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Biden Tests Negative for COVID Again, Leaves Isolation

Biden Tests Negative for COVID Again, Leaves IsolationMONDAY, Aug. 8, 2022 (HealthDay News) -- After experiencing a case of COVID rebound late last month, President Joe Biden tested negative Saturday and Sunday and left the White House for his home state of Delaware."He will safety return to public engagement and presidential travel," Biden's doctor, Kevin O'Connor wrote in a letter posted Sunday."I’m feeling good," Biden told the Associated Press while boarding Marine One for a trip to Rehoboth Beach.The President, who is fully vaccinated and boosted, first tested positive for COVID-19 on July 21and began taking the antiviral Paxlovid, to reduce the odds of severe disease. According to his doctor, Biden’s vital signs remained normal throughout his infection, but his symptoms included a runny nose, cough, sore throat and body...

Global Warming Will Mean More Unfit, Unhealthy Kids...

8 August 2022
Global Warming Will Mean More Unfit, Unhealthy Kids Worldwide: StudyMONDAY, Aug. 8, 2022 (HealthDay News) -- Children are not as physically fit as their parents were when they were kids, and this will likely harm them as the Earth warms, new research claims.The findings are based on a comprehensive review of more than 150 studies that looked at how children maintain physical activity, exercise and cope with heat, as well as how this might change as global temperatures rise. The research was published Aug. 5 in the journal Temperature."Fitter adults are better able to tolerate higher temperatures, due to a combination of physiological, behavioral and psychological factors," said Shawnda Morrison, an environmental exercise physiologist at Slovenia's University of Ljubljana. She is an expert in adaptive and integrative human physiology in extreme...

Getting Young Athletes Ready for a New School Year

7 August 2022
Getting Young Athletes Ready for a New School YearSUNDAY, Aug. 7, 2022 (HealthDay News) -- As a new school year begins, many students return to their favorite sports or try something new.Encouraging kids to make physical activity part of their lives has lifelong benefits, said Dr. Theodore Shybut, assistant professor of orthopedic surgery and sports medicine at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston.Shybut offered some tips for getting children ready to start fall sports or any physical activities at any age. His advice comes at a time when many youngsters may be losing interest in organized sports.Shybut recommends giving the youngest kids opportunities to explore many activities to see what they like best. Create an environment in which a child feels encouraged to be active with routine free play at home, family walks or trying out...

COVID May Be Tied to Rise in Brain Infections in Children

5 August 2022
COVID May Be Tied to Rise in Brain Infections in ChildrenFRIDAY, Aug. 5, 2022 (HealthDay News) -- COVID-19 may be linked to a rise in bacterial brain infections in children, a new study suggests.When the pandemic hit, doctors at Helen DeVos Children's Hospital of Spectrum Health in Grand Rapids, Mich., saw a worrisome 236% rise in these infections and wondered why.Although rare, these infections can be mild, needing only antibiotics to clear, or severe, requiring surgery and time in an intensive care unit."There's a lot of different reasons why that could be related to COVID, but it also could be unrelated to COVID," said senior author Dr. Rosemary Olivero, a pediatric infectious diseases expert at the hospital. "It could just be a brief trend."To learn if other children's hospitals were seeing the same surge in brain abscesses and other...

When Treating Cervical Lesions, Adding HPV Vaccine Could Further Curb Cancer Risk

5 August 2022
When Treating Cervical Lesions, Adding HPV Vaccine Could Further Curb Cancer RiskFRIDAY, Aug. 5, 2022 (HealthDay News) -- Most sexually active people will contract the human papillomavirus (HPV) during their lifetimes, and about 90% will clear it from their bodies. But some women are susceptible to the cervical lesions that infection brings, raising their risk for cervical cancer.Now, a new review finds it's possible that during surgery to remove precancerous cervical lesions, an injection of the HPV vaccine may help prevent future lesions.While the findings show great potential, the researchers stressed that more rigorous research is still needed."It's very important to produce this evidence because when you try to introduce a vaccine as a public health policy, you need to be able to have very huge data and efficacy and cost-effectiveness," said study author Dr....

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