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mRNA-1273, BNT162b2 Vaccines Comparable for Lowering COVID-19 Risk

THURSDAY, Dec. 2, 2021 -- The 24-week risk for COVID-19 outcomes is slightly lower after vaccination with mRNA-1273 than BNT162b2, according to a study...

2019 to 2020 Saw Drop in Children Having Dental Exams, Cleaning

THURSDAY, Dec. 2, 2021 -- From 2019 to 2020, there was a decrease in the percentage of children aged 1 to 17 years who had a dental examination or cleaning...

Almost Half With MCI Subsequently Classified as Cognitively Normal

THURSDAY, Dec. 2, 2021 -- Almost half of those with incident mild cognitive impairment (MCI) diagnoses are classified as cognitively normal after an average of...

Seafood Consumption, Mercury Exposure Not Tied to Mortality

THURSDAY, Dec. 2, 2021 -- Seafood consumption and associated mercury exposure are not significantly associated with the risk for mortality, according to a...

Women Underrepresented in U.S. Health System Leadership

THURSDAY, Dec. 2, 2021 -- Women are underrepresented in senior leadership throughout the U.S. health system, according to a research letter published online...

Surgery Plus Chemo Better for Treating Relapsed Ovarian Cancer

THURSDAY, Dec. 2, 2021 -- For women with recurrent ovarian cancer, overall survival is longer with cytoreductive surgery followed by chemotherapy than with...

Biden to Announce Plan to Battle Omicron, Delta Variants This Winter

THURSDAY, Dec. 2, 2021 -- President Joe Biden plans to announce a new round of measures to protect Americans against the spread of coronavirus variants on...

Obstetric Morbidities More Common in Women With COVID-19

THURSDAY, Dec. 2, 2021 -- Maternal morbidities are more common among pregnant women diagnosed with COVID-19 versus pregnant women without COVID-19, according...

Cervical Cancer Incidence Varies by Neighborhood Wealth

THURSDAY, Dec. 2, 2021 -- Cervical cancer incidence varies significantly between poor and wealthy New York City neighborhoods, according to a study published...

WHO Approves First Long-Acting Device to Shield Women From HIV

THURSDAY, Dec. 2, 2021 -- With HIV a continuing threat to women's health, the World Health Organization has approved the first long-acting device to protect...

States Claim Sackler Family Members Are Abusing Bankruptcy Process

WEDNESDAY, Dec. 1, 2021 -- A settlement that gives protections to Sackler family members who own Purdue Pharma should be rejected, a group of states told a...

First Overdose Prevention Centers in the Nation Open in NYC

WEDNESDAY, Dec. 1, 2021 -- The first U.S. overdose prevention centers have opened in New York City in the Manhattan neighborhoods of East Harlem and Washington...

First U.S. Omicron Case Reported in California

WEDNESDAY, Dec. 1, 2021 -- The first confirmed U.S. case of the omicron variant has been reported in California, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and...

CDC to Toughen COVID-19 Testing for International Travelers

WEDNESDAY, Dec. 1, 2021 -- As the world struggles with ways to stem the spread of the new omicron variant, the U.S. Centers of Disease Control and Prevention...

Giving Nivolumab/Ipilimumab First Ups Overall Survival in Melanoma

WEDNESDAY, Dec. 1, 2021 -- For patients with advanced BRAF V600-mutant metastatic melanoma, overall survival (OS) is superior with a treatment sequence...

Days of Extreme Heat Linked to Increased Risk for ED Visits

WEDNESDAY, Dec. 1, 2021 -- Days of extreme heat are associated with an increased risk for emergency department visits for any cause, heat-related illness...

Most Immunosuppressive Meds Not Tied to Worse COVID-19 Outcomes

WEDNESDAY, Dec. 1, 2021 -- Overall, people taking immunosuppressive medications do not have a higher risk for dying from COVID-19 or being put on a ventilator...

Simulation Can Improve Time to First Shock in IHCA

WEDNESDAY, Dec. 1, 2021 -- An online education and code simulation intervention can improve adherence to the guidelines for time to first shock in patients...

Concurrent Zoster, Flu Vaccines Tied to Lower Subsequent Flu Vaccine Uptake

WEDNESDAY, Dec. 1, 2021 -- Concurrent administration of influenza and zoster vaccines is associated with a reduction in receipt of the influenza vaccine the...

Almost One-Third of Mumps Cases in U.S. Occur in Children, Teens

WEDNESDAY, Dec. 1, 2021 -- Since 2007, almost one-third of mumps cases in the United States occurred in pediatric patients, and most of these patients were...

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