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. AtContinue Reading

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.Continue Reading

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 WorldContinue Reading

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’sContinue Reading

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.Continue Reading

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 youngContinue Reading

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 influenzaContinue Reading

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 bottlesContinue Reading

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 ofContinue Reading