Covid Vaccines: Johnson & Johnson’s shot authorized by F.D.A.

The Coronavirus Outbreak liveLatest Updates Maps and Cases Risk Near You Vaccine Rollout New Variants Tracker Advertisement Continue reading the main story Supported by Continue reading the main story F.D.A. Clears Johnson & Johnson’s Shot, the Third Vaccine for U.S. The authorization of a third Covid-19 vaccine will bring millions more doses within days. But… Read More »

How bacteria defeat drugs that fight cystic fibrosis

University of Montana researchers and their partners have discovered a slimy strategy used by bacteria to defeat antibiotics and other drugs used to combat infections afflicting people with cystic fibrosis. The research was published Feb. 23 in the journal Cell Reports. Cystic fibrosis is a life-threatening disease that causes persistent lung infections and limits a… Read More »

COVID-19 and hearing loss: What we know

COVID-19, also known as the coronavirus, has now been linked to many long-term complications, including heart damage, lung damage and neurological disorders. One emerging area of research is whether hearing loss and tinnitus (ringing in the ears) can result from coronavirus infection—either as a symptom or as a complication days or weeks later. We do know that many different types… Read More »

Alternatives to Breastfeeding

Sources: Melissa Pichetto, neonatal nurse practitioner, Atlanta. Pediatrics: “Breastfeeding and the Use of Human Milk.” CDC: “2018 Breastfeeding Report Card,” “Choosing an Infant Formula.” The Surgeon General’s Call to Action to Support Breastfeeding: “Barriers to Breastfeeding in the United States.” Mayo Clinic: “How Does Breast Milk Sharing Work?” “Infant formula: Your questions answered.” Breastfeeding Medicine:… Read More »