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An unvaccinated worker set off an outbreak at a U.S. nursing home where most residents were immunized.

By Roni Caryn Rabin An unvaccinated health care worker set off a Covid-19 outbreak at a nursing home in Kentucky where the vast majority of residents had been vaccinated, leading to dozens of infections, including 22 cases among residents and employees who were already fully vaccinated, a new study reported Wednesday. Most of those who were infected with the coronavirus […]

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The Unusual Vaccine Side Effect Now Being Reported

Could the COVID-19 vaccine mess with your period? That’s what some vaccine recipients are saying, although there’s no confirmation that this is an actual side effect of the shot. Kathryn Clancy, an associate professor at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, is leading a research study to see if people who menstruate have noticed anything unusual about their periods after […]

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Study shows COVID-19 case rates in schools higher than previously believed

A Nebraska study on asymptomatic COVID-19 cases in schools has found that infection rates may be higher than previously believed. OPS PROTECTS, an Omaha Public School district program in a partnership with the University of Nebraska Medical Center, found that infection rates in schools involved in the first phase of the pilot program were two-and-a-half times higher for staff and […]

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Sexual receptivity and rejection may be orchestrated by the same brain region

In many species, including humans and mice, the fluctuating levels of the hormones progesterone and estrogen determine whether the female is fertile or not. And in the case of mice, whether she’s sexually receptive or not. The change in receptivity is striking. Female mice shift from accepting sexual partners to aggressively rejecting them across a cycle of six short days. […]

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No Link Found Between Epidural Use and Autism

Exposure to epidural analgesia during labor did not show a link to a later diagnosis of autism spectrum disorder (ASD) in a population-based cohort study published April 19 in JAMA Pediatrics. Though the initial analysis showed an association, adjustment for a wide range of demographic, medical, and birth factors eliminated the link. The authors note that their findings contrast with […]

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Denver’s Ball Arena, two other Colorado sites to start offering walk-in COVID-19 vaccinations – The Denver Post

Colorado will begin accepting walk-in patients at three of the state’s largest mass-vaccination sites Wednesday as officials tout the overwhelming effectiveness of COVID-19 inoculations and urge younger people to get their shots as soon as possible amid rising hospitalizations. The drive-up vaccination clinics at Ball Arena in Denver, the Ranch Events Complex in Loveland and the Colorado State Fairgrounds in […]

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After two heart valve surgeries, a mental toll

After Ivan Hernandez was born with a defective mitral valve, doctors warned his parents he could face heart failure at any age. Yet Hernandez grew up without incident. He played all sorts of sports, cultivating a love for fitness. As an adult, he sometimes exercised twice a day. He regularly participated in high-intensity interval training and other extreme workouts. He […]

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Statins side effects: The seven gastrointestinal symptoms that can be caused by the drug

Leading cardiologist says there are concerns over statins When you subscribe we will use the information you provide to send you these newsletters. Sometimes they’ll include recommendations for other related newsletters or services we offer. Our Privacy Notice explains more about how we use your data, and your rights. You can unsubscribe at any time. Statins are effective at lowering […]

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