THURSDAY, Oct. 21, 2021 (HealthDay News) — The Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine booster restored close to full protection against COVID-19 in a late-stage trial involving 10,000 people, the company announced Thursday. They said the booster was 95.6% effective and that they plan to submit the latest data to the U.S. Food andContinue Reading

THURSDAY, Oct. 21, 2021 (HealthDay News) — It’s a drug that’s been supported by some conservative media figures, but taking ivermectin to treat or prevent COVID-19 might land you in the hospital, a new study warns. Interest in the drug surged last summer as the highly contagious Delta variant tookContinue Reading

THURSDAY, Oct. 21, 2021 (HealthDay News) — Antibody infusions help keep high-risk COVID-19 patients out of the hospital, but getting the therapy can be a challenge. One U.S. health system has found a creative way to address the problem: home infusions administered by paramedics. Researchers found that the tactic wasContinue Reading

THURSDAY, Oct. 21, 2021 (HealthDay News) — Though most U.S. dentists say non-opioid painkillers effectively manage dental pain, nearly half still prescribe potentially addictive opioid painkillers, a new survey reveals. In all, 84% of the 269 respondents said NSAID-acetaminophen combos are as effective as opioids or even more so, butContinue Reading

Imported onions behind salmonella outbreak in 37 states. The CDC has tracked down the source of a multi-state outbreak of potentially deadly salmonella: imported red, yellow and white onions from Mexico. So far, 652 people have been sickened across 37 states, resulting in 129 hospitalizations. Read more Baby ‘slings’ implicatedContinue Reading

THURSDAY, Sept. 21, 2021 (HealthDay News) — Onions from Mexico have been linked to a salmonella outbreak that’s sickened 652 people in 37 states, federal health officials said Wednesday. So far, there have been 129 hospitalizations, but no deaths. Investigators have traced one source of the outbreak to whole red,Continue Reading

THURSDAY, Oct. 21, 2021 (HealthDay News) — Slings and other popular “baby-wearing” products have sent thousands of U.S. infants to the emergency room in the past decade, a new study finds. Researchers estimate that between 2011 and 2020, more than 14,000 infants nationwide ended up in an ER because ofContinue Reading