Evidence Updated on Myocarditis After mRNA COVID-19 Vaccination
TUESDAY, Aug. 2, 2022 -- Male adolescents and young adults have the highest risk for myocarditis after mRNA COVID-19 vaccination, with an increased risk for Moderna vaccines, according to an updated review published online July 13 in The... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - August 2, 2022 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Cardiac MRI technique helps measure chemotherapy's effects
A new cardiac MRI technique helps clinicians measure chemotherapy's effectivenes...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Has cardiac MRI reached its diagnostic potential? Cardiac MRI predicts heart failure risk in cardiomyopathy patients MRI spots myocarditis in young people vaccinated for COVID-19 Myocarditis linked to COVID-19 affects small number of athletes (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - July 29, 2022 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

The Latest Breakthroughs That Could Help Bladder Cancer Patients
Toward the end of the 19th century, a New York City surgeon named Dr. William Coley purposely injected one of his patients with streptococcal bacteria. Coley wasn’t crazy. He hoped the bacterial infection would stimulate an immune response that would slow the spread of his patient’s cancer, which was inoperable. The experiment worked; the patient’s tumor shrank. For the next 40 years, Coley and his research collaborators would test similar remedies on more than 1,000 cancer patients. They had failures but also many successes, especially among people with bone or soft-tissue cancers. Today, Coley is someti...
Source: TIME: Health - July 27, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Markham Heid Tags: Uncategorized Disease freelance healthscienceclimate Source Type: news

Two Distinct Phenotypes of COVID-Related Myocarditis Emerge Two Distinct Phenotypes of COVID-Related Myocarditis Emerge
A new study points to significantly different clinical presentations, immunologic profiles, and outcomes.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Hematology-Oncology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Hematology-Oncology Headlines - July 25, 2022 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

COVID-19-induced aggression and hypersexuality in an adolescent patient - Parsa S, Pliszka A, Portley R.
COVID-19 infection can cause a range of symptoms, from mild respiratory symptoms to severe myocarditis. In the adolescent population, the psychiatric effects of pandemic response have caused increases in depressive symptoms, anxiety, and loneliness.1 Th... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 25, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Incidence, risk factors, natural history, and hypothesised mechanisms of myocarditis and pericarditis following covid-19 vaccination: living evidence syntheses and review, BMJ (Published 13th July 2022)
Review (46 studies) found adolescent& young adult men at highest risk of myocarditis (MC) after mRNA vaccination; use of Pfizer over Moderna vaccine& waiting>30days between doses might be preferred for this population. A clinical course of mRNA related MC appeared to be benign (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - July 15, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Adverse Reactions to BNT162b2 Mild, Moderate for 5- to 11-Year-Olds
MONDAY, July 11, 2022 -- Among children aged 5 to 11 years, most reported adverse events to BNT162b2 COVID-19 vaccination are mild-to-moderate, with few reports of myocarditis, according to a study recently published in Pediatrics. Anne M. Hause,... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - July 11, 2022 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Myocarditis, Thyroiditis After Astrazeneca COVID-2019 Vaccine Myocarditis, Thyroiditis After Astrazeneca COVID-2019 Vaccine
Myocarditis following mRNA COVID-19 vaccination has been widely described, but this is the first reported case following the administration of the AstraZeneca adenoviral vector COVID-19 vaccine.Journal of Medical Case Reports (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - June 30, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care Journal Article Source Type: news

Xenon-129 MRI exams show long-term effects of COVID-19
An MRI technique that uses xenon-129 (Xe-129) gas shows lower ventilation an...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: COVID-19 has long-term negative cognitive effect on healthy people New MRI technique shows lung problems in long-COVID patients MRI highlights how prenatal maternal distress affects children Even mild SARS-CoV-2 infection may cause long-term brain changes MRI spots myocarditis in young people vaccinated for COVID-19 (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - June 30, 2022 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

An FDA Panel Decides It ’s Time For New COVID-19 Boosters
On June 28, a panel of experts convened by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) voted 19 to 2 to change the vaccines that have been used since December 2020 to protect against COVID-19. The change, which will apply only to booster doses for people who are already vaccinated, involves including a strain that targets the Omicron variant, which is now responsible for nearly all infections of COVID-19 in the U.S. and around the world. But the committee stopped short of deciding exactly which Omicron strain; Omicron has produced many different subvariants, starting with BA.1 and now BA.4 and BA.5, the latter two which no...
Source: TIME: Health - June 28, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Alice Park Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 healthscienceclimate Source Type: news

Which COVID-19 Vaccine Should Your Young Kid Get? That Depends, Doctors Say
COVID-19 vaccines for some of the youngest children in the U.S. are now rolling out, and parents are faced with a new question: Moderna or Pfizer-BioNTech? Both of the mRNA shots—which are now authorized for kids ages 6 months and up—are effective at preventing severe illness, and they both help prevent symptomatic infections. They offer vital protection in this age group, even for kids who have already recovered from COVID-19. The vaccines “provide protection against a broader variety of variants than [a previous] infection, which generally provides protection mostly against the variant that you had,&rdq...
Source: TIME: Health - June 28, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Melody Schreiber Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 freelance healthscienceclimate Source Type: news

Young Men's Myocarditis Risk 5 Times Higher With Moderna vs Pfizer Vax
(MedPage Today) -- Risk of heart inflammation following the second dose of an mRNA COVID-19 vaccine was substantially higher in younger men with Moderna's product (Spikevax) versus Pfizer/BioNTech's (Comirnaty), though some of this risk was reduced... (Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease)
Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease - June 24, 2022 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

My Toddlers Already Had COVID-19. I ’m Still Getting Them Vaccinated Right Away
Six months ago, in the hustle and bustle of Christmas activities, I quickly swabbed my girls’ noses (and my own) for COVID-19. They are 3 years old and 1.5 years old. No one had symptoms, but we were going to see their great-grandpa and wanted to be extra careful. As an epidemiologist, I knew we were in the middle of a COVID-19 tsunami, kids are fantastic silent transmitters of COVID-19, and older adults are at the highest risk for severe breakthrough infections. Fifteen minutes later and much to my surprise, my girls’ tests indicated that they were positive. (My husband and I got a booster one month prior, and...
Source: TIME: Health - June 18, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Katelyn Jetelina Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 freelance nationpod Source Type: news

FDA Panel Recommends Moderna and Pfizer COVID-19 Vaccines for Children 6 Months and Older
Many parents in the U.S. have been waiting to hear that the nation’s youngest children—those under 5 years old—can be vaccinated against COVID-19. Finally, on June 15, an expert panel convened by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) said that two vaccines, made by Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna, are safe and effective for children ages 6 months and older. The FDA’s panel voted unanimously—21-0—that the benefits of Moderna’s vaccine outweigh its risks for kids ages 6 months through 5 years of age. They also voted unanimously that the benefits of Pfizer-BioNTech’s vaccine o...
Source: TIME: Health - June 15, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Alice Park and Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 healthscienceclimate Source Type: news

FDA Recommends the Emergency Authorization of Moderna ’s COVID-19 Vaccine for Children Ages 6 to 17
The Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) advisory committee voted unanimously on June 14 to recommend the emergency-use authorization (EUA) of Moderna’s COVID-19 vaccine for children ages six to 17 years. If it’s also recommended by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Moderna’s will be the second COVID-19 vaccine available to this age group. (The FDA and CDC previously issued an EUA for the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine in October 2021 for children five years and older.) Because the company submitted data that broke down the children into two age groups—from six to 11...
Source: TIME: Health - June 14, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Alice Park Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 healthscienceclimate Source Type: news