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Four-Month Rifapentine Regimen With Moxifloxacin Noninferior for TB

A four-month rifapentine-based regimen containing moxifloxacin is noninferior to a standard six-month regimen for treatment of tuberculosis, according...

Many Consumers Misunderstand Those 'Best Before' Food Labels

People may think they know what 'Best before' food date labels mean, but a new study reveals that many consumers misunderstand them. The study of over...

What Was Antarctic Explorer Ernest Shackleton's Mystery Illness?

Famed Antarctic explorer Ernest Shackleton may have suffered from a deficiency of the nutrient thiamine, a condition known as beriberi, say researchers...

Hospira Issues A Voluntary Nationwide Recall for One Lot of Sterile Water for Injection, USP, Due to the Potential Presence of Visible Particulate

Hospira, Inc., a Pfizer company, is voluntarily recalling lot DN9185 of Sterile Water for Injection, USP, 100 mL Single Dose Glass Fliptop Vial, to the...

Drug Saxenda Aids Weight Loss — But You Should Exercise, Too

The weight-loss drug Saxenda can keep extra pounds off — but combining it with exercise brings a bigger payoff, a new clinical trial finds. The...

Eat Smart: Mediterranean Diet Could Ward Off Dementia

A diet rich in vegetables, fruits, olive oil and fish -- the so-called Mediterranean diet -- may protect the brain from plaque buildup and shrinkage, a...

Real-World Studies Show Pfizer Vaccine Shields Against COVID Variants

In two real-world studies, Pfizer's COVID-19 vaccine appears to be standing up well against the challenges posed by more contagious coronavirus variants...

Israel Study: Pfizer Vaccine Gives 95% Protection Against Illness, Hospitalization & Death

Two doses of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine provide a high level of protection for populations, a new study shows. The findings from Israel —...

1 in 4 Heart Attacks Arrive With 'Atypical' Symptoms

A quarter of heart attack patients have atypical symptoms and are less likely to receive emergency care, Danish research reveals. These patients are also...

AHA News: Prenatal Stress Can Program a Child's Brain for Later Health Issues

Soaring blood pressure. A racing heartbeat. Trouble sleeping. Excessive worrying. Difficulty concentrating. These are warning signs of out-of-control stress...

Biden Administration to Back Lifting of COVID Vaccine Patents

The Biden administration announced on Wednesday that it will support a controversial proposal to waive patent protections for coronavirus vaccines, while...

When Black Americans Encounter Police Violence, High Anxiety Often Follows

A new survey confirms what many young Black Americans already know: They are vulnerable to anxiety disorders, particularly during contact with the police...

Race, Neighborhood Affects How Long You'll Live After Heart Attack

The risk of dying within five years of a heart attack is notably higher among poor Americans than their wealthier peers, but race also plays a role, a...

Obesity More Deadly for Men Than Women When COVID Strikes

It's long been known that obesity is a risk factor for severe COVID-19 in infected people. But new research suggests that the connection may be even stronger...

Health Highlights: May 6, 2021

  CDC Gives Cruise Ship Lines Guidelines for Simulated Voyages Guidelines for cruise ship lines to conduct simulated voyages as a step toward resuming...

When Drug Companies Raise Prices, Patients' Out-of-Pocket Costs Rise

When prescription drug "list" prices go up, patients often take a hit in the wallet, a new study shows. Researchers found that while some people are buffered...

Better Access to Birth Control Boosts School Graduation Rates

Access to free or low-cost birth control may be an important factor in improving young women's futures, according to new research from Colorado. When...

HPV Vaccination Rates Low for Young Adults

Self-reported human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccination rates for young adults, whether for receipt of a dose at any age or between ages 18 and 21 years,...

Nocturnal Arousal Burden Linked to Long-Term CV, Overall Mortality

Nocturnal arousal burden (AB) is associated with long-term cardiovascular (CV) and overall mortality among women and possibly among men, according to a...

Efficacy of BNT162b2 mRNA COVID-19 Vaccine Lower in Patients With CLL

The BNT162b2 mRNA COVID-19 vaccine has lower efficacy among patients with chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL) and induces lower neutralizing antibody responses...

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