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FDA: Multiple Violations Found at Baltimore Plant Making COVID-19 Vaccines

Improper disinfection and not following contamination prevention protocols are among the nine violations found by U.S. Food and Drug Administration inspectors...

Supply May Soon Outstrip Demand in U.S. COVID-19 Vaccine Rollout

Since the first COVID-19 vaccine was approved in December, millions of Americans have eagerly sought to find and receive one. But a new report reveals...

U.S. FDA Approves ALK's Ragwitek (Short Ragweed Pollen Allergen Extract) Tablet for Sublingual Use as Immunotherapy for Children and Adolescents With Short Ragweed Pollen-Induced Allergic Rhinitis With or Without Conjunctivitis

ALK (ALKB: DC / OMX: ALK B / AKABY / AKBLF), a global, research-driven pharmaceutical company that focuses on the diagnosis and treatment of allergies,...

42 Percent of Transgender Women With Valid HIV Test Are HIV+

Forty-two percent of transgender women with a valid HIV test result have a positive result, with considerable regional and ethnic/racial variation, according...

Globally, No Increase Seen in Suicides in Early COVID-19 Pandemic

In high-income and upper-middle-income countries, suicide numbers remained unchanged or declined in the early months of the pandemic versus the prepandemic...

Migraine Linked to Hypertension Among Menopausal Women

For menopausal women, a history of migraine is associated with hypertension, according to a study published online April 21 in Neurology. Conor James...

Wildfire Smoke Can Trigger Eczema, Study Finds

When wildfires choked the air and turned the skies orange throughout the American West in recent years, they caused a variety of health problems from coughs...

USPSTF: Evidence Lacking for A-Fib Screening in Asymptomatic Seniors

The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) concludes that the current evidence is insufficient to weigh the balance of benefits and harms of screening...

Biden Gives Businesses Incentives to Help Workers Get COVID Shots

As demand for COVID-19 vaccination in the United States shows signs of declining, President Joe Biden on Wednesday offered businesses new incentives to...

Health Highlights, April 22, 2021

COVID-19 Vaccines Safe for Pregnant Women: Study A new study adds to growing evidence that the Moderna and Pfizer COVID-19 vaccines are safe for pregnant...

Don't Linger: 'Aerosolized Droplets' Hang in the Air After Toilet Flush

If you're in a public restroom, you may not want to hang around too long, because lots of airborne pathogens are hanging around, too. Researchers from...

How 'Bleeding' Stroke Affects Brain May Depend on Your Race

Black and Hispanic survivors of a bleeding stroke are more likely than white survivors to have changes in small blood vessels in the brain that increase...

They're on the Frontlines of the U.S. Vaccine Rollout

April 16 was the first day that any Californian aged 16 or older became eligible to get the COVID-19 vaccine. And at a bustling vaccination center in Pomona,...

Chocolate, Butter, Sodas: Avoid These Foods for a Healthier Middle Age

It's no secret that too much sugar and saturated fat aren't good for you, but what food combos put you at greater risk for heart disease and death in middle...

Two Is Not Better Than One When It Comes to Blood Thinners

It may not be a good idea to take a daily low-dose aspirin if you're also taking a widely used class of blood thinners called direct oral anticoagulants...

Brain Study Suggests Autism Develops Differently in Girls Than Boys

Autism appears to develop differently in girls and boys, so the findings of research conducted mainly with boys might not apply to girls, a new study suggests. Autism...

Decrease Seen in Abusive Head Trauma for Young Children During Pandemic

There was a decrease in hospital admissions for children younger than 5 years diagnosed with abusive head trauma (AHT) during the COVID-19 pandemic, according...

Recovered but RT-PCR-Positive Individuals Unlikely to Transmit SARS-CoV-2

Individuals who have clinically recovered from severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) infection and continue to test positive for...

Dietary Patterns ID'd That Raise CVD, Mortality Risk

In a study published online April 22 in BMC Medicine, researchers identify two common dietary patterns associated with an increased risk for cardiovascular...

Once-Weekly Insulin Icodec Promising for Type 2 Diabetes

Once-weekly insulin icodec is efficacious and well tolerated, according to two phase 2 studies published online April 19 in Diabetes Care. Ildiko Lingvay,...

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