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FDA authorizes booster dose of Pfizer’s Covid-19 vaccine for people 65 and older
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FDA authorizes booster dose of Pfizer’s Covid-19 vaccine for people 65 and older

The US Food and Drug Administration said Wednesday it would grant emergency use authorization for a booster dose of Pfizer’s Covid-19 vaccine in people 65 and older, people at high risk of severe disease and people whose jobs put them at risk of infection. “After considering the totality of the available scientific evidence and the…MORE

Vaccine protection against Covid-19 wanes over time, especially for older people, CDC says
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Vaccine protection against Covid-19 wanes over time, especially for older people, CDC says

The protection provided by Covid-19 vaccines appears to wane over time, especially for people 65 and older, a US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention expert said Wednesday. Ruth Link-Gelles, who helps lead the CDC’s Vaccine Effectiveness Team, reviewed a series of studies looking at the overall effectiveness of vaccines in various groups between February…MORE

People with migraines get less REM sleep, study finds

People with migraines get less REM sleep, study finds

People with migraines might get less of the sleep stage crucial for thinking and memory, according to new research. Rapid eye movement, or REM, sleep is the sweet spot of our sleep cycles, characterized by more dreaming, bodily movement, and faster heart rate and breathing than in other sleep stages. In a meta-analysis of 32…MORE

People who eat more dairy fat have lower risk of heart disease, study suggests
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People who eat more dairy fat have lower risk of heart disease, study suggests

People with a higher consumption of dairy fat have a lower risk of cardiovascular disease than those with low intakes, according to new research studying some of the world’s biggest consumers of dairy products. An international team of scientists studied the dairy fat consumption of 4,150 60-year-olds in Sweden — a country with one of…MORE

Covid vaccines are on the way for younger children. Here’s why they’re different
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Covid vaccines are on the way for younger children. Here’s why they’re different

Vaccine maker Pfizer said Monday tests have shown its Covid-19 vaccine works well in children ages 5 to 11. It’s now discussing these findings with the US Food and Drug Administration, and Dr. Scott Gottlieb, a former FDA commissioner who is also on the board of Pfizer who may not have direct knowledge but who…MORE

Fall: The season of cozy, delicious, wisdom-inducing rediscovery
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Fall: The season of cozy, delicious, wisdom-inducing rediscovery

Fall is the season for all senses. The feel of cooler temperatures after a long summer. A warm, visually pleasing palate of reds, oranges and browns. The taste of pumpkin spice in everything. The sound of crunching leaves underfoot. The smell of woodsmoke. The many elements of autumn either intrinsically deliver happiness or trigger memories…MORE

Sexual assault linked to later brain damage in women, study finds
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Sexual assault linked to later brain damage in women, study finds

Women who have been sexually assaulted have a higher risk of developing a type of brain damage that has been linked to cognitive decline, dementia and stroke, a new study found. “It could be either childhood sexual abuse or adult sexual assault,” said study author Rebecca Thurston, a professor and director of the Women’s Biobehavioral…MORE

The pace of Covid-19 vaccinations is the slowest it’s been in two months, CDC data shows, worrying health professionals as flu season approaches
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The pace of Covid-19 vaccinations is the slowest it’s been in two months, CDC data shows, worrying health professionals as flu season approaches

The current pace in Covid-19 vaccinations is the slowest it has been since July, according to data released Wednesday from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The latest data comes as flu season is around the corner, which could increase death tolls and put more of a strain on hospitals that are already struggling…MORE

Two dose version of Johnson & Johnson shot 94% effective against Covid-19, study finds
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Two dose version of Johnson & Johnson shot 94% effective against Covid-19, study finds

A two-dose version of Johnson & Johnson’s coronavirus vaccine provides 94% protection against symptomatic infection, the company said Tuesday — making a two-dose regimen of J&J’s Janssen vaccine comparable to a two-dose regimen of Moderna’s or Pfizer’s. Plus, the company said, adding a booster dose to a single shot of the vaccine raised immunity even…MORE