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Flu vaccine could protect against Alzheimer's disease
People who received a minimum of one influenza vaccine dose were 40% less likely to develop Alzheimer's disease than unvaccinated people, as per a study. The protective effect increased with the increase in the number of annual flu vaccines a person received, indicating that people who consistently received a yearly flu vaccine had the lowest risk of Alzheimer's disease.
University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston
China: Announcement of the zero-Covid policy lasting for 5 years alarms Beijing
Authorities of Beijing sparked fear and confusion after posting that the zero-Covid policy could exist for 5 years, including travel restrictions and mass mandatory testing in Beijing Daily and other state media outlets. However, most of the online publications later deleted the reference to the 5 years. However, the post reached one million views before it was deleted.
BioGX and Cepheid announce collaboration to generate monkeypox PCR test
Cepheid and BioGX announced a business collaboration between the companies for validating and delivering a PCR test to diagnose monkeypox, which could work on the GeneXpert System. The globally installed base of about 40,000 GeneXpert Systems across 180 countries enables this test to be quickly deployed in multiple settings where immediate information is needed.
AST issues statement post-overturning decision of Roe V. Wade in the US
AST states that abortion should be an accessible option for transplantation patients due to the risk of complications and fertility after transplant misconceptions. Among women transplant recipients, 40% of pregnancies reported in Transplant Pregnancy Registry International were unplanned, and those with planned pregnancies might need to undergo abortion due to complications.
American Society of Transplantation
Guidelines on the management of cirrhosis-related bleeding and thrombosis: EASL
The clinical guidelines by EASL were developed to provide recommendations on the need for coagulation system abnormalities and thrombocytopenia in patients undergoing invasive procedures, views on haemostasis in liver disease and the need for thromboprophylaxis in inpatients with haemostatic abnormality. The guidance is based on panel interventions in clinical practice.
How many people are consuming immune-boosting micro-organisms in their diet?
Only 26 % and 20% of the adults and children, respectively, consumed foods with high levels of microbes that boost immunity, according to researchers. Researchers found that foods with the highest level of microbes that promote healthy microbes included yoghurt, kimchi, and pickles. Foods with medium levels of micro-organisms included various vegetables and food.
Prenatal antibiotic use could be linked to an increased risk of asthma in children
Prenatal antibiotic exposure is linked to an increased relative risk of developing asthma and wheeze in kids during childhood, as per meta-analysis. Another assessment showed that antibiotic use during pregnancy increased the risk for dermatitis/eczema and allergic rhinitis. One study revealed that prenatal antibiotic exposure increases the relative risk of food allergy.
IUD perforation more likely after delivery
The risk of intrauterine device (IUD) perforation in women in the post-partum period was higher in the initial three days of post-partum than those not in the post-partum period, as per a study. The incidence of IUD perforation was 1.37% in the post-partum breastfeeding group. The risk of IUD perforation increased with breastfeeding than with no breastfeeding.
2 Minute Medicine
A reduction in brain size could be seen in people with anorexia
Individuals with anorexia showed a notable decrease in the subcortical volume, cortical thickness, and cortical surface areas, as per a study. The reduction ranges between 2 and 4 times more than the abnormalities in brain shape and size of the people with mental illnesses. However, the reduction of brain structure was less severe in people who recovered from anorexia.
CDC issues new details on the unknown cause of hepatitis in children in the US
About 296 children were diagnosed with mysterious hepatitis in the US between October 1, 2021, and June 15, 2022, while 11 kids died and 18 required liver transplants. Among the diagnosed kids, 44.6% were positive for adenovirus, and 10.2% of kids were positive for COVID-19. About 26% had COVID-19 history, and hepatitis started 133 days, on average, after COVID-19 diagnosis.
Daily News Kit