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2023

70 Million 'Slime Licker' Candies Recalled Due to Choking Risk

70 Million `Slime Licker` Candies Recalled Due to Choking RiskTHURSDAY, Oct. 5, 2023 (HealthDay News) -- Candy Dynamics Inc. said Thursday it is recalling 70 million of its candies because they can pose a choking hazard. The recall is for its “Slime Licker Sour Rolling Liquid Candies.”Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled candy. It’s a product that features a plastic bottle with a rolling ball that holds a sour liquid candy. The ball can come loose and potentially choke someone eating the candy, according to the recall notice posted by the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission.Two people have reported the rolling applicator ball detaching from the container. No injuries were reported.Customers may have purchased the candy between June 2015 and July 2023 at Walmart, Five Below and other stores nationwide, as well as online...

CDC Stops Issuing New COVID Vaccination Cards

5 October 2023
CDC Stops Issuing New COVID Vaccination CardsTHURSDAY, Oct. 5, 2023 (HealthDay News) -- Wallet-friendly cards showing proof of COVID vaccinations served a purpose early in the pandemic, but they’re on their way out. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has stopped printing the cards, likely changing how people track their shots in the future.The cards people have at home can still be used as proof of vaccination, and in many cases you can request your immunization history from the pharmacy or clinic where you received your vaccines. Vaccination records may vary a little, depending on where you live. Each state and some cities maintain an immunization registry. Records should be available from those for vaccines received at mass vaccination events, depending on state laws, the Associated Press reported. In Texas,...

In Early Trial, Promising Results for Moderna's Combo...

5 October 2023
In Early Trial, Promising Results for Moderna`s Combo COVID-Flu VaccineTHURSDAY, Oct. 5, 2023 (HealthDay News) -- Moderna Inc. announced Wednesday that it has seen positive early results with a new vaccine that would guard against four strains of flu plus COVID-19.In interim findings from a Phase 1/2 trial, the vaccine showed both a strong immune response compared to the standard dose of flu vaccine in adults aged 50 to 64 and an enhanced flu shot in people aged 65 to 79. It also showed a strong response in comparison to Moderna’s COVID vaccine.The new shot also appeared to be safe, with side effects similar to those people had with Moderna's COVID shots."With today's positive results from our combination vaccine against flu and COVID-19, we continue to expand our Phase 3 pipeline," Moderna CEO Stéphane Bancel said in a company news release. "Flu and...

Big Rise Seen in Gun Deaths, Overdoses Among U.S. Kids

5 October 2023
Big Rise Seen in Gun Deaths, Overdoses Among U.S. KidsTHURSDAY, Oct. 5, 2023 (HealthDay News) -- America's kids are safer now than a decade ago when it comes to many types of injury, with two glaring exceptions: drugs and guns.That's the crux of a new study that looked at injury trends among U.S. children and teenagers between 2011 and 2021.It found that nonfatal injuries from accidents and assaults fell by 55% and 60%, respectively, during that time period. That included substantial drops in injury due to car crashes, falls and other accidents that have long been leading causes of injury among kids.Countering those gains, though, was the harsh reality of guns and drugs.Firearm fatalities among children and teens rose by 87% during the study period, while nonfatal gun injuries more than doubled. Meanwhile, deadly drug overdoses also...

Why So Many Americans Aren't Getting COVID Boosters

5 October 2023
Why So Many Americans Aren`t Getting COVID BoostersTHURSDAY, Oct. 5, 2023 (HealthDay News) -- More than 80% of eligible Americans did not get a COVID-19 booster shot last fall. Now, a new study reveals the reasons for the hesitation.Nearly 40% of survey participants said a prior COVID-19 infection factored into their decision to not get the booster. Another 31.5% were worried about side effects. And an additional 28% didn’t think a booster would provide extra protection, while 23% said it wouldn’t protect from the new coronavirus. “Our results indicate that we have a lot more work to do in terms of educating the public and health care providers about the importance of staying up to date on COVID-19 boosters,” said first study author Elizabeth Jacobs. She is a professor of epidemiology at the Zuckerman College of Public Health...
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