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13 Dec

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

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

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19 Jan
WHO Says Worst of Pandemic Could Ease This Year if Vaccine Inequities Erased

WHO Says Worst of Pandemic Could Ease This Year if Vaccine Inequities Erased

If COVID-19 vaccines and medicines are shared equally worldwide, the pandemic could ease this year, a top World Health Organization official said Tuesday.

However, if wealthier countries don't share their resources with poorer countries, there will continue to be high ra...

19 Jan
No Side Effects From Your COVID Vaccine? Don't Worry, It's Still Working

No Side Effects From Your COVID Vaccine? Don't Worry, It's Still Working

Even if you don't have side effects from your COVID-19 vaccine, it's likely still working to protect you, a reassuring new report shows.

Many people who receive the ...

18 Jan
Too Soon to Tell if Omicron Will End Pandemic: Fauci

Too Soon to Tell if Omicron Will End Pandemic: Fauci

It's too soon to determine whether Omicron's rapid spread will turn a pandemic virus into an endemic disease, America's top infectious disease expert says.

That "would only be the case if we don't get another variant that eludes the immune response to the prior variant,"...

14 Jan
Skipping COVID Vaccine in Pregnancy Brings Big Risks to Mothers, Babies

Skipping COVID Vaccine in Pregnancy Brings Big Risks to Mothers, Babies

Unvaccinated pregnant women are putting themselves and their baby at risk for serious complications of COVID-19, according to new research out of Scotland.

For women who have the virus within 28 days of their delivery date, those complications include preterm births, sti...

07 Jan
COVID Vaccine May Temporarily Add 1 Day to Menstrual Cycle: Study

COVID Vaccine May Temporarily Add 1 Day to Menstrual Cycle: Study

Getting vaccinated against COVID-19 may slightly and temporarily extend the time between a woman's menstrual periods, a new study reports.

On average,

03 Jan
Anytime Is the Right Time for COVID Vaccine in Pregnancy

Anytime Is the Right Time for COVID Vaccine in Pregnancy

The best time during pregnancy to get a COVID-19 vaccine appears to be right now.

A new study found that antibodies to the SARS-CoV-2 ...

30 Dec
Real-World Data Confirms Pfizer Vaccine Safe for Kids Ages 5-11

Real-World Data Confirms Pfizer Vaccine Safe for Kids Ages 5-11

New U.S. data based on nearly 9 million doses of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine delivered to kids ages 5 to 11 shows no major safety issues, according to researchers at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

The vaccine was first

27 Dec
'Breakthrough' COVID Infections Can Still Be Deadly for Cancer Patients

'Breakthrough' COVID Infections Can Still Be Deadly for Cancer Patients

MONDAY, Dec 27, 2021 (HealthDay News)-- When fully vaccinated cancer patients develop a breakthrough case of COVID-19, most will become seriously ill and end up hospitalized, a new study finds.

The conclusion stems from the experience of 54 cancer patients who developed ...

27 Dec
Omicron Cases Pass U.S. Peak Seen With Delta, But With Fewer Hospitalizations

Omicron Cases Pass U.S. Peak Seen With Delta, But With Fewer Hospitalizations

COVID-19 is again surging throughout the United States, with the Omicron variant already outpacing this summer’s Delta variant in the rate of daily cases.

However, numbers of hospitalizations have not yet reached those surging numbers this holiday season, according to...

27 Dec
U.S. to Lift Travel Restrictions for Southern African Countries

U.S. to Lift Travel Restrictions for Southern African Countries

Starting Dec. 31, the United States will lift travel restrictions from eight countries in southern Africa.

The restrictions were first announced in late November in response to concerns about

23 Dec
Three New Studies Suggest Omicron Triggers Milder Illness Than Delta

Three New Studies Suggest Omicron Triggers Milder Illness Than Delta

In some heartening news for the holidays, three new studies that combed through early data on the new Omicron variant suggest it does not cause severe disease as often as the Delta variant does.

On the other hand,

22 Dec
Going Viral: Flu Rebounds as Omicron Variant Surges

Going Viral: Flu Rebounds as Omicron Variant Surges

Flu is making a comeback in the United States this year, with cases rising around the country even as the Omicron variant is surging, infectious disease experts say.

"We already are seeing significant increases in the amount of influenza occurring across the United State...

21 Dec
Biden Outlines Measures to Fight Omicron, Pleads With Americans to Get Vaccinated

Biden Outlines Measures to Fight Omicron, Pleads With Americans to Get Vaccinated

President Joe Biden laid out a comprehensive plan on Tuesday to help Americans navigate a tough winter facing the Omicron variant, but he also made an impassioned plea for every eligible person to get vaccines and boosters.

"For the folks who aren't vaccinated, you may t...

21 Dec
Biden to Fight Omicron With 500 Million Free COVID Tests, Military Aid to Hospitals

Biden to Fight Omicron With 500 Million Free COVID Tests, Military Aid to Hospitals

President Joe Biden plans to announce his latest battle plan for fighting the formidable Omicron variant on Tuesday, with measures to include distributing 500 million free rapid COVID tests to the public, opening new federal testing sites, sending out hundreds of federal vacci...

20 Dec
Moderna Says Its Booster Protects Well Against Omicron

Moderna Says Its Booster Protects Well Against Omicron

Moderna Inc. announced Monday that its COVID-19 vaccine booster shot significantly increased antibodies against the Omicron variant.

“The dramatic increase in COVID-19 cases from the Omicron variant is concerning to all. However, these data showing that the currently a...

20 Dec
Biden to Address Nation Tuesday on Omicron Response, Outlook

Biden to Address Nation Tuesday on Omicron Response, Outlook

MONDAY, Dec. 20, 2021 ( HealthDay News) -- As coronavirus cases start to surge once again across the United States, President Joe Biden will address the nation about the Omicron variant on Tuesday.

"Building off his Winter Plan, the President will announce new steps the ...

17 Dec
Pfizer Vaccine Disappoints in Kids Ages 2 to 5

Pfizer Vaccine Disappoints in Kids Ages 2 to 5

Two doses of a pediatric Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine failed to spur an adequate immune response in children aged 2 to 5, the companies announced Friday.

That's a setback for parents hoping to get their youngest children immunized against the new coronavirus as soon ...

17 Dec
Vaccination Plus Breakthrough Infection Might Give 'Super Immunity' Against New Variants

Vaccination Plus Breakthrough Infection Might Give 'Super Immunity' Against New Variants

Breakthrough infections in people who've been vaccinated against COVID-19 may trigger "super immunity" against coronavirus variants, including Omicron, according to a new study.

"The key is to get vaccinated. You’ve got to have a foundation of protection," said co-auth...

15 Dec
Baby's Immune System Is Tougher Than You Think

Baby's Immune System Is Tougher Than You Think

When it comes to fending off new viruses, baby has Mom and Dad beat.

An infant's immune system is better than an adult's at combating new viruses, researchers say.

Compared to adults, babies get a lot of viral respiratory infections, but babies are dealing with the...

15 Dec
COVID Vaccines Offer Only Some Protection for People Battling Myeloma

COVID Vaccines Offer Only Some Protection for People Battling Myeloma

COVID-19 vaccination provides far less protection to people with multiple myeloma than to survivors of other types of cancer, new research shows.

The findings highlight the need for multiple myeloma patients “to be especially careful -- to take social distancing seriou...

14 Dec
Omicron Resists Pfizer Vaccine But Causes Less Severe Disease: Study

Omicron Resists Pfizer Vaccine But Causes Less Severe Disease: Study

Compared to previous coronavirus variants, Omicron appears to cause less severe illness, but is more resistant to the Pfizer vaccine, researchers at South Africa's largest health insurer report.

The team at Discovery Health analyzed 211,000 positive coronavirus cases dur...

10 Dec
Half of U.S. Parents of Teens Got Their Child Vaccinated, But Uptake Slows

Half of U.S. Parents of Teens Got Their Child Vaccinated, But Uptake Slows

Nearly half of 12- to 17-year-olds in the United States have had at least one COVID-19 vaccine shot, but the initial rush to get teens immunized has stalled, a new survey of parents shows.

Only 1% of parents now plan to get their teen vaccinated as soon as possible; 13% ...

10 Dec
Report Finds World Ill-Prepared for Next Pandemic

Report Finds World Ill-Prepared for Next Pandemic

The world isn't ready to prevent or deal with another pandemic because many nations aren't taking the necessary steps to prepare for what is likely an inevitable future scenario, a new report shows.

The Global Health Security (GHS) index -- an assessment of preparedness ...

10 Dec
Fear Keeps Some Cancer Patients From Getting COVID Vaccine

Fear Keeps Some Cancer Patients From Getting COVID Vaccine

Cancer patients are at risk for serious COVID-19 illness, but some are still afraid to get vaccinated against the virus, new research shows.

Study authors surveyed nearly 200 high-risk cancer patients at the Mays Cancer Center in San Antonio, Texas. Only 56% said they'd ...

09 Dec
Who Gets a Flu Shot? Having a Doctor Is Key

Who Gets a Flu Shot? Having a Doctor Is Key

Public health experts have long recommended getting a seasonal flu shot, but a new study suggests there's hesitancy about that vaccine, too. Physicians and pharmacists can play a key role in flu shot uptake, the research shows.

Only about 44% of people who had a health ...

08 Dec
Pfizer Says Vaccine Booster Should Protect Against Omicron Variant

Pfizer Says Vaccine Booster Should Protect Against Omicron Variant

Pfizer/BioNTech said Wednesday that while two doses of their coronavirus vaccine may not offer good protection against the Omicron variant, adding a booster shot does the trick.

According to a

08 Dec
What Time You Get Your COVID Shot Might Affect Immune Response

What Time You Get Your COVID Shot Might Affect Immune Response

Can the time of day you get your COVID-19 vaccine affect how many antibodies you’ll make?

A new study suggests that it can.

Researchers found higher antibody levels in health care workers who received their vaccines in the afternoon, and they suggest that respo...

07 Dec
Had COVID? Getting Vaccinated Strengthens Your Antibodies to New Variants

Had COVID? Getting Vaccinated Strengthens Your Antibodies to New Variants

Yet another study shows that a combination of vaccination and previous infection may provide better protection against new COVID-19 variants than either one alone.

That's because the antibodies a person develops after either just vaccination or previous infection may not...

06 Dec
Young People Recover Quickly From Rare Heart Side Effect of COVID Vaccine

Young People Recover Quickly From Rare Heart Side Effect of COVID Vaccine

It happens very rarely, but most teens and young adults who do experience heart inflammation (myocarditis) after a COVID-19 shot have mild symptoms and recover quickly,

06 Dec
Were Cancer Patients Neglected in U.S. COVID Vaccine Rollout?

Were Cancer Patients Neglected in U.S. COVID Vaccine Rollout?

In nearly two-thirds of U.S. states, cancer patients weren't put at the front of the line for COVID-19 vaccines in the initial phase of vaccination, a new study finds.

Many cancer patients are especially vulnerable to COVID-19 as the disease or related treatments leaves ...

05 Dec
With Holidays Ahead, COVID Boosters a Must for People With Weak Immune Systems

With Holidays Ahead, COVID Boosters a Must for People With Weak Immune Systems

If you're a patient with a weakened immune system, roll up your sleeves to stay safe over the holidays and winter months.

"Immunocompromised patients absolutely should get a flu shot as well as an additional COVID-19 vaccine dose," said Dr. Marwa Kaisey, a neuroimmunolo...

03 Dec
Study Finds Delta Somewhat Resistant to Vaccines — What About Omicron?

Study Finds Delta Somewhat Resistant to Vaccines — What About Omicron?

Lab studies show that the mutations found in COVID-19's Delta variant make the virus more resistant to existing vaccines, a potentially ominous development as the new Omicron variant starts to wend its way around the world.

Full vaccination with the Pfizer or AstraZeneca...

02 Dec
Is the Mumps Vaccine Becoming Less Effective?

Is the Mumps Vaccine Becoming Less Effective?

Children and teenagers vaccinated against the mumps virus have accounted for one-third of infections in recent years, a new U.S. government study finds.

The reasons are unclear, and experts stressed that routine childhood vaccination remains the best weapon against mumps...

30 Nov
HPV Vaccine Is Reducing Cervical Cancers in Teens, Young Women

HPV Vaccine Is Reducing Cervical Cancers in Teens, Young Women

The first wave of girls to receive the HPV vaccine are much less likely to contract or die from cervical cancer than women just a few years older, a new study reports.

Nearly all cases of cervical cancer are caused by human papillomavirus (HPV), for which a vaccine has b...

30 Nov
Pfizer to Seek FDA Approval of Boosters for Teens Ages 16-17

Pfizer to Seek FDA Approval of Boosters for Teens Ages 16-17

Pfizer Inc. is expected to seek approval this week for emergency use of its booster shots among American teens ages 16-17.

Sources familiar with the matter told The New York Times that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration could give the green light in about a w...

26 Nov
Could a Single Dose of the HPV Vaccine Be Enough?

Could a Single Dose of the HPV Vaccine Be Enough?

Women getting vaccinated against the cancer-causing human papillomavirus (HPV) now need two or three shots, but an African clinical trial suggests a single dose is just as effective.

The finding could speed up the immunization process in developing countries with high le...

25 Nov
COVID Protection Wanes After 2 Doses of Pfizer Vaccine: Study

COVID Protection Wanes After 2 Doses of Pfizer Vaccine: Study

Protection can gradually fade after a second dose of the COVID-19 vaccine by Pfizer-BioNTech, which suggests that a booster shot might be necessary, researchers report.

They analyzed data from more than 80,000 adults in Israel, average age 44, who had no previous eviden...

24 Nov
Some Republicans Calling for 'Natural Immunity' Exception to COVID Vaccines

Some Republicans Calling for 'Natural Immunity' Exception to COVID Vaccines

Republican lawmakers in several states are pushing vaccine mandate exemptions for workers who have so-called natural immunity due to a previous COVID-19 infection.

That's despite evidence that vaccination can reduce the risk of COVID-19 even for those with a history of i...

24 Nov
Boosters: What You Need to Know

Boosters: What You Need to Know

People will probably need regular booster shots for COVID-19 over the next few years to keep their immune systems on guard against a potentially deadly infection, an infectious disease expert says.

COVID mutations and high transmission rates in some parts of the country ...

23 Nov
U.S. COVID Cases, Hospitalizations on the Rise Just Before Thanksgiving

U.S. COVID Cases, Hospitalizations on the Rise Just Before Thanksgiving

Federal health officials are imploring Americans to get vaccinated as coronavirus cases and hospitalizations start to climb just ahead of the holidays.

There's been an 18% increase in the United States' seven-day average of reported coronavirus infections, and a 6% incre...

22 Nov
Booster Shots Prompt Stronger, Longer Protection Than Original Shots: Study

Booster Shots Prompt Stronger, Longer Protection Than Original Shots: Study

COVID-19 booster shots trigger much stronger and longer protection than full vaccination with two doses of the Pfizer or Moderna vaccines, according to a small study.

It also found that the response to a booster is even greater in fully vaccinated people who have had inf...

18 Nov
Nearly 10% of Younger Kids Have Gotten First COVID Vaccine Dose

Nearly 10% of Younger Kids Have Gotten First COVID Vaccine Dose

Almost 1 in 10 eligible U.S. children ages 5-11 have received a first shot of the Pfizer coronavirus vaccine since it was approved for that age group two weeks ago, the White House said Wednesday.

Of the 2.6 million doses put into kids' arms so far, 1.7 million were admi...

18 Nov
Nearly 1 in 3 U.S. Hospital Personnel Still Unvaccinated

Nearly 1 in 3 U.S. Hospital Personnel Still Unvaccinated

Nearly a third of health care staff in U.S. hospitals were not vaccinated against COVID-19 as of mid-September, a new study shows.

Researchers analyzed data on more than 3.3 million health care workers at more than 2,000 hospitals nationwide between Jan. 20 and Sept. 15....

18 Nov
Vaccinated Health Care Workers Shed Less COVID-19 Virus Than Unvaccinated

Vaccinated Health Care Workers Shed Less COVID-19 Virus Than Unvaccinated

Vaccinated health care workers with breakthrough COVID-19 infections shed less virus than those who are unvaccinated and infected, according to University of California, Los Angeles researchers.

"SARS-CoV-2 viral loads are known to be a critical driver of transmission," ...

17 Nov
Trial Begins of Nasal Vaccine for Alzheimer's Disease

Trial Begins of Nasal Vaccine for Alzheimer's Disease

The first human clinical trial of a nasal vaccine to slow the progression of Alzheimer's disease is set to begin after nearly 20 years of research.

This is a "remarkable milestone," according to Dr. Howard Weiner, co-director of the Ann Romney Center for Neurologic Disea...

17 Nov
Most Older Adults Plan to Travel Soon, With Precautions: Poll

Most Older Adults Plan to Travel Soon, With Precautions: Poll

Nearly 1 in 3 older Americans plan an extended trip next year, and 1 in 4 plan to travel for the holidays, but many will take COVID-19 into account, a new survey shows.

If COVID cases surge at their destination, 20% said they would definitely change their plans, and anot...

16 Nov
Cases of Children's Severe COVID-Linked Illness Were Worse in Second Wave

Cases of Children's Severe COVID-Linked Illness Were Worse in Second Wave

A rare inflammatory condition associated with COVID-19 in children was more severe in the second wave of patients than in the first, researchers report.

For the study, investigators examined the cases of 106 patients with multisystem inflammatory syndrome in children (MI...

12 Nov
More Evidence That COVID Vaccines Are Safe for Cancer Patients

More Evidence That COVID Vaccines Are Safe for Cancer Patients

COVID-19 vaccines are safe and effective for most cancer patients, a new study confirms.

Cancer patients have an increased risk of severe illness and death from COVID because their immune systems have been weakened by their disease or treatments.

"We pursued this s...

11 Nov
Wealthier Parents More Likely to Get COVID Vaccines for Young Kids: Poll

Wealthier Parents More Likely to Get COVID Vaccines for Young Kids: Poll

In a finding that suggests a family's income influences parents' views on COVID vaccines for their younger kids, a new survey shows the more money parents make, the likelier they are to get their kids a shot.

The poll of more than 2,000 parents found that 47% of those wi...

10 Nov
Nearly 900,000 U.S. Kids Under 12 Have Gotten Their First COVID Shot

Nearly 900,000 U.S. Kids Under 12 Have Gotten Their First COVID Shot

About 900,000 U.S. children aged 5 to 11 received their initial dose of Pfizer's coronavirus vaccine during the first week of eligibility for that age group, the Biden administration said Wednesday.

Not only that, nearly 700,000 more are scheduled in the coming days, hea...

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