TUESDAY, Sept. 28, 2021 (HealthDay News) — Hookworms — a common parasite in animals — have become resistant to multiple deworming drugs used to kill them, a new study finds. Veterinarians typically use three types of drugs to kill hookworms, and all three have lost their effectiveness, researchers report. Moreover,Continue Reading

MONDAY, Sept. 27, 2021 (HealthDay News) — It seems like common sense for people who’ve had COVID-19 to think they now have natural immunity, and therefore don’t have to bother getting vaccinated. Common sense, yes, but also incorrect, infectious disease doctors say. Your case of COVID — especially if itContinue Reading

MONDAY, Sept. 27, 2021 (HealthDay News) — Pfizer plans to request approval for use of its COVID-19 vaccine in children under 12 soon. “It is a question of days, not weeks,” Pfizer chairman and CEO Albert Bourla told ABC News on Sunday when asked about when the company will submitContinue Reading

MONDAY, Sept. 27, 2021 (HealthDay News) — Wearing masks in schools appears to sharply curtail the spread of COVID-19, despite the dominance of the highly contagious Delta variant, two new U.S. studies show. Published by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the reports found there were fewer outbreaksContinue Reading

SATURDAY, Sept. 25, 2021 (HealthDay News) — COVID-19 shouldn’t keep budding athletes on the sidelines. But it’s critical to keep them safe from the coronavirus while playing sports. The National Athletic Trainers’ Association has some timely tips. COVID vaccines for those 12 and older have been a game changer forContinue Reading

FRIDAY, Sept. 24, 2021 (HealthDay News) — A saltwater solution may help stop the SARS-CoV-2 virus in its tracks, Brazilian researchers report. However, although saline may keep the virus from replicating, it does not offer full protection against infection or a cure for COVID-19. “It’s not a single solution, andContinue Reading

WEDNESDAY, Sept. 22, 2021 (HealthDay News) — One way to help protect newborns from COVID-19 is for women to get their COVID vaccine while pregnant. A new study found that mothers-to-be who had either the Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna vaccine passed high levels of antibodies to their infants. Researchers from theContinue Reading

WEDNESDAY, Sept. 22, 2021 (HealthDay News) — Antibodies from current COVID-19 vaccines don’t bind well to the new variants of the virus, a study finds. Researchers collected data from previously published papers about the sequence of antibodies produced by the vaccines. They focused on antibodies against the spike protein, aContinue Reading

TUESDAY, Sept. 21, 2021 (HealthDay News) — Older children and kids with chronic diseases are those most likely to wind up in the hospital with COVID-19, researchers have found. Conditions such as obesity, diabetes and neurologic problems, among others, put kids at risk for severe COVID-19, according to a newContinue Reading

MONDAY, Sept. 20, 2021 (HealthDay News) — Pregnant women infected with certain strains of human papillomavirus (HPV) may have a heightened risk of preterm birth, a new study suggests. HPV is a sexually transmitted disease that can cause genital warts. Most of the time, the immune system clears the infection.Continue Reading