Today's Health News

From 1999 to 2019, Death Rates Higher in Rural Versus Urban Areas

Death rates higher in rural areas for both males and females; difference in rates widened during study period

Overall Cancer Incidence, Mortality Lower for U.S. Hispanics

But rates higher for infection-related cancers, such as liver and stomach cancers, and cervical cancer

Antibodies ID’d in Neonates of Women Vaccinated Against COVID-19

All 36 neonates had high levels of anti-S IgG; in 34 of 36 neonates, levels exceeded 250 U/mL

FDA Approves Pfizer Booster Shots for Seniors, High-Risk Americans

Exactly who qualifies as high risk because of health or work reasons is not yet clear

HPV Vaccine Will Have Modest Impact on Oropharynx Cancer Incidence by 2045

However, reductions in oropharynx cancer incidence should be seen among young and middle-aged adults

Uptake Low for Monoclonal Antibodies for COVID-19

Use peaked in January and declined in early 2021, at the time of the vaccine rollout

COVID-19 Does Not Seem to Impact Lung Function in Young People

No statistically significant deterioration in lung function seen following COVID-19, regardless of severity

Robotic Gastrectomy for Gastric Cancer Does Not Cut Postop Infections

But overall incidence of postoperative complications significantly lower with robotic versus laparoscopic gastrectomy

CDC Expert Panel to Weigh In on Vaccine Boosters

Panel will deliberate which high-risk groups should get a booster shot

U.S. to Buy 500 Million More COVID-19 Vaccine Doses for Global Donation

Some 160 million shots from the United States have been given to more than 100 countries