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What to Know About the Study Linking Covid-19 Vaccines and Shingles

New research purports to find a link between receiving an mRNA vaccine for covid-19 and shingles, also known as herpes zoster, in certain people with autoimmune conditions. But while the link may be worth exploring, the average person shouldn’t be worried about this possible risk or pay much attention to misleading…Read more...
Tags: Shingles, Health Medical Pharma, Clinical Medicine, Vaccine, Biontech, Covid 19 Vaccine, Pfizer, Medical Specialties, Victoria Furer, Virus, Varicella Zoster Virus, Chickenpox, Herpes Virus, Rna Vaccine, Herpes Simplex, Medicine


How Sore Is Too Sore When Working Out?

It’s normal to feel sore after your first day of a new workout, but maybe you’ve heard horror stories of people who ended up in the hospital after they destroyed themselves with a super intense workout. Chances are, your soreness is normal, but here’s how to know. Read more...
Tags: Delayed Onset Muscle Soreness, Health Medical Pharma, Weakness, Clinical Medicine, Physical Exercise, Rhabdomyolysis, Stretching, Branches Of Biology, Medical Specialties, Exercise Physiology, Neurological Disorders


All U.S. Adults Are Now Eligible for a COVID-19 Vaccine

It’s April 19, and President Biden’s intention to make all adults eligible for a COVID vaccine by today has been realized: The New York Times reports that all 50 states, plus D.C. and Puerto Rico, have now opened their eligibility to all adults, regardless of priority group.Read more...
Tags: Vaccine, Covid 19 Vaccine, Health Medical Pharma, Covid 19 Vaccination In Sweden, Covid 19 Vaccination In Bulgaria, Vaccines, Biden, Health Sciences, Social Issues, Medicine, Medical Research, Medical Specialties, Vaccination


Covid-19 Booster Shots Likely Needed Within a Year, Top Biden Advisor Says

Booster shots against the covid-19 coronavirus may become a regular necessity, according to recent comments from David Kessler, chief science officer for President Joe Biden’s covid-19 task force, as well as from Pfizer CEO Albert Bourla. Read more...
Tags: Science, Medicine, Joe Biden, Medical Research, Vaccination, Pfizer, Vaccine, Anthony Fauci, Wall Street Journal, Clinical Trials, CVS Health, David Kessler, Moderna, Health Sciences, BioNtech, Albert Bourla


Most People Don't Lose Weight Long Term, Study Finds

New research is the latest to suggest that sustained weight loss is extremely difficult for most people. The study tracked people in the general public for over a decade and found that those who were already overweight or obese tended to stay overweight or obese. People who remained obese also appeared to have a…Read more...
Tags: Science, Obesity, Overweight, Social Issues, Surgery, Body Mass Index, Bariatric Surgery, Body Shape, Clinical Medicine, Amphetamine, Medical Specialties, Hospitality Recreation, Health Medical Pharma, Human Weight, Bariatrics, Obesity In Australia


How to Spot Phony 'Vaccine Passport' Apps That Will Steal Your Data

As a matter of policy, the use of vaccine passports remains unclear. There’s no official, federally-recognized “vaccine passport” in the U.S., but companies are already working on passport apps for vaccinated people who want to travel or attend large events. Subsequently, the nebulous state of vaccine passports is an…Read more...
Tags: Medicine, Medical Research, Vaccination, Vaccine, Lifehacks, Jetblue, Passport, Life Sciences, American Airlines, US Federal government, Medical Specialties, Covid 19 Vaccine, Health Medical Pharma


Chronic Sinus Inflammation Linked to Changed Brain Activity, Study Finds

Your always-congested sinuses might be a harbinger of more trouble down the road, new research out Friday suggests. The small study found evidence of a link between chronic sinus inflammation and altered, possibly harmful brain activity. The findings don’t necessarily prove that the two things are directly connected,…Read more...
Tags: Science, Anatomy, Inflammation, Clinical Medicine, Branches Of Biology, Medical Specialties, Health Medical Pharma, Sinus, Functional Endoscopic Sinus Surgery, Arie Jafari, Depression And Immune Function


Chronic Stuffy Nose Linked to Changes in Brain Activity, Study Finds

Your always-congested sinuses might be a harbinger of more trouble down the road, new research out Friday suggests. The small study found evidence of a link between chronic sinus inflammation and altered, possibly harmful brain activity. The findings don’t necessarily prove that the two things are directly connected,…Read more...
Tags: Science, Anatomy, Inflammation, Clinical Medicine, Branches Of Biology, Medical Specialties, Health Medical Pharma, Sinus, Functional Endoscopic Sinus Surgery, Arie Jafari, Depression And Immune Function


How Much Should You Worry About That Post-Vaccine Rash?

Having a sore arm after you get a vaccine is pretty common, but some people who get their first dose of a COVID vaccine have ended up with a red or itchy rash on their arm or, occasionally, their whole body. Fortunately, the rash goes away and tends not to come back—at least not as severely—with the second dose. Read more...
Tags: Medicine, Pfizer, Lifehacks, Allergy, Rash, Moderna, Hives, Anaphylaxis, Respiratory Diseases, Clinical Medicine, Medical Specialties, Health Medical Pharma, Allergology, Moderna Covid 19 Vaccine, Childhood Immunizations In The United States, Type I Hypersensitivity


Researchers Say Their 'Brain Glue' Could Someday Help People With Severe Brain Injuries

Scientists say they’re one step closer to showing that their experimental hydrogel technology—more plainly known as “brain glue”—can help people with traumatic brain injuries. In a recent study, they found that their brain glue helped prevent long-term damage and tissue loss in the injured brains of rats, while also…Read more...
Tags: Science, Brain, Traumatic Brain Injury, Brain Damage, Lohitash Karumbaiah, Clinical Medicine, Branches Of Biology, Medical Specialties, Neurotrauma, Health Medical Pharma


Stop Shaming Vaccinated People for Socializing

As the U.S. speeds ever closer toward mass vaccination against covid-19, a curious trend has started to emerge on social media and elsewhere: well-intentioned people downplaying the benefits of vaccination, often by arguing that vaccinated people still pose a major transmission risk and that they shouldn’t do things…Read more...
Tags: Science, Rachel Maddow, Medicine, Vaccination, Pfizer, Vaccine, Vaccines, Virology, Johnson Johnson, Moderna, Vaccine Hesitancy, BioNtech, Clinical Medicine, Rochelle Walensky, Medical Specialties, Rna Vaccine


How to Prepare for Allergy Season This Year

Spring allergies are on their way, if they haven’t started already. Pollen from trees tends to start blowing in the wind early in the spring, followed by pollen from grasses a month or two later. If your eyes haven’t started itching yet, there are a few things you can do to prepare. Read more...
Tags: Lifehacks, Immunology, Allergy, Dust, Pollen, Allergen, Clinical Medicine, Ragweed, Nokia N95 Smartphone, Medical Specialties, Allergology, Allergic Rhinitis, Allergic Response, Skin Allergy Test


6 Mysterious Disease Outbreaks That Were Never Solved

As the past year has painfully made clear, infectious diseases remain one of humanity’s greatest perils. It only took weeks for scientists to identify the cause of our ongoing pandemic—a previously unknown species of coronavirus—but there have been plenty of outbreaks, past and present, whose true cause isn’t so…Read more...
Tags: Food, Science, Medicine, Water, Infectious Diseases, Tropical Diseases, Epidemiology, Encephalitis, Biological Weapons, Medical Specialties, Encephalitis Lethargica, Picardy Sweat, Sweating Sickness, Cocoliztli Epidemics, Viral Hemorrhagic Fever


This Salmonella Outbreak is Dangerous to You and Your Pets, CDC Says

You probably already knew that birds like chickens can carry Salmonella bacteria, which is why we cook chicken and try not to eat too much raw cookie dough (well, that and the dangers of raw flour). But the CDC is now warning that there is an outbreak linked to songbirds, and you should be careful if you have a…Read more...
Tags: Cdc, Environment, Infectious Diseases, Lifehacks, Salmonella, Hand Washing, Human Interest, Hands, Bird Feeder, Bird Bath, Medical Specialties, Disaster Accident, Birds And Humans, Bird Food, Bird Feeding


Travel Is Safe-ish for Vaccinated People, CDC Says

The CDC issued new guidance today for traveling after you’re vaccinated, noting that “fully vaccinated travelers are less likely to get and spread COVID-19.” But director Rochelle Walensky also noted that just because you can travel doesn’t mean you should. Read more...
Tags: Health, Medicine, Cdc, Vaccination, Pfizer, Vaccine, Lifehacks, Virology, Johnson Johnson, Quarantine, Moderna, Rochelle Walensky, Presidency Of Donald Trump, Medical Specialties, Health Medical Pharma, Vaccination Requirements For International Travel


How to Become Someone's 'Vaccine Angel'

Across the U.S., millions of shots of the three COVID-19 vaccines are going into arms each day even as the disease continues to spread, with an alarming 68,000 new cases recorded on Wednesday. At this stage in the pandemic, there’s a disparity at play: A jarring number of new daily infections signals that the pandemic…Read more...
Tags: Medicine, Medical Research, Vaccination, Vaccine, Lifehacks, Vaccines, Virology, Hunter, Health Sciences, Influenza Vaccine, Medical Specialties, Covid 19 Vaccine, Health Medical Pharma, Vaccine Adverse Event


Why You Shouldn't Worry About Your 'Gut Health'

Our digestive system is a hugely important part of our bodies, and its health is rightly important to us. Without good gut health, we might be in pain, or suffer embarrassing symptoms, or worse. But it does not follow that we need to load up on foods or products that promise to improve our gut health.Read more...
Tags: Food, Articles, Lifehacks, Microbiome, Environmental Microbiology, Probiotic, Microbiomes, Gut Microbiota, Digestive System, Branches Of Biology, Medical Specialties, Bacteriology, Health Medical Pharma, Firmicutes, Heidi Staudacher, Amy Loughman


What You Need To Know About New York's 'Vaccine Passport'

On Friday, New York became the first state to formally roll out a digital vaccination “passport” that residents can flash as proof that they’ve either gotten jabbed or tested negative for covid-19. Per a statement from Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s office, the state developed the tech, dubbed Excelsior Pass, alongside IBM as a…Read more...
Tags: Health, New York, Science, Medicine, Microsoft, Vaccination, World Health Organization, Ibm, Vaccine, Vaccines, Biden, Andrew Cuomo, Oracle, Mayo Clinic, Tropical Diseases, Medical Records


It's Open Season on Covid-19 Vaccines

April is looking to shower Americans with covid-19 vaccines aplenty. On Monday, several states announced that they would open vaccine eligibility to most or all of the general public within the next week. And President Joe Biden is also expected to announce today that 90% of American adults will be eligible for a…Read more...
Tags: Science, Medicine, Joe Biden, Medical Research, Vaccination, Pfizer, Vaccine, Vaccines, Virology, Moderna, Health Sciences, Vaccine Hesitancy, Josh Wingrove, Rochelle Walensky, Medical Specialties, Covid 19 Vaccine


Can You Still Get COVID After You've Had the Vaccine?

Reports are trickling in of people who contracted COVID-19 even though they were vaccinated, like these four people in Oregon and these 12 in Hawaii. But these are just a few cases out of millions vaccinated. New research confirms that the vaccines are overwhelmingly effective in real-world use, and that breakthrough…Read more...
Tags: Health, Medicine, Oregon, Hawaii, Vaccination, Pfizer, Vaccine, Lifehacks, Vaccines, Clinical Trials, Johnson Johnson, Moderna, Moderna Vaccine, Medical Specialties, Health Medical Pharma, Rna Vaccines


U.S. Has Record-Breaking Day With 3.4 Million Vaccinations

Today the U.S. administered a record-breaking one-day rate of 3.4 million vaccine doses, according to the White House covid-19 response team. Presumably, this was accomplished by the time of the team’s 1:15 pm ET tweet.Read more...
Tags: Science, Medicine, White House, Medical Research, Vaccination, Vaccine, Vaccines, Biden, Biotechnology, Trump, Clinical Trials, Kaiser Family Foundation, Drew Armstrong, Medical Specialties, Covid 19 Vaccine, Health Medical Pharma


How to Recognize Scam Sites That 'Help' You Schedule Your Vaccine

As vaccine supply struggles to meet demand, grassroots social media groups known as “vaccine hunters” have sprung up all over the country, helping people find and book appointments. As helpful as these groups can be, they’ve also become the new favorite target for scammers. Here’s how you can protect yourself.Read more...
Tags: Medicine, Medical Research, Vaccination, Vaccine, Lifehacks, Health Sciences, Drug Safety, Medical Specialties, Covid 19 Vaccine, Health Medical Pharma


How to Get Your Vaccine Card Laminated for Free

Staples must have seen all the attention Krispy Kreme is getting for handing out free doughnuts to vaccinated people all year long—with proof via a valid vaccination card—because now they’re offering to laminate those cards for all of us for free. In the latest installment of Nice Things Companies Are Doing For Us…Read more...
Tags: Health, Articles, Staples, Vaccination, World Health Organization, Lifehacks, Vaccines, Tropical Diseases, Medical Records, Passports, Office Depot, Krispy Kreme, Medical Specialties, Lamination, Health Medical Pharma


More Evidence Links 'Cat Scratch' Bacteria and Schizophrenia

New research is the latest to find evidence of a link between mental illness and infections caused by a group of bacteria commonly found in cats and other animals. The small study found that people with diagnosed schizophrenia and schizoaffective disorder were more likely to carry Bartonella bacteria in their…Read more...
Tags: Science, Psychiatry, Schizophrenia, Psychopathology, Schizoaffective Disorder, Bartonella, Abnormal Psychology, Cat Scratch Disease, Medical Specialties, Health Medical Pharma, Zoonosis, Bartonellaceae, Ed Breitschwerdt, Bartonellosis, Bartonella Henselae


Why Is It So Hard to Regrow Hair?

Bodies are machines designed to remind you of death, to semi-continuously blare out the fact of your mortality, warning of the end with each ache, wrinkle, and—especially—lost strand of hair. One day you have a tremendous pomaded bouncy ‘do and are destined for eternal life, the next you’re sliding down an incline…Read more...
Tags: Science, Anatomy, Dermatology, Human Interest, Hair Loss, William Lowry, Human Hair, Medical Specialties, Organ Systems, Health Medical Pharma, Pattern Hair Loss, Human Hair Growth, Hair Follicle, Non Scarring Hair Loss, Hair Transplantation, Scarring Hair Loss


How to Know If Your Child Has Pediatric Feeding Disorder

For many families, mealtimes can be a battle. Trying to get kids to try something outside the endless cycle of chicken nuggets and macaroni and cheese can feel like a never-ending negotiation. But while getting your kids to eat something of nutritional value is just a phase for many families, some parents are truly…Read more...
Tags: Health, Eating Disorders, Social Issues, Human Behavior, Lifehacks, Caregiver, Malnutrition, Infant Feeding, Medical Specialties, Health Medical Pharma, Feeding Disorder, Avoidantrestrictive Food Intake Disorder, Cuyler Romeo, Pediatric Gastroenterology


Being Vaccinated Doesn't Make Restaurant Outings Safe Yet

If you’ve managed to get vaccinated, you’re probably excited to go do a bunch of the things you’ve been avoiding for the past year. And yes, you can finally visit an unvaccinated friend without having to wear masks, for example. But please, don’t take that friend out to lunch. Read more...
Tags: Kim Kardashian, Medicine, Vaccination, Vaccine, Lifehacks, Virology, Clinical Medicine, Medical Specialties, Health Medical Pharma


Tick Bites, Bad Breath, and Broken Bones: People Are Blaming the Covid-19 Vaccine for Anything

Regulators in many countries are collecting reports of adverse events that occur after a person gets a covid-19 vaccine. This data collection is crucial to being able to identify side effects that may not have shown up during clinical trials. But in the UK at least, patients and doctors are reporting a wide range of…Read more...
Tags: Twitter, UK, Science, Medicine, Medical Research, Vaccination, Vaccine, Virology, Clinical Trials, Health Sciences, Emer Cooke, Medical Specialties, Covid 19 Vaccine, Health Medical Pharma, Covid 19 Vaccines, Adenoviridae


Deadly Super Yeast Found in the Wild for the First Time

A frightening superbug yeast that’s killing people in hospitals can also survive just fine outside of them, according to a new study out Tuesday. For the first time, researchers say they’ve discovered multidrug-resistant strains of the fungus Candida auris in a natural environment, in the remote wetlands of India.…Read more...
Tags: Science, India, Environment, Infectious Diseases, Antibiotic Resistance, Johns Hopkins, Gut Flora, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Candida, American Society for Microbiology, Arturo Casadevall, Candida auris, Winemaking, Branches Of Biology, Medical Specialties, Yeasts


How to Plan Your 'Vaxication' in Advance

The travel industry has been hit hard since the pandemic began, with travel spending declined by 42% in 2020 from 2019. But the introduction of three leading vaccines has created a fervor for booking future travel.Read more...
Tags: Google, Medicine, Joe Biden, Tourism, Microbiology, Vaccination, Airbnb, Pfizer, Vaccine, Lifehacks, Biotechnology, Hopper, Us Virgin Islands, Scott, Johnson Johnson, Jen Murphy