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Pfizer COVID Vaccine Antibodies May Disappear in 7 Months, Study Says

[ad_1] Oct. 4, 2021 -- Antibody levels may wane after 7 months for people who got the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine, according to a new study published on the bioRxiv preprint server. In the study, which hasn’t yet been peer-reviewed or formally published in a medical journal, researchers analyzed blood samples from 46 healthy young or middle-aged adults after receiving two doses, and then 6 months after the second dose. “Our
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Vaccine Holdouts Embrace COVID Antibody Treatment, Mystifying Doctors

[ad_1] Lanson Jones, Houston. Howard Huang, MD, pulmonologist, Houston Methodist Hospital. Amesh Adalja, MD, emerging infectious diseases specialist, Johns Hopkins University Center for Health Security.   Terry Scoggin, CEO, Titus Regional Medical Center, Mount Pleasant, TX.   Frederick Thurmond, MD, hospitalist, Titus Regional Medical Center.   Seth Thurman, Mount Pleasant, TX.   Whitehouse.gov: “Remarks by President Biden on Fighting the COVID-19 Pandemic.”   The New York Times: “See How Vaccinations are
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Colon Cancer Diagnoses Fell 40% in Pandemic, and That’s Not Good News

[ad_1] By Cara MurezHealthDay ReporterMONDAY, Oct. 4, 2021 (HealthDay News) -- Colon cancer numbers dropped dramatically during the COVID-19 pandemic, but that doesn't mean fewer people have the disease.In Spain, researchers discovered a more than 40% decline in colon cancer diagnoses, leading experts to worry about the ramifications. "These are very worrying findings indeed -- cases of colorectal cancer undoubtedly went undiagnosed during the pandemic. Not only were there fewer
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Merck to Ask FDA for Emergency Approval of Its New Antiviral Pill for COVID

[ad_1] Robin Foster, HealthDay ReporterFRIDAY, Oct. 1, 2021 (HealthDay News) -- Pharmaceutical giant Merck & Co. said Friday that it will seek federal approval for emergency use of its new antiviral pill molnupiravir, after a clinical trial showed the drug halved the risk of hospitalization or death when given to high-risk people shortly after infection with COVID-19.The new medication is just one of several antiviral pills now being tested in
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Alarming Number of Youths with Type 2 Diabetes Have Eye Damage

[ad_1] In the later analysis, 49% of participants -- whose average age was just 25 -- had developed diabetic retinopathy. While 39% had mild or very mild cases of the eye condition, about 4% had its most severe form. Compared with mildly affected patients, those with more extreme progression had higher blood sugar and blood pressure levels, as well as more health problems. Participants represented diverse racial and ethnic
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Silver Lining Found in Pandemic: Fewer Teens Are Vaping

[ad_1] FRIDAY, Oct. 1, 2021 (HealthDay News) -- It turns out that the pandemic has reaped one unexpected benefit: As teens were kept home more often, their use of electronic cigarettes dropped by nearly 40%, a new report finds. U.S. health officials said these numbers should be taken with a grain of salt, but the decrease in vaping in 2021 is probably real and makes sense because teens often
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Chief Medical Officer Was Silenced in Canada’s Residential Schools

[ad_1] Content warning : This story deals with the neglect and abuse suffered by children at Canada's Indian residential schools. People affected by the schools can call the Canadian Residential School Crisis Line at 1-866-925-4419 for support. Sept. 30, 2021 -- The discovery in recent months of more than 1,300 unmarked graves at the sites of former indigenous residential schools in Canada has brought an
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Inactive Lifestyles Lead to More Frequent, Severe Hot Flashes: Study

[ad_1] Type 2 Diabetes and Heart Disease What’s more, the risk of both type 2 diabetes and heart disease gets higher the more inactive you are, the Korean Journal of Family Medicinestudy says. A little over 34 million Americans are diabetic and 88 million U.S. adults have prediabetes, a 2020 diabetes statistics report by the CDC says. Type 2 diabetes, the most common form of the