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Moderna, Pfizer test vaccine strategies against new variants

Moderna, Pfizer test vaccine strategies against new variants

Vaccine makers Pfizer and Moderna are trying to get out ahead of some of the new coronavirus variants that are causing concern around the world. Although there’s no evidence people immunized with either vaccine have less protection against the variants, both companies said they have started looking at ways to account for evolving mutations. Especially…MORE

Children exposed to tobacco smoke could be at risk for high blood pressure

Children who are exposed to tobacco smoke have a greater chance of having high blood pressure, a new study has found. Researchers found 6% of children who were exposed to tobacco smoke had high blood pressure compared to 4% in children who weren’t exposed, according to a study published Tuesday in JAMA Network Open. The…MORE

After weeks of sharp declines, new Covid-19 cases are beginning to flatten

After weeks of sharp declines, new Covid-19 cases are beginning to flatten

After six straight weeks of declines in new Covid-19 cases in the US, that number has started to plateau, even as hospitalizations and deaths continue to drop. The 7-day average of daily new cases was just over 72,000 on Wednesday, according to data from Johns Hopkins University, a total that is relatively unchanged from last…MORE

Researchers find worrying new coronavirus variant in New York City

Researchers find worrying new coronavirus variant in New York City

Two separate teams of researchers said this week they have found a worrying new coronavirus variant in New York City and elsewhere in the Northeast that carries mutations that help it evade the body’s natural immune response — as well as the effects of monoclonal antibody treatments. Genomics researchers have named the variant B.1.526. It…MORE

5 questions answered about Johnson & Johnson’s vaccine

5 questions answered about Johnson & Johnson’s vaccine

The US is one step closer to having a third Covid-19 vaccine and it can’t come soon enough. With people clamoring for a shot, it was welcome news that the US Food and Drug Administration’s analysis Johnson & Johnson’s trial data showed its vaccine is safe and effective. Here’s what that could mean for you.…MORE

Which face mask is best for communication? A new study weighs in

Which face mask is best for communication? A new study weighs in

The receptionist at the doctor’s office asks a question from behind her double mask and face guard on the opposite side of a large, plastic partition. “Excuse me, what was that again?” It’s a phrase I repeat a lot these days. Distorted by masks and myriad sound barriers, sounds in the world around me have…MORE

What exactly are Tiger Woods’ injuries? And what might they mean for his future?

What exactly are Tiger Woods’ injuries? And what might they mean for his future?

Tiger Woods’ rollover car crash led to serious leg injuries and a flurry of medical terms most people aren’t familiar with. The 45-year-old golf legend was rushed to Harbor-UCLA Medical Center on Tuesday after the wreck. The hospital’s chief medical officer described his injuries and immediate treatment in a statement posted to Woods’ Twitter account:…MORE