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CDC: Bivalent COVID Vaccines Stop Illness From XBB.1.5

12 days ago   |   By MedPageToday

Currently authorized bivalent COVID-19 boosters demonstrated similar protection against symptomatic illness from the XBB/XBB.1.5 Omicron subvariants as from BA.5-related subvariants, according to a CDC study.
From December 2022...
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Female patients disproportionately represented among COVID-19 vaccine allergy referrals

Female patients disproportionately represented among COVID-19 vaccine allergy referrals

12 days ago   |   By Healio

Female patients were disproportionately referred to allergy clinics due to concerns about possible reactions to COVID-19 vaccination compared with male patients in Hong Kong, according to a letter published in Asthma.
These ratios were significant for all ages and whether the referrals were before or after the vaccine was administered, Valerie Chiang, MBBS, of the division of clinical immunology, department of pathology, Queen Mary Hospital, Hong Kong, and colleagues wrote.
The researchers examined the male-to-female ratio of 3,201 consecutive patients who were referred to the Vaccine Allergy
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'Sunshine vitamin' could lower your risk of developing diabetes, experts say 

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