FRIDAY, Sept. 30, 2022 (HealthDay News) — Public health officials tried everything to convince Americans to get vaccinated against COVID, including giving away cash, but that wasn’t enough to change hesitant minds, a new study shows. Researchers were surprised by the findings. “There is literature and evidence from other vaccinationContinue Reading

WEDNESDAY, Sept. 29, 2022 (HealthDay News) – The Jynneos vaccine, originally designed to guard against smallpox infection, also seems to protect against monkeypox, new U.S. government data shows. The potency of the vaccine in a real-world setting was impressive: While two doses of the vaccine offered more protection against monkeypox,Continue Reading

WEDNESDAY, Sept. 28, 2022 (HealthDay News) — It’s very frustrating to get a COVID-19 vaccine and then wind up catching the virus anyway. But these breakthrough infections actually do you a world of good, providing a powerful boost to your existing vaccine-induced immune protection, a new study reports. People infectedContinue Reading

WEDNESDAY, Sept. 28, 2022 (HealthDay News) — Patients with weakened immune systems could be inadvertently helping COVID-19 develop resistance to the antiviral drug remdesivir, a new study reports. After lengthy COVID infections, two kidney transplant patients on immune-suppressing drugs to prevent organ rejection developed a mutated version of SARS-CoV-2 resistantContinue Reading

TUESDAY, Sept. 27, 2022 (HealthDay News) — Children who fall ill with COVID-19 may have a slightly increased risk of developing type 1 diabetes, a new study suggests. Researchers found that of more than 285,000 children with COVID, 0.04% were diagnosed with type 1 diabetes over the next six months.Continue Reading

TUESDAY, Sept. 27, 2022 (HealthDay News) — Adults with hearing loss soon will be able to amble into a big box store or pharmacy — or just visit a website — and buy hearing aids without a prescription. Over-the-counter hearing aids will be on the market by mid-October, available forContinue Reading