CDC advisers try to work out the details on COVID-19 booster shots – The Denver Post

With booster doses of Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine now authorized in the U.S., government advisers reconvened on Thursday to tackle the most contentious question yet: Exactly who should roll up their sleeves right away? Late Wednesday, the Food and Drug Administration signed off on extra shots of the Pfizer formula for a broad swath of Americans: those 65 and older, people […]

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Bone-loss discovery points to potential treatment for osteoporosis, rheumatoid arthritis

A new discovery about osteoporosis suggests a potential treatment target for that brittle-bone disease and for bone loss from rheumatoid arthritis. The findings from University of Virginia School of Medicine researchers and their collaborators help explain why specialized bone cells, called “osteoclasts,” begin to break down more bone than the body replaces. With more research, scientists one day may be […]

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Childhood exposure to air pollution linked to self-harm in later life

A study of over 1.4 million Danes has revealed a link between higher levels of exposure to two common pollutants during childhood and an increased risk of self-harm in later life. The collaboration between academics at The University of Manchester and Aarhus University in Denmark is published today (16/09/2021) in a special issue on suicide prevention of the journal Preventive […]

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Empowerment to reduce childhood obesity explored for first time in Australia

Empowering families with skills, resources and knowledge to improve their lifestyle is the focus of a University of Queensland study into reducing childhood obesity. Ph.D. Candidate Renae Earle from UQ’s School of Human Movement and Nutrition Sciences said this was the first time the approach had been explored for childhood weight management in Australia. “This approach aims to empower people, […]

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Biden Releases a New Plan to Combat Covid, but Experts Say There’s Still a Ways to Go

Promise: “I’m never going to raise the white flag and surrender. We’re going to beat this virus. We’re going to get it under control, I promise you. “ On the campaign trail last year, Joe Biden promised that, if elected president, he would get covid-19 under control. Since assuming office in January, Biden has continued to pledge that his administration […]

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Medicaid expansion tied to improvements in blood pressure, glucose control

Medicaid expansion under the Affordable Care Act has been linked with better quality of care and service capacity at federally qualified heath centers (FQHCs), but there is little evidence of the long-term impact of this expansion on FQHCs nationwide. A new study led by a School of Public Health researcher has found that Medicaid expansion is associated with a reduction […]

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New web app to help demystify why COVID mutations have the effects they do

The SARS-CoV-2 pandemic has focussed everyone’s attention on the hidden world of viruses. The emergence of new variants such as Beta and Delta, affects us all: some variants spread more quickly and some are less affected by vaccines. But why? Teams of scientists around the world, including the COVID-19 Genomics UK (COG-UK) consortium, are tracking the emergence of new variants […]

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Vaccine passports linked to COVID-19 vaccine hesitancy in UK and Israel

A new study from Imperial College London has found a link between COVID-19 vaccine hesitancy and a perceived lack of free will over vaccine passports. The findings, taken from surveys of 1,358 people across the UK and Israel—two highly vaccinated countries—found that people who feel their sense of autonomy, or free will, is unmet by government incentives like vaccine passports […]

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Colorado to require hospitals to report vaccination status, age of COVID patients

Colorado’s health department updated a public health order Tuesday evening to require hospitals to report data to the state regarding the age and vaccination status of COVID-19 patients. The state Department of Public Health and Environment is also requiring hospitals to report how many intensive care beds are available based on whether they are for adults or children, according to […]

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