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Having a strong life purpose eases loneliness of COVID-19 isolation, study finds

Why can some people weather the stress of social isolation better than others, and what implications does this have for their health? New research from the Communication Neuroscience Lab at the Annenberg School for Communication at the University of Pennsylvania found that people who felt a strong sense of purpose in life were less lonely… Read More »

Aspirin May Help Protect the Brain From Pollution’s Toll, Study Suggests

Advertisement Continue reading the main story Supported by Continue reading the main story Air Pollution Takes a Toll on the Brain Even short-term exposure to polluted air may impair mental ability in the elderly. Aspirin and other NSAIDs showed some protective effects. Credit…Getty Images May 17, 2021, 5:00 a.m. ET Long-term exposure to air pollution… Read More »

COVID-19 vaccine does not damage placenta in pregnancy, study finds

A new study that found no evidence of injuries in the placentas of patients who received a COVID-19 vaccine while pregnant is another sign that the shots are safe for this population, researchers said. The study, conducted by Northwestern Medicine and published in Obstetrics & Gynecology, is believed to be the first to analyze potential… Read More »

Hepatitis C testing in gay and bisexual men with HIV below target, US study finds

The findings are published in the journal Open Forum Infectious Diseases. Hepatitis C can be cured by a short course of direct-acting antiviral treatment and the World Health Organization has set targets for testing and treatment coverage by 2030 with the aim of eliminating hepatitis C. Left undiagnosed and untreated, hepatitis C may eventually lead… Read More »

About 1 in 7 Who Get Pfizer Vaccine Will Have Any ‘Systemic’ Side Effect: Study

WEDNESDAY, April 28, 2021 — Only 13.5% of people will suffer systemic side effects after getting Pfizer’s coronavirus vaccine, a new study finds. These systemic symptoms include headache, fatigue and tenderness. Most side effects are mild and peak in the day after being vaccinated, and they only last for one to two days, according to… Read More »

Bacterial STI rates rose in the year before starting PrEP, but not during PrEP, Australian study finds

A study of gay and bisexual male participants in the first large implementation study of HIV pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) in Australia has found that although rates of bacterial sexually transmitted infections (STIs) were high, they did not increase in the two years after starting PrEP. In contrast, they increased significantly in the year before men… Read More »