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U.S. FDA advisers weigh Moderna COVID vaccine heart risk for young men

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By Manas Mishra June 14 (Reuters) – Moderna’s (MRNA.O) COVID-19 vaccine may have a higher risk of heart inflammation in young men than the Pfizer (PFE.N)/BioNTech (22UAy.DE) shot, according to data presented on Tuesday to U.S. Food and Drug Administration advisers weighing its use for those aged 6 to 17. What triggers severe COVID? Infected … Read more

When to Retest After Having COVID

By: Christine Zink, MD Tens of millions of people in the United States have been infected with COVID-19, resulting in hundreds of thousands of deaths. After being infected with COVID-19, there is curiosity about how often people should test themselves when they should test, and whether they should continue to retest after having the illness. … Read more

What to do if you test positive for Covid-19 now

What To Do If You Test Positive For Covid-19 Now | HTA

By Katia Hetter, CNN (CNN)–Covid-19 infections are on the rise, with most US states reporting an increase in cases. According to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the highly contagious BA.2.1.21 subvariant of Omicron is now the dominant strain of coronavirus nationwide. Two years into the pandemic, many aren’t sure what to do … Read more

What triggers severe COVID? Infected immune cells hold clues

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Published by: Smriti Mallapaty Immune cells infected with SARS-CoV-2 can trigger a massive inflammatory response that contributes to severe COVID-19, suggest two papers — one published today in Nature, and a preprint posted online on 1 April. Since the early days of the pandemic, research has suggested that inflammation leads to significant respiratory distress and … Read more

COVID-19 Treatments: What You Need to Know

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By Tanya Feke, MD Medically reviewed by Geetika Gupta, MD The novel coronavirus (COVID-19) has evolved into a pandemic that has infected millions of people worldwide. Scientists and researchers are actively working to find treatment for the disease, and, ideally, find a way to prevent infection in the first place. There are hundreds of clinical … Read more

How to Safely Travel This Summer If You’re Immunocompromised

How To Travel Safely If You're Immuno-Compromised | HTA

By Carla Delgado Fact checked by Nick Blackmer With summer quickly approaching, many Americans are already making plans for upcoming travels. Planning a trip can be really an arduous task for people with a weak immune system, but it’s even more taxing during a pandemic when you have to take more factors into consideration. Instead … Read more

How does Covid-19 Affect Diabetic Patients

How does Covid-19 Affect Diabetic Patients | HTA

Published by: Andrew Jacobs How does Covid-19 Affect Patients With Diabetes? The nation continues to come to terms with covid-19. Health experts say the pandemic is adding a deadlier turn to an already long-existing and widespread epidemic: diabetes, a chronic disease. These diseases hobble the body’s ability to regulate blood sugar and inexorably wreak havoc … Read more

Is it COVID-19 or just a cold? Here’s how to tell the difference

Is Cold, Flu or Covid-19? Here's How To Tell The Difference | HTA

Not only are we seeing yet another rise in COVID cases, thanks in part to the omicron variant, but we’re also now seeing flu cases ticking upward. Oh, and it’s cold season, of course. So if you’re feeling congested and tired, it might be tough to figure out which one of these illnesses you’ve got; … Read more

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