Covid: Ministers watch data as studies say Omicron risk lower

Scientists say early signs are good news but a big wave of infections could still overwhelm the NHS. Source link

CDC Panel Backs mRNA COVID Vaccines Over J&J Due to Clot Risk

Dec. 16, 2021 – A panel of experts that advises the CDC on the use of vaccines said the Pfizer and Moderna mRNA COVID-19 vaccines should be the preferred shots for adults in the U.S. because the Johnson & Johnson shot carries the risk of a rare but potentially fatal side effect that causes blood… Continue reading CDC Panel Backs mRNA COVID Vaccines Over J&J Due to Clot Risk

Black Women at Greater Risk for Lymphedema After Breast Cancer Surgery

By Cara MurezHealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Dec. 7, 2021 (HealthDay News) — A condition called lymphedema is a well-known side effect of breast cancer treatment that can lead to swelling in the arms and legs. New research suggests that Black women experience are at more than three times the risk of this painful issue compared to… Continue reading Black Women at Greater Risk for Lymphedema After Breast Cancer Surgery

Covid: First data points to Omicron re-infection risk

Prof Francois Balloux, from University College London, said: “The higher estimated re-infection ability of the Omicron variant to cause re-infection is not overly surprising and could be largely anticipated based on the large number of mutations in the spike protein carried by the omicron variant, which increase the Omicron variant’s ability to bypass host immunity.”… Continue reading Covid: First data points to Omicron re-infection risk

Covid risk remains higher for some ethnic groups

A major report reveals who in society has been hit hardest by each wave of Covid in the UK. Source link

Vaping May Raise Risk for Impotence

By Alan Mozes HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Dec. 1, 2021 (HealthDay News) — Vaping can be tough on the lungs, but new research warns of another possible danger to men: It may more than double the risk for erectile dysfunction. After tracking erectile dysfunction (ED) risk among nearly 25,000 men aged 20 and older, investigators found… Continue reading Vaping May Raise Risk for Impotence

Social Media Tied to Higher Risk of Depression

By Alan Mozes HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Nov. 23, 2021 (HealthDay News) — The latest in a spate of studies investigating links between use of social media and depression suggests the two go hand in hand. “The relationship between social media and mental health has been the subject of a lot of debate,” said Dr. Roy… Continue reading Social Media Tied to Higher Risk of Depression

Lives at risk from long ambulance waits, say paramedics

Targets are missed across UK – with some heart attack and stroke victims waiting up to nine hours for help. Source link

Hack leaves fertility clinic medical data at risk

The Lister Fertility Clinic, which treats around 2,000 patients each year, told the BBC: “We are deeply sorry that this happened, and we are in the process of contacting those affected to provide more information and to offer any support they may need.” Source link

Regular 10pm bedtime linked to lower heart risk

Synchronising sleep to match our internal body clock appears to be good for the heart, claim scientists. Source link