Vitamin D deficiency: Two signs in the ears signalling a severe lack of 'sunshine' vitamin
VITAMIN D is dubbed the sunshine vitamin because it is naturally produced in the body through exposure to sunlight. In those who have suboptimal levels of the nutrient, two signs may arise in the ears. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
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Brazil senators recommend Bolsonaro face charges over COVID
A Brazilian Senate committee has recommended that President Jair Bolsonaro face a series of criminal indictments for actions and omissions related to the world’s second-highest COVID-19 death toll (Source: ABC News: Health)
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F.D.A. Panel Recommends Vaccine for Children 5 to 11
Covid-19 was “the eighth-highest killer of kids in this age group over the past year,” said a C.D.C. official in favor of broader authorization. (Source: NYT Health)
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New Zealand expands vaccine mandate to 40% of all workers
New Zealand’s government says it will expand a vaccine mandate to include thousands of workers who have close contact with their customers — including those at restaurants, bars, gyms and hair salons (Source: ABC News: Health)
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More workers sue US nuclear lab over vaccine mandate
Another group of workers is suing Los Alamos National Laboratory over its COVID-19 vaccine mandate (Source: ABC News: Health)
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South East Asian health ministers commit to speed up efforts to end TB
They ministers agreed to increase budgetary and human resource allocations including upfront investments required to catch-up on lost ground during the COVID-19 pandemic. It is estimated that $3 billion may be needed annually to implement comprehensive set of interventions required to end TB in the Region. (Source: The Economic Times)
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Your Questions About Covid Vaccine Dosage for Children, Answered
We turned to five experts to answer these frequently-asked questions. (Source: NYT Health)
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Covid: Charlize Theron wants fairer distribution of vaccines
The actress tells the BBC that nations must start sharing jabs to help reach the WHO's vaccination goals. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
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The terrible toll of not seeing GP in person: MP tells how her mother-in-law's stroke was missed
Beaconsfield MP Joy Morrissey said the money would push doctors to see more patients face-to-face in surgeries or at home, taking pressure off hospitals during the busy winter period in the NHS. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
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Not all vaccine experts are convinced COVID-19 vaccine boosters are needed
As booster shots become widely available in the US, some vaccine experts are not convinced that the shots are broadly needed - due to a lack of evidence for younger age groups and political pressures. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
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FDA Panel Votes to Approve Pfizer ’s Vaccine for Children
The benefits of Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine for children ages 5 to 11 outweigh its risks, according to an independent panel of vaccine experts that advises the FDA. (Source: WebMD Health)
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FDA panel backs Pfizer’s low-dose COVID-19 vaccine for kids
U.S. health advisers have endorsed kid-size doses of Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine for young children (Source: ABC News: Health)
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Antiviral COVID-19 pill gains momentum as European Union medical agency begins reviewing the drug
The European Union's drug regulator is beginning to review Merck's antiviral COVID-19 drug. The drug has been called a potential 'game-changer' for the pandemic as the first oral pill for Covid. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
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FDA Panel Votes to Approve Pfizer's Vaccine for Children FDA Panel Votes to Approve Pfizer's Vaccine for Children
Despite some questions and concerns, the advisory panel felt the benefits outweighed the risks for children 5-11.WebMD Health News (Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines)
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Louisiana lifts mask mandate amid sharp drop in COVID cases
Louisiana is ending its statewide indoor mask mandate after emerging from its latest and worst coronavirus spike of the pandemic and seeing a sharp decline in new COVID-19 infections (Source: ABC News: Health)
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Prosecutors cannot call those shot by Kyle Rittenhouse 'victims,' a judge has ruled
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Ryan Clark apologizes (but not really) after Mike Tomlin's rant about leaving Steelers for college
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Watch Dave Chappelle Address Trans Community Controversy
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Democrats race to finish social safety net bill, but key disputes persist
The party is grappling with uncertainty over a potential billionaire tax and progressive angst over trimming climate change provisions. (Source: Reuters: Health)
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Former Steeler Ryan Clark takes heat for Mike Tomlin coaching rumor
No one really believed the rumors but Ryan Clark clears the air. (Source: Reuters: Health)
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Criminal charges have not been ruled out in Alec Baldwin's fatal 'Rust' set shooting
SANTA FE, N.M. — Criminal charges have not been ruled out in the shooting death of cinematographer Halyna Hutchins on the set of Alec... (Source: Reuters: Health)
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Chappelle Says He Would Meet With Transgender Netflix Workers Under Conditions
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Suspect in Boise mall shooting dies; injured victims expected to survive
It is not yet clear how the suspect died, though police said there was an "exchange of gunfire" before he was apprehended. (Source: Reuters: Health)
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Florida's surgeon general: Masks hamper clear communication
Florida’s surgeon general has said that conversations while wearing masks aren’t productive after a state senator didn’t let him in her office without a mask, citing a serious health condition (Source: ABC News: Health)
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WaPo editorial board scolds Terry McAuliffe for casting doubt in Stacey Abrams' 2018 election defeat
The Washington Post editorial board scolded Virginia Democratic gubernatorial candidate Terry McAuliffe for casting doubt in the 2018... (Source: Reuters: Health)
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4 takeaways from the Senate child safety hearing with YouTube, Snapchat and TikTok
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Blackhawks president resigns and team fined after sexual assault probe
The Blackhawks mishandled allegations that a coach sexually assaulted a player during the team’s title run in 2010, according to an... (Source: Reuters: Health)
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Blackhawks Ignored 2010 Sexual Assault Accusation, an Investigation Says
An independent investigation commissioned by the N.H.L. club revealed on Tuesday that the team failed to act promptly after a player... (Source: Reuters: Health)
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Apple Wallet now allows users to add COVID-19 vaccine card
Apple now allows users to add their COVID-19 vaccine card to the Wallet app to easily access their proof of inoculation. (Source: Reuters: Health)
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In 'best interests of USA Hockey,' Stan Bowman steps down as GM of 2022 Olympic men's team after Chicago Blackhawks investigation
Stan Bowman informed USA Hockey Tuesday he is stepping down as GM of the U.S. Olympic men's hockey team, hours after he "stepped aside"... (Source: Reuters: Health)
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Criminal Charges Possible in Shooting on Alec Baldwin Set, D.A. Says
An inquiry into how a cinematographer was killed with a gun the actor was rehearsing with, which was not supposed to have live rounds in... (Source: Reuters: Health)
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FDA Committee Recommends COVID-19 Vaccine for Children 5-11 Years Old
COVID-19 vaccines are already authorized for children ages 12 and older, and the shots now have the support of a U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) expert panel for younger children ages 5 to 11. In a 17 to 0 vote, with one abstention, the committee recommended the COVID-19 vaccine made by Pfizer-BioNTech for the youngest group yet to potentially get immunized against the disease in the US. The committee recommended a two-dose regimen at one-third the dosage approved for adults. The FDA now takes the committee’s advice into consideration before making a final recommendation. If the agency decides to recommend th...
Source: TIME: Health - October 26, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Alice Park Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 Source Type: news

2021 World Series preview: Five storylines to watch in Astros-Braves matchup
The 2021 Fall Classic kicks off Tuesday at Minute Maid Park in Houston (Source: Reuters: Health)
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Huma Abedin claims sex assault by US senator in new book
Huma Abedin says in her new memoir that she was once sexually assaulted by a US senator — and was so shaken afterward that she ended up... (Source: Reuters: Health)
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Climate change is a risk to national security, the Pentagon says
Deputy Secretary of Defense Kathleen Hicks says the effects of climate change are already being felt. Storms have damaged U.S. bases and rising seas could submerge U.S. installations in the Pacific.(Image credit: Brendan Smialowski/AFP via Getty Images) (Source: NPR Health and Science)
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2021 World Series predictions, Braves-Astros picks: Experts split on evenly matched Fall Classic
Will the Astros win another title? Or will the Braves hoist the trophy for the first time since 1995? (Source: Reuters: Health)
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Louisiana ’s governor lifts the state’s indoor mask mandate except in schools.
But he cautioned that the pandemic is not over and that the state lags far behind in vaccinations. (Source: NYT Health)
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Sinema backs corporate minimum tax proposal
“This proposal represents a commonsense step toward ensuring that highly profitable corporations — which sometimes can avoid the current... (Source: Reuters: Health)
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Stan Bowman out as Blackhawks and Olympic GM in wake of investigation
The two have left their roles with the team as a result of an investigation by private firm Jenner and Block into how the team handled... (Source: Reuters: Health)
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2021 World Series: Astros-Braves Game 1 live stream, TV channel, watch online, odds, time for MLB playoffs
The Braves and Astros will begin play in the World Series on Tuesday night (Source: Reuters: Health)
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HRT 'slashes risk of early death by 9%', study suggests
The University of East Anglia tracked more than 105,000 for up to 32 years and showed they were 9 per cent less likely to die than women of a similar age in the same areas who had never had HRT. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
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Researchers discover three teens who developed psychiatric issues after Covid infection
Researchers at UCSF found three teens who experienced psychiatric symptoms after a Covid diagnosis, and are confident that for at least two of them, the virus caused the issues. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
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Dementia diet: Five of the best foods to help stave off the condition and improve ageing
DEMENTIA cases have seen a staggering increase over the years. Doing all you can to help prevent the brain degenerative condition should be on the forefront of most minds. What are five of the best foods to help reduce your risk? (Source: Daily Express - Health)
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Viagra: Loss of vision among ‘serious side effects’ - tell your doctor straight away
VIAGRA is used to treat erectile dysfunction by increasing the blood flow to the penis resulting in an erection. Sildenafil is a type of Viagra that helps to improve erections for at least two-thirds of men. Like other medicines, sildenafil has possible side effects including one affecting your vision. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
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FDA advisory panel recommends the Pfizer vaccine to be authorized for children 5 to 11
An FDA panel has unanimously voted to recommend the Pfizer-BioNTech Covid vaccine for authorization for children aged five to 11. It would be the first jab available for that age. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
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Death of child whose skeletal remains were found in Texas apartment ruled homicide, officials say
The remains were found Sunday where three boys who are siblings lived, police said. The remains are believed to belong to a fourth... (Source: Reuters: Health)
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Nasal steroid sprays could be effective at preventing serious cases of COVID, study finds
Patients who use nasal steroid sprays for allergies or asthma may be at a lower risk for COVID-19 hospitalization, ICU care, and death, a recent Cleveland Clinic study finds. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
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McClain: Clock ticking on a Deshaun Watson trade
Miami was close to a deal last week and still has the most interest. Carolina is in the... (Source: Reuters: Health)
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FDA advisory committee recommends authorizing Pfizer's COVID vaccine for kids
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration isn't bound by the committee's recommendation, but is expected to consider it and make a decision in the coming days on whether to approve the vaccine for kids five to 11 years old. (Source: CBC | Health)
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Corporate Minimum Tax Resurfaces as Democrats Hunt for Money
Democratic senators unveiled a plan for a 15% minimum tax on profitable corporations as they try to lock in details to finance President... (Source: Reuters: Health)
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