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October 8, 2021

Blood Thinners and Benzodiazepines Among Top Drugs That Send People to the ER

A new study looked at medications that send people of certain age groups to the emergency room each year. Medication harms were caused by various factors, […]
October 8, 2021

COVID-19 Updates: Over 140,000 Children Lost Caregivers During Pandemic

More than 4.8 million people globally have died from COVID-19. More than half of U.S. adults are now fully vaccinated. COVID-19 booster shots are now available […]
October 8, 2021

Heart Inflammation Risk After COVID-19 Vaccine Is Real, But Very Rare

Share on PinterestA new study of over 2.3 million people found only 15 cases of myocarditis occurred after getting a COVID-19 shot, suggesting that while it […]
October 8, 2021

Judge Blocks Texas Abortion Law Over A Month After it Took Effect

Share on PinterestPeople protest in favor of increased access to abortion. Desiree Rios/Bloomberg via Getty Images The Texas law, also called “the heartbeat bill,” bans abortions […]
October 8, 2021

The Flu Could Come Roaring Back This Fall. Here’s Why

The flu is unpredictable. The best way to protect yourself and others in your community is to get vaccinated against influenza, expert panelists emphasized during a […]
October 8, 2021

Pfizer, BioNTech Ask FDA to Authorize COVID-19 Vaccine for 5- to 11-Year-Olds

Pfizer and BioNTech formally requested emergency approval of their COVID-19 vaccines for children 5 to 11 years old. The Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine is fully approved for people […]
October 7, 2021

COVID-19 Updates: Sweden Halts Use of Moderna Vaccine for People Under 30

More than 4.8 million people globally have died from COVID-19. More than half of U.S. adults are now fully vaccinated. COVID-19 booster shots are now available […]
October 7, 2021

Type 2 Diabetes Management Should Include 15 Percent Weight Loss, Researchers Say

Share on PinterestExperts say a 15 percent weight loss should be a goal for people with type 2 diabetes, even if they aren’t significantly overweight. Getty […]
October 7, 2021

Johnson & Johnson Asks FDA to Authorize Its COVID-19 Vaccine Booster

Johnson & Johnson submitted data to the Food and Drug Administration supporting the use of a booster of its vaccine. The FDA’s vaccine advisory committee is […]
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