Immunosuppressed patients can benefit from COVID-19 booster vaccination, study shows

Patients under immunosuppressive therapy, who do not respond to primary COVID-19 vaccination, have an increased risk for severe COVID-19 disease courses. Until now, it was not clear whether those patients at risk can benefit from an additional booster vaccination. Recent research findings from MedUni Vienna show that a third vaccination is safe and effective in those patients who were initially […]

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EyeMed on the hook for $600K after 2.1M record breach

New York Attorney General Letitia James announced this week that vision coverage benefits provider EyeMed had agreed to pay the state $600,000 in the wake of a massive data breach in 2020.   According to the Office of the Attorney General, the incident affected about 2.1 million U.S. residents, including 98,632 in New York.   “Let this agreement signal our […]

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Take a Peek at Trader Joe's Valentine's Day Treats This Year

Valentine’s Day is bound to be extra-sweet this year — especially if you’re picking up gifts (and treats for yourself!) at Trader Joe’s. And the California-based grocer’s stores are already stocked up on a variety of Valentine’s Day treats, from heart-shaped macarons and exes-and-oh’s gummy candy to treats for your furry loved one. https://www.instagram.com/p/CZHhRKvFRAO/ A post shared by TRADER JOES […]

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COVID-19 booster vaccination is safe and effective in immunosuppressed patients

Patients under immunosuppressive therapy, who do not respond to primary COVID-19 vaccination, have an increased risk for severe COVID-19 disease courses. Until now, it was not clear whether those patients at risk can benefit from an additional booster vaccination. Recent research findings from MedUni Vienna show that a third vaccination is safe and effective in those patients who were initially […]

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Sweden extends virus restrictions; Danes likely to end them

Sweden announced Wednesday that several coronavirus restrictions will be extended for another two weeks while neighboring Denmark was expected to announce that it no longer considers COVID-19 as “a socially critical disease” as of next month and will remove most restrictions. “We have an extremely record high spread of infection,” Sweden’s Social Affairs Minister Lena Hallengren said. “The assessment is […]

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Flavonoids may reduce mortality risk for people with Parkinson’s disease

People with Parkinson’s disease who eat more flavonoids—compounds found in richly colored foods like berries, cocoa and red wine—may have a lower mortality risk than those who don’t, according to a new study. Specifically, the researchers found that when people who had already been diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease (PD) ate more flavonoids, they had a lower chance of dying during […]

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Contrary to the common view, cerebral palsy can be genetic

Cerebral palsy, a non-progressing motor impairment that begins in early childhood, has widely been viewed as the result of oxygen deprivation during birth or other birth-related factors such as prematurity. While this is true for many children, new research from Boston Children’s Hospital finds that as many as 1 in 4 have an underlying genetic condition with potential to change […]

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Younger individuals may have the highest risk of presenting with distant-stage colorectal cancer

Individuals between 20 and 39 years old experienced the steepest increase in distant-stage early-onset colorectal adenocarcinoma incidence between 2000 and 2016, with the youngest non-Hispanic Black and Hispanic populations experiencing greater proportions of distant-stage disease, according to results from a study published in Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention. Early-onset colorectal cancers (EOCRC), defined as those diagnosed in patients younger than […]

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