Several studies have indicated an association between COVID-19 vaccination and myocarditis. In addition, evidence from several countries suggested exposure to the BNT162b2 messenger RNA (mRNA) vaccine was associated with acute myocarditis. Furthermore, an increase in hospitalization or death due to myocarditis has been reported against both mRNA and adenoviral vaccines. However, across the entire vaccinated
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Healthcare workers prepare Covid-19 tests at a Nomi Health testing site in Omaha, Nebraska, on Wednesday, Nov. 10, 2021. Dan Brouillette | Bloomberg | Getty Images An investigation into a cluster of omicron infections in Nebraska suggests the heavily mutated variant has a shorter incubation period and causes similar or milder symptoms compared to past
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HSE academics joined researchers from the Turner Scientific Research Institute for Children’s Orthopaedics to study how the brains of children with arthrogryposis control elbow flexion after muscle transplantation. They found that in such patients, more motor neuron activity occurs, which means that the start of a new movement requires more effort from the brain. The
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At this point in the COVID vaccination campaign, nearly all American adults who want the vaccine have gotten it and are gratefully snapping up their boosters too. Those who decline vaccination are largely impervious to public service announcements, community pressure, and case counts turbocharged by the Omicron variant. Public health experts emphasize that primary care
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Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. One-hundred-fifty health care workers at an Israeli hospital received a second COVID booster shot Monday in an experiment to see if the extra boost offers more protection against the Omicron variant. Data from the test at Sheba Medical Centre near Tel
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As the omicron variant brings a new wave of uncertainty and fear, I can’t help reflecting back to March 2020, when people in health care across the U.S. watched in horror as COVID-19 swamped New York City. Hospitals were overflowing with sick and dying patients, while ventilators and personal protective equipment were in short supply.
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A new study from Carnegie Mellon University and the University of Wisconsin-Madison has found children’s books may perpetuate gender stereotypes. Such information in early education books could play an integral role in solidifying gendered perceptions in young children. The results are available in the December issue of the journal Psychological Science. “Some of the stereotypes
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Can fixing what’s broken in an ailing healthcare system create a model for everything else that’s going wrong in this country, and around the world? As we come to the end of another fun-filled year in healthcare, so many conversations have been started about things we need to do, about ways we need to change,
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Nine-year-old Kingston Murriel’s favorite Christmas character is the Grinch, but for a very different reason than other kids. Houston doctors have helped Kingston’s heart grow three times the size, just like the Grinch. The boy, from Brandon, Mississippi, was born with hypoplastic left heart syndrome, a defect in which a small and weakened left ventricle
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Around the world, people with HIV show variations in COVID-19 vaccination rates similar to those seen in the general population, raising concerns because of their increased risk for morbidity and mortality from COVID-19 infection. “To our knowledge, this analysis presents the first and largest investigation of vaccination rates among people with HIV,” report the authors
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