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People who reported allergic reactions to their COVID vaccine may have actually experienced symptoms that mimic allergic reactions, researchers say.
A single shot of a new drug known as ‘Peg-lambda’ significantly reduced the risk of hospitalization and death in newly diagnosed COVID patients, according to researchers.
Two new studies find bivalent COVID-19 boosters aren’t more effective at boosting antibody levels compared to the original vaccine.
Researchers use smartwatches to track the heart health of thousands of COVID booster recipients and find no lasting, harmful, or negative effects.
High levels of physical activity enhance the effectiveness of COVID shots in fully, researchers find.
The American Academy of Pediatrics warns families not to underestimate the flu, especially with COVID-19 still circulating.
Researchers say biological rather than behavioral differences may explain why men face a greater risk of most types of cancer.
Menstruating and post-menopausal women experienced heavier, unexpected bleeding after COVID vaccination, researchers say.
Researchers say the loss of Y chromosomes in older men may accelerate age-related diseases and cause heart scarring.
Researchers compare maternal and fetal antibody responses to different COVID-19 vaccines.
More than 75% of kids 13-17 years old now have at least one dose of the HPV vaccine, researchers say.
A review of studies from around the world finds that getting vaccinated halves the risk of long COVID-19.
For the review, a team led by researchers from the University of East Anglia in the United Kingdom looked at data from 41 studies involving more than 860,000 patients to gauge risk factors for the array of symptoms that can linger after a COVID infection.
Several groups were mor...
It may be possible to nudge your vaccine to work a little better. The trick is a good night’s sleep.
Sleep helps the immune system respond to vaccination, according to a new meta-analysis of past research, published March 13 in Current Biology.
In it, researchers found that people who slept fewer than six hours per night produced significantly fewer antibodies than people...
Side effects from a COVID-19 vaccination might have made you feel poorly for a day or two, but that may have come with an extra benefit.
A new study of health care workers finds a link between stronger side effects and a longer-lasting vaccine.
In addition, those who had a COVID-19 infection prior to their vaccination also had a more powerful immune response, according to researche...
Flu kills more than 500,000 people globally each year and leads to heart problems for many others. Publicizing those potential cardiac ills may spur folks to get their annual flu vaccine, researchers say.
Danish researchers who studied vaccination messaging methods said the two best ways to get people to roll up their sleeves were either a simple reminder or by noting the link between con...
THURSDAY, March 2, 2023 (HealthDay) -- Allergic reactions to the Pfizer or Moderna COVID vaccines are very rare, and a new study questions whether many of those that do occur are even real.
In a small new study of 16 people who said they'd experienced an allergic reaction to a dose of the Pfizer vaccine, those who got a follow-up placebo (fake) vaccine were more likely to complai...
A COVID-19 shot may protect a person from more than the virus alone, new research suggests.
Researchers from the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai in New York City linked vaccination with fewer heart attacks, strokes and other cardiovascular issues among people who later got COVID-19.
The investigators described their study as the first to examine both full and partial vaccina...
Natural immunity acquired from a COVID infection provides strong and lasting protection against severe illness if a person becomes reinfected, a new evidence review has concluded.
Ten months after a COVID infection, protection against hospitalization and death remains at 89% for Omicron and 90% for earlier variants, according to pooled data from 65 studies conducted in 19 countries.
American adults who have no health insurance or those who are underinsured will still be able to get free COVID vaccines from Moderna, even after government-purchased supplies run out, the company announced Monday.
"Moderna's COVID-19 vaccines will continue to be available at no cost for insured people whether they receive them at their doctors' offices or local pharmacies. For uninsured ...
A COVID infection appears to drive up diabetes risk, new research warns.
The good news? Being vaccinated before becoming infected appeared to eliminate any increase in post-infection risk.
The finding follows a deep dive into the medical records of roughly 23,700 patients. At an average age of 47, all were treated for COVID infection at Cedars-Sinai Health System in Los Angeles at s...
COVID-19 booster shots appear to benefit folks 50 and older but less so for younger people, a new study suggests.
For the study, researchers ran a statistical analysis using death rates from COVID, and looked at the vaccines' effectiveness in protecting people from dying of the disease. While t...
FRIDAY, Feb. 10, 2023 (HealthDay News) – U.S. health officials are considering using vaccines in poultry to stem an ongoing outbreak of bird flu.
Scientists will begin testing the first vaccines for birds in years as the spread of avian influenza has killed about 58 million birds, according to the
Many cancer patients who are infected with COVID-19 are left with lingering symptoms.
A new study, published Feb. 7 in eLife, found that more than half of cancer patients develop long COVID, and women were especially at risk.
“Although cancer patients fall into a higher COVID-19 risk group there is lim...
The U.S. flu season is expected to extend into spring, and experts say it's not too late to get a flu shot.
Last year’s flu season was mild, but this season has already seen triple the number of flu-related deaths in the United States.
“Even a minor respiratory virus can be hard on someone with lung disease, and the flu is especially challenging,” said
Pregnant women can help protect their newborns from whooping cough by getting a Tdap vaccine during the third trimester of pregnancy.
The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention tracked cases of infant whooping cough between Jan. 1, 2000, and Dec. 31, 2019.
The researchers found a link between reduced rates of whooping cough in newborns under 2 months of age and Tdap (tetanu...
A new study shows the importance of the messenger when trying to encourage people to get their COVID-19 vaccines.
People who know someone who was sickened by the virus or who died from it were twice as likely to get their own vaccinations, researchers report.
“This study shows that the messenger matters more than the message: Hearing about the experiences of a trusted person, su...
MONDAY, Feb. 6, 2023 (HealthDay News) – A central Ohio measles outbreak among children who were not fully vaccinated is now over, public health officials announced Saturday.
Columbus Health declared the outbreak finished with no new cases after a period of 42 days -- the equivalent of two measle...
The two COVID emergency measures declared by the White House at the start of the pandemic will end in May.
President Joe Biden informed Congress of the plan on Monday, as part of a statement opposing House Republicans’
The pandemic has reached a “transition point,” the World Health Organization (WHO) said Monday.
Still, that doesn’t mean the public health emergency of international concern (PHEIC) designation declared by the WHO in January 2020 is over yet.
The organization’s International Health Regulations Emergency Committee met last week to discuss COVID-19, saying in a
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration's vaccine advisory panel on Thursday voted unanimously to recommend that the agency phase out original versions of COVID vaccines for use in the unvaccinated, in favor of updated bivalent booster shots.
Committee members also weighed a proposal to streamline the dosing schedule for COVID vaccines by turning them into annual shots that would likely be ...
In a finding that suggests the updated bivalent COVID booster shots are worth getting, new government data shows they cut the chances of infection with the new XBB variant by nearly half.
While those ages 49 and under saw a 48% reduction in risk, the shots were slightly less effective in older individuals -- about 40% in adults ages 50 to 64 and 43% in those 65 and up. Effectiveness was s...
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Monday asked its vaccine advisory panel to weigh a proposal to turn COVID vaccines into an annual shot for most Americans.
The committee will weigh the proposal at its Jan. 26 meeting.
Such a move would simplify future vaccination efforts, a critical point given the fact that efforts to get people to get COVID booster shots have fallen far sh...
The new coronavirus continues to dodge, duck, dip and dive, mutating again and again to find its way past people’s immune defenses.
The latest COVID variant to gain a foothold in America is called XBB.1.5, which has rapidly started to crowd out other competing variants.
XBB.1.5 is the first recombinant COVID variant expected to become dominant in the United States, according to th...
In yet another setback for the future of HIV prevention, the only HIV vaccine in a late-stage trial has failed, study leaders announced Wednesday.
Launched in 2019 as a partnership between the U.S. government and the pharmaceutical giant Janssen, the Mosaico trial was being conducted in eight European nations and the Americas, including the United States. Researchers had enrolled nearly 3...
A new study shows that many women diagnosed with and dying from cervical cancer are older than 65 -- a group for whom routine screening is usually not recommended.
Cervical cancer screening has been credited with a sharp drop in deaths from the disease in the decades since it was introduced in the United States. But current guidelines state that once a woman reaches 65, if she has been re...
Vaccinations among kindergarteners declined for the second year in a row, leaving hundreds of thousands of young children vulnerable to dangerous infectious diseases, U.S. health officials reported Thursday.
About 93% of kindergarteners had their required vaccinations during the 2021-2022 school year, including the measles/mumps/rubella (MMR), diphtheria/tetanus/pertussis, polio and chick...
Infants too young to be vaccinated for COVID-19 get some protection from their mothers’ breast milk, researchers say.
The new study follows up on findings published in 2021 that showed the breast milk of vaccinated people contained antibodies against the COVID-19 virus.
For the stu...
The updated COVID-19 vaccine boosters intended to defend people against emerging Omicron variants don’t appear to provide any better protection than the original shot does, two new studies find.
The new mRNA bivalent boosters produced by Moderna and Pfizer only attack the COVID-19 virus about as well as the companies’ first-wave vaccines, according to
While COVID-19 vaccine acceptance rose around the world between 2021 and 2022, wide gaps remain, according to new research.
Teams from the Barcelona Institute for Global Health in Spain (ISGlobal) and City University of New York (CUNY) also noted the need to address vaccine hesitancy with tailored communication strategies.
“The pandemic is not over, and authorities must urgently a...
Despite routine use of a childhood vaccine, the United States still sees outbreaks of mumps. Now, a new study reinforces the belief that it's due to waning immunity post-vaccination.
Mumps is a viral infection best known for causing puffy cheeks, a swollen jaw, fever and general misery. While it's usually relatively mild, mumps occasionally causes serious complications like brain inflamma...
FRIDAY, Jan. 6, 2023 (HealthDay News) – New research has confirmed that a three-dose malaria vaccine is both safe and effective in West African adults, including those previously exposed to malaria.
Researchers at the University of Maryland Center for Vaccine Development and Global Health (CVD) led work on the Plasmodium falciparum sporozoite (PfSPZ) vaccine.
It's safe for kids to take the COVID-19 vaccine after they’ve suffered a rare complication from a prior COVID infection, a U.S. National Institutes of Health-supported study has concluded.
Multisystem inflammatory syndrome in children (MIS-C) affects about 1 in every 3,000 to 4,000 kids who contract COVID-19, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
A measles outbreak in central Ohio has now infected at least 82 children.
Most of those impacted by the outbreak have been under the age of 5, state officials reported. Since details of the first measles cases were announced last month by Columbus Public H...
COVID-19 patients could soon have a new antiviral pill they can take to guard against severe disease.
The treatment, called VV116, worked as well as Paxlovid in people who were at high risk of severe disease in a phase 3 trial in China.
The trial was a “great success,” study co-author Ren Zhao, a professor at Shanghai Jiao Tong University School of Medicine, said in a
Young cancer survivors face a heightened risk from human papillomavirus (HPV), a virus known to raise the risk of cervical cancer. So why are they getting the HPV vaccine in low numbers?
To find out, researchers analyzed data from a clinical trial of the HPV vaccine among cancer survivors who were ages 9 to 26 and were one to five years from the completion of their cancer treatment.<...
China plans to roll back some of its strict COVID-19 controls, including allowing more of its people to travel abroad.
During the pandemic, the country has limited passports, allowing them only for family emergencies or some work travel, but the government announced Tuesday that it will begin taking applications for tourism passports on Jan. 8, the Associated Press reported....
While getting a COVID-19 vaccine provides antibodies against the coronavirus, getting a booster shot creates a longer-lasting antibody response, according to new research.
“These results fit with other recent reports and indicate that booster shots enhance the durability of vaccine-elicited antibodies,” said senior researcher
COVID-19 vaccination is more effective than natural immunity when it comes to keeping you out of the hospital, a major, real-world study has found.
People of all age groups benefited significantly more when they got the jab than if they acquired immunity through a COVID infection, researchers report.
Rates of hospitalization and death for any reason -- not just COVID -- were 37% low...
The pandemic's focus on vaccines may have had a big downside: While kids have long been required to get certain shots to attend public school, a growing number of their parents now oppose these requirements, a new poll finds.
About 35% of parents now say childhood vaccines for measles, mumps and rubella should not be mandatory, up from 23% in 2019. Overall, 28% of adults nationwide say pa...
Two pharmaceutical companies said Tuesday that they have made notable progress with a vaccine that could prevent melanoma.
Moderna, well known for its work on the COVID vaccine, and Merck, which makes the cancer immunotherapy drug Keytruda,
New research has revealed a link between a lesser known heart syndrome and COVID infection, with a much smaller link seen between the condition and COVID vaccination.
Postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome (POTS) is a nervous system-related condition that causes a rapid increase in the heartbeat of more than 30 beats per minute, or a heart rate that exceeds 120 beats per minute, withi...
The updated bivalent COVID-19 boosters are now approved for use in children as young as 6 months of age, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced today.
Children can receive either a Moderna or Pfizer-BioNTech bivalent booster shot, although the rules differ depending on their age and what type of vaccine they got as their primary series, the FDA said.
Kids 6 months to 5 year...
Experts are asking seniors to get their flu shots ASAP as an exceptionally nasty flu season unfolds across the United States.
Already, 8.7 million flu cases have been reported, with 78,000 hospitalizations and 4,500 deaths, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. In the last week alone, the nu...
Infants and young children could soon receive an updated COVID-19 vaccine as part of their three-dose series.
Pfizer Inc. on Monday asked the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to have the vaccine that targets the Omicron subvariants BA.4 and BA.5 replace the third dose in the series for children aged 6 months through 4 years old. Children in that age group would still receive two doses o...
It's thought that for an HIV vaccine to be widely effective, it will have to spur the body to make special antibodies that can neutralize a broad range of HIV strains. Now scientists say they have taken an essential step in that direction.
In an early study, researchers found that an experimental HIV va...
U.S. health officials are tracking a new COVID variant that's a combination of two earlier Omicron subvariants.
Known as XBB, this latest subvariant now represents 3.1% of new COVID cases throughout the U.S. and 5% of cases in the Northeast.
Based on preliminary estimates from the U.S. Cente...
When pregnant women contract COVID-19, one in 10 will have moderate, severe or even critical symptoms, a new study finds.
So it's important they get their COVID vaccines, experts say.
“Given that patients in all trimesters of pregnancy are susceptible to infection and severe respiratory illness from COVID-19, these findings add urgency to the need for vaccination of all pregnant i...
It's not too late to get the latest COVID-19 booster shot.
Whether it's the bivalent vaccine from drug maker Pfizer or from Moderna, the shots offer more protection against symptomatic infection, public health officials reiterated at a White House briefing on Tuesday.
However, since the vaccines debuted in September, only 13% of American adults have gotten the updated boosters, wh...
Even if you've already had COVID-19, you can still benefit from a vaccine that can help prevent another infection, a new study shows.
Danish patients gained between 60% and 94% protection against reinfection, depending on the COVID variant wave, the researchers found.
The findings were published Nov. 22 in the open-access journal PLOS Medicine.
"In our study, we find...
Vaccines have become a hot topic in the past few years, but a new survey finds many parents aren't discussing immunization with their child's doctor.
Though a child's pediatrician has often been the go-to resource on vaccines, the University of Michigan Medicine poll found that 1 in 7 parents have not discussed vaccines with their child's doctor during the pandemic.
While 80% of p...
Pfizer's updated COVID booster shots are proving their mettle against emerging omicron variants, the company announced Friday.
The latest version of the vaccine generated virus-fighting antibodies against four more omicron lineages, includ...