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Pills to treat COVID

Pills to treat COVID

Two new drugs have been developed for acute COVID infection. The new drugs are Molnupiravir (Lagevrio) and Paxlovid. In clinical trials, people most at risk from the serious effects of COVID were...

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Natural immunity and COVID vaccination

Natural immunity and COVID vaccination

Infection with the virus that causes COVID-19 creates a strong immune response. This is called natural immunity. If someone has had COVID and then receives a vaccine later, this is called “hybrid...

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Chemicals in the environment causing obesity

Chemicals in the environment causing obesity

In the United States, Latino/Hispanic children and teens have double the risk of becoming obese compared to White youths. There is no single cause of obesity. However, known risk factors include...

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Mixing and matching COVID-19 vaccines

Mixing and matching COVID-19 vaccines

As we learn more about vaccines against the virus that causes COVID-19, researchers have studied if mixing and matching vaccines can reduce the risk of side effects. For example, there are concerns...

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Myocarditis after vaccination

Myocarditis after vaccination

There have been concerns about the risk of inflammation of the heart, known as myocarditis, related to vaccination against COVID-19. Now two studies from Israel have looked at this risk in large...

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Vaccine updates from the CDC

Vaccine updates from the CDC

In the United States, the delta variant now accounts for over 99% of new infections. About half (54%) of the total population is now fully vaccinated. 63% of people in the U.S. have received at...

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