Health Highlights: Sept. 22, 2021

Here are some of HealthDay’s top stories for Wednesday, Sept. 22:

Pregnant women, do your baby a favor and get a COVID vaccine: A new study found that mothers-to-be who had either the Pfizer or Moderna shots passed high levels of antibodies to their infants. Read more

CDC advisory panel tackles who should get COVID booster shots: Their recommendation will follow a U.S. Food and Drug Administration expert panel vote last Friday to only give the extra shots to those over 65 and those in high-risk groups. Read more

Pot for hot flashes? Many middle-aged women are turning to marijuana to help them handle the distressing symptoms of menopause, despite the lack of evidence that it actually works, a new study finds. Read more

Could a history of migraines makes menopause worse? New research suggests that’s so, and that the combo may boost their risk for heart disease. Read more

Sexual assault takes toll on brain health: A new study found that traumatic experiences, including sexual violence, may be linked to greater risk of dementia, stroke and other brain disorders. Read more