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CDC study finds coronavirus rarely kills children, but minorities at higher risk

Children from ethnic and racial minorities, those with underlying health conditions and those between the ages of 18 and 20 are more likely to die, a CDC-led research team wrote in a study published Tuesday in the agency’s Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report. The report also showed just how unusual it is for children and… Read More »

High cholesterol: MHRA approve new drug to lower cardiovascular risk – side effects

Vazkepa (icosapent ethyl) is designed to reduce the risk of deadly cardiovascular conditions for people who are already taking statins and have elevated triglycerides of more than 150mg/dL. Professor Gabriel Steg said: “Icosapent ethyl could reduce cardiovascular events and has the potential to change the way residual cardiovascular risk is treated. “This authorisation of icosapent… Read More »

Essential Reads: Bupropion (Wellbutrin) and Risk for Major Malformations

Over the last 20 years, we have accumulated data to support the use of many different antidepressants during pregnancy, including serotonin reuptake inhibitors and the tricyclic antidepressants. In this post, we review the most recent data on the reproductive safety of and bupropion (Wellbutrin), summarized in two recent reviews from Hendrick and colleagues (2017) and… Read More »

Fully Vaccinated Americans Can Travel With Low Risk, C.D.C. Says

The Coronavirus Outbreak liveLatest Updates Maps and Cases Risk Near You Who Can Get Vaccinated? Vaccine Rollout Advertisement Continue reading the main story Supported by Continue reading the main story Fully Vaccinated Americans Can Travel With Low Risk, C.D.C. Says They should still wear masks but no quarantines are necessary, the agency said in new… Read More »

Can Flu Vaccine Increase COVID Risk?

For years, concerns have been raised that previous flu vaccination seems to increase patients’ risk of contracting more severe pandemic illness. This occurred during the 2008 to 2009 flu season, when prior vaccination with the seasonal flu vaccine was associated with an increased risk of H1N1 “swine flu” during spring/summer 2009 in Canada.1 A January… Read More »