Most sexually active people will contract the human papillomavirus (HPV) during their lifetimes, and about 90% will clear it from their bodies....

04 Aug
Australia's Current Flu Season Is Tough: Will America's Be the Same?

Australia's Current Flu Season Is Tough: Will America's Be the Same?

As the worst flu season in five years winds down in Australia, U.S. health officials are bracing for similar severity this coming fall.

Why? The flu season in Southern Hemisphere countries like Australia can...

04 Aug
Monoclonal Antibody Might Help Prevent Malaria

Monoclonal Antibody Might Help Prevent Malaria

THURSDAY, Aug. 4, 2022 (HealthDay News) -- Researchers are reporting early but encouraging findings on a potential new way to prevent malaria — an old foe that still ran...

03 Aug
COVID Rebound Not Limited to Those Who Took Paxlovid

COVID Rebound Not Limited to Those Who Took Paxlovid

COVID rebound, which struck both President Joe Biden and White House Chief Medical Advisor Dr. Anthony Fauci recently, doesn't just happen in those who take Paxlovid, ...

01 Aug
In COVID 'Rebound,' Biden Tests Positive for 2nd Day in a Row

In COVID 'Rebound,' Biden Tests Positive for 2nd Day in a Row

President Joe Biden is back in isolation and has tested positive for COVID-19 for the second day in a row, as he experiences what is known as rebound after taking Paxlovid to tr...

29 Jul
Reformulated Booster Shots Ready by September, White House Says

Reformulated Booster Shots Ready by September, White House Says

FRIDAY, July 29, 2022 (HealthDay News) – Americans could be getting updated COVID booster shots t...

28 Jul
US to Send Out 800,000 Doses of Monkeypox Vaccine

US to Send Out 800,000 Doses of Monkeypox Vaccine

THURSDAY, July 28, 2022 (HealthDay News) – Amid public concerns about a slow government response to monkeypox, U.S. health regulators on Wednesday signed off on the distribution of another 800,000 doses of vaccine to stem the outbreak.

The additional shots of the

27 Jul
Texas Court Case Could Threaten Americans' Health Care Nationwide

Texas Court Case Could Threaten Americans' Health Care Nationwide

A federal lawsuit out of Texas could end access to free lifesaving preventive health care services for nearly 168 million people in the United States with private insurance, a new report suggests.

27 Jul
Biden Tests Negative for COVID, Ends Isolation Period

Biden Tests Negative for COVID, Ends Isolation Period

After contracting COVID-19 last week, President Joe Biden has tested negative for the virus and ended his isolation period.

In a tweet posted Wednesday mornin...

27 Jul
'On Edge': Anxious Americans Line Up for Scarce Monkeypox Vaccines

'On Edge': Anxious Americans Line Up for Scarce Monkeypox Vaccines

With 19,000 cases now reported in 75 countries, the World Health Organization

26 Jul
Less Than Half of Parents Plan to Get COVID Vaccine for Youngest Kids

Less Than Half of Parents Plan to Get COVID Vaccine for Youngest Kids

Parents have had to wait a long time to have access to a COVID-19 vaccine for their kids under the age of 5, but a new survey shows many still won’t ge...

26 Jul
Biden Administration May Declare Monkeypox a Public Health Emergency

Biden Administration May Declare Monkeypox a Public Health Emergency

As monkeypox continues to spread, with nearly 3,500 cases now reported in the United States, the Biden administration is weighing whether to declare the outbreak a public health emer...

25 Jul
Is the War Against COVID Variants Won in the Nose?

Is the War Against COVID Variants Won in the Nose?

MONDAY, July 25, 2022 (HealthDay News) -- The best booster for COVID vaccinations might not be yet another shot, but a nasal spray, an early study hints.

Since early on in the pandemic, some researchers have speculated that the most effective way to fi...

25 Jul
COVID Reinfections Are Now Common. Will Getting a Booster Even Help?

COVID Reinfections Are Now Common. Will Getting a Booster Even Help?

Everyone in the United States knows someone -- often multiple someones -- who have been reinfected with COVID-19.

Despite vaccines, boosters and natural immunity, the highly infectious Omicron<...

25 Jul
WHO Declares Monkeypox a Global Health Emergency

WHO Declares Monkeypox a Global Health Emergency

Monkeypox, which has now spread to 75 countries and sickened at least 16,000 people, has been declared a global health emergency by the World Health Organization (WHO).

The decl...

22 Jul
First U.S. Polio Case in Nearly a Decade Reported in New York

First U.S. Polio Case in Nearly a Decade Reported in New York

New York health officials said Thursday that the first U.S. case of polio in nearly a decade has been confirmed in a young unvaccinated adult in Rockland County.

"Based on what we know about ...

21 Jul
Biden Tests Positive for COVID

Biden Tests Positive for COVID

President Joe Biden has tested positive for COVID-19, the White House announced Thursday.

"This morning, President Biden tested positive for COVID-19. He is fully vaccinated and twice boosted and experiencing very mild symptoms," White House Press Secretary Karine Jean-P...

20 Jul
CDC Backs COVID Vaccine From Novavax

CDC Backs COVID Vaccine From Novavax

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Tuesday gave its blessing for the emergency use of Novavax's COVID-19 vaccine, the fourth coronavirus shot to be approved in the United States.

CDC Director Dr. Rochelle Walensky signed off on the recommendation from...

18 Jul
Changes in Menstrual Cycle Can Come After COVID Shot

Changes in Menstrual Cycle Can Come After COVID Shot

Many have experienced side effects after getting a COVID vaccine -- tiredness, fever, headache and soreness are the most common. But a new study confirms that people who have periods may experience lesser known issues -- heavier periods or breakthrough bleeding.

Research...

15 Jul
As Monkeypox Cases Spike, U.S. Orders More Vaccine, Boosts Testing

As Monkeypox Cases Spike, U.S. Orders More Vaccine, Boosts Testing

With monkeypox cases continuing to climb in the United States, federal health officials said Friday they have ordered another 2.5 million doses of monkeypox vaccine and boosted national testing capacity to respond to the outbreak.

The news comes not a moment too soon, as...

15 Jul
25 Million Kids Missed Routine Vaccinations Worldwide in 2021

25 Million Kids Missed Routine Vaccinations Worldwide in 2021

Roughly 25 million children around the world missed critical vaccinations during 2021, as the pandemic continued to disrupt routine medical care, a new report from the World Health Organization and U...

14 Jul
Demand for Monkeypox Vaccine Overwhelms U.S. Cities

Demand for Monkeypox Vaccine Overwhelms U.S. Cities

As monkeypox cases continue to climb worldwide, demands for vaccines to combat the virus are crashing the vaccine appointment system in New York City.

The city of over 8 million people has been running out of supplies almost as soon as they arrive, the Associated Pr...

14 Jul
FDA Approves Emergency Use of Novavax COVID Vaccine

FDA Approves Emergency Use of Novavax COVID Vaccine

Unvaccinated Americans should soon have a fourth COVID vaccine option.

On Wednesday, Novavax's offering was the latest to receive

13 Jul
COVID Boosters Can Help People With Lupus

COVID Boosters Can Help People With Lupus

People with lupus benefit from a COVID-19 booster shot after full vaccination, with a new study showing they are half as likely to experience a COVID infection afterward.

"Our study r...

12 Jul
Biden Administration May Back Second Booster Shots for All Adults

Biden Administration May Back Second Booster Shots for All Adults

The White House is weighing whether to offer a second COVID booster shot to American adults under 50.

The new push comes in response to the latest, highly contagious

11 Jul
For Blood Cancer Patients, COVID Boosters Can Bring Some Immunity

For Blood Cancer Patients, COVID Boosters Can Bring Some Immunity

In a promising development, new research has discovered that most adults with blood cancers develop at least some immunity to COVID-19 after getting booster shots.

"Our findings bui...

08 Jul
WHO Says Global Monkeypox Cases Have Jumped 77% in One Week

WHO Says Global Monkeypox Cases Have Jumped 77% in One Week

More than 6,000 monkeypox cases in 59 countries have surfaced since the outbreak began in May, the World Health Organization confirmed Thursday.

The United Nation's health agency

06 Jul
Vaccinations Cut U.S. COVID Deaths by 58%: Study

Vaccinations Cut U.S. COVID Deaths by 58%: Study

The U.S. COVID-19 vaccination program slashed the coronavirus' expected death rate by as much as 58%, saving hundreds of thousands of lives during the first two waves of the pandemic, a new study says.

Computer models estimate that vaccines prevented 235,000 COVID deaths...

06 Jul
Age Big Factor in COVID Vaccine Views

Age Big Factor in COVID Vaccine Views

Your age may play a huge role in whether you'll decide to get a COVID vaccine, new research finds.

Though vaccine hesitancy due to personal politics has drawn a lot of media attention, a University of Georgia

05 Jul
COVID Vaccine Saves Lives Regardless of Body Weight

COVID Vaccine Saves Lives Regardless of Body Weight

COVID vaccination is highly protective against severe disease in people of all body weights, new British research finds.

The study of over 9 million adults found that those who'd received two doses of a COVID-19 vaccine were strongly protected against hospitalization or ...

01 Jul
NYC First to Offer Paxlovid at COVID Testing Sites

NYC First to Offer Paxlovid at COVID Testing Sites

New York City's Mayor Eric Adams announced Thursday that the city has launched the first-of-their-kin...

01 Jul
Politics Big Factor in Folks' Decision to Get Boosters

Politics Big Factor in Folks' Decision to Get Boosters

Who you voted for at the ballot box may have the most influence over whether you've gotten a COVID-19 booster shot.

Researchers studying

30 Jun
FDA Tells Vaccine Makers to Update Boosters to Target Omicron Subvariants

FDA Tells Vaccine Makers to Update Boosters to Target Omicron Subvariants

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced Thursday that it has asked vaccine makers to update their COVID-19 booster shots to target the Omicron subvariants known as BA.4 and BA.5.

The two highly contagious subvariants now

30 Jun
Fauci Has 'Rebound' COVID After Paxlovid, But Says Drug Kept Him Out of the Hospital

Fauci Has 'Rebound' COVID After Paxlovid, But Says Drug Kept Him Out of the Hospital

After being infected with COVID-19 earlier this month, Dr. Anthony Fauci experienced a rebound after taking the antiviral pill

30 Jun
U.S. Orders 105 Million More Pfizer Shots for Fall Booster Campaign

U.S. Orders 105 Million More Pfizer Shots for Fall Booster Campaign

Anticipating a surge in booster shots this fall, the U.S. government said Wednesday that it is buying an added 105 million more doses of Pfizer's COVID-19 vaccine.

The $3.2...

30 Jun
What's the Best Timing for COVID Shots in Pregnancy?

What's the Best Timing for COVID Shots in Pregnancy?

Getting a COVID-19 vaccine during pregnancy can help protect both mother and baby.

But does it matter which vaccine or at what stage of pregnancy a woman rece...

29 Jun
Could Getting Your Flu Shot Help Prevent Alzheimer's?

Could Getting Your Flu Shot Help Prevent Alzheimer's?

A yearly flu shot may do more than protect you from a nasty bout of influenza: New research suggests it may help guard against Alzheimer's disease as well.

People who were vaccinated at least once ...

28 Jun
FDA Panel Supports Rollout of Tweaked Booster Shots From Moderna, Pfizer This Fall

FDA Panel Supports Rollout of Tweaked Booster Shots From Moderna, Pfizer This Fall

A U.S. Food and Drug Administration advisory panel recommended on Tuesday that updated COVID-19 booster shots be used this fall to protect against Omicron and its highly contagious subvariants.

Because the virus mutates so quickly, the FDA may approve the new vaccine for...

27 Jun
FDA Panel to Weigh Improved Booster Shots From Moderna, Pfizer

FDA Panel to Weigh Improved Booster Shots From Moderna, Pfizer

A U.S. Food and Drug Administration advisory panel will vote on Tue...

27 Jun
Pfizer Has Two Updated Booster Shots to Help Fight Omicron

Pfizer Has Two Updated Booster Shots to Help Fight Omicron

Pfizer Inc. announced Saturday that it has two possible candidates that beat back Omicron infection more effectively than its original vaccine.

The news follows Moderna'...

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