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4Oct
2023

Seniors With ADHD Face Higher Car Crash Risk

Seniors With ADHD Face Higher Car Crash RiskWEDNESDAY, Oct. 4, 2023 (HealthDay News) -- While studies of ADHD and driving usually target teens, a new one focused on seniors found they have a significantly higher risk of car crashes.Older adults with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) were also more likely to slam on the brakes and get traffic tickets, the study found.“Little is known about ADHD in seniors,” said senior author Dr. Guohua Li, an epidemiology professor at Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health in New York City, explaining the motivations for studying this issue. “Secondly, the population has been aging and continues to grow older, and there are more and more older adult drivers on the road.”The United States has about 48 million older drivers, a number that could reach 63 million...

FDA Approves Updated Novavax COVID Vaccine

4 October 2023
FDA Approves Updated Novavax COVID VaccineWEDNESDAY, Oct. 4, 2023 (HealthDay News) -- Federal regulators on Tuesday gave the go-ahead to an updated Novavax COVID vaccine, giving Americans a more traditional alternative to two recently revamped mRNA vaccines.Adolescents and adults who have previously received a COVID vaccine, but who haven’t gotten the newly updated Pfizer or Moderna shots, now have this non-mRNA choice. "The COVID-19 vaccines have saved countless lives and have prevented serious outcomes of COVID-19 caused by the SARS-CoV-2 virus," Dr. Peter Marks, director of the FDA's Center for Biologics Evaluation and Research, said in an agency news release. "Today's authorization provides an additional COVID-19 vaccine option that meets the FDA's standards for safety, effectiveness and manufacturing quality needed to...

Antiviral Meds Could Help Ease or Prevent Type 1...

4 October 2023
Antiviral Meds Could Help Ease or Prevent Type 1 Diabetes in Kids, Study FindsWEDNESDAY, Oct. 4, 2023 (HealthDay News) -- Recent research has suggested that viruses could play a role in the loss of pancreatic beta cells, which triggers type 1 diabetes. Now, a new trial finds antiviral medications, when given soon after a child is diagnosed with type 1 diabetes, might help preserve those vital beta cells.Antiviral drugs could be “used alone, or as part of combination treatment regimens, to rescue insulin-producing beta cells at diagnosis of type 1 diabetes,” said a team that presented their findings Tuesday at the annual meeting of the European Association for the Study of Diabetes, in Hamburg, Germany. The research was published simultaneously in the journal Nature Medicine.So-called beta cells in the pancreas produce insulin. But in some cases, a runaway...

Spending on Kids' Mental Health Keeps Rising

3 October 2023
Spending on Kids` Mental Health Keeps RisingTUESDAY, Oct. 3, 2023 (HealthDay News) -- In yet another reminder of the psychic toll the pandemic has taken on young people, new research shows spending on mental health services for U.S. children and adolescents has risen sharply since 2020.It climbed 26% for youths aged 19 and younger between March 2020 and August 2022, the RAND Corp. study found. Among a large group whose families had employer-provided insurance, use of mental health services increased by 22%.Use of telehealth for young patients skyrocketed more than 30-fold in the early days of the pandemic and remained 23 times higher than normal by August 2022. In-person care stood at 75% of pre-pandemic levels by that time.“Our findings suggest that telehealth care for mental health filled a critical need for pediatric...

Following One Death, FDA Warns Hospitals About Giving Probiotics to Preemies

3 October 2023
Following One Death, FDA Warns Hospitals About Giving Probiotics to PreemiesTUESDAY, Oct. 3, 2023 (HealthDay News) -- Federal regulators are cautioning doctors not to give probiotics to preterm infants.An infant given probiotics at an undisclosed hospital has died, U.S. Food and Drug Administration officials said in a recent warning letter.Preterm infants given probiotics are at risk of potentially fatal infection because of the bacteria and fungi that may be contained in those supplements, according to the FDA.The infant who died weighed less than 2.2 pounds and was given the probiotic Evivo with MCT Oil as part of in-hospital care. The baby developed sepsis caused by a type of bacteria that turned out to be a genetic match to the bacteria contained in the probiotic, the FDA said.Microorganisms found in probiotics have previously been reported to cause...
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