Missed measles vaccinations put nearly 40 million children at risk worldwide, report finds

Worldwide measles vaccinations in children declined significantly during the COVID-19 pandemic, making the disease an “imminent threat” worldwide, according to a joint report released Wednesday from the World Health Organization (WHO) and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). In 2021, a record high of nearly 40 million children missed a measles vaccine… Continue reading Missed measles vaccinations put nearly 40 million children at risk worldwide, report finds

Statin pills rarely cause muscle pain or problems, study finds

Although muscle aches are common, they are rarely linked to the drug itself, researchers say. Source link

Covid: React study finds latest wave 'may have peaked' in young

But the final React study found “worrying” signs that infections are still rising in those over 55. Source link

New Genetic Test Finds Hidden Neurological Diseases

March 17, 2022 — Diseases that affect the nervous system can be some of the most difficult conditions for doctors to diagnose. Many conditions can cause similar symptoms, but two people with the same condition could have different symptoms, which can make the cause of the symptoms hard to pinpoint. Delays in diagnosing the condition… Continue reading New Genetic Test Finds Hidden Neurological Diseases

Endometriosis Not Linked With Preterm Birth, New Study Finds

Feb. 9, 2022 — Researchers evaluating whether endometriosis is linked with preterm birth found no such association in a study of more than 1,300 women. These new findings, which were published online in JAMA Network Open, suggest that changing strategies to prevent preterm birth for women with the disease may not be necessary. The research… Continue reading Endometriosis Not Linked With Preterm Birth, New Study Finds

Covid vaccines not linked to deaths, major US study finds

Dr Elizabeth Phillips, a professor of medicine, at Vanderbilt University, who was not involved in the study, said: “Reassuringly, the six-month VAERS data supports that – although approximately one in 1,000 individuals vaccinated may have an adverse effect, most of these are non-serious. Source link

White people at much higher risk of most cancers in England, study finds

But preventable cases of the disease could surge in black and Asian groups, analysis suggests. Source link

Ivermectin Not Effective in Stopping Severe COVID, Study Finds

Feb. 22, 2022 — Ivermectin, the controversial anti-parasitic drug, does not help treat mild to moderate COVID-19, another new study has found. “The study findings do not support the use of ivermectin for patients with COVID-19,” researchers said in the study published last week in JAMA Internal Medicine. The trial took place at 20 public… Continue reading Ivermectin Not Effective in Stopping Severe COVID, Study Finds

Vegetables alone not enough to reduce heart risk, study finds

But Prof Naveed Sattar, professor of metabolic medicine at the University of Glasgow, said there was “good trial evidence” that eating foods rich in fibre such as vegetables, “can help lower weight and improve levels of risk factors known to cause heart disease”. Source link

Malawi finds Africa’s first wild polio case in five years

Africa was declared free of wild polio in 2020 after a major continent-wide vaccination campaign. Source link