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Sep24CDC Endorses Booster Shots for Millions of Americans

CDC Endorses Booster Shots for Millions of Americans

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Thursday recommended booster shots of Pfizer’s coronavirus vaccine for millions of older and high-risk Americans, kicking off a new chapter in the national effort to protect the vulnerable from severe disease. First, an expert CDC advisory panel called for COVID-19 booster shots for those over 65, […]

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Sep24Trials Show COVID Vaccines Well Worth It for Cancer Patients

Trials Show COVID Vaccines Well Worth It for Cancer Patients

If you have cancer and you think coronavirus vaccines may do you little good, don’t let your hesitation stop you from getting the shots: A pair of clinical trials finds that patients’ immune systems ramped up after vaccination. The findings were presented this week during a virtual meeting of the European Society for Medical Oncology […]

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Sep24Obesity a Threat to Adults With Autism, But There May Be Help

Obesity a Threat to Adults With Autism, But There May Be Help

Eating well and exercising regularly can be a challenge for anyone. But for those with autism spectrum disorder or intellectual disabilities, that challenge is exponentially greater. Many young men and women with autism and intellectual disabilities face a significantly higher risk for obesity, and all the health complications that follow. Yet, a small, new pilot […]

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Sep24Health Highlights, Sept. 24, 2021

Health Highlights, Sept. 24, 2021

CDC approves booster shots for millions of Americans: In a rare move, CDC Director Dr. Rochelle Walensky said those who have jobs that make them vulnerable to COVID exposure can also get the extra doses. Read more COVID vaccines well worth it for cancer patients: A pair of clinical trials finds patients’ immune systems ramped […]

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Sep24Can a Computer Program Help Docs Spot Breast Cancer?

Can a Computer Program Help Docs Spot Breast Cancer?

An artificial intelligence tool could help radiologists spot breast cancer on ultrasound images and reduce the need for extra testing, new research suggests. “Our study demonstrates how artificial intelligence can help radiologists reading breast ultrasound exams to reveal only those that show real signs of breast cancer, and to avoid verification by biopsy in cases […]

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Sep24Saline Spray Could Slow COVID’s Spread in the Lungs: Study

Saline Spray Could Slow COVID’s Spread in the Lungs: Study

A saltwater solution may help stop the SARS-CoV-2 virus in its tracks, Brazilian researchers report. However, although saline may keep the virus from replicating, it does not offer full protection against infection or a cure for COVID-19. “It’s not a single solution, and it would have to be used in the first few days after […]

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Sep24Could a Japanese Plant Turn Cold Cuts Into Healthy Fare?

Could a Japanese Plant Turn Cold Cuts Into Healthy Fare?

There’s good news for health-conscious sausage and bacon lovers. A new study suggests the Japanese knotweed plant could be used to make healthier cured meats. According to researchers, this fast-growing plant that invades gardens and buildings contains a chemical that could take the place of the preservative nitrite, which has been linked to cancer, in […]

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Sep24DNA Sensor Can Spot When COVID Is Contagious

DNA Sensor Can Spot When COVID Is Contagious

A new DNA sensor can detect viruses and tell if they are infectious or not in minutes, a new study finds. The sensor was developed by using DNA technology, and does not require the need to pretreat test samples. Researchers demonstrated this technique with the human adenovirus (which causes colds and flu) and the virus […]

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Sep24Weight Loss in Childhood May Protect Boys Against Future Infertility

Weight Loss in Childhood May Protect Boys Against Future Infertility

Obese boys who lose weight may avoid fertility problems in adulthood, a preliminary study suggests. Even short-term weight loss might partially reverse weight-related alterations in reproductive function, the researchers said. Childhood obesity can have serious effects on adulthood health, including a risk of cancer, heart disease and type 2 diabetes. Obesity has also been linked […]

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Sep24New Tricks to Turn Your Fussy Eater Around

New Tricks to Turn Your Fussy Eater Around

If your children are picky eaters, bribing or pressuring them will probably backfire. But there are other steps you can take to help them get over their fussiness, researchers report. Australian scientists reviewed 80 studies to find out more about fussy eaters. They found that pressuring a child to eat, offering rewards for eating and […]

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