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Israel Offers COVID-19 Booster Shots to Anyone Over 60

Israelis who are over the age of 60 and fully vaccinated against COVID-19 will be offered booster shots, Prime Minister Naftali Bennett said Thursday. The...

New Data Details Dangers of Delta Variant, Even for the Vaccinated

A new internal government document claims the Delta variant appears to cause more severe illness than earlier coronavirus variants and spreads as easily...

Nursing Home Staff Closest to Patients Are Least Likely to Get COVID Vaccines

Aides in long-term care facilities are less likely than other staff to be vaccinated, even though they have the most contact with vulnerable patients and...

FDA Approves Semglee (insulin glargine-yfgn) as the First Interchangeable Biosimilar Insulin Product for Treatment of Diabetes

Today, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved the first interchangeable biosimilar insulin product, indicated to improve glycemic control in adults...

FDA Approves Twyneo (tretinoin and benzoyl peroxide) for the Treatment of Acne Vulgaris

Sol-Gel Technologies, Ltd. (NASDAQ: SLGL), a dermatology company focused on identifying, developing and commercializing branded and generic topical drug...

FDA Alerts Patients and Health Care Professionals About Clinical Trial Results Showing an Increased Risk of Death Associated with Pepaxto (melphalan flufenamide)

FDA is alerting patients and health care professionals that a clinical trial (OCEAN, Study OP-103) evaluating Pepaxto (melphalan flufenamide) with dexamethasone...

Provincetown Outbreak Shows Delta Can Spread Among Vaccinated, But Cases Are Mild

The Cape Cod resort town of Provincetown draws big crowds every summer. In July, those largely vaccinated crowds -- packed into bars, restaurants and private...

Teens' Heart Risk From COVID Far Exceeds That of Vaccination: Study

Teens have a far greater risk of heart inflammation from COVID-19 than from the vaccines that protect against it, new research shows. "Comparative risk...

Israel Offers COVID Booster Shots to Anyone Over 60

Israelis who are over the age of 60 and fully vaccinated against COVID-19 will be offered booster shots, Prime Minister Naftali Bennett said Thursday. The...

Biden Reverses Trump Policy Limiting U.S. Nursing Home Fines

The Biden administration has reversed a Trump policy that limited the size of fines that U.S. nursing homes could be slapped with for violating safety...

Could COVID-19 Accelerate Alzheimer's Symptoms?

COVID-19 can kill you. It can rob you of your breath, cause strange blood clots, and prompt side effects that last for months after you're over the initial...

Health Highlights: July 30, 2021

Here's some of HealthDay's top stories for Friday, July 30: New data details Delta variant's dangers. Fresh evidence shows the vaccinated may be spreading...

Some Missouri Residents Getting COVID Shots in Secret, Fearing Loved Ones' Ire

Some Missourians are sneaking off to get COVID-19 shots because their family and friends would disapprove, a doctor says. "They've had some experience...

Seniors Rarely Discuss Their Drinking With Their Doctors

Plenty of seniors may struggle with problem drinking, but a new study shows that less than half of them discuss their alcohol use with their health care...

Deaths From Alzheimer's Far More Common in Rural America

Death rates from Alzheimer's disease are particularly high in the rural United States, a preliminary study finds, highlighting a need for health care resources...

Severe Opioid Overdoses Rose by Nearly a Third During Pandemic

Opioid overdose-related visits to U.S. emergency departments rose by nearly one-third during the COVID-19 pandemic last year. That's the key finding in...

AHA News: Dementia Can Complicate Heart Recovery and Treatment

Dementia is a thief. It steals a person's memory, their ability to reason, to live independently. As people age and face more medical challenges, it also...

When Deductibles Rise, More Diabetes Patients Skip Their Meds

As many Americans know, today's health insurance plans often come with high deductibles. Those out-of-pocket costs could cause harm: New research shows...

Premature Delivery Raises Odds for Cerebral Palsy

Extremely premature babies have a much higher risk of cerebral palsy and other neurological conditions than full-term infants, a large Israeli study affirms. Cerebral...

Most Athletes With Genetic Heart Ailment Can Return to Play

Having a genetic heart condition often means the end of sports for young athletes, but new research could be a game changer. A 20-year study by the Mayo...

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  • Semglee Semglee (insulin glargine-yfgn) is a long-acting human insulin analog biosimilar to Lantus (insulin glargine) indicated to improve glycemic...
  • Twyneo Twyneo (tretinoin and benzoyl peroxide) is a topical retinoid and antibacterial fixed-dose combination for the treatment of acne vulgaris...
  • Bylvay Bylvay (odevixibat) is an ileal bile acid transport (IBAT) inhibitor for the treatment of pruritus in patients 3 months of age and older...

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