Moderna vaccine can trigger red, itchy ‘COVID arm,’ but it’s temporary

In rare cases, people who receive the two-dose Moderna COVID-19 vaccine may experience a red, itchy patch of skin a few days later at the injection site, a new report finds. They shouldn’t panic: This “COVID arm” reaction, although annoying, was short-lived in all cases and was easily treated with topical steroid creams, according to a team of researchers at […]

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New vaccine blocks COVID-19 and variants, plus other coronaviruses

A potential new vaccine developed by members of the Duke Human Vaccine Institute has proven effective in protecting monkeys and mice from a variety of coronavirus infections—including SARS-CoV-2 as well as the original SARS-CoV-1 and related bat coronaviruses that could potentially cause the next pandemic. The new vaccine, called a pan-coronavirus vaccine, triggers neutralizing antibodies via a nanoparticle. The nanoparticle […]

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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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Woman had three brain surgeries due to blood clots after J&J vaccine

Vegas woman, 18, was placed in a coma and had to undergo THREE brain surgeries for blood clots one week after getting J&J COVID vaccine Emma Burkey, 18, of Las Vegas, Nevada, received the Johnson & Johnson coronavirus vaccine on April 1 One week later, she started experiencing seizures and was rushed to St Rose Dominican Hospital Burkey was airlifted […]

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No, vaccine side effects don’t tell you how well your immune system will protect you from COVID-19

If someone gets a headache or feels a bit under the weather after receiving a COVID-19 vaccine, it’s become common to hear them say something like “Oh, it just means my immune system is really working hard.” On the flip side, when people don’t notice any side effects, they sometimes worry the shot isn’t doing its job or their immune […]

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Curcumin nanosystems could be powerful COVID-19 therapeutics

With new variants of severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) emerging, the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic is far from over. While the global vaccine rollout has moved at an impressive speed, the search for new safe, effective, and targeted therapies is still on. Now, a new study in Biomedicine and Pharmacotherapy reviews the potential for curcumin, a natural […]

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FAQ: What to Know About the J&J Vaccine Pause

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. After receiving reports of a rare blood clot in people receiving the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine, the FDA and the CDC have recommended a pause in the use of the vaccine, pending further investigation. Here is what you need to know: Why was the pause […]

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AZ COVID Vaccine: Causal Link to Severe Thrombosis Established

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. Two scientific studies establishing a causal relationship between the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine and severe thrombotic complications have now been published. The articles — one from a German/Austrian/Canadian collaboration and one from a Norwegian group — were published online April 9 in the New England Journal of […]

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