2023 to 2024 Seasonal Influenza Vaccine Effective for Reducing Risk
THURSDAY, Feb. 29, 2024 -- The 2023 to 2024 seasonal influenza vaccine is effective for reducing the risk for medically attended influenza virus infection, according to research published in the Feb. 29 issue of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
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Health Officials Recommend Spring COVID-19 Booster for Older Adults
THURSDAY, Feb. 29, 2024 -- U.S. health officials are recommending that older Americans get a COVID-19 vaccine dose this spring even if they received a booster last fall.The latest guidance, voted on by a vaccine advisory panel and endorsed by the... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
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Tetanus Vaccine May Be in Short Supply After Company Stops Production
THURSDAY, Feb. 29, 2024 -- In an effort to prevent a shortage, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is advising doctors to conserve the tetanus vaccine because one manufacturer is stopping production.The vaccine in question is the Td... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
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Hourly Heat Exposure Linked to Increased Risk for Acute Ischemic Stroke
THURSDAY, Feb. 29, 2024 -- Hourly heat exposure is associated with an increased risk for acute ischemic stroke (AIS) onset, according to a study published online Feb. 28 in JAMA Network Open. Xinlei Zhu, from Fudan University in Shanghai, and... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
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Simple Hysterectomy Not Inferior for Pelvic Recurrence in Cervical Cancer
THURSDAY, Feb. 29, 2024 -- For patients with low-risk cervical cancer, simple hysterectomy is not inferior to radical hysterectomy with respect to incidence of pelvic recurrence at three years, according to a study published in the Feb. 29 issue of... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
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Lifestyle Factors Associated With Frequent Headaches in Children
THURSDAY, Feb. 29, 2024 -- Lifestyle behaviors, including meal irregularity, late chronotype, prolonged screen exposure, and frequent substance use/exposure are associated with frequent headaches in children and adolescents, according to a study... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
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More Sitting Tied to Greater Death Risk in Older Women
THURSDAY, Feb. 29, 2024 -- Higher total sitting time and longer mean sitting bout duration are associated with higher all-cause and cardiovascular disease (CVD) mortality risk among older women, according to a study published online Feb. 27 in... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
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Early-Life Exposure to Airborne Lead Linked to Lower Cognitive Function
THURSDAY, Feb. 29, 2024 -- Early-life exposure to airborne lead is associated with lower cognitive functioning among children younger than 8 years, according to a study published online in the March issue of the American Journal of Public... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
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Asthma Care-Related Carbon Emissions Increased With Poorly Controlled Asthma
THURSDAY, Feb. 29, 2024 -- In the United Kingdom, poorly controlled asthma is associated with increased asthma care-related carbon emissions, according to a study published online Feb. 27 in Thorax. Alexander J.K. Wilkinson, from East and North... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
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Diet of Solid Fats, Refined Grains, and Cheese Tied to Hypertensive Disorders of Pregnancy
THURSDAY, Feb. 29, 2024 -- A dietary pattern of solid fats, refined grains, and cheese is associated with increased odds of any hypertensive disorder of pregnancy and preeclampsia, according to a study published online Feb. 27 in the Journal of the... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
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Odds of Severe COVID-19 High for Hematologic Cancer Patients During Pandemic
THURSDAY, Feb. 29, 2024 -- For patients with hematologic cancers, the odds of developing severe COVID-19 despite vaccination remained high through mid-2022, according to a study published online Feb. 23 in JAMA Network Open. Sonia T. Anand, Ph.D.,... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
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In Type 2 Diabetes, Glycemic Control Superior After Bariatric Surgery
THURSDAY, Feb. 29, 2024 -- For patients with type 2 diabetes, glycemic control is superior with bariatric surgery versus medical/lifestyle intervention after seven to 12 years of follow-up, according to a study published online in the Feb. 27 issue... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
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Cognitive Deficits Seen in COVID-19 Patients Regardless of Symptom Duration
THURSDAY, Feb. 29, 2024 -- Similar small cognitive deficits are seen for individuals who recovered from COVID-19 in whom symptoms had resolved in less than four weeks or at least 12 weeks, according to a study published in the Feb. 29 issue of the... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
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Monthly News Roundup - February 2024
Tecvayli Approved for Biweekly Dosing in Multiple Myeloma In February, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved biweekly (every 2 weeks) dosing for Tecvayli  (teclistamab-cqyv) in patients with relapsed or refractory multiple... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
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Seizure Dogs Can Reduce Seizure Frequency, Improve HRQoL in Epilepsy
WEDNESDAY, Feb. 28, 2024 -- An intervention involving seizure dogs can reduce seizure frequency and increase the number of seizure-free days among people living with severe medically refractory epilepsy, according to a study published online Feb.... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
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