WEDNESDAY, Oct. 6, 2021 (HealthDay News) — Since the rise of the Delta variant, one Texas hospital has seen a surge in severe COVID-19 among pregnant women — nearly all unvaccinated. Researchers at the Dallas hospital found that in late August and early September, 10% to 15% of pregnant patientsContinue Reading

WEDNESDAY, Oct. 6, 2021 (HealthDay News) — The rings of stately pines on the coasts of North and South Carolina offer telling long-term evidence of climate change and a chilling forecast for the future. The upshot: The last 300 years have gotten wetter and wetter, making hurricanes ever more dangerous.Continue Reading

TUESDAY, Oct. 5, 2021 (HealthDay News) — Full vaccination with the two-dose Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine has been 90% effective in protecting against hospitalization for at least six months, a new study shows. That includes the time during which the highly contagious Delta variant has been circulating in the United States.Continue Reading

TUESDAY, Oct. 5, 2021 (HealthDay News) — Misinformation and medical mistrust are major drivers of vaccine hesitancy among U.S. Hispanics, new research shows. The researchers also found that protecting other family members is an important factor in convincing Hispanics to get vaccinated. The small study included 22 Hispanic mothers inContinue Reading

TUESDAY, Oct. 5, 2021 (HealthDay News) — The ongoing coronavirus pandemic has hit minority groups in the United States hard, with significantly more deaths among Black and Hispanic Americans compared with white and Asian Americans, a new study finds. According to the report, these disparities highlight the need to addressContinue Reading

MONDAY, Oct. 4, 2021 (HealthDay News) — People newly infected with COVID-19 might soon have access to what essentially is Tamiflu for the novel coronavirus, a breakthrough that experts say would drastically alter the course of the ongoing pandemic. At least three contenders are vying to become the first antiviralContinue Reading

FRIDAY, Oct. 1, 2021 (HealthDay News) — One-quarter of U.S. parents report that their child has had to quarantine because of possible COVID-19 exposure since school started, a new poll finds. The nationally representative survey of 1,519 people conducted between Sept. 13 and Sept. 22 included 414 people who identifiedContinue Reading

FRIDAY, Oct. 1, 2021 (HealthDay News) — Pharmaceutical giant Merck & Co. said Friday that it will seek federal approval for emergency use of its new antiviral pill molnupiravir, after a clinical trial showed the drug halved the risk of hospitalization or death when given to high-risk people shortly afterContinue Reading

THURSDAY, Sept. 30, 2021 (HealthDay News) — The country’s leading health agency on Wednesday implored all Americans who are pregnant, breastfeeding or planning to become pregnant to get a coronavirus vaccine. COVID-19 poses a serious risk to women who are expecting, since they are vulnerable because of pregnancy’s dampening effectContinue Reading

THURSDAY, Sept. 30, 2021 (HealthDay News) — Artificial intelligence (AI) might be able to spot the next virus to jump from animals to humans, Scottish researchers report. Identifying diseases before they become a threat to humans is challenging, because only a few of the nearly 2 million animal viruses canContinue Reading