Pregnancy poses significant risks for severe illness or death from COVID-19, for both mother and baby.
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In light of mounting research showing the serious risks of contracting COVID-19 during pregnancy, the CDC is re-upping its urgency that pregnant women get their shots.
Nurses holding babies born to Ukrainian surrogate mothers in capital city, Kyiv.
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Surrogacy can be exploitative, but a theologian writes how it can also remind individuals that family is not just biological but also social and relational.
The estimated lifetime costs of antiretroviral therapy for someone who acquires HIV at age 35 is $358,380.
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People with HIV need to take daily medication to keep the virus at bay. A study has found that a new treatment combination could boost immunity and control virus levels even after stopping medication.
The FDA and CDC are recommending use of a third shot, or “booster dose” for certain groups of people in the U.S.
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Fault lines between the FDA and CDC regulatory processes have been on full display in the decisions over which groups of Americans should receive the Pfizer booster shot.
No third dose for now.
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An FDA panel has voted against recommending approval of a booster COVID-19 shot for the general population – disappointing some public health officials.
Some of the demands by prisoners in 1971’s Attica rebellion still resonate today.
The Attica uprising marked a milestone in the prisoners’ rights movement. Many of the grievances aired in 1971 are still relevant to today’s incarcerated population.
Despite rampant misinformation, studies show that COVID-19 vaccines are safe for both the mom and baby.
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A COVID-19 vaccine does not cause infertility – but it can protect you from the dangerous complications of contracting the virus.
The rate of intellectual disabilities is disproportionately high among incarcerated populations.
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A quarter of prisoners report a cognitive, intellectual or developmental disability. But the true figure could be even higher.
A sign shows the way to a recovery area to monitor any immediate side effects from the COVID-19 vaccine on Dec. 17, 2020, in Reno, Nevada.
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Many people never experience the least bit of discomfort from the COVID-19 vaccines, but mild side effects are common. They include swelling in the affected arm, nausea and chills.
Nurse Natalie O'Connor loads syringes with the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine in February 2021.
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Researchers are closely watching the coronavirus mutants to make sure vaccines can be adjusted if necessary. But scientists don’t know whether vaccines will be effective in those already vaccinated.
Many species of iguanas dig shelters for protection against predators, fires and extreme weather. Most also make underground nests.
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A trace fossil of an iguana burrow was discovered on San Salvador Island in the Bahamas. Estimated to be 115,000 years old, it is the first known fossil of its kind.
A little bit of post-injection soreness is completely normal.
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The side effects of new SARS-CoV-2 vaccines are a result of immune system activation. While uncomfortable, they are both normal and expected. They are a sign that the vaccine is working.
En las enfermedades autoinmunes, los anticuerpos circulantes destruyen los propios tejidos del individuo.
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¿Los anticuerpos que atacan los propios órganos del paciente contribuyen a las formas graves de covid-19? Un nuevo estudio sugiere que test de anticuerpos pueden revelar la respuesta.
In autoimmune diseases, circulating antibodies destroy an individual’s own tissues.
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Are antibodies that attack a patient’s own organs contributing to severe forms of COVID-19? A new study suggests specific antibody tests that may reveal the answer.
Les patients atteints de formes sévères de Covid-19 sont-ils victimes de leur propre réponse immunitaire ?
Les patients souffrant de Covid-19 sévère peuvent présenter une réponse anticorps délétère, similaire à celle observée dans les maladies auto-immunes.
Are patients with severe COVID-19 victims of their own immune response?
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Patients suffering from severe COVID-19 may be experiencing a rogue antibody response similar to that seen in autoimmune diseases. The findings offer new approaches for COVID-19 therapy.
Slave memorial in Zanzibar.
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Black Lives Matter brings the slavery story into the present in America – but it leaves Africa stuck in the past.
Doctors have told people who are overweight to exercise more and eat less, when in fact their overweight may be due to genetic or other factors that exercise won’t change.
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All too often the medical community ‘fat-shames’ patients trying to lose weight, when in fact obesity and overweight are complicated medical issues.
FDA Commissioner Stephen Hahn, right, and President Trump at a Coronavirus Task Force meeting March 19, 2020.
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The rushed emergency approval for a treatment that might help COVID-19 patients has raised questions: Is the FDA abandoning its own guidelines?
The oleander plant is beautiful but deadly because of a toxic chemical called oleadrin.
Consuming the plant can be lethal to animals and humans.