WEDNESDAY, Oct. 27, 2021 (HealthDay News) — A deal for Merck’s COVID-19 pill to be made and sold cheaply in poor nations has been reached with Medicines Patent Pool, a United Nations-backed nonprofit organization. The royalty-free license means that companies in 105 countries, mostly in Africa and Asia, can sublicense
WEDNESDAY, Oct. 27, 2021 (HealthDay News) — Do you like your burgers well done with a side of plastic? Probably not. But a new study suggests that fast food often comes with a sizable helping of plastic-softening chemicals that could potentially lead to hormone disruption, infertility and learning disabilities. At
WEDNESDAY, Oct. 27, 2021 (HealthDay News) — After prostate cancer surgery, men can safely undergo fewer radiation treatments at higher doses, a new clinical trial shows. Researchers found that the shorter regimen — given over five weeks, instead of seven — did not raise patients’ odds of lasting side effects.
WEDNESDAY, Oct. 27, 2021 (HealthDay News) — Routine face mask ventilation during an operation doesn’t increase the surgical team’s risk of coronavirus infection, according to a new study. Face mask ventilation is typically used for surgical patients under general anesthesia. However, its designation as an “aerosol-generating procedure” by the World
WEDNESDAY, Oct. 27, 2021 (HealthDay News) — You’re driving down the highway when a tornado warning is issued over your car radio. Is it safe to follow widespread advice and seek shelter under an overpass? While the U.S. National Weather Service warns that the wind from a tornado can accelerate
WEDNESDAY, Oct. 27, 2021 (HealthDay News) — Black American women with low levels of vitamin D have higher odds of developing colon cancer, according to a new research that echoes previous findings in white women. Researchers used a vitamin D prediction model for nearly 50,000 participants in the Black Women’s
TUESDAY, Oct. 26, 2021 (HealthDay News) — A U.S. Food and Drug Administration advisory panel voted Tuesday to recommend emergency use of a smaller dose of Pfizer’s coronavirus vaccine for children aged 5 to 11, advancing plans to offer the shots to 28 million young kids across the United States.
TUESDAY, Oct. 26, 2021 (HealthDay News) — Can offering small cash cards, say for $25, be the difference between someone choosing to get their COVID-19 vaccine or waiting? Yes, according to a study in North Carolina that offered $25 cash cards to people who got vaccines last spring at sites
TUESDAY, Oct. 26, 2021 (HealthDay News) — The Biden administration on Monday released the specifics of its plan to allow the return of foreign travelers to the United States. While adult visitors will have to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and will need to be tested for the virus before
MONDAY, Oct. 25, 2021 (HealthDay News) — Moderna announced Monday that its COVID-19 vaccine safely triggers a strong immune response in children aged 6 to 11. Company data shows that a month after receiving both doses of the vaccine, children’s antibody levels were 1.5 times higher than those in young
MONDAY, Oct. 25, 2021 (HealthDay News) — It’s well-known that COVID-19 pandemic restrictions pretty much quashed the 2020-2021 flu season, with influenza cases falling to never-before-seen lows in the United States. So little flu circulated, in fact, that some scientists now suspect that one of the major strains of influenza
MONDAY, Oct. 25 (HealthDay News) — Walmart has recalled an aromatic room spray sold nationwide after the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention identified the presence of a “rare and dangerous” bacteria in the spray that’s linked to four illnesses, including two deaths. The retailer sold about 3,900 bottles
MONDAY, Oct. 25, 2021 (HealthDay News) — COVID-19 vaccines don’t increase the risk of miscarriage in early pregnancy, according to a study that adds to previous research showing the vaccines are safe for pregnant women. An international team analyzed data from several Norwegian health registries to assess the risk of
MONDAY, Oct. 25, 2021 (HealthDay News) — In yet another example of the cost of the pandemic, a new study finds there were significant increases in bicycle- and gun-related injuries during coronavirus lockdowns in the United States, but a decrease in traffic injuries. Researchers analyzed data on more than 27,600