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FDA advisers to consider third possible Covid-19 vaccine Friday

FDA advisers to consider third possible Covid-19 vaccine Friday

US Food and Drug Administration vaccine advisers are scheduled to meet Friday to discuss the potential emergency authorization of a third coronavirus vaccine for the US, this one made by Johnson & Johnson’s vaccine arm Janssen Biotech. It’s the next step in a process that could end with the new vaccine’s rollout early next week.…MORE

Arthritis drugs can help critically ill Covid-19 patients, study suggests

Arthritis drugs can help critically ill Covid-19 patients, study suggests

Drugs typically used to treat rheumatoid arthritis can help critically ill Covid-19 patients in intensive care units, one new study finds. But experts warn that more research is needed before doctors start using the drugs more widely, because another new study found that another, similar drug did not help patients hospitalized with Covid-19 pneumonia getting…MORE

I’m pregnant… should I get the Covid-19 vaccine?

I’m pregnant… should I get the Covid-19 vaccine?

There’s enough to worry about during a pregnancy, even without a pandemic. As the vaccine rollout continues, there’s still concern over its impact on pregnancy. Covid-19 has added an entirely new layer of health anxiety for anyone expecting a child. That’s why one of the biggest questions on many pregnant women’s minds is if the…MORE

Going maskless is a key factor in Covid-19 outbreaks at gyms, studies say

Going maskless is a key factor in Covid-19 outbreaks at gyms, studies say

Wearing masks and other safety precautions are key to stop the spread of Covid-19 during indoor group exercise, according to two new reports published by the US Centers for Disease and Prevention. The two studies, published Wednesday, linked Covid-19 outbreaks over the summer to exercise facilities in Chicago and Honolulu. In the Chicago report, 60%…MORE

Moderna, Pfizer test vaccine strategies against new variants

Moderna, Pfizer test vaccine strategies against new variants

Vaccine makers Pfizer and Moderna are trying to get out ahead of some of the new coronavirus variants that are causing concern around the world. Although there’s no evidence people immunized with either vaccine have less protection against the variants, both companies said they have started looking at ways to account for evolving mutations. Especially…MORE

Children exposed to tobacco smoke could be at risk for high blood pressure

Children who are exposed to tobacco smoke have a greater chance of having high blood pressure, a new study has found. Researchers found 6% of children who were exposed to tobacco smoke had high blood pressure compared to 4% in children who weren’t exposed, according to a study published Tuesday in JAMA Network Open. The…MORE

After weeks of sharp declines, new Covid-19 cases are beginning to flatten

After weeks of sharp declines, new Covid-19 cases are beginning to flatten

After six straight weeks of declines in new Covid-19 cases in the US, that number has started to plateau, even as hospitalizations and deaths continue to drop. The 7-day average of daily new cases was just over 72,000 on Wednesday, according to data from Johns Hopkins University, a total that is relatively unchanged from last…MORE

Researchers find worrying new coronavirus variant in New York City

Researchers find worrying new coronavirus variant in New York City

Two separate teams of researchers said this week they have found a worrying new coronavirus variant in New York City and elsewhere in the Northeast that carries mutations that help it evade the body’s natural immune response — as well as the effects of monoclonal antibody treatments. Genomics researchers have named the variant B.1.526. It…MORE

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