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Scientists Regrow Lizard's Tail with Stem Cell Technology

WebMD - Fri, 11/05/2021 - 14:05

Regenerated lizard tails usually lack bone and nerve tissue, but with edited stem cells, this all-female gecko species can regrow a complete tail, holding promise for advances in wound healing.

'This Pandemic Still Has Legs': COVID-19 Expert Q&A

WebMD - Fri, 11/05/2021 - 13:59

Osterholm, who runs the Center for Infectious Disease Research and Policy, says President Joe Biden's vaccine mandates are key to ending the pandemic.

COVID Variant Tied to Heart Inflammation in Cats, Dogs

WebMD - Fri, 11/05/2021 - 13:43

An atypical increase of myocarditis in cats and dogs is being associated with a COVID variant.

Breastfeeding by Moms Who've Had COVID May Help Protect Newborn

WebMD - Fri, 11/05/2021 - 11:47

This "passive" immune protection via breastfeeding may help protect baby from COVID with antibodies from mom.

For Kids Afraid of Needles, These Tips May Help Ease COVID Shots

WebMD - Fri, 11/05/2021 - 11:35

Most kids fear needles, but a few simple steps can help your young one get their COVID-19 shots with the fewest tears.

Can You Reverse Coronary Artery Disease?

WebMD - Thu, 11/04/2021 - 16:21

Coronary artery disease is the top killer of both men and women, but there are ways to stop it. Here’s how both lifestyle and medications can help.

6 Tips for Managing Medical Misinformation at Your Next Family Gathering

WebMD - Thu, 11/04/2021 - 15:23

Misinformation and disinformation are often the uninvited guests at holiday events. Use these ideas to get through it all.

Could Prebiotics be the Answer to Body Clock Disruption?

WebMD - Thu, 11/04/2021 - 14:51

For international travelers, swing shift workers, and others, new research offers hope for getting back on track.

Thousands of Kids 5 to 11 Already Received a COVID Vaccine

WebMD - Thu, 11/04/2021 - 14:40

News briefing, the White House. James Versalovic, MD, COVID-19 command co-leader, pathologist-in-chief, Texas Children’s Hospital.

COVID Widespread Among Iowa Deer

WebMD - Thu, 11/04/2021 - 13:12

Scientists are concerned that the animals could become a reservoir for variants that could come back to haunt humans.

Feds Launch COVID-19 Worker Vaccine Mandates

WebMD - Thu, 11/04/2021 - 11:57

The Biden administration also shifted a COVID-19 vaccination deadline for federal workers to Jan. 4, aligning it with the newly announced mandates.

What Heart Bypass Surgery Is Really Like

WebMD - Thu, 11/04/2021 - 11:40

Find out what having coronary artery bypass surgery is like -- from a patient’s perspective.

Child Bitten by Bat Develops Rare Case of Human Rabies

WebMD - Wed, 11/03/2021 - 17:59

A child in Texas who was bitten by a bat has developed “a rare case of human rabies,” Texas Health and Human Services said in a news release.

No, COVID Vaccines Don’t Make You Glow

WebMD - Wed, 11/03/2021 - 15:09

The enzyme luciferase, borrowed from animals like fireflies, also is not named after the devil.

COVID Vaccine for Kids Ages 5 to 11: Top Questions Answered

WebMD - Wed, 11/03/2021 - 14:58

One important thing to note: Because you’re not considered fully vaccinated until 2 weeks after your second shot, children who get their vaccines now will still not have full protection by Thanksgiving.

Why Experts Don’t Recommend Supplements for Coronary Artery Disease

WebMD - Wed, 11/03/2021 - 14:13

Can supplements help if you have the most common type of heart disease? Two experts weigh in.

Think a Little Alcohol Might Be Healthy? Think Again

WebMD - Wed, 11/03/2021 - 12:49

New research disputes the previous school of thought that a little alcohol is good for your health.

Report Shows Arizona Man Infected His Dog, Cat With COVID-19

WebMD - Wed, 11/03/2021 - 12:31

Researchers say the new case study is the first in the U.S. to use genetics to document such transmission.

CDC Backs Pfizer’s COVID-19 Vaccine for Kids

WebMD - Tue, 11/02/2021 - 18:44

Younger children could soon receive their first dose of Pfizer's COVID vaccine after a panel that advises the CDC on vaccination strongly endorsed the shot for this age group.

Zinc Might Help Shorten Your Cold or Flu

WebMD - Tue, 11/02/2021 - 15:45

There's new evidence supporting the habit of popping a zinc supplement at the first sign of a cold.