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Loved One With Alzheimer's? Make This July 4 'Dementia Friendly'

A holiday filled with loud noises can be upsetting for people who have Alzheimer's disease and other dementias, but it's possible to create a Fourth of...

Drug Safety Communication: Copiktra (duvelisib) - FDA Warns about Possible Increased Risk of Death and Serious Side Effects

ISSUE: The FDA is warning that results from a clinical trial show a possible increased risk of death with Copiktra (duvelisib) compared to another medicine...

Gas Used in Homes Has Links to Cancer; Leaks Often Undetected

The natural gas being piped into your home contains a wide array of toxic chemicals, including nearly two dozen so harmful they're classified as hazardous...

Some Viruses Make People More Attractive to Mosquitoes

FRIDAY, July 1, 2022 – When a mosquito bites and infects you with a virus like dengue or Zika, it also makes you smell good to other mosquitos, new...

Nerve-Cooling Implant Could Ease Pain Without Opioids

Hinting at a future alternative to opioid painkillers, scientists have developed a tiny implant designed to ease post-surgery pain and then dissolve once...

CDC Says Mystery Listeria Outbreak Has Killed 1, Hospitalized 22

FRIDAY, July 1, 2022 – At least 23 people in 10 states have been sickened and one of them has died in a listeria outbreak which may have originated...

Tests Find Salmonella in Third of Store-Bought Ground Chicken

Nearly one-third of ground chicken may contain dangerous salmonella, a new Consumer Reports investigation shows. Based on its findings, the group called...

Many Very Ill After Eating Daily Harvest Lentil Crumbles; FDA Investigating

Fallout is mounting for the food delivery service Daily Harvest, which has voluntarily recalled a frozen food product suspected of sickening hundreds of...

Politics Big Factor in Folks' Decision to Get Boosters

Who you voted for at the ballot box may have the most influence over whether you've gotten a COVID-19 booster shot. Researchers studying vaccine hesitancy...

Stay Independent of Asthma, Allergies This July 4th

FRIDAY, July 1, 2022 – It’s time to enjoy summer celebrations, but allergies and asthma can put a damper on the festivities. They don’t...

U.S.-Wide Abortion Ban Could Cause Big Uptick in Deaths to Moms

If a national abortion ban follows a Supreme Court ruling overturning the nearly 50-year-old Roe v. Wade decision, U.S. maternal deaths would likely increase...

NYC First to Offer Paxlovid at COVID Testing Sites

New York City's Mayor Eric Adams announced Thursday that the city has launched the first-of-their-kind mobile COVID-19 testing units that will also dispense...

U.S. Fireworks Injuries Are on the Rise

FRIDAY, July 1, 2022 – Fourth of July celebrations often include festive picnics and dazzling fireworks, but these holiday pyrotechnics are causing...

Vast Therapeutics Presents Promising Preclinical Results for Novel Treatment for NTM Disease

DURHAM, N.C., July 1, 2022. Vast Therapeutics announces promising results with a nitric oxide releasing drug candidate under investigation for infections...

Guidelines For Children and Postnatal Infectious Disease Testing

Children aged <12 years who received postnatal infectious disease testing are exempt from repeat HIV, hepatitis B virus (HBV), and hepatitis C virus...

Patients With Migraine Have Balance Impairment

Patients with migraine have balance impairment, which is associated with fear of falls, dizziness disability, and kinesiophobia, according to a study published...

Genetic Mutations May Help Predict Survival in Parkinson Disease

Patients with Parkinson disease (PD) harboring the LRRK2 or PRKN mutations may have longer survival times than those without a gene mutation, according...

Provider Availability Linked to COVID-19 Vaccine Uptake in Children

The availability of vaccine providers increases COVID-19 vaccine coverage among children aged 5 to 11 years, according to research published in the July...

Cognitive Impairment Predicts Outcomes for ICU Survivors

For intensive care unit survivors, cognitive impairment at hospital discharge is associated with the risk of new physical disability at six-month follow-up,...

Vaccination Protects Overweight, Obese Against Severe COVID-19

Vaccination protects against severe COVID-19 among people with overweight and obesity, with the magnitude of protection similar to that of healthy weight...

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