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Weed is not good for your heart, studies say

Weed is not good for your heart, studies say

You may love smoking weed, but it does not love your heart, according to the American Heart Association’s new scientific statement on marijuana. “The American Heart Association recommends that people not smoke or vape any substance, including cannabis products, because of the potential harm to the heart, lungs and blood vessels,” said Dr. Rose Marie…MORE

Novavax Phase 1 data shows coronavirus  vaccine is safe and elicits an immune response

Novavax Phase 1 data shows coronavirus vaccine is safe and elicits an immune response

A third US company has released study results showing its coronavirus vaccine is safe and elicits an immune response. Novavax, Inc. released Phase 1 data Tuesday from 131 volunteers showing that after two doses of the vaccine, participants developed neutralizing antibodies at levels more than four times higher on average than the antibodies developed by…MORE

Operation Warp Speed adviser says media criticism slows coronavirus fight

Critical media reporting about Operation Warp Speed, the federal government’s effort to speed development of drugs, vaccines and other measures to fight the coronavirus pandemic, is distracting people working on the project, its chief adviser says. Former pharma executive Dr. Moncef Slaoui, chief adviser to Operation Warp Speed, complained on a US Health and Human…MORE

US launches advanced trials of antibody treatment for Covid-19 patients

US launches advanced trials of antibody treatment for Covid-19 patients

Two new trials soon will be underway in the United States to investigate antibody treatment approaches for Covid-19 patients. The National Institutes of Health announced on Tuesday that it is launching two advanced trials to test monoclonal antibodies in patients with Covid-19, one for patients with mild disease and another for patients who are hospitalized.…MORE

CDC warns parents to be on lookout for acute flaccid myelitis in children

Parents and pediatricians need to be on the lookout in the coming months for a rare, paralyzing condition that affects young children, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Tuesday. The polio-like condition, called acute flaccid myelitis or AFM, tends to peak every other year, and the last surge of cases was in 2018,…MORE

Girl in famous surrogacy case dies at age 8

Girl in famous surrogacy case dies at age 8

Seraphina Harrell, a little girl who received national attention because the surrogate who gave birth to her had refused to have an abortion, has died. Seraphina passed away July 15, a few weeks after her eighth birthday. In 2012, when Crystal Kelley, Seraphina’s surrogate mother, was halfway through her pregnancy, an ultrasound showed she had…MORE

The eerie similarities between the anti-mask and the anti-vax

The eerie similarities between the anti-mask and the anti-vax

In the confusion and chaos of a global pandemic, a small but significant group of people who refuse to wear masks has emerged despite the now established evidence of their efficacy. If their emphasis on personal freedom, their misrepresentation of science and their passion to defend their position feels familiar, it is likely because the…MORE

Vitamin D doesn’t prevent depression in older adults, large study finds

Vitamin D doesn’t prevent depression in older adults, large study finds

Vitamin D is known as the “sunshine vitamin” because your body absorbs the nutrient primarily through exposure to the sun. Some researchers had thought insufficient levels of vitamin D may play a role in depression but the findings of a large study of more than 18,000 US adults ages 50 years or older published Tuesday…MORE

Jails can spread coronavirus to nearby communities, study finds

Jails can spread coronavirus to nearby communities, study finds

Jails can be a large source of coronavirus spread both inside the facility and in the surrounding communities, researchers reported Monday. Inmates going in and out of Chicago’s Cook County Jail appear to have carried the infection as they went, the researchers reported in the journal Health Affairs. Across the country, those behind bars have…MORE