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Released: 12-Aug-2022 3:05 PM EDT
COVID-19 mRNA vaccines are safe in pregnancy, large study confirms

Canadian study found 7.3% of pregnant women experienced health events requiring time off work or school or needing medical attention, such as headaches, fatigue and a general feeling of being unwell, within a week after dose two of a COVID-19 mRNA vaccine, compared to 11.3% of vaccinated non-pregnant women.

Newswise: COVID-19 Immunity Test Inventor: ‘It’s Not Just About Antibodies’
Released: 12-Aug-2022 2:05 PM EDT
COVID-19 Immunity Test Inventor: ‘It’s Not Just About Antibodies’

When it comes to COVID-19 immunity, antibodies do not tell the whole story, according to Cedars-Sinai professor of Medicine Stanley C. Jordan, MD.

Released: 12-Aug-2022 11:05 AM EDT
More than 1 in 4 children hospitalized with COVID-19 or MIS-C have lingering complications more than two months later
Boston Children's Hospital

In one of the largest follow-up studies to date, involving 25 pediatric hospitals, more than a quarter of children and adolescents hospitalized with coronavirus infection early in the pandemic still had health problems two to four months later, either persisting symptoms or activity impairment.

11-Aug-2022 10:55 AM EDT
Nationwide study shows rise in pregnancy-related complications during COVID-19 pandemic
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center

In a paper published in JAMA Network Open, physician-scientists assessed how pregnancy-related complications and obstetric outcomes changed during the COVID-19 pandemic compared to pre-pandemic.

Newswise: KU Cancer Center researchers discover that people with blood-related cancers have a higher chance of COVID breakthrough infections
Released: 12-Aug-2022 9:30 AM EDT
KU Cancer Center researchers discover that people with blood-related cancers have a higher chance of COVID breakthrough infections
University of Kansas Cancer Center

Individuals with blood-related cancers are more likely to experience a COVID-19 infection even after being vaccinated, a University of Kansas Cancer Center study has found.

Released: 11-Aug-2022 5:35 PM EDT
Powerful new antibody neutralizes all known SARS-CoV-2 variants
Boston Children's Hospital

As SARS-CoV-2 has evolved and mutated, therapeutic antibodies that worked early in the pandemic have become less effective, and newer variants, especially Omicron, have developed ways to evade the antibodies we make in response to vaccines.

Released: 11-Aug-2022 4:35 PM EDT
Social rejection could drive people to take COVID-19 safety precautions, new research finds
Society for Personality and Social Psychology

Interpersonal rejection can motivate people who do not normally worry about disease to protect themselves against COVID-19.

Released: 11-Aug-2022 4:10 PM EDT
Health inequalities among ethnic groups have increased since pandemic, evidence shows
University of Leicester

Existing health disparities amongst ethnic minorities with diabetes have worsened during the COVID-19 pandemic, a new study published in the journal Diabetes Care has reported.

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