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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.

Checklist to prepare older children and teens for vaccination against COVID-19

Getting Your Kids Ready for the COVID-19 Vaccine.

HPV Vaccination Leading To Significant Decrease In Cervical Cancer, Especially In Young Women, New Study Finds

While US cervical cancer rates continue to drop, the incidence of other HPV-related cancers remain on the rise, researchers say.

HealthDay Now: J&J vaccine update

HealthDay Now's Mabel Jong in conversation with Lynn Bahta, who serves on the CDC's Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices and also works as the clinical expert for vaccines at the Minnesota Department of Health.

Personalized Cancer Vaccines Showing Promise Against Multiple Tumor Types, New Study Finds

Researchers say administering therapeutic cancer vaccines earlier in treatment may be more effective

COVID-19 Side Effect May Mimic Breast Cancer Symptom

A growing number of patients are reporting swollen lymph glands under their vaccine arm

COVID Vaccine: What's Sleep Got to do With it?

Getting regular, high-quality sleep may help optimize your body's response to the COVID-19 vaccine, according to the American Academy of Sleep Medicine.

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19 Jan
COVID Restrictions Eased in England

COVID Restrictions Eased in England

Numerous COVID restrictions will be dropped in England because government experts believe the Omicron variant "has now peaked nationally," British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said Wednesday.

As of Jan. 27, COVID-19 passes will no longer be needed to enter large-scale ev...

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,"...

18 Jan
Which Kids Are Most Vulnerable to Severe COVID-19?

Which Kids Are Most Vulnerable to Severe COVID-19?

TUESDAY, Jan. 18, 2022 (HealthDay News) -- As a record number of American kids are being hospitalized with COVID-19, a new study helps clarify which ones are at the highest risk for serious complications.

The study tracked over 3,200 children and teena...

18 Jan
Vaccine 'Nocebo': If You Expect Side Effects, They May Come

Vaccine 'Nocebo': If You Expect Side Effects, They May Come

Before getting their first dose of a COVID vaccine, many Americans were nervous about how they would react to the shot, but new research shows that fears of side effects may actually make side effects more likely.

To investigate this so-called "nocebo" effect in people r...

18 Jan
COVID-19 Treatments: What You Need to Know

COVID-19 Treatments: What You Need to Know

Two years into the pandemic, coronavirus treatments like monoclonal antibodies and antiviral pills have been approved to treat COVID-19, but it's hard to keep track of which ones still work, experts say.

For example, the monoclonal

17 Jan
COVID Fatigue: Are You Among the 'Vaxxed & Done'?

COVID Fatigue: Are You Among the 'Vaxxed & Done'?

You've gotten vaccinated. You've gotten boosted. You wear your mask, maintain social distancing, wash your hands — you do everything you've been asked to do to protect yourself and others.

And you are completely fed up.

If that description sounds like you, you mi...

17 Jan
COVAX Program Has Now Sent 1 Billion COVID Vaccines to Poorer Nations

COVAX Program Has Now Sent 1 Billion COVID Vaccines to Poorer Nations

The latest shipment of 1.1 million COVID-19 vaccines to Rwanda this weekend signaled a noteworthy achievement: The COVAX program, a United Nations-backed program providing poorer countries with va...

17 Jan
COVID Cases Surge Again in U.S. Nursing Homes

COVID Cases Surge Again in U.S. Nursing Homes

Residents of nursing homes have been a particularly at-risk group throughout the pandemic, and the advent of the fast-spreading Omicron variant has them facing another wave of infections and deaths, new data shows.

During

17 Jan
CDC Study Shows Power of Flu Vaccine for Kids

CDC Study Shows Power of Flu Vaccine for Kids

Flu vaccines protect children against serious illness, even when the vaccine doesn't match the circulating flu virus, according to a new study that reinforces the importance of flu shots.

Flu viruses are constantly changing, and the effectiveness of flu vaccines can be ...

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...

14 Jan
Supreme Court Blocks Biden's Vaccine Mandate for Large Employers

Supreme Court Blocks Biden's Vaccine Mandate for Large Employers

The Biden administration can't enforce a vaccine-or-testing mandate for large employers, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled Thursday.

The 6-3 decision was driven by the conservative major...

14 Jan
Worried About Omicron? Expert Offers Tips on Going Out Safely

Worried About Omicron? Expert Offers Tips on Going Out Safely

As the Omicron variant rages across the United States, an expert outlines how to reduce your risk of getting infected with COVID-19.

Be cautious when it comes to social activities and consider the amount of risk you're willing to accept in order to get together with othe...

14 Jan
1 in 10 People With COVID Still Infectious After 10 Days: Study

1 in 10 People With COVID Still Infectious After 10 Days: Study

One in 10 people with COVID-19 could still be infectious beyond 10 days, and some could remain so for as long as two months, a new study suggests.

U.K. researchers reported that a new test can detect whether the

12 Jan
Nearly 600,000 U.S. Kids Had COVID Last Week

Nearly 600,000 U.S. Kids Had COVID Last Week

In a sign that the highly contagious Omicron variant is sparing no one, a new report shows that new COVID-19 cases among U.S. children spiked to a high of more than 580,000 for the week ending Jan. 6, a 78% increase from the week before.

"Since many children remain unva...

11 Jan
Pfizer Says Omicron-Specific Vaccine Ready by March

Pfizer Says Omicron-Specific Vaccine Ready by March

Pfizer Inc. said Tuesday that a COVID-19 vaccine that specifically targets the Omicron variant will be ready by March.

The company has already started making the new version of the vaccine, Pfizer CEO Albert Bourla told CNBC's "Squawk Box," CBS News rep...

10 Jan
Even Symptom-Free, People With Omicron Much More Likely to Spread COVID: Studies

Even Symptom-Free, People With Omicron Much More Likely to Spread COVID: Studies

Researchers say they've uncovered a clue to why the Omicron variant spreads COVID-19 so much more rapidly than its predecessors.

People who are infected but have no symptoms are still far more likely to infect others than they would have been with earlier variants, the d...

10 Jan
Exposure to Common Cold Might Help Shield Against COVID

Exposure to Common Cold Might Help Shield Against COVID

Vaccination is still the best way to protect someone from COVID-19, but new research suggests that immune system activation of T-cells by common colds may offer some cross-protection.

The study might also provide a blueprint for a second-generation, universal vaccine th...

10 Jan
New Worry: 'Flurona,' When COVID Meets the Flu

New Worry: 'Flurona,' When COVID Meets the Flu

It's a COVID phenomenon that had, until now, gone relatively unnoticed: You can be infected with COVID-19 and the flu at the same time.

Thanks to the internet, it even has a name -- "flurona." And it will likely happen much more often this particular winter, as the flu s...

08 Jan
You Can Help Prevent Cervical Cancer

You Can Help Prevent Cervical Cancer

Cervical cancer is the only gynecologic cancer that can be prevented, yet there were more than 4,000 deaths in the United States in 2021 and nearly 14,500 new cases, the American Cancer Society says.

The best way to prevent this is to make sure you and your children get ...

07 Jan
Supreme Court Hears Arguments on Biden's Vaccine Mandate for Big Business

Supreme Court Hears Arguments on Biden's Vaccine Mandate for Big Business

The Supreme Court began to hear oral arguments on Friday as it weighs whether the Biden administration can enforce vaccine mandates for large companies.

The justices are also hearing arguments on a separate vaccine mandate for most health care workers.

The court’...

07 Jan
Breakthrough COVID Cases Overwhelmingly Mild for Vaccinated People: Study

Breakthrough COVID Cases Overwhelmingly Mild for Vaccinated People: Study

A review of cases from 465 U.S. hospitals underscores the protection provided by COVID-19 vaccines.

The new review -- by researchers at the U.S. National Institutes of Health -- found that ...

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,

07 Jan
FDA Shortens Time to Booster After Moderna Vaccine to 5 Months

FDA Shortens Time to Booster After Moderna Vaccine to 5 Months

Citing the rapid spread of the Omicron variant and the need for protection against it, U.S. federal health officials are shortening the recommended time between the second dose of the Moderna vaccine and a booster shot from six months down to five.

"The country is in t...

07 Jan
AHA News: Health Coach Was Once an Overworked, Unhealthy New Mom Who Had a Stroke at 32

AHA News: Health Coach Was Once an Overworked, Unhealthy New Mom Who Had a Stroke at 32

Kelly Fucheck woke up one summer Sunday ready to spend a quiet morning at home with her husband, Glen. Their toddler, Tomas, had spent the night at grandma's house.

She picked out a pair of comfy pants, but when she tried to put them on, she swayed to the left. Then Kell...

07 Jan
Moderna CEO Says 4th COVID Dose May Be Needed Next Fall

Moderna CEO Says 4th COVID Dose May Be Needed Next Fall

A fourth COVID shot may be needed for most people by next fall because of what will likely be waning immunity, Moderna CEO Stephane Bancel said Thursday.

While the booster that millions of Americans received this past fall should hold strong through this winter's

07 Jan
More Evidence That State Lotteries Didn't Boost Vaccination Rates

More Evidence That State Lotteries Didn't Boost Vaccination Rates

Although some U.S. states put up big amounts of cash to influence residents to get their COVID-19 vaccinations, it didn’t appear to make much any difference in immunization rates.

Investigators who found that to be true in an

06 Jan
Some At-Home Tests May Miss Omicron in Early Stages of Infection

Some At-Home Tests May Miss Omicron in Early Stages of Infection

The Abbott BinaxNOW and Quidel QuickVue -- two widely used rapid at-home COVID tests -- may sometimes fail to spot evidence of the Omicron variant in the first days after infection, even when people are carrying substantial levels of the virus, preliminary research suggests.

06 Jan
UK Eases COVID Testing Rules for International Visitors

UK Eases COVID Testing Rules for International Visitors

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Wednesday announced that pre-departure tests for people traveling to the United Kingdom will no longer be required because restrictions meant to contain the international spread of the highly contagious

05 Jan
CDC Panel Backs FDA Approval of Boosters for Those Aged 12-15

CDC Panel Backs FDA Approval of Boosters for Those Aged 12-15

An advisory panel to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Wednesday backed the emergency use approval of Pfizer's booster shots for those between the ages of 12 and 17.

The Food and Drug Administration had announced the move on Monday.

In arri...

05 Jan
COVID Vaccine in Pregnancy Won't Raise Odds for Preemie Birth

COVID Vaccine in Pregnancy Won't Raise Odds for Preemie Birth

Getting a COVID-19 vaccine is safe in pregnancy, experts have been saying for months.

Now, a new study adds evidence to support that advice.

"Getting vaccinated against COVID-19 is important for preventing severe illness in pregnant people," said study author Dr....

05 Jan
Biden Urges Calm During Omicron Surge, Doubles Order for New COVID Pill

Biden Urges Calm During Omicron Surge, Doubles Order for New COVID Pill

Be concerned about the rapidly spreading Omicron variant, President Joe Biden urged Americans on Tuesday, but don’t be alarmed.

Biden delivered that message to reporters prior to a meeting with his COVID-19 response team, saying he was trying to convey both his admin...

05 Jan
Immune System T-Cells Can Fight Off Omicron

Immune System T-Cells Can Fight Off Omicron

While the Omicron variant appears wily enough to evade people's antibodies, researchers report that it should have a much harder time slipping past a person's T-cells.

"Despite being a preliminary study, we believe this is positive news. Even if Omicron, or some other va...

04 Jan
CDC Backs Boosters for High-Risk Kids Aged 5-11, Shorter Time Between Shots

CDC Backs Boosters for High-Risk Kids Aged 5-11, Shorter Time Between Shots

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Tuesday backed the emergency use approval of Pfizer's booster shot for high-risk kids between the ages of 5 and 11, along with shortening the time period between a second dose and a booster shot from six months to five mon...

03 Jan
Israel Will Give 4th COVID Shot to People Over 60, Health Workers

Israel Will Give 4th COVID Shot to People Over 60, Health Workers

Israel will now offer a fourth dose of COVID-19 vaccine to an expanded group of people, as it works to control a wave of the highly contagious Omicron variant.

Israeli P...

03 Jan
FDA Approves Pfizer Booster Shots for Kids Aged 12-15

FDA Approves Pfizer Booster Shots for Kids Aged 12-15

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Monday approved the emergency use of Pfizer's booster shot against COVID-19 for youths aged 12 to 15.

The move comes as the Omicron variant spreads across the country and students return to classrooms following the holiday break.<...

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
J & J's Booster Brings Robust Protection Against Omicron, Study Shows

J & J's Booster Brings Robust Protection Against Omicron, Study Shows

New data out of South Africa finds that a booster dose of Johnson & Johnson's COVID-19 vaccine appears to provide strong protection against severe disease caused by the fast-spreading Omicron variant.

28 Dec
CDC Shrinks COVID Isolation Period to 5 Days for Asymptomatic Infections

CDC Shrinks COVID Isolation Period to 5 Days for Asymptomatic Infections

People who test positive for COVID-19 or who are exposed to the virus but have no symptoms will no longer have to isolate or quarantine for as long a time period, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Monday.

Instead of 10 days, the isolation and quara...

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

24 Dec
Coping With Cancer and COVID During the Holidays

Coping With Cancer and COVID During the Holidays

Tempting as it is to mingle with friends and relatives, anyone with cancer should take extra precautions this holiday season to avoid COVID-19. Their families also need to be cautious to help protect them, experts say.

Yale Cancer Center reminds people who are living wi...

23 Dec
HPV Vaccination Could Rid U.S. of Most Mouth, Throat Cancers in Men

HPV Vaccination Could Rid U.S. of Most Mouth, Throat Cancers in Men

How do you prevent nearly 1 million cases of mouth and throat cancers in American men in this century? Find a way to reach an 80% HPV vaccination rate among adolescents, a new study suggests.

HPV vaccination protects against the

22 Dec
U.S. Army Reports Progress on COVID Vaccine That Fights All Variants

U.S. Army Reports Progress on COVID Vaccine That Fights All Variants

The U.S. Army says it has developed a COVID-19 vaccine it believes could work against any and all coronavirus variants, including Omicron.

Results from early human trials of the Spike Ferritin Nanoparticle (SpFN) COVID vaccine are expected by the end of the month, the Ar...

22 Dec
Trump Tells Followers He Got a Booster Shot. They Booed.

Trump Tells Followers He Got a Booster Shot. They Booed.

After former President Donald Trump said he had gotten a booster shot during an event in Texas this week, boos erupted from parts of the crowd.

The incident occurred Sunday during a stop of Trump's tour with former Fox News host Bill O'Reilly and was re...

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...

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