J&J Pause Did Not Upend Vaccine Confidence: Poll

Tweet April 21, 2021 — The federal government’s recommended pause of the Johnson Johnson vaccine on April 13 has not substantially deflated confidence in COVID-19 immunization, a new poll reveals. In fact, 76% of 1000 registered voters surveyed nationwide said the pause didn’t decrease the likelihood that they would get vaccinated. In addition, among those already vaccinated, 87% said...
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America’s Unhealthiest Cities for Polluted Air

Tweet WEDNESDAY, April 21, 2021 (HealthDay News) — More than 40% of Americans live with unhealthy air, according to the American Lung Association’s annual “State of the Air” report. Certain cities, and certain types of Americans, are far more prone to be affected. Black Americans are 61% more likely to live in a county shrouded in unhealthy air than white people and three times...
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Pandemic-Fueled Drug Abuse Threatens Hearts, Lives

Tweet TUESDAY, April 20, 2021 (American Heart Association News) — On a recent day in his Denver Health emergency room, Dr. Eric Lavonas hit another tragic trifecta. “In a nine-hour shift, I took care of somebody with chest pain from cocaine, somebody with an opioid overdose who quit breathing, and somebody with methamphetamine use who thought he was being chased by shape-shifting demons,”...
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Administration May Force Nicotine Reduction in Cigarettes

Tweet Risky Mistakes Pet Owners Make Some of these might surprise you. Article source: https://www.webmd.com/a-to-z-guides/news/20210420/administration-may-force-nicotine-reduction-in-cigarettes?src=RSS_PUBLIC
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Police Brutality Cases Harm Black Americans’ Mental Health

Tweet Continued And, he pointed out, most study participants actually did not report any poor mental health days during the survey period. Still, on average, Black Americans showed an increase that aligned with racial incidents that garnered national attention. “We need to be aware that these incidents may have effects that ripple across the population,” Curtis said. There are various...
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New Hope Against a Rare but Incurable Eye Cancer

Tweet Continued Based on these results, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has granted breakthrough therapy designation to tebentafusp, according to a February news release from Immunocore, developer of the drug. This designation is intended to speed up the development and review of medications for serious or life-threatening diseases, after early clinical evidence has indicated that the drug might...
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Drop in Resting Heart Rate in Youth ‘Not a Good Thing’

Tweet Continued Heart rate decreases were 24.1, 19.1 and 17.4 beats per minute, respectively. Further investigation revealed a significant association between a faster decrease in resting heart rate from childhood to adulthood and a larger left ventricle, the heart’s major pumping chamber. A faster decrease in heart rate also was associated with a higher level of pressure inside the blood vessels...
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Obesity Raises Odds for Breast Cancer’s Return

Tweet Continued “It’s probably not one thing, but the complex interplay between these different systems,” said Ligibel, who is part of another study that is investigating whether a weight-loss program as part of breast cancer treatment can lead to lower rates of new cancers. For many years, she noted, the American Cancer Society has made recommendations about nutrition, physical...
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Meatpacking Plants Accounted for 334,000 U.S. COVID Cases

Tweet TUESDAY, April 20, 2021 (HealthDay News) — Meatpacking plants were the source of an estimated 334,000 COVID-19 cases in the United States, according to a new study. It puts the economic toll stemming from those cases at $11.2 billion. And study author Tina Saitone, a livestock and rangeland economics cooperative extension specialist at the University of California, Davis, said those numbers...
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Are You Eating Foods That Harm Your ‘Microbiome’?

Tweet Managing High Potassium While on Dialysis Managing High Potassium While on Dialysis By Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, April 19, 2021 (HealthDay News) — People who eat plenty of vegetables, fish and fiber may have more inflammation-fighting bacteria in their guts, but fast-food lovers may be feeding inflammatory microbes. That’s the conclusion of a...
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