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  • Too Few Young Men Have Gotten the HPV Vaccine

    The HPV vaccine isn’t reaching enough young American men, researchers report. The vaccine protects against reproductive warts as well as cancers caused by human papillomavirus (HPV), the most common sexually transmitted infection in the United States. Many...

    • Posted April 30, 2021
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  • Young, Immune-Compromised Patients Are Hotspots for Coronavirus Mutations: Study

    COVID-19 infections may last longer in young people with weakened immune systems, and that extended period could lead to more mutations in SARS-CoV-2, according to the authors of a new case study. The study included two children...

    • Posted April 30, 2021
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  • Few Kids Seeing a Dentist Have COVID-19, Study Finds

    Just 2% of young dental patients without COVID-19 symptoms tested positive for the new coronavirus, according to a new study. Kids with COVID-19 are typically asymptomatic but can carry high levels of SARS-CoV-2 and spread it to...

    • Posted April 30, 2021
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  • 1 in 5 Patients on Kidney Dialysis Say No to COVID-19 Vaccine: Study

    About 20% of Americans on kidney dialysis are reluctant to get a COVID-19 shot, according to a new study. Kidney failure patients on dialysis are at increased risk for COVID-related complications that could lead to hospitalization and...

    • Posted April 30, 2021
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  • Will Baby Have Allergies? First Poop Might Tell

    An infant will generate a lot of poop during the first year of life, but the very first one may offer key clues about the risk of developing allergies. Researchers analyzed samples of meconium from 100 babies...

    • Posted April 30, 2021
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  • Poll Reveals Who’s Most Vaccine-Hesitant in America and Why

    U.S. resistance to getting a COVID-19 vaccine is slowly diminishing, a new online survey finds, but it still exists and at especially high rates in some blue-collar jobs. For adults under age 65 who are hesitant, reluctance...

    • Posted April 29, 2021
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  • FDA Poised to Ban Menthol Cigarettes

    The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Thursday proposed a ban on menthol cigarettes, a move that the agency has tried before and one that public health experts and civil rights groups have pushed for years. Menthol...

    • Posted April 29, 2021
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  • Breathing Dirty Air Could Raise a Child’s Risk for Adult Mental Illness

    Kids exposed to air pollution may be at risk for mental illness in early adulthood, a new study suggests. Researchers found that young adults in Britain who were exposed to higher levels of traffic-related air pollutants during...

    • Posted April 29, 2021
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  • Dementia Risk Rises as Years Lived With Type 2 Diabetes Increases

    The younger people are when they develop type 2 diabetes, the higher their risk of dementia later in life, a new study suggests. Many studies have pointed to links between diabetes and higher dementia risk. Experts say...

    • Posted April 29, 2021
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  • AHA News: Take Stock of Your Health With This Post-Lockdown Checklist

    THURSDAY, April 29, 2021 (American Heart Association News) — As more people in the United States are vaccinated against COVID-19, and some areas experience a slowdown in virus infections, the nation is slowly starting to reopen. According...

    • Posted April 29, 2021
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  • Many U.S. Colleges Will Mandate Vaccines on Campus Next Fall: Survey

    Over 100 American colleges will require that students get coronavirus vaccines if they want to be on campus in the fall, a new survey shows. More than 660,000 cases have been linked to universities since the start...

    • Posted April 29, 2021
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  • Health Highlights: April 29, 2021

    COVID-19 Pill Could be Available Later This Year: Pfizer CEO A pill to treat COVID-19 is being developed by Pfizer and could be available by the end of the year, company CEO Albert Bourla says. In March,...

    • Posted April 29, 2021
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  • CBD: How Much Pain Relief Is Real and How Much Is Placebo?

    CBD is all the rage, and millions of people are turning to it for a host of reasons, including pain relief. But despite CBD’s popularity and widespread use, new research finds it’s actual benefits are less clear....

    • Posted April 29, 2021
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  • COVID-19 and Advanced Diabetes Can Be a Deadly Mix: Study

    COVID-19 is never a good diagnosis, but health risks are especially high in people with poorly controlled, advanced diabetes, a new study confirms. The new report looked at pooled data from 22 studies that included a total...

    • Posted April 29, 2021
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