Kids Highly Likely to Transmit COVID to Others

Tweet An Inoperable Tumor In Your Lung By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Jan. 21, 2021 (HealthDay News) — While children are less susceptible to illness with the new coronavirus, they are nearly 60% more likely than adults over 60 to infect other family members when they are sick, a new study shows. The findings show the need to conduct COVID-19 vaccine safety...
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Reports of Allergic Reactions to Moderna Vaccine

Tweet Jan 21, 2021 — California’s top epidemiologist late Wednesday said the Moderna vaccine suspected of causing a series of allergic reactions may be administered once again after a review found no reason to stop its use. Erica Pan, MD, said the state had temporarily paused the use of one lot of Moderna’s vaccine after reports that some employees at a San Diego vaccination center required...
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Two-Drug Combo May Help Fight Meth Addiction

Tweet Video: Living Day-to-Day With Bipolar By Alan Mozes HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Jan. 20, 2021 (HealthDay News) — In what may signal a seismic shift in the treatment of methamphetamine addiction, a pair of prescription drugs appears to help patients significantly reduce their stimulant use, or quit altogether. The combination therapy involves an injectable medication...
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Stem Cell Therapy: A Breakthrough Against MS?

Tweet Types of B-Cell Therapy for MS By Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Jan. 21, 2021 (HealthDay News) — Stem cell transplants may have long-lasting benefits for some people with aggressive cases of multiple sclerosis, a new study suggests. Italian researchers found that among 210 multiple sclerosis (MS) patients who received a stem cell transplant...
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More Than 200,000 Americans Have Lupus

Tweet By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Jan. 21, 2021 (HealthDay News) — Just over 200,000 Americans have the autoimmune disorder lupus, and minority women are at highest risk, according to a new study. It’s the first estimate of how widespread the disease is in the United States. The number comes close to reclassifying lupus as a rare disease, defined as...
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Exercise Doesn’t Boost Health If You Stay Obese

Tweet FRIDAY, Jan. 22, 2021 (HealthDay News) — The harmful effects of obesity on the heart can’t be undone by exercise, and it’s not possible to be “fat but healthy,” Spanish researchers warn. “Exercise does not seem to compensate for the negative effects of excess weight,” said study author Alejandro Lucia, a professor of exercise physiology at European University...
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For Many, Obesity Is a Literal Headache

Tweet For Many, Obesity Is a Literal Headache By Denise Mann HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Jan. 21, 2021 (HealthDay News) — As worldwide obesity rates continue to soar, new research shows that growing numbers of people are developing a potentially blinding type of weight-linked headache that was once considered rare. Though the study was conducted in Wales, one U.S....
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Meth Overdose Deaths Are Surging in the U.S.

Tweet Video: Living Day-to-Day With Bipolar By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, Jan. 22, 2021 (HealthDay News) — Deaths from overdoses of methamphetamine are rising across the United States, especially among Blacks and American Indians/Alaska Natives, a new study warns. “While much attention is focused on the opioid crisis, a methamphetamine crisis has...
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FDA Approves First Once-a-Month HIV Therapy

Tweet Best Ways to Prevent Getting HIV By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, Jan. 22, 2021 (HealthDay News) — The first monthly shots to treat adults with HIV were approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Thursday. “Currently, the standard of care for patients with HIV includes patients taking daily pills to adequately manage their condition....
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Body May ‘Remember’ Prior Coronavirus Infections

Tweet FRIDAY, Jan. 22, 2021 (HealthDay News) — Previous coronavirus infections might prime the immune system to fight the new coronavirus that causes COVID-19, a new study suggests. There are numerous types of coronaviruses, including many harmless ones that cause mild upper respiratory infections similar to the common cold. Besides SARS-CoV-2 — the virus that causes COVID-19 —...
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