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For most young people, COVID vaccine-related myocarditis is not serious

31 min 21 sec ago
A new study published in the journal Circulation aimed to describe a large case series of suspected myocarditis temporally related with the COVID-19 vaccine in adolescents and young adults below 21 years of age across the United States and Canada.

Neutralization antibodies elevated in nursing home residents after COVID-19 mRNA boosters

54 min 21 sec ago
Researchers from the United States, in their recent study published on the preprint server medRxiv*, have evaluated the humoral responses to third vaccine dose in nursing home residents and healthcare workers (HCW) and found that that second booster (or third vaccine dose) significantly increased anti-spike, anti-receptor binding domain (RBD), and neutralization titers in almost all nursing home residents and HCW to considerably higher levels than what was attained after the completion of the initial two-dose vaccine series.

Systemic sclerosis more common among Black children than previously thought

1 hour 17 min ago
An immune disease that can damage vital organs – and is supposedly rare in young people – is more common than previously thought among Black children, a study suggests.

High-dose intravenous iron reduces heart attacks in hemodialysis patients

1 hour 24 min ago
A new paper in Cardiovascular Research, published by Oxford University Press, indicates that iron treatments may reduce heart attacks in patients experiencing kidney failure undergoing dialysis.

Study identifies several proteins that protect against disease development

1 hour 30 min ago
Inflammatory processes are associated with a large range of human diseases, including rheumatic diseases and allergies. Protein biomarkers are measurable molecules that can have a prognostic value in patients, be used to diagnose disease, or indicate severity of disease.

Research provides new insights into debilitating cluster headaches

1 hour 39 min ago
Debilitating cluster headaches commonly begin in childhood, but patients are not typically diagnosed until they are adults, according to research from The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston.

Routine immunization coverage declined in first year of COVID

2 hours 3 min ago
A new study published on the medRxiv* preprint server investigated changes in RI coverage using two key indicators – diphtheria-tetanus-pertussis first-dose (DTP1) and third-dose (DTP3). DTP3 serves as a general marker for immunization system performance, while DTP1 is used as a proxy for inequity - quantifying Zero Dose (ZD) children––those that receive no childhood vaccinations

Study reveals trends in binge drinking among older U.S. men and women

2 hours 12 min ago
Binge drinking has increased in recent years among older U.S. men but not among older women, according to a study published in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society.

Earlier screening for rare genetic mutation could lead to faster treatment for heart failure in Black Americans

2 hours 28 min ago
Researchers have linked a rare genetic mutation found mostly in Black Americans and other people of African descent to an earlier onset of heart failure and a higher risk of hospitalization.

Study examines the extent of medication-related harm in pediatric intensive care units

3 hours 2 min ago
In an observational study conducted across three pediatric intensive care units (PICUs) in England over a three-month period in 2019, one-sixth of patients experienced at least one adverse drug event, in which they were harmed by a medication.

Woman's race/ethnicity and menopause status may partially determine the severity of GI symptoms

3 hours 6 min ago
Hormonal changes during the menopause transition have been shown to affect a woman's gastrointestinal (GI) functions with some unpleasant results such as nausea, bloating, and abdominal pain.

Study explores older individuals' feelings of death anxiety during the pandemic

3 hours 25 min ago
A recent study in the Journal of Community Psychology explored older individuals' feelings of anxiety related to the possibility of dying during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Guidelines may lead to over-diagnoses of milk allergy in infants

3 hours 32 min ago
In an analysis of data on 1,303 healthy infants who were exclusively breastfed until at least 3 months of age, 38% and 74% of infants had multiple mild-to-moderate milk allergy symptoms- as defined by current allergy guidelines- at 3 months and 12 months old, respectively.

Study finds link between electronic device use and signs of depression, anxiety

3 hours 37 min ago
In a study published in Addiction Biology, investigators found significant associations between use of electronic devices and signs of depression and anxiety, as well as cigarette smoking and alcohol drinking.

New hormone may play a key role in the development of type 1 and type 2 diabetes

3 hours 44 min ago
A newly discovered hormone named fabkin helps regulate metabolism and may play an important role in the development of both type 1 and type 2 diabetes, according to research led by the Sabri Ülker Center for Metabolic Research at Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health.

CDC study shows risk of Guillain-Barré syndrome elevated after Ad.26.COV2.S COVID vaccination

4 hours 57 min ago
Researchers compile available data from the interim analysis of the number of cases of GBS and the risks posed by different vaccines.

In long COVID patients, vibrations and tremors point to unmet mental health needs

5 hours 11 min ago
In a recent study, researchers aimed to identify a potentially important cluster of similar patient-reported symptoms from PASC-affected individuals.

Study shows SARS-CoV-2 transmission in Ireland before first official COVID-19 report

5 hours 23 min ago
New study findings showed evidence of SARS-CoV-2 dissemination in Ireland prior to the identification of the first official COVID-19 case.

AlphaFold AI predicts SARS-CoV-2 omicron variant might not evade antibody neutralization

5 hours 35 min ago
In a new study, scientists have computationally predicted the structure of the Omicron spike RBD from available sequences and explored the dynamics of antigen-antibody interactions.