Why Won’t More Older Americans Get Their Covid Booster?

Even as top U.S. health officials say it’s time America learns to live with the coronavirus, a chorus of leading researchers say faulty messaging on booster shots has left millions of older people at serious risk. Approximately 1 in 3 Americans 65 and older who completed their initial vaccination round still have not received a first booster shot, according to […]

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CDC: Consider an mRNA Shot If You Received a J&J Vaccine and Booster

If you received a Johnson & Johnson (J&J) COVID-19 vaccine and booster, you may now be eligible to receive a second booster of either mRNA vaccine, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announced Tuesday. The announcement follows new data, also published Tuesday, in the CDC's Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR). According to the report, one dose of […]

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FDA Approves First Condom Meant Specifically for Anal Sex

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved the first-ever condoms specifically intended for anal sex in hopes of reducing the spread of sexually transmitted infections (STIs) Unprotected anal intercourse carries the greatest sexual exposure risk of HIV transmission, FDA officials said in a news release earlier this week. Anal sex is also considered to be much riskier compared […]

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New Study Shows Increase in Late-Stage Breast and Colorectal Cancer Diagnoses During the COVID-19 Pandemic

A new study found that late-stage diagnoses for breast and colorectal cancer are increasing while early-stage diagnoses are decreasing—and that the trend could be an indirect result of the COVID-19 pandemic. The study, published last week in JAMA Network Open, involved data from 522 people who visited the Moores Cancer Center at University of California San Diego Health in 2019 […]

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Ances honored by Down syndrome society

Beau M. Ances, MD, PhD, the Daniel J. Brennan Professor of Neurology at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, recently received the Shining Star Award from the Down Syndrome Association of Greater St. Louis. Ances was recognized for his work championing the health and well-being of the Down syndrome community through his research and clinical care. Down syndrome […]

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The COVID Vaccine Can Delay Your Period—But Experts Say It's Not a Cause for Concern

Soon after the COVID-19 vaccine became available to the general public, people who menstruate began reporting an unexpected side effect: changes to their cycle. Now, research based on those anecdotal claims confirms at least one post-vaccine change to menstruation. According to a study funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH), individuals who received one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine […]

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P&G Recalls Certain Hair Products From Brands Like Pantene, Aussie, and Herbal Essences

Procter & Gamble (P&G) has issued a voluntary recall of select dry shampoos and conditioners over the presence of benzene, a known cancer-causing chemical. The impacted sprays include lots from Pantene, Aussie, Herbal Essences, and Waterl<ss that were produced in the US, along with previously discontinued aerosol dry shampoo products from Old Spice and Hair Food. All of the affected […]

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How safe is it to attend a large gathering right now?

People around the world are rolling up their sleeves and sticking it to COVID-19 by getting COVID vaccines. The vaccines have given people a new lease on life! Friends and families have begun to reunite after spending time apart. We are beginning to embrace all the little things in life we once took for granted such as live music, live […]

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Your Virgo December Horoscope Is Here

All products featured on Allure are independently selected by our editors. However, when you buy something through our retail links, we may earn an affiliate commission. Read what your sign's 2021 horoscope predictions have in store for you, or check out the Virgo personality profile.  Happy December, pretty Virgo. Last month, you avoided relationship drama by laying low during the eclipse. The bad news is […]

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