Some patients are preemptively taking over-the-counter pain medications before receiving a Covid-19 vaccine to stave off potential side effects, such as muscle aches or pains—but researchers warn that common painkillers may reduce the immune system's response to some vaccines. Here's what the evidence suggests.
New research suggests that at least one of the recently discovered variants of the novel coronavirus may be able to sidestep immunity provided by Covid-19 vaccines, Andrew Joseph reports for STAT News. But what does that really mean for vaccine efficacy? Here's what scientists know—and don't know—so far.
Although recent data suggests America's coronavirus epidemic is improving, CDC Director Rochelle Walensky on Monday urged states to not scale back public health restrictions aimed at curbing the virus's spread—because new, more contagious variants of the virus could easily reverse the country's progress.
Writing for The Incidental Economist, Bill Gardner shares how, due to an app's transcription error, a CT report for his existing throat cancer wrongly suggested he also had developed lung cancer—a shocking, distressing error that took hours to resolve. Here's what Gardner, a well-known health services researcher, says his experience revealed about the health care system.
A surgical team at NYU Langone Health in August 2020 completed the world's first successful simultaneous face and double-hand transplant, the health system announced last week, in today's bite-sized hospital and health industry news from New York, Tennessee, and Texas.
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