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25 Jan

More Kids Suffering Eye Injuries From Hand Sanitizers

And a significant number are undergoing surgery for severe eye lesions, researchers say

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19 Oct
FDA Eases Access to Cheaper Over-the-Counter Hearing Aids

FDA Eases Access to Cheaper Over-the-Counter Hearing Aids

Affordable over-the-counter hearing aids could soon bring relief to millions of Americans suffering from hearing loss, under a landmark proposal announced Tuesday by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

The proposal would create a category of hearing aids that could be...

18 Oct
State Spending on Poverty Really Pays Off for Kids: Study

State Spending on Poverty Really Pays Off for Kids: Study

MONDAY, Oct. 18, 2021 (HealthDay News) -- When states spend money on programs that reduce poverty, fewer children are abused and neglected, fewer end up in foster care and fewer die, a new study reveals.

Researchers found that for every additional $1,0...

18 Oct
Legionnaires' Disease Outbreak Hits Long Island, N.Y.

Legionnaires' Disease Outbreak Hits Long Island, N.Y.

Health officials say they are trying to track down the source of 10 reported cases of Legionnaires' disease within a one-mile radius in a Long Island, N.Y., neighborhood.

The patients range in age from 35 to 96. As of Saturday, one had died, two remained hospitalized and...

18 Oct
Mix n' Match COVID Vaccine Strategy Works Well: Study

Mix n' Match COVID Vaccine Strategy Works Well: Study

Mixing and matching different types of COVID-19 vaccines is highly effective, new research shows.

The study found that protection against infection was stronger in people who received a first dose of the AstraZeneca vaccine and a second dose of an mRNA vaccine than in th...

16 Oct
Be Your Teen's Best Partner as They Learn to Drive

Be Your Teen's Best Partner as They Learn to Drive

Parents of teen drivers can play a crucial role in making their children safe drivers, the Governors Highway Safety Association says.

Millions of U.S. teens are learning to drive at an especially challenging time as risky and dangerous driving has increased during the CO...

15 Oct
FDA Panel Recommends Approval of Johnson & Johnson Booster Shot

FDA Panel Recommends Approval of Johnson & Johnson Booster Shot

In a unanimous vote, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration's vaccine advisory panel on Friday recommended that the agency grant emergency use of booster shots of Johnson & Johnson's coronavirus vaccine.

The FDA is expected to make a decision within days that will help gu...

15 Oct
Vaccinated Foreign Travelers Can Enter United States Beginning Nov. 8

Vaccinated Foreign Travelers Can Enter United States Beginning Nov. 8

All international travelers who are fully vaccinated against the coronavirus will be able to enter the United States beginning Nov. 8, an official at the White House told The New York Times.

The announcement came on the heels of news on Wednesday that ...

15 Oct
Another Study Finds Pfizer, Moderna Shots Effective Against COVID Variants

Another Study Finds Pfizer, Moderna Shots Effective Against COVID Variants

The Moderna and Pfizer COVID vaccines protect against a number of coronavirus variants, including highly contagious Delta, another study confirms.

The findings come as breakthrough infections in vaccinated people raise questions about the vaccines' ability to protect aga...

15 Oct
Heart Defibs in Schools Are Saving Staff Lives: Study

Heart Defibs in Schools Are Saving Staff Lives: Study

Adult staff in schools are more likely than students to suffer sudden cardiac arrest, but automated external defibrillators (AEDs) are often used and improve the chances of survival, a new study finds.

AEDs are portable devices that deliver an electric shock to try and ...

14 Oct
Is a Really Bad Flu Season on the Way?

Is a Really Bad Flu Season on the Way?

It could be a bad flu season this year — and for a couple of years to come — in places in the United States where COVID-19 restrictions like social distancing and masking have been lifted, researchers warn.

These sorts of measures caused flu cases to decline by more ...

14 Oct
More Than Half of COVID-19 Survivors Will Get 'Long COVID'

More Than Half of COVID-19 Survivors Will Get 'Long COVID'

Long-term symptoms of coronavirus infection, known as 'long COVID,' affects more than half of COVID-19 survivors, and health care systems should be prepared to treat them, researchers say.

So far, 236 million people worldwide have been diagnosed with COVID-19, and many ...

14 Oct
Kids Can Carry High, Infectious Levels of COVID Coronavirus

Kids Can Carry High, Infectious Levels of COVID Coronavirus

THURSDAY, Oct. 14, 2021 (HealthDay News) – From newborns to new adults, young people who get COVID-19 can carry high levels of the virus and spread it to others even if they show no symptoms.

That's the takeaway from a study of 110 people between 2 weeks and 21 years o...

13 Oct
'Extreme Heat' Days Have Tripled Since 1980s, and More Are Coming

'Extreme Heat' Days Have Tripled Since 1980s, and More Are Coming

WEDNESDAY, Oct. 13, 2021 (HealthDay News) -- Urban dwellers around the globe are sweating through three times as many "extreme heat" days as their counterparts did in the 1980s, a new study suggests.

The study is the latest to chart humans' growing exp...

13 Oct
Helmets Can Saves Lives in ATV, Dirt Bike Crashes

Helmets Can Saves Lives in ATV, Dirt Bike Crashes

New research provides further proof that helmets are essential for young users of all-terrain vehicles (ATVs) and dirt bikes.

Wearing a helmet significantly reduces their risk of moderate or severe head injuries in crashes, and also lowers their risk of death, the study ...

12 Oct
Expert Panel Backs Off Recommendation for Aspirin to Prevent Heart Trouble

Expert Panel Backs Off Recommendation for Aspirin to Prevent Heart Trouble

Most people shouldn't bother taking daily low-dose aspirin to reduce their risk of a first heart attack or stroke, the nation's leading panel of preventive medicine experts announced Tuesday.

The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) issued a draft recommendation ...

12 Oct
Risk of COVID from Grocery Store Surfaces Very Low: Study

Risk of COVID from Grocery Store Surfaces Very Low: Study

Your chances of getting COVID-19 from surfaces at the grocery store are minimal, a Canadian study reassures.

Researchers at the University of Guelph in Ontario collected 957 samples at four grocery stories over a month. None tested positive for SARS-CoV-2, the virus...

07 Oct
Western Wildfires Are Making Easterners Sick: U.S. Study

Western Wildfires Are Making Easterners Sick: U.S. Study

You might think that wildfires in the western United States would only affect folks in places like Colorado, California or Oregon.

But a new study estimates that three-quarters...

07 Oct
1 in 7 Cancer Patients Worldwide Missed a Surgery Due to Pandemic

1 in 7 Cancer Patients Worldwide Missed a Surgery Due to Pandemic

In yet another illustration of how the pandemic wreaked havoc on medical care, a new report shows that 15% of adult cancer patients worldwide didn't get potentially lifesaving surgery due to COVID-19 lockdowns.

"Our research reveals the collateral impact of lockdowns on ...

06 Oct
COVID Hospitalizations Are Rising Among Unvaccinated Pregnant Women

COVID Hospitalizations Are Rising Among Unvaccinated Pregnant Women

Since the rise of the Delta variant, one Texas hospital has seen a surge in severe COVID-19 among pregnant women — nearly all unvaccinated.

Researchers at the Dallas hospital found that in late August and early September, 10% to 15% of pregnant patients who tested posi...

06 Oct
Tree Rings Show Hurricanes Becoming Wetter, Longer, More Dangerous

Tree Rings Show Hurricanes Becoming Wetter, Longer, More Dangerous

The rings of stately pines on the coasts of North and South Carolina offer telling long-term evidence of climate change and a chilling forecast for the future.

The upshot: The last 300 years have gotten wetter and wetter, making hurricanes ever more dangerous.

"Our...

05 Oct
Big Rise in Injuries From E-Scooters, Hoverboards

Big Rise in Injuries From E-Scooters, Hoverboards

Hoverboards, electric scooters and electric bikes are the transportation of choice for a growing number of Americans, but they're taking many straight to the emergency room.

Injuries associated with these so-called "micromobility products" skyrocketed 70% between 2017 an...

05 Oct
Pfizer Vaccine 90% Effective Against Severe COVID-19 for at Least 6 Months: Study

Pfizer Vaccine 90% Effective Against Severe COVID-19 for at Least 6 Months: Study

Full vaccination with the two-dose Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine has been 90% effective in protecting against hospitalization for at least six months, a new study shows.

That includes the time during which the highly contagious Delta variant has been circulating in the U...

05 Oct
Medical Mistrust Fuels Vaccine Hesitancy Among Hispanics

Medical Mistrust Fuels Vaccine Hesitancy Among Hispanics

Misinformation and medical mistrust are major drivers of vaccine hesitancy among U.S. Hispanics, new research shows.

The researchers also found that protecting other family members is an important factor in convincing Hispanics to get vaccinated.

The small study in...

05 Oct
Minorities Bore the Brunt of U.S. COVID Deaths: Study

Minorities Bore the Brunt of U.S. COVID Deaths: Study

The ongoing coronavirus pandemic has hit minority groups in the United States hard, with significantly more deaths among Black and Hispanic Americans compared with white and Asian Americans, a new study finds.

According to the report, these disparities highlight the need...

04 Oct
Powerful New Antivirals for COVID Are Coming

Powerful New Antivirals for COVID Are Coming

People newly infected with COVID-19 might soon have access to what essentially is Tamiflu for the novel coronavirus, a breakthrough that experts say would drastically alter the course of the ongoing pandemic.

At least three contenders are vying to become the first antivi...

03 Oct
Flu Shot Even More Important During Pandemic: Expert

Flu Shot Even More Important During Pandemic: Expert

Although the focus is on the COVID-19 vaccine, don't forget to also get your flu shot — it's important, an expert says.

"In the United States, it is recommended that everyone over the age of 6 months be vaccinated against the flu, and there are many vaccines available ...

01 Oct
Over Half of Police Killings Aren't Reported, Blacks Most Likely Victims

Over Half of Police Killings Aren't Reported, Blacks Most Likely Victims

While high-profile cases like the 2020 killing of George Floyd have cast a harsh spotlight on police violence in the United States, researchers say deaths attributable to it have been underreported for at least 40 years.

That's the key finding in a new study published S...

30 Sep
Americans Divided on Biden's Vaccine Mandate, Poll Finds

Americans Divided on Biden's Vaccine Mandate, Poll Finds

Americans are of two minds about President Joe Biden's vaccine mandate, with political party affiliation playing a pivotal role in their opinions, a new poll finds.

Most Democrats are for it and most Republicans are against it, the survey from the Associated Press

30 Sep
CDC Pushes Hard on Vaccination for Pregnant Women in New Advisory

CDC Pushes Hard on Vaccination for Pregnant Women in New Advisory

The country's leading health agency on Wednesday implored all Americans who are pregnant, breastfeeding or planning to become pregnant to get a coronavirus vaccine.

COVID-19 poses a serious risk to women who are expecting, since they are vulnerable because of pregnancy's...

30 Sep
SmartWatches Detect Viral Infection Before Symptoms Surface in Study

SmartWatches Detect Viral Infection Before Symptoms Surface in Study

Someday, your smartwatch might be able to tell you if you're coming down with a virus and how sick you'll be — even before symptoms start.

In a small study, researchers showed that a wearable device, like a Fitbit or Apple Watch, could detect which patients had the H1N...

30 Sep
AI Model Predicts Which Animal Viruses Are Likely to Jump to Humans

AI Model Predicts Which Animal Viruses Are Likely to Jump to Humans

Artificial intelligence (AI) might be able to spot the next virus to jump from animals to humans, Scottish researchers report.

Identifying diseases before they become a threat to humans is challenging, because only a few of the nearly 2 million animal viruses can infect ...

29 Sep
Black Parents Most Hesitant About COVID Vaccines for Kids: Poll

Black Parents Most Hesitant About COVID Vaccines for Kids: Poll

In a survey of parents in metro Chicago, nearly half of Black parents (48%) said they were reluctant to have their kids vaccinated against COVID-19, researchers say.

That's significantly higher than the 33% of Hispanic parents and 26% of white parents who expressed vacci...

29 Sep
DEA Warns of Fentanyl in Counterfeit Opioid Pills

DEA Warns of Fentanyl in Counterfeit Opioid Pills

People buying pills that look like prescription opioid painkillers or stimulants who are not buying them from a licensed pharmacy may be buying a lethal drug, the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration warned this week.

This was the first public safety alert the DEA has i...

29 Sep
Side Effects of Pfizer Booster Shots Similar to First Two Doses

Side Effects of Pfizer Booster Shots Similar to First Two Doses

As millions of Americans sign up to get their Pfizer booster shot, a new government report delivers reassuring news about its expected side effects.

The study, published by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Tuesday, evaluated the experiences of indiv...

28 Sep
Air Pollution Linked to 6 Million Premature Births in 1 Year

Air Pollution Linked to 6 Million Premature Births in 1 Year

Air pollution impacts the youngest humans, with new research linking dirty air to almost 6 million premature births and almost 3 million underweight babies worldwide in 2019.

More than 90% of the world's population lives with polluted outdoor air, a new study points out...

28 Sep
Pfizer Sends First Data to FDA on COVID Vaccines for Younger Kids

Pfizer Sends First Data to FDA on COVID Vaccines for Younger Kids

Pfizer Inc. announced Tuesday that it has submitted initial data to federal regulators on the efficacy of its COVID-19 vaccine among younger children.

The company is also expected to submit the same data on kids aged 5 to 11 to the European Medicines Agency and other reg...

28 Sep
U.S. Appeals Panel Backs New York City's Vaccine Mandate for School Staff

U.S. Appeals Panel Backs New York City's Vaccine Mandate for School Staff

All of New York City's teachers and school staff will still need to get a coronavirus vaccine following an unexpected ruling from a federal appeals panel on Monday that upheld the school system's vaccine mandate.

While Mayor Bill de Blasio recently ordered the city's sc...

27 Sep
Murders Surged in U.S. in 2020

Murders Surged in U.S. in 2020

A record increase was seen in the number of murders in the United States in 2020, in the biggest one-year jump reported since federal officials began tracking homicides in 1960.

Figures showed 4,901 more murders committed in 2020 than in 2019. A total of roughly 21,500 p...

27 Sep
Delay in Graphic Warning Labels on Cigarettes Cost Lives: Study

Delay in Graphic Warning Labels on Cigarettes Cost Lives: Study

A specimen cup full of bloody urine.

Decaying feet that sport blackened, rotting toes -- some already amputated.

A pale boy with dark circles under his eyes, drawing breath through an oxygen mask.

Around 179,000 deaths in the United States might have been pre...

27 Sep
You Think You Had COVID Before: Are You Really Immune Now?

You Think You Had COVID Before: Are You Really Immune Now?

It seems like common sense for people who've had COVID-19 to think they now have natural immunity, and therefore don't have to bother getting vaccinated.

Common sense, yes, but also incorrect, infectious disease doctors say.

Your case of COVID — especially if it ...

27 Sep
Pfizer to Ask FDA Soon for Approval of Its COVID Vaccine for Younger Children

Pfizer to Ask FDA Soon for Approval of Its COVID Vaccine for Younger Children

Pfizer plans to request approval for use of its COVID-19 vaccine in children under 12 soon.

"It is a question of days, not weeks," Pfizer chairman and CEO Albert Bourla told ABC News on Sunday when asked about when the company will submit vaccine data on childre...

27 Sep
Mask Mandates in Schools Curb Infections, CDC Studies Show

Mask Mandates in Schools Curb Infections, CDC Studies Show

Wearing masks in schools appears to sharply curtail the spread of COVID-19, despite the dominance of the highly contagious Delta variant, two new U.S. studies show.

Published by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the reports found there were fewer outbr...

27 Sep
Smoke From Nuclear War Would Trigger Massive Climate Change, Endangering Health

Smoke From Nuclear War Would Trigger Massive Climate Change, Endangering Health

Nuclear war would trigger worldwide climate change and take a dire toll on food production and human health, according to scientists who studied different scenarios using a modern climate model.

"Although we suspected that ozone would be destroyed after nuclear war and t...

24 Sep
Saline Spray Could Slow COVID's Spread in the Lungs: Study

Saline Spray Could Slow COVID's Spread in the Lungs: Study

A saltwater solution may help stop the SARS-CoV-2 virus in its tracks, Brazilian researchers report.

However, although saline may keep the virus from replicating, it does not offer full protection against infection or a cure for COVID-19.

"It's not a single soluti...

24 Sep
Could a Japanese Plant Turn Cold Cuts Into Healthy Fare?

Could a Japanese Plant Turn Cold Cuts Into Healthy Fare?

There's good news for health-conscious sausage and bacon lovers.

A new study suggests the Japanese knotweed plant could be used to make healthier cured meats.

According to researchers, this fast-growing plant that invades gardens and buildings contains a chemical t...

24 Sep
DNA Sensor Can Spot When COVID Is Contagious

DNA Sensor Can Spot When COVID Is Contagious

A new DNA sensor can detect viruses and tell if they are infectious or not in minutes, a new study finds.

The sensor was developed by using DNA technology, and does not require the need to pretreat test samples. Researchers demonstrated this technique with the human ade...

23 Sep
Diabetes Drug Might Help Women With Preeclampsia Prolong Their Pregnancy

Diabetes Drug Might Help Women With Preeclampsia Prolong Their Pregnancy

Metformin, a commonly prescribed diabetes drug, may help stave off preterm birth among women who develop pregnancy-related high blood pressure.

Preeclampsia is marked by a sudden spike in blood pressure, protein in urine, or other problems during pregnancy. Preterm preec...

23 Sep
FDA Approves Pfizer Booster Shots for Seniors, High-Risk Americans

FDA Approves Pfizer Booster Shots for Seniors, High-Risk Americans

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Wednesday approved Pfizer booster shots for people over 65 and for those at high risk of severe COVID-19.

Under the emergency use authorization, the booster shots should be given at least six months after a person is fully vaccina...

22 Sep
CDC Expert Panel to Weigh In on Vaccine Boosters

CDC Expert Panel to Weigh In on Vaccine Boosters

An advisory panel to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention will meet on Wednesday to discuss which Americans, if any, should get Pfizer booster shots to rev up their immunity to COVID-19.

Their recommendation will follow a decision by a U.S. Food and Drug A...

21 Sep
Common Form of Liver Cancer on the Rise in Rural America

Common Form of Liver Cancer on the Rise in Rural America

Liver cancer is on the rise in rural America, but on a downswing in cities, new research shows.

Hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) is the most common type of liver cancer and the fastest-growing cause of cancer deaths in the United States. It's rising at an annual rate of ne...

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