Archives for: May 2023

Advisory Committee Votes on New RSV Vaccine for Pregnant Women

May 31st, 2023
An independent advisory committee to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) voted to recommend a shot that protects infants from respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) by vaccinating their mothers while pregnant. New RSV Vaccine The 14-person panel unanimo… more »

More Older Americans are Dying of Falls

May 24th, 2023
Older Americans are dying of falls at more than double the rate of 20 years ago, according to a new study. Falls in Older Americans In 2020, the study found, just over 36,500 Americans aged 65 and up died of a fall-related injury. That was up from rou… more »

Clinical Trial Offers Promising Peanut Patch

May 17th, 2023
A wearable patch could prevent severe allergic reactions in toddlers with peanut allergies, according to the results of a new clinical trial. Peanut Patch Trial The late-stage trial involved more than 200 children ages one to three with peanut allergi… more »

Surgeon General Issues Advisory on Loneliness

May 10th, 2023
Widespread loneliness in the United States poses health risks as deadly as smoking a dozen cigarettes daily, costing the health industry billions of dollars annually, according to the Surgeon General’s advisory. The Loneliness Epidemic The advisory no… more »

Concussion Recovery may Take Longer Than Initially Thought

May 3rd, 2023
A significant number of patients take far longer to recover from a concussion than expected, according to a new study. Concussion Recovery Takes Longer Than Six Months Researchers from the United Kingdom who studied concussion patients found that almo… more »