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Doctors home in on cause of blood clots potentially linked with Covid-19 vaccines

Doctors home in on cause of blood clots potentially linked with Covid-19 vaccines

Doctors say they are homing in on the cause of blood clots that may be linked with certain coronavirus vaccines, and add their findings have important implications for how to treat the condition, regardless of whether vaccines cause it. Even though the link is not yet firm, they’re calling the condition vaccine-induced immune thrombotic thrombocytopenia…

Surprise conception: Woman conceives second child while carrying first

Surprise conception: Woman conceives second child while carrying first

At first, baby Noah was all alone, growing beatifically in his mother’s womb. Noah’s first close-ups, taken by ultrasound at seven and 10 weeks into the pregnancy, showed 39-year-old mom Rebecca Roberts and 43-year-old dad Rhys Weaver the baby they had tried for more than a year to conceive. Then, at three months into the…

So far, 5,800 fully vaccinated people have caught Covid anyway in US, CDC says

So far, 5,800 fully vaccinated people have caught Covid anyway in US, CDC says

About 5,800 people who have been vaccinated against coronavirus have become infected anyway, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention tells CNN. Some became seriously ill and 74 people died, the CDC said. It said 396 — 7% — of those who got infected after they were vaccinated required hospitalization. This is the CDC’s…

CDC vaccine advisers put off decision on Johnson & Johnson Covid-19 vaccine

CDC vaccine advisers put off decision on Johnson & Johnson Covid-19 vaccine

Vaccine advisers to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Wednesday put off making any decision about the recommendations for Johnson & Johnson’s coronavirus vaccine, saying they need more information about a rare type of blood clot. Members of the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices committee said they did not have enough information…

If you’ve recently had the J&J vaccine, watch for these rare symptoms, CDC says

If you’ve recently had the J&J vaccine, watch for these rare symptoms, CDC says

Have you had the single-shot Johnson & Johnson Covid-19 vaccine within the last month? If you experience a severe headache that does not go away, significant abdominal or leg pain that does not subside, or increasing shortness of breath, health officials want you to call your doctor immediately. Those could be signs of an extremely…

Which human screams affect us most? The answer might surprise you

Which human screams affect us most? The answer might surprise you

You scream, I scream, we all scream — and not just for ice cream. Unlike primates, who use screams to communicate only anger and fear, humans scream in at least six emotional dimensions: anger, fear, pain, pleasure, sadnes and delight — such as the high-pitched joyful shrieks of children scampering after the ice cream truck.…

Children’s healthiest meals of the day come from school cafeterias

Children’s healthiest meals of the day come from school cafeterias

School food is often given a bad rap, but a new study found it can be the healthiest meal children eat in a day. Researchers analyzed the diets of over 21,000 children and 40,000 adults between 2003 and 2018 and found that the percentage of “poor nutritional quality food consumed from schools” declined from 55%…

How the US hit its vaccine stride

How the US hit its vaccine stride

With an average of 3.1 million doses of Covid-19 vaccine administered each day, the United States is on pace to hit another vaccination milestone: Half of adults in the country are expected to have received at least one dose of the vaccine by the end of this week. This signals remarkable progress especially if you…

CDC studies find racial and ethnic disparities in Covid-19 hospitalizations, ER visits

CDC studies find racial and ethnic disparities in Covid-19 hospitalizations, ER visits

Racial and ethnic minority groups had higher rates of hospitalization for Covid-19 and sought emergency department care for Covid-19 more when compared to White people, according to two new studies published Monday in the US Centers for Disease Control and Preventions Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report. The reports underscore “the need to address health inequities…

How to make your gym workout less risky during the pandemic

How to make your gym workout less risky during the pandemic

Now that more people are getting vaccinated against coronavirus, is this the moment to trade your neighborhood cycle for a motivating spin class at the gym? People can contract or spread coronavirus by exposure to respiratory droplets carrying the virus, virus accumulated in or flowing through the air, or surfaces contaminated with virus. That means…

Regeneron says its Covid-19 antibody cocktail helps prevent symptomatic Covid-19

Regeneron says its Covid-19 antibody cocktail helps prevent symptomatic Covid-19

New Phase 3 trial data finds a single shot of Regeneron’s Covid-19 antibody cocktail was able to prevent symptomatic Covid-19 among people exposed to the virus, the company said Monday. Regeneron said it will seek expansion of the emergency use authorization for the drug, which is currently available in the United States to treat mild-to-moderate…