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New test to prevent hearing loss in newborns

New test to prevent hearing loss in newborns

The test, which involves taking a gentle cheek swab, can determine whether a critically ill baby has a single gene change that could cause permanent hearing loss if they are treated with gentamicin. Neonatal registrar Dr Jodie Nguyen said the hospital admits around 450 new-born babies each year. “Many will be unwell and require antibiotics. […]

Invisible killer: How to prevent carbon monoxide poisoning during the heating season

Invisible killer: How to prevent carbon monoxide poisoning during the heating season

(WHTM) — Now that the temperatures are starting to fall, more people will be turning their heat on in their homes or apartments. But with some heating systems comes a hidden danger: carbon monoxide. What is carbon monoxide? Carbon monoxide, also abbreviated as CO, is an odorless, colorless and tasteless gas. Burning fuels such as […]

Thousands of women to be offered drug to prevent breast cancer

Thousands of women to be offered drug to prevent breast cancer

Anastrozole, used for many years to treat breast cancer, has now been licensed as a preventative option. Source link You Might Also Like! COVID Vaccine Reaction Can Mimic Breast Cancer Symptoms THURSDAY, Feb. 11, 2021 (HealthDay News) — One side effect of COVID-19 vaccination is creating undue fear among women, causing ENGAGE+ Using our immune […]

Why do you need glasses to prevent permanent eye damage during eclipse?

Why do you need glasses to prevent permanent eye damage during eclipse?

AUSTIN (KXAN) — We’re less than a day away from the first of two solar eclipses over the next few months. On Oct. 14, an annular eclipse will briefly dim the skies over sections of the western U.S. and Central and South America. Viewing the eclipse safely will require some prep on your part, however. […]

FDA approves first RSV vaccine to prevent infections in infants

FDA approves first RSV vaccine to prevent infections in infants

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on Monday approved the first vaccine meant to prevent infections in infants, with the new drug designed to be administered to pregnant mothers in their third trimester so their newborn infants can have protection from the moment they’re born. The single-dose injections called Abrysvo is made by Pfizer and […]

NHS backs new wafer to prevent migraines

NHS backs new wafer to prevent migraines

Rimegepant will be available only to adults who have tried at least three other preventative drugs. Source link You Might Also Like! 'Most healthcare apps not up to NHS standards' But even if an app does not fall into that category, its developer may, depending on the service offered, still ENGAGE+ The NHS vaccination bus […]

Jeffries vows Democrats will deliver House votes to prevent default

Jeffries vows Democrats will deliver House votes to prevent default

House Minority Leader Hakeem Jeffries (D-N.Y.) said Tuesday that House Democrats will provide the votes for debt ceiling legislation to move through the lower chamber and help to prevent an unprecedented default June 5.  While the House is controlled by Speaker Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) and his Republican conference, a revolt from conservatives means GOP leaders […]

First-ever vaccine to prevent RSV in older adults wins FDA approval

First-ever vaccine to prevent RSV in older adults wins FDA approval

Federal regulators gave the green light to the first-ever vaccine to prevent the respiratory disease RSV on Wednesday, a major breakthrough that’s been decades in the making. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved Arexvy, a shot developed by pharmaceutical giant GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) to prevent lower respiratory tract disease caused by RSV in adults aged […]