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2021

Rashes Can Occur After COVID Vaccine,  But Dermatologists Say 'Don't Worry'

Rashes Can Occur After COVID Vaccine,  But Dermatologists Say `Don`t Worry`THURSDAY, April 15, 2021 (HealthDay News) -- Dermatologists liken skin to a window that can reveal what is going on inside the body, and a rash that sometimes follows a COVID-19 vaccine is one example.When you get the shot, your immune system activates, preparing to recognize and fight off the virus in the future. This response and the inflammation that goes with it can occasionally result in a rash. But experts say as long as it happens more than four hours after the shot, there's no need to worry.Skin reactions like hives or swelling that appear within four hours, however, may be a sign of a rare but severe allergic reaction, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.Dr. Esther Freeman is principal investigator in charge of a registry that tracks skin reactions...

Most Young Americans Eager to Get COVID Vaccine: Poll

15 April 2021
Most Young Americans Eager to Get COVID Vaccine: Poll THURSDAY, April 15, 2021 (HealthDay News) -- Many American teens and young adults are now embracing the chance to get COVID-19 vaccines, a new survey finds.But youth-focused messaging will still be needed to convince a minority of those aged 14 to 24 that they should be vaccinated, the University of Michigan researchers said. Still, the good news is that more young people are ready to get their shots than said they were ready to do so last fall.The first text-message-based MyVoice national survey in October 2020 found that 76% of the 911 teen and young adult respondents said they were willing to get vaccinated, but that included 33% who said their final decision depended on additional information. And 20% of the respondents said they weren't willing to get vaccinated.An analysis of a...

CDC Panel Says It Needs More Time to Study J&J Vaccine...

15 April 2021
CDC Panel Says It Needs More Time to Study J&J Vaccine Clotting CasesTHURSDAY, April 15, 2021 (HealthDay News) -- The fate of Johnson & Johnson's coronavirus vaccine hung in the balance on Thursday after a government advisory committee said it needed more time and evidence to determine whether unusual, but severe, blood clots seen in a handful of people were caused by the vaccine.So far, only six clotting cases have been officially reported out of more than 7 million shots given of the one-dose vaccine. But on Tuesday, U.S. health officials recommended a pause in J&J vaccinations.On Wednesday, advisers to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention held an emergency meeting to look at the evidence and decided they did not have enough information or time to recommend how to proceed and they would meet again within 10 days, the Associated Press...

Stress Not Always a Trigger for Relapse in Eating...

15 April 2021
Stress Not Always a Trigger for Relapse in Eating Disorders: StudyTHURSDAY, April 15, 2021 (HealthDay News) -- Stress does not trigger binge eating in people with eating disorders, new research suggests.The findings challenge a common theory that's never been directly tested in patients, according to the study authors.Their research included 85 women (22 with anorexia, 33 with bulimia and a control group of 30 without an eating disorder). The study participants were assessed for two days to determine how stress affected their eating habits.The women also had MRI brain scans to assess brain activity."The idea was to see what happened when these women were stressed. Did it affect key regions of the brain important for self-control, and did that in turn lead to increases in food intake? What we found surprised us and goes counter to the prevailing...

Later School Start Times Mean Better-Rested Kids: Study

15 April 2021
Later School Start Times Mean Better-Rested Kids: StudyTHURSDAY, April 15, 2021 (HealthDay News) -- Starting the school day a little later helps middle and high school students get more and better sleep, according to a new study.The research is based on annual surveys of about 28,000 elementary, middle and high school students and their parents. The surveys were completed before and two years after school start times were changed.Changes to sleep cycles during puberty make it harder for teens to fall asleep. With early school start times, many don't get enough rest.In the study, middle schools pushed their start times back by 40 to 60 minutes; and high schools began the day 70 minutes later. Meanwhile, elementary schools started an hour earlier. Participants were asked about students' typical bedtime and wake time on weekdays and weekends,...
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