Daily Aspirin Regimen May Cause Bleeding

Millions of Americans take aspirin to prevent a first heart attack or stroke. Now, doctors are advising against it — especially for people over 70.

#american-college-of-cardiology, #aspirin, #blood-pressure, #elderly, #heart, #journal-of-the-american-medical-assn, #preventive-medicine, #stroke, #your-feed-health, #your-feed-science

All Children 8 and Older Should Be Screened for Anxiety, U.S. Task Force Says

A panel of experts says the latest research supports early intervention for younger kids.

#anxiety-and-stress, #children-and-childhood, #mental-health-and-disorders, #preventive-medicine, #united-states-preventive-services-task-force, #youth

Covid Vaccination Rates Lag for N.Y.C. Kids. Will Shots at School Help?

New York City officials began holding vaccine clinics at elementary schools this week in hopes of improving rates among children, as coronavirus cases start to head back up.

#children-and-childhood, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #disease-rates, #education-k-12, #new-york-city, #preventive-medicine, #vaccination-and-immunization

Here Come the Artificial Intelligence Nutritionists

Companies are experimenting with personalized diet apps, saying the future of healthy eating is A.I.

#content-type-service, #diabetes, #diet-and-nutrition, #digestive-tract, #food, #mobile-applications, #preventive-medicine, #tests-medical, #weight

Jeremiah Stamler, Who Found Ways to Curb Heart Disease, Dies at 102

He was at the forefront of studies that found links between salt, diet and other risk factors and cardiovascular ailments.

#deaths-obituaries, #diet-and-nutrition, #heart, #house-committee-on-un-american-activities, #northwestern-university, #preventive-medicine, #research, #stamler-jeremiah-1919-2022

What Does It Mean to Be ‘Fully Vaccinated’ Against Covid-19?

With all the uncertainty around the Omicron variant, vaccine guidelines are evolving.

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Most of the World’s Vaccines Likely Won’t Prevent Infection From Omicron

They do seem to offer significant protection against severe illness, but the consequences of rapidly spreading infection worry many public health experts.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-omicron-variant, #disease-rates, #immune-system, #preventive-medicine, #research, #rna-ribonucleic-acid, #vaccination-and-immunization

Vaccines Prevent Severe Disease From Omicron, New Studies Say

In the lab, immune cells put up a strong fight against Omicron, suggesting that vaccines will be able to prevent the worst outcomes of the virus variant.

#antibodies, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-omicron-variant, #fauci-anthony-s, #immune-system, #preventive-medicine, #vaccination-and-immunization, #your-feed-science

The Toll of Uterine Fibroids on Black Women

Black women are more likely than white women to have uterine fibroids, and the debilitating symptoms often leave them feeling fearful, depressed, helpless and alone.

#anxiety-and-stress, #black-people, #content-type-service, #discrimination, #fibroids, #preventive-medicine, #race-and-ethnicity, #women-and-girls

Coronary Calcium Scan: A Heart Test That Can Help Guide Treatment

Many doctors recommend the heart test to pinpoint which patients would benefit from treatment to reduce their cardiovascular risk.

#age-chronological, #arteriosclerosis-and-atherosclerosis, #blood-pressure, #calcium, #cholesterol, #content-type-service, #diet-and-nutrition, #doctors, #heart, #obesity, #preventive-medicine, #tests-medical, #weight

Why Does Medical Advice Often Change? Doctors Explain

Medical reversals about menopause hormones, knee surgery and vitamins over the years have left patients confused. But doctors say these pivots often are good medicine.

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Shifting the Focus of Breast Cancer to Prevention

If protective measures were widely adopted, they could significantly reduce women’s chances of ever getting breast cancer.

#breast-cancer, #breasts, #estrogen, #hormones, #preventive-medicine, #women-and-girls

What You Need to Know About the Latest Aspirin Recommendations

New recommendations about aspirin, heart health and colon cancer have left many people confused. Here’s what you need to know.

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Aspirin Use to Prevent 1st Heart Attack or Stroke Should Be Curtailed, U.S. Panel Says

Adults at high risk for cardiovascular disease may face serious side effects if they start a daily regimen of low-dose aspirin.

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A New Malaria Vaccine Marks a Critical Moment for Africa

A new malaria vaccine should inspire even further Africa-based science.

#africa, #malaria, #preventive-medicine, #senegal, #vaccination-and-immunization, #world-health-organization

A ‘Historical Event’: W.H.O. Approves the First Malaria Vaccine

The disease kills about 500,000 people each year, about half of them children in Africa.

#africa, #children-and-childhood, #deaths-fatalities, #disease-rates, #glaxosmithkline-plc, #malaria, #mosquirix, #parasites, #preventive-medicine, #vaccination-and-immunization, #world-health-organization, #your-feed-science

One Broken Bone? You May Be at Risk for Another

Any fracture in an older woman or man, whether from a car accident or sidewalk slip, may be a sign you should have your bone health checked.

#age-chronological, #bone-fractures, #bones, #content-type-service, #diet-and-nutrition, #elderly, #falls, #jama-internal-medicine-journal, #men-and-boys, #menopause, #osteoporosis, #preventive-medicine, #traffic-accidents-and-safety, #women-and-girls

Federal Panel Recommends Booster Shots, Opening New Campaign Against the Virus

Scientific advisers to the C.D.C. endorsed additional doses of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine for older Americans but not for health care workers, in a possible rift with regulators.

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Study of Covid Booster Shot Benefits Fans Debate Over Extra Doses

Independent experts, including government scientists, were skeptical of the research from Israel, which included limited data over a short period.

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The Black Mortality Gap, and a Document Written in 1910

Some clues on why health care fails Black Americans can be found in the Flexner Report.

#american-medical-assn, #black-people, #discrimination, #doctors, #health-insurance-and-managed-care, #medical-schools, #medicine-and-health, #preventive-medicine, #race-and-ethnicity, #segregation-and-desegregation

A Common Heart Problem That’s Easy to Miss

About three million adults in the U.S. have been diagnosed with A-fib, a heart-rhythm abnormality that’s on the rise. Here’s how to recognize the signs and treat it.

#content-type-service, #heart, #preventive-medicine, #tests-medical

These Sisters With Sickle Cell Had Devastating — and Preventable — Strokes

Kyra and Kami never got a simple test that could have protected them. Their story exemplifies the failure to care for people with the disease, most of whom are Black.

#black-people, #children-and-childhood, #doctors, #genetics-and-heredity, #national-institutes-of-health, #preventive-medicine, #race-and-ethnicity, #sickle-cell-anemia, #stroke, #tests-medical, #transfusions, #ultrasonic-imaging-and-sonograms

The Pandemic Was Bad for Our Teeth. Will It Change Oral Health Forever?

The rise of teledentistry and other alternatives have the potential to fix some of the disparities in care.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #health-insurance-and-managed-care, #preventive-medicine, #research, #teeth-and-dentistry

Can the Covid Vaccine Protect Me Against Virus Variants?

Vaccines do a good job of protecting us from coronavirus, but fear and confusion about the rise of variants have muddled the message. Here are answers to common questions.

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Breast Cancer Centers Urge Annual Scans, Counter to U.S. Guidelines

A panel recommends biennial screenings, starting at 50, but a new study took issue with the way hundreds of centers are telling women 40 and up to come in yearly. Some experts contend that frequent mammograms can “do more harm than good.”

#breast-cancer, #cancer, #jama-internal-medicine-journal, #mammography, #preventive-medicine, #research, #tests-medical, #united-states-preventive-services-task-force, #women-and-girls, #your-feed-healthcare

Lung Cancer Scans Are Recommended for People 50 and Older With Shorter Smoking Histories

New advice from an influential panel will make more women and African-Americans eligible for CT scans, but some who need them most may not be able to afford them.

#american-academy-of-family-physicians, #american-cancer-society, #computerized-axial-tomography-cat-scans, #lung-cancer, #preventive-medicine, #smoking-and-tobacco, #tests-medical, #united-states-preventive-services-task-force, #your-feed-healthcare

Plan to Ditch the Mask After Vaccination? Not So Fast.

It’s not clear how easily vaccinated people may spread the virus, but the answer to that question is coming soon. Until then, scientists urge caution.

#clinical-trials, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #deaths-fatalities, #disease-rates, #israel, #johnsonjohnson, #masks, #moderna-inc, #pfizer-inc, #preventive-medicine, #research, #scotland, #your-feed-science

How to Prevent the Medical Care Crisis After Covid-19

A year of missed preventive medical care is endangering minority communities.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #deaths-fatalities, #health-insurance-and-managed-care, #minorities, #preventive-medicine

This Is the Health System That Biden Inherits From Trump

With medical spending down for the first time in decades, gains in care for the poor and vulnerable are under threat.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #finances, #health-insurance-and-managed-care, #hospitals, #income-inequality, #preventive-medicine, #trump-donald-j

Fears of a ‘Twindemic’ Recede as Flu Lies Low

Despite early worries, flu patients are not competing with Covid-19 patients for ventilators, and the threat of dueling outbreaks may be waning.

#centers-for-disease-control-and-prevention, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #influenza, #kinsa-inc, #medicine-and-health, #preventive-medicine, #vaccination-and-immunization, #winter-season, #your-feed-health, #your-feed-science

Amid Pandemic, Scientists Reassess Routine Medical Care

All this year, patients stayed away from doctors’ offices in droves, postponing tests and treatments. Maybe there’s a silver lining.

#breast-cancer, #colonoscopy, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #doctors, #emergency-medical-treatment, #health-affairs-journal, #iqvia-inc, #mammography, #preventive-medicine, #telemedicine, #tests-medical, #united-states, #welch-h-gilbert

Here’s Why Vaccinated People Still Need to Wear a Mask

The new vaccines will probably prevent you from getting sick with Covid. No one knows yet whether they will keep you from spreading the virus to others — but that information is coming.

#antibodies, #astrazeneca-plc, #clinical-trials, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #disease-rates, #immune-system, #influenza, #johnsonjohnson, #moderna-inc, #nose, #pfizer-inc, #preventive-medicine, #tests-medical, #throat, #your-feed-science

After a Broken Bone, the Risk of a Second Fracture

Far too few patients are referred for treatment that could stave off another costly, debilitating and sometimes deadly fracture.

#bisphosphonates-drugs, #bone-fractures, #bones, #elderly, #falls, #hips, #preventive-medicine

Health Officials Fear Postponing Preventive Care Has Long-Term Risks

Nonurgent medical procedures have seemed worth postponing in a pandemic. This could pose long-term risks, health officials fear.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #measles, #medicine-and-health, #preventive-medicine, #quarantines, #vaccination-and-immunization

Polycystic Ovary Syndrome: What It Is, How to Manage It

Often misunderstood and misdiagnosed, PCOS can play havoc with your fertility. Here’s how to recognize the symptoms and take action to protect your reproductive health.

#diabetes, #estrogen, #hormones, #infertility, #insulin, #menstruation, #obesity, #polycystic-ovary-syndrome, #pregnancy-and-childbirth, #preventive-medicine, #tests-medical, #women-and-girls

Are We Looking for the Wrong Coronavirus Vaccines?

The best vaccines don’t just prevent a disease; they also prevent the pathogen causing the disease from being transmitted. So why aren’t we focusing more on those?

#australia, #bacteria, #centers-for-disease-control-and-prevention, #children-and-childhood, #clinical-trials, #content-type-service, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-risks-and-safety-concerns, #food-and-drug-administration, #germany, #human-papillomavirus-hpv, #measles, #meningitis, #meningococcal-meningitis, #mumps, #pneumonia, #poliomyelitis, #preventive-medicine, #quarantines, #whooping-cough, #world-health-organization

Using Telemedicine to Treat Opioid Addiction

Getting medication long meant seeing a licensed provider. Now a strategy for evading Covid-19 makes treatment available via the web.

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Scared That Covid-19 Immunity Won’t Last? Don’t Be

Dropping antibody counts aren’t a sign that our immune system is failing against the coronavirus, nor an omen that we can’t develop a viable vaccine.

#antibodies, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #disease-rates, #human-papillomavirus-hpv, #immune-system, #measles, #preventive-medicine, #sexually-transmitted-diseases, #vaccination-and-immunization, #viruses

Attention All Women: Trump Is Coming for Your Health Care

Even with a pandemic raging, the president wants the Supreme Court to strike down the Affordable Care Act.

#birth-control-and-family-planning, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #discrimination, #health-insurance-and-managed-care, #patient-protection-and-affordable-care-act-2010, #preventive-medicine, #trump-donald-j, #united-states, #women-and-girls

The Race to Develop a Covid Vaccine

Doctors warn that releasing a vaccine prematurely can do more harm than good.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-reopenings, #preventive-medicine, #vaccination-and-immunization

Polio and Measles Could Surge After Disruption of Vaccine Programs

A new study of 129 countries found that the interruption of inoculation efforts could put 80 million babies at risk of getting deadly, preventable diseases.

#children-and-childhood, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #gavi-the-vaccine-alliance, #measles, #medicine-and-health, #poliomyelitis, #preventive-medicine, #third-world-and-developing-countries, #united-nations-childrens-fund, #vaccination-and-immunization, #world-health-organization

Treating Mild Coronavirus Cases Could Help Save Everyone

Acting before or very soon after an infection is the best way to handle most acute viral diseases. Why aren’t we focusing on that with Covid-19?

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Trump’s Inaccurate Claims on Hydroxychloroquine

The president falsely described scientific research around the malaria drug, falsely denied the existence of a federal warning against it and argued, with no evidence, that large numbers of health care workers were taking it.

#chloroquine-drug, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #drugs-pharmaceuticals, #hydroxychloroquine-drug, #preventive-medicine, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government

What to Know About Hydroxychloroquine

Here are the facts on hydroxychloroquine, which the president has promoted to fight Covid-19 despite warnings from the F.D.A. that it can cause heart problems.

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Vaccinations Fall to Alarming Rates, C.D.C. Study Shows

In Michigan, fewer than half of infants 5 months or younger are up to date on their vaccinations, which may allow for outbreaks in diseases like measles.

#centers-for-disease-control-and-prevention, #children-and-childhood, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #epidemics, #influenza, #measles, #michigan, #preventive-medicine, #vaccination-and-immunization

California’s Plan to Trace Travelers for Virus Faltered When Overwhelmed, Study Finds

Identifying and tracing air passengers from high-risks countries is useful when begun early, a C.D.C. study found, but California’s effort came too late.

#airports, #california, #california-department-of-public-health, #centers-for-disease-control-and-prevention, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #epidemics, #preventive-medicine, #quarantines, #your-feed-science

How Health Insurers Can Be Heroes. Really.

The industry is profiting from the pandemic. It needs to pay back by cutting premiums and co-payments, help private practices and finance more protection and care.

#bankruptcies, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #drugs-pharmaceuticals, #epidemics, #health-insurance-and-managed-care, #hospitals, #medicine-and-health, #preventive-medicine, #protective-clothing-and-gear, #telemedicine

Vaccine Rates Drop Dangerously as Parents Avoid Doctor’s Visits

Afraid of Covid-19, parents are postponing well-child checkups, including shots, putting millions of children at risk of exposure to preventable deadly diseases.

#babies-and-infants, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #diphtheria, #epidemics, #measles, #meningitis, #mumps, #preventive-medicine, #vaccination-and-immunization, #whooping-cough, #your-feed-healthcare, #your-feed-science

Millions of Children Are at Risk for Measles as Coronavirus Fears Halt Vaccines

U.N. and global health experts warned that poor countries around the world were having to stop mass immunization programs to reduce the risk of spreading Covid-19.

#babies-and-infants, #children-and-childhood, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #epidemics, #measles, #medicine-and-health, #preventive-medicine, #vaccination-and-immunization

Supplements and Diets for Heart Health Show Limited Proof of Benefit

Some supplements may actually be harmful for cardiovascular health.

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