Health Facts: January 27, 2022 | Health, Medicine and Fitness
Studies mitigate concerns about COVID vaccine and menstrual cycles. They’ve been in the news lately, but the potential menstrual changes associated with getting a COVID vaccine are usually minor and temporary, two new international studies confirm. Read more
Vitamin D supplements can help prevent autoimmune diseases. Taking them can help ward off psoriasis, rheumatoid arthritis, lupus and other autoimmune diseases, according to a new study. Read more
What is the ‘stealth’ version of Omicron? Scientists tracking the variant, called BA.2, say it has certain genetic traits that make it a little harder to detect. Some experts fear that it is also more contagious than the original version of Omicron. Read more
Wine, berries could help slow down Parkinson’s disease. Antioxidant flavonoids – which give red wine and many fruits and vegetables their bright colors – may help patients’ brains, research shows. Read more
Medicines for rheumatoid arthritis can increase the risk of cancer, stroke, and other diseases. New research supports the idea that tofacitinib (Xeljanz) should only be used when other drugs to control autoimmune disease fail. The FDA has already placed warning labels on Xeljanz and two other related drugs, warning of possible risks. Read more
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