30 November 2022
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Sience

Covid-19 pandemic linked to early onset of puberty in some girls

By Elizabeth Hlavinka An increased number of girls are going through premature sexual development amid the pandemic Dan Kenyon 2013 The covid-19 pandemic may be triggering early puberty in some girls. Several studies suggest the outbreak is increasing the number of girls going through premature sexual development – and experts are unsure why. In the […]

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Health

Long COVID Was a Preventable Tragedy. Some of Us Saw It Coming

Sept. 15, 2022 – It should have been the start of new insight into a debilitating illness. In May 2017, I was patient No. 4 in a group of 20 taking part in a deep and intense study at the National Institutes of Health aimed at getting to the root causes of myalgic encephalomyelitis/chronic fatigue […]

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The Mystery of Why Some People Don’t Get Covid

We all know a “Covid virgin,” or “Novid,” someone who has defied all logic in dodging the coronavirus. But beyond judicious caution, sheer luck, or a lack of friends, could the secret to these people’s immunity be found nestled in their genes? And could it hold the key to fighting the virus?  In the early […]

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How Does a Variant-Specific Covid Booster Work?

The Covid-19 messenger RNA vaccines are getting an update. The new booster shots rolling out across the US and Europe this week are specifically tailored to currently circulating Omicron variants. Health officials think these will provide better protection against newer versions of SARS-CoV-2 than earlier shots, which were designed to target the virus that was […]

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New York ends mask mandate for subways, buses and other mass transit

A Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) logo is displayed on the side of a subway train in Manhattan, New York on June 2, 2021. Ed Jones | AFP | Getty Images New Yorkers are no longer required to wear masks on mass transit, Gov. Kathy Hochul announced on Wednesday. Covid cases and hospitalizations have declined dramatically […]

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Health

Think You Have Long COVID? See Your Primary Care Doc First

Sept. 2, 2022 – Many patients dealing with debilitating long COVID symptoms that interfere with their day-to-day lives might be tempted to go straight to a specialist – whether it’s a pulmonologist for breathing difficulties or a physiatrist for muscle fatigue – to see if they have long COVID. But medical experts – including many […]

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CDC Gives Final Approval to Omicron COVID-19 Vaccine Boosters

Sept. 1, 2022 — The CDC today approved the use of vaccines designed to target both Omicron and the older variants of the coronavirus, a step that may aid a goal of a widespread immunization campaign before winter arrives in the U.S. The CDC’s Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices voted 13-1 Thursday on two separate questions. […]

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What To Know About Fall Booster Shots Of Coronavirus Vaccine

By Laurie McGinley, The Washington Post Aug. 31, 2022 — New coronavirus boosters are just around the corner following authorization Wednesday by federal regulators. The updated shots are designed to provide a stronger shield against the BA.4 and BA.5 omicron subvariants still causing tens of thousands of infections and hundreds of deaths every day in the […]

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COVID Omicron Boosters About to Arrive, With Some Controversy

Aug. 31, 2022 – COVID-19 booster vaccines targeting the Omicron BA.4 and BA.5 subvariants currently dominating in the United States could be available in the next few days, but their arrival comes with some controversy. The FDA granted emergency approval to the mRNA boosters from Pfizer and Moderna today. Next up are meetings of the […]

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For Some Patients, Long Covid Symptoms Mask Something Else

It was overuse of acetaminophen that finally led to Nic Petermann’s cancer diagnosis. For months, the then 26-year-old had been contending with exhaustion, night sweats, recurring fevers, and abdominal pain so debilitating that she regularly woke up in the middle of the night to take soothing baths. Her persistent flu-like symptoms, she’d read online, were […]

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