Health Highlights: June 17, 2021

By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter CureVac’s COVID-19 Vaccine Only 47% Effective CureVac’s COVID-19 vaccine was only 47% effective in a clinical trial, according to preliminary results released Wednesday that suggest the vaccine may not help fill the worldwide need for vaccines. The vaccine’s efficacy is the lowest reported so far by an COVID-19 vaccine maker […]

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What Works Best to Ease Migraines?

By Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, June 16, 2021 — A new research review offers good news for migraine sufferers: There are more pain-relieving options than ever. In an analysis of over 100 published studies, researchers found that several drug classes showed good evidence they ease the pain of a migraine-in-progress. Some of those medications […]

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Mold a Big Threat to People With COPD

By Denise Mann HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, June 16, 2021 — Exposure to mold both in and out of the home may worsen breathlessness and other symptoms of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), new research suggests. More than 16 million Americans have COPD, according to the American Lung Association. COPD is an umbrella term for chronic […]

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Health Highlights: June 16, 2021

By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter New York Lifts Pandemic Restrictions New York state has reached a milestone of having at least one COVID-19 vaccine dose in 70% of its residents and joined California in lifting many pandemic restrictions on Tuesday. New York’s COVID-19 positivity rate climbed as high as 48.2%, making it the highest in […]

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Is Zinc a Friend or Foe to Kidney Stones?

WEDNESDAY, June 16, 2021 — The nutrient zinc can be both helpful and harmful when it comes to kidney stones, a new study finds. There have been two conflicting theories about the link between zinc and kidney stones. One suggests zinc stops the growth of the calcium oxalate crystals that make up the stones. The […]

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