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WEDNESDAY, Dec. 7, 2022 (HealthDay News) -- Children with type 1 diabetes miss more school than their peers without this condition, but the good news is these absences don’t have to affect their grades or chances of going on to college, new research shows.

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WEDNESDAY, Dec. 7, 2022 (HealthDay News) -- The antiviral Paxlovid has kept people from getting really sick and dying from COVID-19 since it became available -- at no cost to them.

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WEDNESDAY, Dec. 7, 2022 (HealthDay News) -- A multicomponent intervention delivered on a web-based platform can improve blood pressure (BP) control among individuals with hypertension, according to a study published online Dec. 7 in JAMA Network Open.

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WEDNESDAY, Dec. 7, 2022 (HealthDay News) -- Completing a primary COVID-19 vaccination series is associated with significant protection against reinfection among previously infected individuals, according to a study published online Nov. 22 in PLOS Medicine.

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WEDNESDAY, Dec. 7, 2022 (HealthDay News) -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration foods program is in "constant turmoil" and needs stronger leadership, a panel said Thursday.

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WEDNESDAY, Dec. 7, 2022 (HealthDay News) -- For patients with diabetes subsequently diagnosed and hospitalized with COVID-19, use of a sodium-glucose cotransporter-2 inhibitor (SGLT-2i) before COVID-19 infection is associated with lower COVID-19-related adverse outcomes, according to a systematic review and network meta-analysis published online Dec. 6 in JAMA Network Open.

ST. LOUIS — The latest data through Nov. 26 shows flu cases and hospitalizations have continued to dramatically increase in Missouri, confirmi…

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WEDNESDAY, Dec. 7, 2022 (HealthDay News) -- The number and rate of twin births decreased from 2019 to 2020, according to the Dec. 7 National Vital Statistics Reports, a publication from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

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The annual meeting of the American College of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology was held from Nov. 10 to 14 in Louisville, Kentucky, and attracted approximately 3,500 participants from around the world, including allergy and immunology specialists as well as other health care professionals. The conference featured presentations focusing on the latest advances in the prevention and treatment of asthma, food and medication allergies, immune dysfunction, and sleep apnea.

Which micronutrients help or harm the heart? Fish oil, vitamins, beta-carotene: These and other popular supplements were put to the test in a new study and assessed for heart health value. Read more

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WEDNESDAY, Dec. 7, 2022 (HealthDay News) -- Exposure to occupational inhalable agents is associated with an increased risk for anticitrullinated protein antibodies (ACPA)-positive rheumatoid arthritis (RA), according to a study published online Dec. 6 in the Annals of the Rheumatic Diseases.

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WEDNESDAY, Dec. 7, 2022 (HealthDay News) -- A considerable proportion of the burden of ulcerative colitis (UC) and Crohn disease (CD) could be prevented by lifestyle modification, according to a study published online Dec. 6 in Gut.

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WEDNESDAY, Dec. 7, 2022 (HealthDay News) -- Providing an educational intervention and increasing the availability of ear pulse oximeter ear probes increases their use in the critical care setting, in accordance with manufacturer guidelines, according to a study published in the December issue of Critical Care Nurse.

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