Covid vaccine: Mixing AstraZeneca and Pfizer shots boosts Covid antibody levels six times
SEVERAL ongoing studies have investigated the effects of mixing COVID-19 vaccines. Many of them have suggested that mixing shots leads to a strong immune response and sometimes outperforms two doses of the same vaccine. According to new research, mixing a shot of AstraZeneca with a shot of Pfizer can increase neutralising antibody levels sixfold. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - July 26, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Ziggy: Alexa gets a new wake word and an updated voice. Here's how to change both
Amazon's Alexa will now answer to a new name: Ziggy. Also, users can ask to Alexa to "change your voice" to someone with a more masculine voice. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - July 26, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Department of Veterans Affairs requiring all its medical employees to get COVID-19 vaccine as delta variant spreads
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Source: ABC News: Health - July 26, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Trump inaugural chair: I'm '100% innocent' in lobbying case
The chair of former President Donald Trump’s 2017 inaugural committee pleaded not guilty Monday and said he was “100% innocent” of... (Source: Reuters: Health)
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Green Bay Packers GM Brian Gutekunst 'remains hopeful' for positive resolution with QB Aaron Rodgers
Packers general manager Brian Gutekunst and team president Mark Murphy both spoke of a future with quarterback Aaron Rodgers, whose... (Source: Reuters: Health)
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Department of Veterans Affairs will require health workers to be vaccinated
(Source: Reuters: Health)
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Universal & Peacock Close $400M Deal For ‘Exorcist’ Trilogy; Ellen Burstyn To Reprise Classic Role
Universal Pictures and NBCUniversal’s streaming service Peacock, in partnership with Blumhouse and Morgan Creek, have closed a reported... (Source: Reuters: Health)
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Trump inauguration chair pleads not guilty to illegal lobbying
Tom Barrack, a former outside campaign adviser to former President Trump, has pleaded not guilty to illegal lobbying charges, (Source: Reuters: Health)
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Kids Still Dying From Accidental Exposure to Fentanyl Pain Patches
The FDA warns accidental exposure to fentanyl pain patches is putting children's lives at risk. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - July 26, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Second COVID-19 mRNA vaccine shot safe for most after allergic reaction to first dose
A multi-hospital analysis of individuals who experienced allergic reactions to their first dose of a COVID-19 mRNA vaccine found that the same individuals tolerated a second dose without complications. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
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The 6 Factors That Will Determine the Severity of the COVID-19 Surge in the U.S. This Fall
Here we go again. The United States is now experiencing a fourth wave of COVID-19, with very rapidly rising infections. The surge in new daily cases is driven by the Delta variant, which makes up 83% of sequenced samples in the U.S. and which is estimated to be twice as transmissible as the original strain. One of the reasons that Delta spreads more easily is that a person infected with this variant has a viral load 1,000 times higher than someone infected with the original version of SARS-CoV-2. [time-brightcove not-tgx=”true”] Hospitalizations and deaths are also rising, though more slowly than cases, reflect...
Source: TIME: Health - July 26, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Gavin Yamey and Nahid Bhadelia Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 Source Type: news

Moderna in talks with FDA to expand COVID-19 vaccine pediatric study
Moderna Inc (MRNA.O) is in talks with U.S. regulators to expand the size of an ongoing trial testing its COVID-19 vaccines in children... (Source: Reuters: Health)
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Universal Spends $400 Million on New ‘Exorcist’ Trilogy Starring Ellen Burstyn, Leslie Odom Jr
Universal is shelling out an eye-popping $400 million to buy a new “Exorcist” trilogy with plans to screen some of the films on Peacock,... (Source: Reuters: Health)
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California, New York City to Mandate Covid-19 Vaccine or Regular Testing for Government Workers
As the more infectious Delta variant spreads, officials in California and New York City said they would require their workers to either... (Source: Reuters: Health)
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When Are Head Injury Risks Highest for Young Soccer Players?
A small, preliminary study shows young soccer players have more head impacts during practices but experience more severe head impacts during games. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - July 26, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Less than a third with allergic reaction to first COVID vaccine dose have one after second shot
Patients who experienced an allergic reaction to first dose of a COVID vaccine are safe the receive the second dose, per a study. Less than a third of people developed minor reactions to the second dose. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
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Floods in London are the latest sign big cities aren't ready for climate change
(Source: Reuters: Health)
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Summer Olympics 2021: What to Watch for on Day 4 in Tokyo
Finally underway a year later than expected, there's no doubt that the Tokyo Olympics will be remembered as a one-of-a-kind event... (Source: Reuters: Health)
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David Bakhtiari indicates Aaron Rodgers hasn ’t told him he’s coming back to Packers
If Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers is telling people close to him that he plans to play for the Packers this season, that’s news to... (Source: Reuters: Health)
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COVID-19 live updates: Savannah reinstates masks indoors, Orlando in 'crisis mode'
A pandemic of the novel coronavirus has now infected more than 194 million people worldwide and killed over 4.1 million of them. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - July 26, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

V.A. Issues Vaccine Mandate for Health Care Workers, a First for a Federal Agency
Employees who provide direct patient care have eight weeks to get inoculated against the coronavirus or face penalties including... (Source: Reuters: Health)
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Worried about falling? Here are 5 tips to avoid dangerous tumbles, other injuries.
Some of the ways include strength training, improving your balance and removing hazards at your home. (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - July 26, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Janet Lee Source Type: news

Kanye West ’s New Album Donda Will Be Released August 6, A Rep Confirms
West premiered the album at a livestreamed event in Atlanta. The songs he played featured JAY-Z, Pop Smoke, Pusha T, Travis Scott, Lil... (Source: Reuters: Health)
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Psaki: Biden doesn't want to 'fight' Fox after Trump 'destroyed trust in media'
"We want to fight a fight about getting the pandemic under control and things that actually impact people's lives," Psaki told a... (Source: Reuters: Health)
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Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy: Get the Facts
Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBOT) devices only considered safe and effective for certain conditions. The FDA recommends you use a HBOT device under the care of a doctor and in a hospital or facility that has hyperbaric accreditation. (Source: FDA Consumer Health Information Updates)
Source: FDA Consumer Health Information Updates - July 26, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: FDA Source Type: news

The odd Tesla Model S 'yoke' steering wheel is here to stay, Elon Musk says
Elon Musk has confirmed that the yoke steering wheel in the Tesla Model S will be the only one available. The unusual design will be... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - July 26, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

McCarthy mocks Cheney and Kinzinger as 'Pelosi Republicans'
House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) on Monday derided Reps. Liz Cheney (R-Wyo.) and Adam Kinzinger (R-Ill.) as "Pelosi... (Source: Reuters: Health)
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Patients and Providers Experience Telemedicine Growing Pains Patients and Providers Experience Telemedicine Growing Pains
Patients seem to like remote visits, and healthcare providers now depend on them. But outages, freezing, and other glitches cost time and money, and compromise quality of care.Kaiser Health News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - July 26, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Internal Medicine News Source Type: news

2021 NBA Mock Draft: Thunder trade up to get Scottie Barnes at No. 3 as potential trades create chaos
Here's a look at how the NBA Draft could play out if some of the rumored trades go down (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - July 26, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Danny Miller health: Emmerdale star on his health battle - 'I couldn’t have got through'
DANNY MILLER, 30, is best known for being part of the mischievous Dingle family in ITV's Emmerdale. The soap star bravely opened up about his struggles during the first lockdown and shone a light on how he got through that testing time. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
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Ricky Rubio goes off in Spain's opening win over Japan
(Source: Reuters: Health)
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Tory MPs furious over Boris Johnson plan for 'Beijing-style' Covid passports in universities
Tory MP Tom Tugendhat railed against the scheme today saying it would turn Britain into a 'Beijing-style democracy'. Boris Johnson is considering the plan as a way to boost jab uptake in young Britons. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - July 26, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Texas, Oklahoma Indicate They'll Leave the Big 12 for the SEC
The Longhorns and the Sooners may move to the Southeastern Conference, which could soon have 16 teams. The repercussions would be felt... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - July 26, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

California government, health workers must show proof of vaccination or be tested regularly
California government and healthcare employees will soon be required to show proof they've been vaccinated against COVID-19 or be tested regularly. (Source: L.A. Times - Health)
Source: L.A. Times - Health - July 26, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Luke Money, Emily Alpert Reyes, Taryn Luna Source Type: news

California is requiring proof of Covid vaccination for state employees, predicting significant rise in hospitalizations
State employees working in a hospital setting who don't require proof of vaccination will be required to take a Covid test twice a week. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - July 26, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Whipps Cross Hospital patients evacuated after flooding
Planned surgery and outpatient appointments at Whipps Cross Hospital are cancelled after "huge" floods. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - July 26, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Louisiana Rep. Higgins says he, wife, son have coronavirus
A Republican congressman from Louisiana who has criticized mask mandates and public health restrictions says he and his wife and son are now sick with the coronavirus (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - July 26, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Kanye West breaks Apple Music streaming record with ‘Donda’ listening party livestream
Apple Music and Kanye West teamed up last week to offer an exclusive livestream of the listening event for West’s upcoming album Donda.... (Source: Reuters: Health)
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California to require proof of COVID-19 vaccination or weekly testing for all state workers and health care employees
(Source: ABC News: Health)
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Partial COVID-19 vaccination, vaccination following SARS-CoV-2 infection and heterologous vaccination schedule: summary of evidence, ECDC
Key messages This document provides a review of evidence on three topics of interest (effectiveness of partial vaccination, immunogenicity and effectiveness of vaccination for previously infected individuals and safety and immunogenicity of heterologous schedules) to inform ongoing decision-making in relation to national vaccination policies and strategies in the European Union and European Economic Area (EU/EEA) countries. Partial vaccination • Available data, across different population groups and SARS-CoV-2 variants of concern (VOCs), confirm that the protection against asymptomatic and symptomatic infection and se...
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - July 26, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Pelosi Republicans': McCarthy and Cheney trade barbs ahead of Jan. 6 committee hearing
A day before the new select committee investigating the Jan. 6 Capitol insurrection holds its first public hearing, House Minority... (Source: Reuters: Health)
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Cuomo questions credibility of attorney general's investigators
“I have concerns as to the independence of the reviewers,” Gov. Andrew Cuomo said. (Source: Reuters: Health)
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Weightlifter Hidilyn Diaz wins gold, ends Philippines' 97-year drought
After nearly a century of trying, the Philippines finally struck gold. 55kg weightlifter Hidilyn Diaz set an Olympics record with an... (Source: Reuters: Health)
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Landmark study finds one in two hospitalised COVID-19 patients develop a complication, NIHR
A large-scale, NIHR-supported observational study published in The Lancet has found that one in two people hospitalised with COVID-19 during the first phase of the pandemic developed at least one health complication as a result of the viral infection. The ISARIC/CO-CIN study is the most comprehensive of its kind - and the first to systematically assess a range of in-hospital complications and their associations with age, sex and ethnicity - and their outcomes for the patients. The researchers assessed more than 70,000 hospitalised adult patients in the UK hospitalised with severe COVID-19 disease between January and Augu...
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - July 26, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

COVID-19 rapid guideline: haematopoietic stem cell transplantation, NICE (updated 22nd July 2021)
The purpose of this guideline is to maximise the safety of patients who need haemopoietic stem cell transplantation and make the best use of NHS resources, while protecting staff from infection. On 22 July 2021, we made changes to recommendations on testing patients for viruses, including SARS-CoV-2 and repeating respiratory review in patients who test positive for, or are suspected of having COVID-19. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
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Ketamine and Psychosis Risk: New Data Ketamine and Psychosis Risk: New Data
This study suggests it's safe and doesn't raise psychosis risk.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - July 26, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

Apple releases macOS 11.5.1 with ‘important security updates’
Shortly after launching macOS 11.5 last week with Podcasts app improvements and a lot of security fixes, Apple has made macOS 11.5.1... (Source: Reuters: Health)
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ICYMI: Katie Ledecky grabs silver, Caeleb Dressel takes gold, U.S. men's gymnastics and more updates from the Tokyo Olympics
Katie Ledecky took silver, Caeleb Dressel won his first gold medal of the Games, women's skateboarding made its Olympic debut, the U.S.... (Source: Reuters: Health)
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Covid vaccine: Women report unexpected symptom after receiving Pfizer jab
THE UNPRECEDENTED vaccine rollout has generated many insights about how the jabs affect the body. According to the journal of Science Immunology, there are some side effects commonly reported after the second dose of the Pfizer vaccine. But women around the world have recently taken to social media to discuss a new unexpected side effect of the jab. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - July 26, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

New York City will require its workers to get vaccinated or be tested weekly for COVID-19
New York City will require all of its municipal workers — including teachers and police officers — to get coronavirus vaccines by mid-September or face weekly COVID-19 testing, Mayor Bill de Blasio announced Monday. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - July 26, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/World Source Type: news