Pfizer Says Omicron-Specific Vaccine Ready by March

Tuesday, January 11, 2022 – Pfizer Inc. said. On Tuesday, a COVID-19 vaccine that specifically targets the Omicron variant will be ready by March. Albert Burla, CEO of Pfizer, said the company has already started making the new version of the vaccine CNBCSquawk Box for “Squawk Box” CBS News mentioned. Omicron now accounts for more … Read more

Turkey Stuffed Peppers (Easy & Healthy!)

These stuffed turkey peppers are stuffed with ground turkey, wild rice, and mashed tomatoes, topped with melted cheese, and cooked to perfection. This is an easy and healthy dinner recipe for the whole family to enjoy! Yes, feel free to happy dance. The comforting recipe we’ve all been needing for the past few months is … Read more

Medicare Proposes to Only Cover Alzheimer’s Drug Aduhelm for Use in Clinical Trials

Written by Ernie Mondel and Dennis Thompson, HealthDay Reporters> TUESDAY, Jan 11, 2022 — It’s a move that could severely limit the number of people taking controversial new Alzheimer’s drug Aduhelm: Medicare proposed Tuesday to cover the cost of the expensive drug only for people enrolled in approved clinical trials. A final decision on coverage … Read more

Drug Combo Boosts Outcomes for Advanced Melanoma

Written by Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter > MONDAY, January 10, 2022 — For people diagnosed with advanced skin cancer, a combination of two immunotherapy drugs can double the time the cancer remains free of progression, according to a clinical trial. The treatment combines two drugs known as immune checkpoint inhibitors. One, called nivolumab (Opdivo), is … Read more

Scientists Work Out How Exercise Saves Your Brain

By Dennis Thompson, HealthDay reporter > Monday, January 10, 2022 — Exercise helps you stay fit and healthy, and researchers say it may also help you stave off dementia and Alzheimer’s disease. Now they have a better understanding of the hidden benefits that help the brain. A new study reports that older people who are … Read more

Medicare May Rethink Premium Hike for Pricey Alzheimer’s Drug

MONDAY, January 10, 2022 — Medicare has been asked to reassess a significant premium increase it had said stemmed in large part from the new, expensive Alzheimer’s drug, Aduhelm. US Health and Human Services Secretary Xavier Becerra’s directive, announced Monday, comes shortly after Aduhelm-based manufacturer Biogen slashed the drug’s price by nearly half, from $56,000 … Read more

Gun Deaths Continue to Rise in America’s Cities

By Stephen Renberg, HealthDay Reporter> Monday, January 10, 2022 – The temporary decline in the number of Americans killing themselves and others with guns has ended, newly released US government data shows. “Firearm homicide and suicide are an urgent public health concern in the United States,” said Scott Keegler, lead author of a new study … Read more