These People’s COVID Immunity May End Sooner, Says Fauci – Yahoo Lifestyle

Now that over half of eligible Americans are fully vaccinated against COVID-19, many people are wondering when they will need a booster shot. This week it was revealed that the Biden administration has agreed to buy an additional 200 million doses from the drugmaker Moderna in order to prepare for the possibility that Americans will need booster shots. During an interview with NPR on Thursday, Dr. Anthony Fauci, the chief medical advisor to the President and the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, revealed who will…

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Hope for women with the ‘Angelina Jolie’ gene

Actress Angelina Jolie had a preventative mastectomy in 2013 after testing positive for the mutated BRCA1 gene There is hope for people with the ‘Jolie gene’ for cancer, from drugs which kill tumour cells while leaving healthy ones unharmed. Around one in 200 people in the UK carry a mutation in the BRCA1 or BRCA2 genes, so have a higher risk of breast, ovarian, prostate and pancreatic cancer. Actress Angelina Jolie had a preventative mastectomy in 2013 after testing positive for the mutated BRCA1 gene. Now scientists have discovered a…

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Intermittent fasting ‘no magic bullet’ for weight loss, researchers say – Fox News

While a preferred method of many dieters, intermittent fasting may not be the most effective way to lose weight. A study published in Science Translational Medicine is challenging the long-held belief that fasting provides better results than traditional calorie restriction diets based on a three-week-long experiment.  The study, which was conducted by a team of physiologists at the University of Bath’s Centre for Nutrition, Exercise & Metabolism (CNEM), split 36 lean, healthy adults into three groups. Group 1 fasted on alternate days with their fast day followed by a day…

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Covid US: Black patients would have survived if they went to same hospitals as white patients

The death of black patients from COVID-19 would be slashed by 10 percent if they had access to the same hospitals as white patients, a new study finds.  Researchers from the University of Pennsylvania analyzed deaths from around the country from individual hospitals. They found that what hospital a patient went to was a huge factor in whether or not they died, and that black patients who went to a hospital to primarily served white people were much more likely to survive the virus.  The team says the finding are evidence…

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Biden’s former coronavirus adviser says Indian Delta variant is like ‘Covid on steroids’

President Joe Biden‘s former Covid czar is urging Americans to get vaccinated to protect themselves from the Indian ‘Delta’ coronavirus variant that is raging across the UK.  In an appearance on CNN on Wednesday, Andy Slavitt, who was the White House Senior Adviser for COVID-19 Response, said the mutant strain is more infectious and is more likely to cause severe disease than other variants. ‘This is like COVID on steroids,’ he said. ‘You could be around people for less time and still get exposed. So it’s yet another reason why…

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Cancer patients with Covid who were treated with convalescent plasma were 86% less likely to die

Cancer patients infected with COVID-19 who were treated with convalescent plasma were significantly less likely to die from the virus, a new study finds. Researchers found that patients were 86 percent less likely to die if they were given blood plasma from a recovered coronavirus patient than those on standard therapy.  Additionally, those treated with plasma were more likely to be admitted to the intensive care unit, require a ventilator, or suffer other disease complications.  The team – from a national network studying COVID and cancer – say the findings…

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The quest for a pill to fight viruses gets a $3.2 billion boost – The Washington Post

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TWISTED SISTER’s JAY JAY FRENCH Raises Awareness About Prostate Cancer Screening And Treatment – BLABBERMOUTH.NET

Patient organization Zero – The End Of Prostate Cancer and Bayer are banding together to launch We’re Not Gonna Take It — a national prostate cancer education program with guitarist Jay Jay French, founding member of the heavy metal band TWISTED SISTER. The rocker was diagnosed with prostate cancer in 2018 and now he is urging men to turn up the volume against prostate cancer to detect this disease early. The campaign encourages men to get screened for prostate cancer and become more informed about risk factors, such as family…

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Hundreds of Vaccinated Indonesian Health Workers Get COVID-19, Dozens in Hospital – The Epoch Times

JAKARTA—More than 350 doctors and medical workers have caught COVID-19 in Indonesia despite being vaccinated with Sinovac, and dozens have been hospitalized, officials said, as concerns grow about the efficacy of some vaccines against more infectious variants. Most of the workers were asymptomatic and self-isolating at home, said Badai Ismoyo, head of the health office in the district of Kudus in central Java, but dozens were in the hospital with high fevers and declining oxygen saturation levels. Kudus, which has about 5,000 health care workers, is battling an outbreak believed…

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India’s healthcare workers are busting misinformation on WhatsApp – The Verge

Bharti Kamble is on the lookout for fake messages related to COVID-19. Late in the afternoon, she carefully reads over 500 messages from eight WhatsApp groups. As she finishes her search, she’s relieved. “For 30 days now, I didn’t come across a single piece of misinformation as WhatsApp forward,” she says. But after a year spent fighting misinformation, Kamble remains wary. “It’s still too early to declare a victory,” she says. Kamble is an accredited social health activist (ASHA worker), the foot soldier of India’s rural healthcare system. When she…

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