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23 Sep

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.

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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
Vaping Might Worsen COVID-19 Symptoms

Vaping Might Worsen COVID-19 Symptoms

TUESDAY, Jan. 18, 2022 (HealthDay News) -- If you vape and catch COVID-19, you may feel a whole lot worse than people who come down with the virus but don't use

18 Jan
At-Home COVID Tests Accurate for Ki​ds: Study

At-Home COVID Tests Accurate for Ki​ds: Study

Despite earlier concerns that at-home COVID-19 tests might be less accurate than PCR tests, new research in U.S. children and teens adds to evidence that the rapid tests are highly accurate.

The scientists said the accuracy of the tests — which can be used at home and ...

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
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
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

14 Jan
Masks Cut Distance Coronavirus Travels in Half, Study Finds

Masks Cut Distance Coronavirus Travels in Half, Study Finds

Face masks are touted as a key tool in preventing the spread of COVID-19, and a new study offers more proof that they work.

Florida researchers found face masks cut the distance that airborne pathogens such as the coronavirus can travel by more than half.

The findi...

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...

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...

05 Jan
Why It's a Bad Idea to Try to Get COVID

Why It's a Bad Idea to Try to Get COVID

COVID-19 infection isn’t a game, and you shouldn’t try to get it on purpose -- not even the supposedly "mild" Omicron variant of the virus.

It's a high-risk strategy for yourself, for public health and the economy, medical experts agreed.

“You’d be crazy to...

03 Jan
Once-a-Day HIV Pill Works Well for Kids

Once-a-Day HIV Pill Works Well for Kids

An international trial found that a once-a-day antiretroviral medication for kids with HIV is not only cheap and easy to take, but also better at suppressing HIV than standard treatments.

"Our findings provide strong evidence for the global rollout of dolutegravir for ch...

30 Dec
N95 Masks: A Must-Have With Omicron, But Fakes Abound

N95 Masks: A Must-Have With Omicron, But Fakes Abound

You're watching the Omicron variant race around the world and think it might be time to upgrade your mask to a gold-standard N95 or K-N95 model. A quick search on Google should find you one, right?

Not so fast, experts say.

According to Anne Miller, executive direc...

30 Dec
COVID-19 Spotted in Texas Deer

COVID-19 Spotted in Texas Deer

Researchers have confirmed that some white-tailed deer in Texas have COVID-19.

The scientific community has been alarmed by the prospect of deer becoming new hosts for COVID since July, when the U.S. Department of Agriculture found antibodies in

29 Dec
Omicron Might Help Shield Against Delta, New Research Suggests

Omicron Might Help Shield Against Delta, New Research Suggests

Researchers are still trying to figure out what will happen with both the Delta and Omicron variants of COVID-19 spreading simultaneously.

Now new lab-based data is suggesting that the newer variant,

29 Dec
The New COVID Antiviral Pills: What You Need to Know

The New COVID Antiviral Pills: What You Need to Know

New antiviral pills for COVID-19 recently authorized for emergency use in high-risk people by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration should give doctors an easier means of keeping people out of the hospital.

But the initial hype is giving way to reality, as doctors and pu...

28 Dec
As Omicron Spreads, Child Hospitalizations Climb 30% in Past Week

As Omicron Spreads, Child Hospitalizations Climb 30% in Past Week

Child hospitalizations for COVID-19 jumped 30% this past week as the Omicron variant spread like wildfire throughout the United States.

By Dec. 28, the country had an average of 260 pediatric COVID-19 hospitalizations each day, according to the

28 Dec
How the COVID Virus Sneaks Past Immune Defenses

How the COVID Virus Sneaks Past Immune Defenses

Just how SARS-CoV-2 eludes the human immune system has mystified scientists for close to two years, but now they've uncovered an important clue.

Turns out the virus that causes COVID-19 has some stealth moves that allow it to spread from cell to cell, hiding from the imm...

27 Dec
Science Shows Safest Plane Seating to Cut COVID Spread

Science Shows Safest Plane Seating to Cut COVID Spread

Taking to the skies for a long-awaited holiday?

Choose your seat on the plane wisely and don't overlook familiar steps like keeping your mask on to reduce your odds for getting COVID-19 or another contagious disease, experts suggest.

“Spacing is an obvious chall...

27 Dec
Early Strain of COVID-19 Spread Fast Because First Symptom Was Cough: Study

Early Strain of COVID-19 Spread Fast Because First Symptom Was Cough: Study

The COVID virus strain circulating in the United States during the pandemic's first wave spread so fast because it most often started with a cough, according to a new study.

It's likely that people with that strain -- D614G -- coughed and spread the virus before they wer...

27 Dec
How Long Do Lockdowns Keep People at Home?

How Long Do Lockdowns Keep People at Home?

Lockdowns keep people home for a few weeks, but they lose their luster after a few months, claims a new study that comes as many countries consider a return to lockdowns to slow the renewed spread of

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
Humans Pass Coronavirus to Deer, Creating Reservoir for Variants

Humans Pass Coronavirus to Deer, Creating Reservoir for Variants

In a sign that white-tailed deer are becoming a reservoir for the new coronavirus, researchers report that COVID-19 variants are spreading among the wild animals.

How they became infected and if these variants can infect humans isn't known, experts say.

"Animal res...

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
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...

22 Dec
School COVID Outbreaks Drop When Adults Wear Masks, Study Finds

School COVID Outbreaks Drop When Adults Wear Masks, Study Finds

Of course kids make up the bulk of people at schools, but new evidence shows that requiring masks for adults working at schools greatly reduces the severity of COVID-19 outbreaks.

In the study, the researchers found that children were most often the first identified cas...

21 Dec
FDA Approves First Injection Regimen for HIV Prevention

FDA Approves First Injection Regimen for HIV Prevention

The first injection drug to prevent HIV infection was approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Monday.

“Today’s approval adds an important tool in the effort to end the HIV epidemic by providing the first option to prevent HIV that does not involve taking...

21 Dec
Throat Cancers Tied to HPV Are Rising Among U.S. Men, Women

Throat Cancers Tied to HPV Are Rising Among U.S. Men, Women

You might have heard a lot about the human papillomavirus (HPV) and its role in cervical cancer, but this sexually transmitted virus can also cause another type of cancer.

Rates of oropharyngeal cancer, which occurs in the middle part of the throat, are rising rapidly am...

21 Dec
Could Sharks Help Fight the Coronavirus of the Future?

Could Sharks Help Fight the Coronavirus of the Future?

Far from terrorizing people as they did in "Jaws," sharks may offer humanity hope in fending off future coronavirus outbreaks, new research suggests.

That's because their immune systems have unique antibody-like proteins called VNARs that can prevent the SARS-COV-2 virus...

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...

17 Dec
Masking Up Again? Here's What Protects Best

Masking Up Again? Here's What Protects Best

By this time, roughly 21 months into the pandemic, everyone should have masks and know how to wear them.

Yet, go into a grocery store, a church or a holiday event where masks are required and you're likely to see people wearing masks that are falling off their nose or ha...

17 Dec
In Global Study, Tougher Mask Laws Linked to Fewer COVID Deaths

In Global Study, Tougher Mask Laws Linked to Fewer COVID Deaths

Mask mandates work, according to a large international study that linked the laws with a reduction in COVID-19 deaths.

The study included 44 countries with a combined populati...

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...

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...

14 Dec
Pfizer Says Final Data Shows COVID Pill Stays Strong Against Severe Illness

Pfizer Says Final Data Shows COVID Pill Stays Strong Against Severe Illness

Pfizer Inc. announced Tuesday that a final analysis shows its experimental antiviral pill Paxlovid sharply reduced hospitalizations and deaths among people at high risk for severe illness.

The latest results, which reinforce an earlier analysis released in November, P...

13 Dec
U.S. COVID-19 Death Toll Passes 800,000

U.S. COVID-19 Death Toll Passes 800,000

The COVID-19 death toll in the United States reached 800,000 on Monday, and one expert believes it will likely hit 1 million at some point in 2022.

The 800,156 confirmed deaths in the nearly two years since the first known U.S. victims of the coronavirus were confirmed ...

13 Dec
British Studies Show Vaccines Weaken Against Omicron, But Boosters Help

British Studies Show Vaccines Weaken Against Omicron, But Boosters Help

The ability of two-dose COVID-19 vaccines to protect against symptomatic infection by the Omicron variant falls significantly short, but a booster shot provides considerable protection, according to the

13 Dec
What Does 'Long COVID' Look Like in Kids?

What Does 'Long COVID' Look Like in Kids?

Long COVID can be tough to diagnose in children, but there are a number of things to look for.

“Many children don’t have any symptoms when they have a COVID infection,” said Dr. Sindhu Mohandas, a pediatric infectious disease specialist and attending physician at C...

10 Dec
Antiviral Treatments Should Work Well Against Omicron, Experts Say

Antiviral Treatments Should Work Well Against Omicron, Experts Say

The Omicron variant could prompt a reshuffling of the way doctors treat COVID infections in the United States, and antiviral pills will likely lead the way in that redoubled effort, Harvard experts say.

New antiviral pills developed by Merck and Pfizer are expected to re...

10 Dec
An mRNA Vaccine Against HIV Shows Promise in Animal Trials

An mRNA Vaccine Against HIV Shows Promise in Animal Trials

Cutting-edge mRNA technology brought safe, effective COVID-19 vaccines to a world in crisis -- could it do the same for a much older foe, HIV?

An experimental HIV vaccine that uses the sa...

09 Dec
Stool Samples From the 1980s Hold Clues to Fighting HIV Today

Stool Samples From the 1980s Hold Clues to Fighting HIV Today

What do all the microbes living rent-free in your gut have to do with disease risk? Perhaps a lot.

A groundbreaking analysis of decades-old stool and blood sampl...

09 Dec
Exercise May Be a Buffer Against Pneumonia

Exercise May Be a Buffer Against Pneumonia

Regular physical activity has all sorts of benefits, and now researchers say it may help ward off serious pneumonia.

Until now, it wasn't clear how exercise affected the risk of

08 Dec
COVID Booster Cuts Death Rate by 90%, Israeli Study Finds

COVID Booster Cuts Death Rate by 90%, Israeli Study Finds

Booster doses of Pfizer's coronavirus vaccine set recipients up to effectively withstand the ravages of both the Delta and Omicron variants, a group of new studies suggest.

Boosted folks are 90% less likely to die from a Delta infection than people relying solely on the ...

07 Dec
Monoclonal Antibody Rx for COVID Can Be Safely Given by Injection: Study

Monoclonal Antibody Rx for COVID Can Be Safely Given by Injection: Study

The best available treatment for COVID-19 infection just got a lot easier to administer to more people, potentially saving more lives in the process, a new study claims.

Monoclonal antibodies have been shown to dramatically reduce risk of hospitalization and death if giv...

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