CDC Study Doesn't'Debunk' Link Between COVID-19 Vaccines & Sudden-Deaths
CDC Study Doesn't 'Debunk' Link Between COVID-19 Vaccines & Sudden-Deaths Authored by Zachary Stieber via The Epoch Times, A new U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) study does not disprove a link between COVID-19 vaccines and sudden deaths among young people, contrary to claims.…#zacharystieber #epochtimes #cdc #oregon #juventilaliko #paulcieslak #rna #pfizerbiontech #moderna #europeanheartjournal (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - April 13, 2024 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

WATCH | Study finds no link between COVID vaccines and fatal heart problems in young people
A new study from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention shows there is no evidence to suggest COVID vaccines cause sudden cardiac death or other fatal heart problems in young people. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - April 13, 2024 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Video Source Type: news

The CDC just killed another right-wing Covid vaccine conspiracy theory
A new study out of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention dispels a popular coronavirus-related conspiracy theory that’s been popular among right-wingers. For a while now, anti-vaxxers have pointed to highly publicized incidents of people — particularly, young people — suffering…#lebronjamesjr #damarhamlin #cdc #pfizer #lesliecooper #mayoclinic (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - April 12, 2024 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

More Than a Trillion Cicadas Are Coming. Are You Ready?
Cicadas spend the vast majority of their lifetime—more than 90%—underground. But this spring, two broods of more than a trillion cicadas will make their debut above the soil across the Midwest and Southeast in an event that has not happened in more than two centuries.  “When these emerge, it really is a unique, natural phenomenon,” says PJ Liesch, the director of the University of Wisconsin-Madison Insect Diagnostic Lab, who compares the insects’ emergence to that of Monday’s total solar eclipse. “If you think about your entire lifetime, you might only have a few opportunit...
Source: TIME: Science - April 12, 2024 Category: Science Authors: Solcyré Burga Tags: Uncategorized News Desk Source Type: news

Will egg prices go up amid more bird flu outbreaks?
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released a health alert at the beginning of April informing the public that a Texas farm worker tested positive for highly pathogenic avian influenza, or HPAI. Just before the announcement, Cal-Maine Foods, the largest producer of fresh shell eggs in…#calmainefoods #leeschulz #iowastateuniversity #universityofarkansas #avian #treymalone #arkansas #marketplace (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - April 11, 2024 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

How to Talk to Your Family About Their Heart Health History
Hypertrophic obstructive cardiomyopathy (HOCM) is the most common genetic heart disease, affecting about 1 in every 500 people, according to the American Heart Association (AHA). In people with HOCM, genetic variants cause the heart’s walls to thicken and stiffen, blocking blood from flowing freely from the left ventricle to the aorta. This, in turn, results in shortness of breath and chest pain (especially during physical activity), abnormal heart rhythms, lightheadedness, dizziness, and fainting, and can worsen over time. [time-brightcove not-tgx=”true”] If a parent has HOCM, offspring have a 50% ch...
Source: TIME: Health - April 11, 2024 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Sarah Klein Tags: Uncategorized Evergreen freelance healthscienceclimate Source Type: news

Whooping Cough Is Surging in China With Tens of Thousands of Cases and Over a Dozen Deaths
Discussions are needed to determine if the country should update the vaccine it uses for the disease or adjust the immunization program, Shen Hongbing, director of the Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention, said at a conference in March.  “It requires close attention to prevent and control the spread of whooping cough in China,” Shen said, according to local media reports.   Vaccination woes Whooping cough infections have been rising in China since 2014, with more than 30,000 in 2019, according to the Chinese CDC. After a respite during the Covid isolation days, they bounced ...
Source: TIME: Health - April 11, 2024 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Bloomberg News Tags: Uncategorized News Desk overnight wire Source Type: news

Meningococcal disease on the rise in the US
Neisseria meningitidis bacteria, responsible for causing meningococcal meningitis. Courtesy: CDC A rise in invasive serogroup Y meningococcal disease has prompted the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to issue a health advisory for healthcare providers.  "Meningococcal disease is a bacterial infection caused by Neisseria meningitidis. About 1 in 10 people are natural carriers of the bacteria, and it can spread to others by sharing respiratory secretions," says Dr. Matthew Binnicker, director of the Clinical Virology Laboratory at Mayo Clinic. Serogroups B, C&helli...
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - April 11, 2024 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

Young Adults May Soon Be Able to Get an RSV Shot
Pfizer Inc.’s RSV shot produced immune reactions in young adults at higher risk of severe illness just as well as in older people, spurring the company’s plans to apply for wider U.S. approval. A single dose of the vaccine, called Abrysvo, produced a strong immune response in adults ages 18 to 59 with conditions such as asthma, diabetes, or chronic lung disease, Pfizer said. Based on the final-stage trial results, the company plans to ask the Food and Drug Administration to extend the shot’s approval to adults 18 and older. [time-brightcove not-tgx=”true”] RSV, or respiratory syncytial ...
Source: TIME: Health - April 9, 2024 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Madison Muller and Robert Langreth/Bloomberg Tags: Uncategorized healthscienceclimate wire Source Type: news

US CDC Says Bird Flu Risk Low, but Asks States to Be Ready With Rapid Testing US CDC Says Bird Flu Risk Low, but Asks States to Be Ready With Rapid Testing
The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) said on Monday bird flu risk to the public remains low even as it asked the state public health officials to be...Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines)
Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines - April 8, 2024 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Mayo Clinic Minute: What is pink eye?
Pink eye is extremely common in kids. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, public schoolchildren in the U.S. miss 3 million school days each year because of pink eye. Dr. Tina Ardon, a Mayo Clinic family physician, explains what you should know about this contagious condition. Watch: The Mayo Clinic Minute https://youtu.be/Lb1QLr0xZv0 Journalists: Broadcast-quality video (1:06) is in the downloads at the end of this post. Please courtesy: "Mayo Clinic News Network."… (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - April 8, 2024 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

Mayo Clinic virologist offers perspective on avian influenza, bird flu, outbreak
Health officials around the globe, including the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the European Centre for Disease Control and Prevention, are monitoring the ongoing avian influenza outbreak. Also known as bird flu, the highly contagious viral disease typically spreads among birds, but can also infect livestock and, in rare cases, humans. "Avian influenza is very common among migratory birds such as waterfowl," says Dr. Matthew Binnicker, director of the Clinical Virology Laboratory at Mayo Clinic. He adds that human infection is rare,… (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - April 8, 2024 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

Evidence of Dangerous ‘ Forever Chemicals ’ Found in Bandages
Many brands of bandages may contain PFAS chemicals, according to a new report commissioned by Environmental Health News (EHN) and the consumer watchdog site Mamavation. Of the 40 bandages they analyzed in a lab, 65% contained signs of PFAS chemicals. Also known as “forever chemicals,” because that’s approximately how long they linger in the environment, there are at least 12,000 types of PFAS. The health consequences of PFAS exposure are unclear. But this class of chemicals has been linked by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to increased risk of certain cancers, decreased fertility, high blood...
Source: TIME: Health - April 5, 2024 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jeffrey Kluger Tags: Uncategorized healthscienceclimate Source Type: news

Is It Safe to Eat Eggs and Chicken During the Bird Flu Outbreak?
The ongoing outbreak of bird flu has infected at least one person in the U.S. and has raised questions about how safe poultry and eggs are to eat right now. So far, there have been no reported cases of spread among people, or of a person contracting this strain of avian influenza (also known as H5N1) from contaminated egg or poultry products, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The CDC says that the current public health risk is “low.” [time-brightcove not-tgx=”true”] Here’s what scientists know right now about bird flu and food safety. Eggs Th...
Source: TIME: Health - April 5, 2024 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Alice Park Tags: Uncategorized healthscienceclimate Source Type: news

Comparing sensitivity, specificity, and accuracy of fall risk assessments in community-dwelling older adults - Lafontant K, Blount A, Suarez JRM, Fukuda DH, Stout JR, Trahan EM, Lighthall NR, Park JH, Xie R, Thiamwong L.
PURPOSE: The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has implemented the Stopping Elderly Accidents, Deaths, and Injuries (STEADI) initiative. This initiative provides an algorithm for fall risk screening. However, the algorithm has the potenti... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 4, 2024 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Elder Adults Source Type: news