June 2021: Trending Health News

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Trending health news for June 2021

More Evidence Links COVID Vaccines to Rare Cases of Myocarditis in Youth
Swelling of the heart appears to be a very rare side effect that primarily strikes young people after vaccination for COVID-19, a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) expert reported, detailing data on cases of myocarditis and pericarditis detected through a government safety system. Read more

Study Identifies How COVID-19 Linked to Alzheimer's Disease-Like Cognitive Impairment
A new study has identified mechanisms by which COVID-19 can lead to Alzheimer's disease-like dementia. The findings indicate an overlap between COVID-19 and brain changes common in Alzheimer’s and may help inform risk management and therapeutic strategies for COVID-19-associated cognitive impairment. Read more

Potential Role of Diet in Aiding COVID-19 Symptoms
A new study reveals that healthcare professionals eating a plant-based diet were 73% less likely to experience moderate to severe COVID-19, and those following a plant- or fish-based diet were 59% less likely to get seriously ill. Read more

iPhone 12 May Interfere with Heart Devices
A recent study bolsters existing evidence that powerful magnets in some Apple iPhones can interfere with implantable electronic heart devices. Read more

OSHA Issues New Rules on COVID-19 Safety for Healthcare Workers
The US Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) issued its long-awaited Emergency Temporary Standard (ETS) for COVID-19, surprising many by including only healthcare workers in the new emergency workplace safety rules. Read more

ECG Abnormalities Persist in NCAA Athletes After COVID-19
In a small study of ECGs on National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division II athletes, those who had been infected with COVID-19 had a prolonged PR interval compared with matched athletes who had not been infected. The study was presented at the 2021 Virtual American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) Annual Meeting & World Congresses. Read more

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This article was written by Jami Cooley

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