CDC Panel: No COVID-19 Vaccine Safety Surprises

Jan. 27, 2021 — The U.S. is nearly 6 weeks into its historic campaign to vaccinate Americans against the virus that causes COVID-19, and so far, the two vaccines in use look remarkably low-risk, according to new data presented today at a meeting of vaccine experts that advise the CDC. With 23.5 million doses … Read more

Discovery May Explain Black Americans’ Higher Colon Cancer Risk

WEDNESDAY, Jan. 27, 2021 (HealthDay News) — New research reveals why Black Americans might be more vulnerable to colon cancer than white people are. The researchers examined age-related “epigenetic” changes in colon tissue. These changes affect how genes work. The investigators found that in both Black and white people, one side of the … Read more

Covid: Teachers ‘not at higher risk’ of death than average

ONS analyst Ben Humberstone said: “As the pandemic has progressed, we have learnt more about the disease and the communities it impacts most. There are a complex combination of factors that influence the risk of death; from your age and your ethnicity, where you live and who you live with, to pre-existing health conditions. Source … Read more

Is your office Covid-secure? Free online tool can calculate risk of virus spreading in poorly-ventilated places – ET HealthWorld

LONDON: Researchers have developed a new online tool that can calculate the risk of Covid-19 transmission in poorly-ventilated places, showing that when two people are in such spaces and neither is wearing a mask, prolonged talking is far more likely to spread the novel coronavirus than a short cough. The research, published in the journal … Read more

Fried Food Raises Risk for Heart Disease, Stroke

TUESDAY, Jan. 19, 2021 (HealthDay News) — Delicious but deadly: Eating fried food is tied to an increased risk of heart disease and stroke, a new study suggests. The risk rises with each additional 4-ounce serving per week, a research team in China found. For the study, the investigators analyzed 19 previously published … Read more

Heart Failure Nearly Doubles COVID Death Risk

By Steven ReinbergHealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Jan. 7, 2021 (HealthDay News) — Patients who suffer from acute heart failure may be nearly twice as likely to die if they get COVID-19, a new study finds. “Our results support prioritizing heart failure patients for COVID-19 vaccination once it is available,” said researcher Dr. Amardeep Dastidar, … Read more