Covid-19: ‘Immunisation moving us to a better place everyday’

Prof Adam Finn has said that despite uncertainties around Covid variants, continued immunisation “is moving us to a better and better place everyday”. A member of the Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI), Prof Finn said he understood why people needed dates to hold on to but “this is a process”. His comments came after it was announced that …

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How Headphones, Earbuds Can Slowly Harm Your Hearing Over Time

Share on PinterestIt’s not just about the volume. The length of time you spend each day listening to devices through your headphones or earbuds can also contribute to hearing loss later in life. Kilito Chan/Getty Images Headphones and earbuds can impact hearing loss in children and young adults as they age. Children, teenagers, and young adults listen to many hours …

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More Than a Snore? Recognize the Signs of Sleep Apnea

MONDAY, June 14, 2021 Does your bed partner claim that you snore? If so, don’t just tune him or her out. It may mean you have obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). Untreated sleep apnea — which causes repeated breathing interruptions during sleep — can lead to serious health problems, so the American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM) wants you to consider: …

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Obesity Increases ‘Long-Haul’ COVID Risks

By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter If you’re obese, you’re far more likely to have long-lasting health issues if you get COVID-19 and survive, a new study warns. You are more likely than patients who aren’t obese to be hospitalized. You’re more likely wind up in the intensive care unit, need to be put on a ventilator and suffer from long-haul …

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CDC Changes Mask Rules for Fully-Vaccinated People Using Public Transportation

MONDAY, June 14, 2021 (HealthDay News) — Masks are no longer necessary in outdoor waiting areas or open-air seating for fully vaccinated people who use public transportation, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says. That agency said the new policy applies to “airplanes, trains, subways, buses, taxis, ride-shares, maritime transportation, trolleys and cable cars,” CNN reported. “While those …

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Common, and Easy to Treat

SUNDAY, June 13, 2021 (HealthDay News) Many aging Americans can have their vision dimmed by cataracts, but the good news is that they’re easily treated, one expert says. By age 80, half of Americans either have cataracts or have had surgery to remove them, according to Dr. Waid Blackstone, an ophthalmologist at University of Alabama at Birmingham Callahan Eye Hospital …

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Babies Produce Strong Immune Response to Ward Off COVID-19: Study

MONDAY, June 14, 2021 (HealthDay News) British researchers report that babies have a strong immune response to the virus that causes COVID-19, based on a new, small study. For the research, the investigators assessed the immune systems of four infants under 3 months of age who had recovered from COVID, and compared them with adults who also had recovered from …

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US News Releases Best Children’s Hospitals List, With Changes

For the eighth consecutive year, Boston Children’s Hospital has captured the no. 1 spot in the national honor roll of U.S. News & World Report’s Best Children’s Hospitals. Released today, the 2021–2022 rankings, which acknowledge 50 US centers for delivering exceptional care in several specialties, also give the Massachusetts hospital the top spot in 4 of 10 pediatric specialties assessed: …

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Chrstian Eriksen: What can cause a cardiac arrest?

Mr Eriksen is not the only footballer to have suffered a cardiac arrest. In 2012, another footballer, Fabrice Muamba, collapsed on the pitch and his heart stopped for 78 minutes. Marc-Vivien Foe died while playing for Cameroon aged 28, and former England defender Ugo Ehiogu, who was a Spurs coach, died in 2017, aged 44. Source link : https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-57469627 Author …

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Different COVID-19 Vaccination Rates Among States

Share on PinterestSummer travel has raised concerns among some experts about COVID-19 surges. Marko Klaric/EyeEm/Getty Images U.S. COVID-19 vaccination rates vary drastically between states. Some experts are concerned that the lower vaccination regions could produce surges or variants that could spread to other parts of the country. However, other experts believe that enough people are getting vaccinated on a weekly …

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‘Excited Delirium’ Not a Legitimate Medical Diagnosis

Current evidence does not support use of “excited delirium” or “excited delirium syndrome” as a medical diagnosis, the American Medical Association (AMA) said today, and the term should not be used unless clear diagnostic criteria are validated. The term is disproportionately applied to people of color, “for whom inappropriate and excessive pharmacotherapy continues to be the norm instead of behavioral …

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COVID-19 Vaccines Cannot Affect Your Fertility

Share on PinterestChildren over 12 are now eligible for COVID-19 vaccines. David Ryder/Getty Images Misinformation about the COVID-19 vaccines have made some people fearful the shots could affect their fertility, despite no evidence this is possible. One survey conducted in the United Kingdom found that about a quarter of young women didn’t want to get the vaccine due to concerns …

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Dengue Infections Can Be Sharply Reduced With Wolbachia Bacteria

A modestly titled new study released in the New England Journal of Medicine belies the extraordinary 77% protective efficacy reported for preventing dengue infections with Wolbachia-infected Aedes aegypti mosquitoes. A cluster-randomized clinical trial, the AWED (“Applying Wolbachia to Eliminate Dengue”) study was conducted in Yogyakarta, Indonesia and led by professors Adi Utarini, MD, PhD, of Gadjah Mada University and Cameron Simmons, PhD, …

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Several Factors Contribute to GI Bleeding Mortality Risk

Patients who developed upper gastrointestinal (GI) bleeding during a hospital stay experienced worse adverse outcomes than those admitted for upper GI bleeding alone, French researchers found in a prospective study. Currently hospitalized patients (dubbed “inpatients”) with upper GI bleeding showed a significantly higher mortality rate at 6 weeks than patients hospitalized for GI bleeding alone (dubbed “outpatients”), at 21.7% versus …

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Testing Third Doses of COVID Vaccine in Transplant Patients

Last month, we reported in JAMA and here in MedPage Today that almost half of transplant patients show no antibodies after a full two-dose mRNA SARS-CoV-2 vaccine series. We’ve also recently published that the antibody response is no better, and possibly even worse, with the single-dose Johnson & Johnson adenovirus vaccine. Combined with reports of breakthrough COVID-19 infections in fully …

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Zanubrutinib Tops Ibrutinib in Relapsed or Refractory CLL

Treatment with the second-generation Bruton tyrosine kinase (BTK) inhibitor led to better oncologic outcomes compared with ibrutinib (Imbruvica) for patients with relapsed/refractory chronic lymphocytic leukemia or small lymphocytic lymphoma (CLL/SLL), according to an interim analysis of the phase III ALPINE study. Over a median follow-up of 15 months, the overall response rate — the primary endpoint of the study — …

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Sleep Disorders Tied to Dementia in Patients With TBI

Patients with traumatic brain injury (TBI) who also had a sleep disorder had an increased risk of developing dementia, a longitudinal analysis showed. Over more than 4 years, TBI patients with a diagnosed sleep disorder were 25% more likely to develop dementia than TBI patients without a sleep disorder (HR 1.25, 95% CI 1.15-1.36), reported Tatyana Mollayeva, MD, PhD, of …

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Can Too Much Work Increase Your Risk of Death? What to Know

A new report found that working over 55 hours is associated with an increased risk of death. But experts say that a certain number of hours worked doesn’t always mean someone is overworked. Instead, they say to look for signs that work is exhausting you and affecting your health. If you’re in a job that is negatively impacting your health, …

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