Expiration Dates on J&J COVID Vaccine Extended

Tweet FRIDAY, June 11, 2021 (HealthDay News) — U.S. regulators have extended the expiration date on millions of Johnson Johnson coronavirus vaccine doses by six weeks, the company announced Thursday. A U.S. Food and Drug Administration review concluded the shots remain safe and effective for at least 4 1/2 months, JJ said in a statement. In February, the FDA first authorized the vaccine...
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COVID Vacations: Plan, Be Flexible, Travel Safe

Tweet Henry Wu, MD, director, Emory TravelWell Center, associate professor, Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta. White House COVID-19 Response Task Force, press briefing, June 10, 2021. Scott Pauley, press officer, CDC. CNN: “2 passengers on Celebrity Millennium cruise test positive for Covid-19.” . Article source: https://www.webmd.com/lung/news/20210611/pandemic-vacations-plan-be-flexible-travel-safe?src=RSS_PUBLIC
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Havana Syndrome Attacks Leave Baffling Symptoms

Tweet Mark Zaid, lawyer, Washington, DC. James Giordano, PhD, Georgetown University, senior fellow in biosecurity, technology, and ethics, U.S. Naval War College. National Academies of Science, Engineering, Medicine: “An Assessment of Illness in U.S. Government Employees and Their Families at Overseas Embassies.” Journal of the American Medical Association: “Neuroimaging Findings...
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Florida Woman Dies From Dengue Fever

Tweet Continued “Be an educated traveler,” she said. “If you are coming back from areas where dengue and other mosquito-borne diseases are prevalent, share your travel history with your doctor.” More information The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention offers more on dengue prevention. SOURCES: Stephen Morris, MD, infectious disease specialist, Jackson Memorial Hospital,...
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Delta Variant and COVID-19 Vaccines: What to Know

Tweet The Washington Post: “Delta variant accounts for 6 percent of new U.S. coronavirus infections.” MedRxiv: “Effectiveness of COVID-19 vaccines against the B.1.617.2 variant.” BBC: “Delta variant: NI reduces time between Covid-19 vaccine doses.” CNBC: “India reports more than 6,000 daily Covid deaths — highest ever in the world.” Bloomberg:...
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‘Laughing Gas’ May Help Tough-to-Treat Depression

Tweet THURSDAY, June 10, 2021 (HealthDay News) — When antidepressants fail to rein in hard-to-treat depression, the common anesthetic most know as “laughing gas” might be a safe and effective alternative, new research suggests. The finding follows work with 28 patients struggling with “treatment-resistant major depression,” a severe condition that investigators say affects...
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Pandemic Boosted Drinking Among Americans Over 50

Tweet THURSDAY, June 10, 2021 (HealthDay News) — Drinking rose among older Americans during the worst of the COVID-19 pandemic, and that could put their health at risk, claim researchers behind a new poll. “As we all toast the end of the worst part of the pandemic in our country, it’s important to address or prevent problematic drinking of all kinds,” said one of the pollsters,...
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Healthy Levels of Vitamin D May Boost Breast Cancer Outcomes

Tweet Continued Because these findings were presented at a medical meeting, they should be considered preliminary until published in a peer-reviewed journal. More information The American Academy of Family Physicians has more on breast cancer. SOURCES: Alice Police, MD, breast cancer researcher, Northwell Health’s Katz Institute for Women’s Health, Westchester, N.Y.; Paul L. Baron, MD,...
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Caffeine May Raise Risk of Inherited Glaucoma

Tweet Ophthalmology: “Intraocular Pressure, Glaucoma, and Dietary Caffeine Consumption.” Louis Pasquale, MD, ophthalmology professor, Mount Sinai Health System, New York City. Anthony Khawaja, associate professor, University College London Institute of Ophthalmology. Asaf Achiron, MD, ophthalmologist, Sackler Faculty of Medicine, Tel Aviv, Israel. Article source: https://www.webmd.com/eye-health/news/20210610/caffeine-may-raise-risk-of-inherited-glaucoma?src=RSS_PUBLIC
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Secondhand Smoke Linked to Higher Arthritis Risk

Tweet Yann Nguyen, MD, University of Paris-Saclay, Hospital Beaujon, University of Paris, Clichy. Loreto Carmona, professor and chair, European Alliance of Associations for Rheumatology, scientific program committee and scientific director, Institute for Musculoskeletal Health in Madrid. Hendrik Schulze-Koops, MD, head of the Division of Rheumatology, Ludwig-Maximilians-University of Munich, Germany. Article...
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