Covid vaccination tied to increase in length of menstrual cycle: NIH

Covid vaccination tied to increase in length of menstrual cycle: NIH

A healthcare worker administers a dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine at a vaccination clinic in the Peabody Institute Library in Peabody, Massachusetts, US, on Wednesday, Jan. 26, 2022. vanessa leroy | Bloomberg | Getty Images Covid-19 vaccination is linked to a slight increase in the length of a women’s menstrual cycle, delaying the beginning … Read more

Moderna asks FDA to authorize omicron Covid boosters for children as young as 6 years old

Moderna asks FDA to authorize omicron Covid boosters for children as young as 6 years old

Following CDC approval for vaccination of children aged 6 months to 5 years, 4 year-old Eleanor Kahn sits with her father Alex, as nurse Jillian Mercer administers the Moderna vaccine for the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) at Rady Children’s Hospital in San Diego , California, US, June 21, 2022. Mike Blake | Reuters Moderna has asked … Read more

Study finds Pfizer’s antiviral has little or even zero benefit for younger adults, and WHO says BA.5 omicron subvariant accounted for 74% of cases in latest week

Study finds Pfizer's antiviral has little or even zero benefit for younger adults, and WHO says BA.5 omicron subvariant accounted for 74% of cases in latest week

Pfizer’s COVID antiviral Paxlovid appears to have little or no benefit for younger adults, although it still reduces the risk of hospitalization or death in seniors, according to a new Israeli study. Data from the 109,000-patient study may renew questions about the US government’s use of Paxlovid, which has become the go-to treatment for COVID-19 … Read more

Ivermectin among generic drugs that failed to help COVID-19 patients avoid hospitalization, large study shows

Ivermectin among generic drugs that failed to help COVID-19 patients avoid hospitalization, large study shows

A new study found three generic drugs — fluvoxamine, which is often prescribed to treat depression, the controversial antimalarial ivermectin, and the diabetes pill metformin — failed to prevent the kind of severe COVID-19 that leads to an emergency-room visit or hospitalization. The research, published Wednesday in The New England Journal of Medicine, examined whether … Read more

As more people report Covid rebounds after Paxlovid, experts insist cases are rare

As more people report Covid rebounds after Paxlovid, experts insist cases are rare

When Dr. Anthony Fauci got Covid in June, he took Paxlovid, an antiviral drug for people with mild to moderate symptoms whose ages or immune statuses put them at high risk for severe disease. The treatment consists of three pills taken twice daily for five days. Fauci finished the treatment and tested negative for Covid. … Read more