Mortality up for very-high symptom burden before kidney transplant

(HealthDay)—For candidates for kidney transplantation, very-high symptom burden is associated with waitlist mortality, and symptom score improves after transplantation, according to a study published online June 18 in the Clinical Journal of the American Society of Nephrology. Kathryn Taylor, R.N., M.P.H., from the Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing in Baltimore, and colleagues leveraged a two-center prospective study of 1,298 […]

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Spain limits AstraZeneca vaccine to 60 years and up

Spain joined other European nations on Wednesday in limiting the use of the AstraZeneca vaccine to the elderly due to concerns over links to extremely rare blood clotting. Spanish Health Minister Carolina Darias announced after meeting with regional health chiefs that authorities would limit shots to those over 60 years old. Until now, Spain has used AstraZeneca on its younger […]

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Stillbirths, maternal deaths up by one-third amid pandemic: study

Pfizer says its COVID vaccine is safe for children ages 12-15 FOX News medical contributor Dr. Marc Siegel weighs in on drugmaker’s pledge to parents on ‘America Reports’ Overwhelmed health systems and less access to care during the coronavirus pandemic worsened birth outcomes for expectant mothers and newborns around the world, an analysis of dozens of studies suggests. Researchers from […]

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Fitness Journalist Reveals The Health Benefits of Giving Up Sugary Drinks

Most health experts recommend limiting your sugar intake by giving up on sugary beverages. However, most people have difficulty in giving up their beloved soda drinks due to its delicious, addicting taste. If you’re one of these challenged people, this fitness journalist revealed how giving up soda had changed his life for the better – and why you should do […]

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Calming us down or revving us up, music can be good for the heart

Stuck in traffic, with a nasty storm making a stressful commute even worse, Joanne Loewy reached for the car radio. “I felt my heartbeat rise,” said Loewy, director of the Louis Armstrong Center for Music and Medicine at Mount Sinai Beth Israel in New York City. “So I switched to the Bach cello suite in my ‘traffic burden’ playlist. I […]

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The FDA Just Authorized Johnson & Johnson’s Single-Shot Vaccine for Emergency Use—Here’s How it Stacks Up

As the Pfizer and Moderna COVID-19 vaccines continued to be given around the US (and the world at large), a third looks set to be authorized by the Food & Drug Administration (FDA). The Johnson & Johnson vaccine was developed by Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies—a Belgium-based division of the company—in collaboration with Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. It has "known benefits" […]

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Planning Ahead! Kenya Moore and More Celebs Open Up About Freezing Embryos

Better safe than sorry! Halsey, Rita Ora and more celebrities have described their decisions to freeze their eggs. “When I tell people that, they’re like, ‘You’re 23, why do you need to do that? Why do you need to freeze your eggs?’” the “Bad at Love” singer said during an April 2018 The Doctors appearance. “Doing ovarian reserve is important for me, because I’m […]

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