Health Highlights: July 28, 2022 | Health, Medicine and Fitness
Vitamin D supplements will not reduce fracture rates in the elderly. Seniors who take this nutrient to improve bone health and prevent fractures are just wasting their time and money, according to a major new study. Read more
Uncommon, ofAdly bacterial infection is now in the United States. B. pseudomallei has now been found in soil and water samples along the Gulf Coast, the CDC warned. The infection can trigger a serious disease called melioidosis which is fatal in approximately 10-50% of infected people worldwide. Read more
THURSDAY, July 28, 2022 (HealthDay News) — A bacterium that causes a rare but serious illness was discovered in soil and water samples in the Mississippi Gulf Coast region after two people living nearby fell ill .
The United States is ordering nearly 800,000 more doses of monkeypox vaccine. As people line up for vaccines across the country, the new shipment is expected to vaccinate hundreds of thousands more at-risk Americans, officials said. Read more
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THURSDAY, July 28, 2022 (HealthDay News) — Amid public concerns about the government’s slow response to monkeypox, U.S. health regulators on Wednesday approved the distribution of 800,000 additional doses of the vaccine to stem the outbreak.
Face shields do not match the spread of COVID. In a new UK study, none of the 13 styles studied offered high protection against potentially infectious droplets. Read more
THURSDAY, July 28, 2022 (HealthDay News) — Transparent shields that cover the front of the face have been quite common since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic.