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Marijuana Use Linked to Higher Risk of Strokes and Heart Attacks

Marijuana use of any kind, including smoking, vaping or consuming edibles, is linked to a higher risk of strokes and heart attacks, according to a new study published in the Journal of the American Heart Association last month. The study found that those who consume the drug regularly have an increased risk of life-threatening medical […]

One in Five Paxlovid Users Experience COVID Rebound Infections

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A new study published earlier this month suggests that people who took Pfizer’s Paxlovid (nirmatrelvir-ritonavir)—an antiviral drug treatment for COVID-19—are much more likely to experience reinfection than those who did not take the drug. The study, published in the Annals of Internal Medicine, reported that one in five people who take Paxlovid could experience rebound […]

Monoclonal Antibodies No Longer Effective Against New Strains of SARS-CoV-2

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Monoclonal antibodies, which are synthetic versions of antibodies that are produced in a lab,  appear to have lost effectiveness against COVID-19 disease as new variants of the virus emerge. Previously touted as the top-of-the-line outpatient treatment by public health officials and many clinicians, monoclonal antibodies have fallen out of favor as outpatient treatment for patients […]

Monkeypox Cases in U.S. Coincide With Vaccine Purchases by BARDA

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The World Health Organization (WHO) announced on May 21, 2022 that more than 100 confirmed or suspected cases of monkeypox had been identified in 12 countries, including between one and five confirmed cases in the U.S.1 Most of the cases have occurred in Europe with higher numbers in Portugal, Spain and the U.K.  WHO officials […]

Women Sell Breast Milk Online Claiming It Contains Antibodies After COVID-19 Vaccination

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Lactating women who have been vaccinated against COVID-19 are selling their breast milk online. The website Only the Breast has dozens of pages of listings from mothers advertising milk with antibodies, some claiming the milk contains antibodies after having received the COVID-19 vaccine and others after having recovered from the disease. Several listings link articles […]

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