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Jan26Biden Sets New Goal of 1.5 Million COVID Vaccinations a Day

Biden Sets New Goal of 1.5 Million COVID Vaccinations a Day

President Joe Biden upped the country’s daily coronavirus vaccination goal to 1.5 million on Monday, even as more infectious variants surfaced across America. “I think with the grace of God . . . we’ll be able to get that [vaccinations] to 1.5 million a day,” Biden said during a media briefing. Initially, Biden had promised […]

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Jan26Health Highlights: Jan. 26, 2021

Health Highlights: Jan. 26, 2021

Brazilian Coronavirus Variant Found in Minnesota The first known U.S. case of a more infectious Brazilian variant of the coronavirus has been confirmed in a person in Minnesota who recently traveled to Brazil, state health officials said Monday. The patient lives in the Minneapolis-St. Paul area and became ill in the first week of January, […]

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Jan26How Dangerous Is Coronavirus to the Middle-Aged?

How Dangerous Is Coronavirus to the Middle-Aged?

Middle-aged folks’ risk of dying from a COVID-19 infection is higher than they might think, a new study reports. The risk of death from COVID increases with age, but researchers have found that the upward curve grows exponentially steeper with every extra decade. One out of every 800 people entering early middle age at 45 […]

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Jan26Healthy Eating Could Delay Onset of Parkinson’s Disease

Healthy Eating Could Delay Onset of Parkinson’s Disease

While researchers continue to try to find the key that unlocks the cause of Parkinson’s disease, new research suggests that what a person eats could make a difference. Researchers in Canada found a strong correlation between eating either a Mediterranean diet or the MIND diet (which combines elements of the Mediterranean diet and a diet […]

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Jan26Midday Nap Could Leave You Smarter: Study

Midday Nap Could Leave You Smarter: Study

TUESDAY, Jan. 26, 2021 (HealthDay News) – – “You snooze, you lose” may not be true when it comes to your brain: A new study finds that napping in the afternoon may actually boost mental agility. The study couldn’t prove cause and effect, but a midday nap was associated with a rise in “locational awareness,” […]

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Jan26Kids Aren’t Scared by Medical Workers’ PPE, Study Finds

Kids Aren’t Scared by Medical Workers’ PPE, Study Finds

Kids aren’t scared when surgical staff wear personal protective equipment (PPE), and many feel reassured by use of the gear, researchers say. Anxiety is common before, during and after surgery, and can result in complications such as pain and delayed recovery. Concerns have been raised that seeing staffers wearing PPE such as hoods, masks and […]

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Jan26What’s Killing Detainees at U.S. ICE Facilities?

What’s Killing Detainees at U.S. ICE Facilities?

Thirty-five detainees in U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) facilities have died since April 2018, often because of preventable causes, such as COVID-19, flu and suicide, according to a new study. One of them was a Mexican citizen who had first entered the United States two decades ago. He died after a month in custody. […]

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Jan26COVID Vaccine Advised for Alzheimer’s Patients, Their Caregivers

COVID Vaccine Advised for Alzheimer’s Patients, Their Caregivers

All Alzheimer’s disease patients and their family caregivers should be vaccinated against COVID-19, the Alzheimer’s Foundation of America says. “Getting vaccinated is one of the most important steps families affected by Alzheimer’s disease can take to protect themselves and their loved ones,” said Dr. J. Wesson Ashford, chair of the foundation’s medical, scientific and memory […]

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Jan26Male Breast Cancer Patients Face Higher Heart Risks

Male Breast Cancer Patients Face Higher Heart Risks

Heart disease risk factors are common among men with breast cancer, a new, small study finds. Researchers analyzed the medical records of 24 male breast cancer patients, aged 38 to 79. Half had a family history of breast cancer. Nearly 8 in 10 of the patients had invasive ductal carcinoma, which is the most common […]

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Jan26When Will You Go Gray? Your Race Matters

When Will You Go Gray? Your Race Matters

Could the color of your hair as you age be determined by the color of your skin? Yes, according to new research that suggests race plays a role in when and how your hair goes gray. The scientists conducted a search of 69 publications to review what’s known about changes in hair as people age, […]

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