MONDAY, July 12, 2021 (HealthDay News) — A flu shot might offer some protection against severe effects of COVID-19, a new study suggests. If you are infected with COVID-19, having had a flu shot makes it less likely you will suffer severe body-wide infection, blood clots, have a stroke orContinue Reading

TUESDAY, June 29, 2021 (HealthDay News) — People with type 2 diabetes face heightened risks for heart attack and stroke, as well as progressive kidney disease. But a new once-a-week injected drug called efpeglenatide could greatly reduce their odds for those outcomes, new research shows. The clinical trial was conductedContinue Reading

FRIDAY, May 14, 2021 (HealthDay News) — A single dose of a COVID-19 vaccine isn’t enough to develop adequate antibodies in kidney dialysis patients, Canadian researchers report. “We advise that the second dose of the [Pfizer] vaccine be administered to patients receiving hemodialysis at the recommended 3-week time interval andContinue Reading

MONDAY, May 10, 2021 (HealthDay News) — There’s more evidence that a switch away from meat in your diet could cut levels of unhealthy “biomarkers” that encourage disease, researchers say. A new study reported Saturday at the virtual European Congress on Obesity (ECO) found that people on vegetarian diets haveContinue Reading

FRIDAY, April 30, 2021 (HealthDay News) — About 20% of Americans on kidney dialysis are reluctant to get a COVID-19 shot, according to a new study. Kidney failure patients on dialysis are at increased risk for COVID-related complications that could lead to hospitalization and death, so it’s important for themContinue Reading

FRIDAY, April 16, 2021 (HealthDay News) — Energy drinks provide millions with a quick, caffeinated boost, but one young man’s story could be a warning about overconsumption, experts say. In the case of the 21-year-old, daily heavy intake of these drinks may have led to life-threatening heart and kidney failure,Continue Reading