Health Highlights: December 20, 2021 | Health, Medicine and Fitness
Moderna says the booster can fight infection with the Omicron variant. As the variant grows worldwide, the company released data showing that its half-booster dose increased antibody levels by about 37-fold, and that a full dose of 100 micrograms was even more potent. Read more
Biden will address the nation on COVID-19 on Tuesday. Ahead of another holiday shaded by COVID-19, the president should urge all eligible Americans to receive a reminder to better protect themselves against the Omicron variant. Read more
Americans are turning to fad diets to lose weight in a pandemic. A new Harris poll /Health day Survey finds that many American adults are worried about weight gain during the COVID crisis, with nearly two-thirds of adults between the ages of 18 and 44 pledging to diet in 2022 to shed extra pounds. Read more
Many cancer patients take supplements. Many may also believe that over-the-counter remedies will help keep malignant tumors at bay, but there is no evidence to support this notion, the researchers say. Read more
More and more women are using cannabis products during pregnancy. Many use marijuana to help ease morning sickness, new research shows, although major medical groups advise against using cannabis for any reason during pregnancy or while breastfeeding. Read more
French Bulldogs very inbred and prone to health problems. Very popular dogs have a significantly higher chance than other dog breeds of being diagnosed with 20 common canine disorders and diseases, according to a new study. Read more
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