Experimental vaccine shows significant promise in preventing rheumatoid arthritis
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(Emily Henderson/ News Medical Net) — Researchers at The University of Toledo have developed an experimental vaccine that shows significant promise in preventing rheumatoid arthritis, a painful autoimmune disease that cannot currently be cured.

The findings, detailed in a paper published in the journal Proceedings  …

The scientific process needs to be better explained for the vaccine hesitant
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(Marc-Antoine De La Vega/ The Conversation) — When I first wrote about the arrival of SARS-CoV-2 in early March 2020, the question was whether or not the new virus would become a pandemic. At the time, most experts believed that we had already reached the point of no return.

Today, 18 months later, the answer is clear. You don’t  …

CDC finds unvaccinated 11 times more likely to die of COVID-19
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(Lauren Neergaard/ The Associated Press) — New U.S. studies released Friday show the COVID-19 vaccines remain highly effective against hospitalizations and death even as the extra-contagious Delta variant swept the country.

One study tracked over 600,000 COVID-19 cases in 13 states from April through mid-July.  …

Israel’s COVID-19 vaccine boosters show signs of taming Delta
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(Maayan Lubell/ CTV News) — Less than a month into a COVID-19 vaccine booster drive, Israel is seeing signs of an impact on the country’s high infection and severe illness rates fueled by the fast-spreading Delta variant, officials and scientists say.

Delta hit Israel in June, just as the country began to reap the   …

‘It’s too late’: Alabama doctor shares final moments of Covid patients
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(Antonio Planas/ NBC News) — A doctor in Alabama pleaded on Facebook this week for Covid-19 skeptics to get vaccinated — unlike some of her patients who paid the ultimate price.

Dr. Brytney Cobia’s impassioned and sobering Facebook post from Sunday has been widely circulated on social media. The Birmingham physician said  …

Oxford University researchers start trial for HIV vaccine
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(Brooklyn Neustater/ CTV News) —  Researchers at the University of Oxford in England are trialling a potential breakthrough vaccine for HIV that they hope could also serve as a cure for infected individuals.

The clinical trial, known as HIV-CORE 0052, will test the HIVconsvX vaccine. University of Oxford  …

How do covid-19 vaccines affect your periods?
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(Maria Cohut/ Medical News Today) — COVID-19 vaccines are arguably the world’s most important tool in the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic. Around the world, 19 vaccines have received emergency use authorization from the relevant regulatory authorities in at least one country.

However, one issue has continued to  …