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Arthritis, lupus flares rare after COVID-19 vaccination, study finds

Aug. 4 (UPI) -- The COVID-19 vaccine rarely causes disease flares in people with rheumatoid arthritis and lupus, according to a study published Wednesday by the journal Arthritis and Rheumatology. Just 11% of adults with these diseases, which are...

Study: Graphic warnings on cigarettes boost desire to quit, but only for short time

Aug. 4 (UPI) -- Graphic warning labels on cigarette packaging designed to depict the dangers of smoking lead some users to quit in the short term but have little effect over the long haul, a study published Wednesday...

Children at lower risk for ‘long COVID,’ study finds

Aug. 3 (UPI) -- Long-lasting symptoms from COVID-19 are rare in children, a study published Tuesday by the Lancet Child and Adolescent Health found. Of the more than 1,700 children included in the study, just over 98% of those...

Cancer surgery at leading hospitals up to 30% more expensive, study finds

Aug. 3 (UPI) -- Choosing a leading research institution for cancer care comes with a cost, according to a study published Tuesday by JAMA Network Open. Cancer patients opting to undergo surgery at a National Cancer Institute-designated cancer center...

Rapid tapering of opioid pain drugs poses serious risks to users, study finds

Aug. 3 (UPI) -- Rapidly tapering patients off highly addictive opioid pain medications after long-term use at stable doses places them at increased risk for overdoses and mental health "crises," a study published Tuesday by JAMA said. Those who...

Targeting a protein may help treat advanced prostate cancer, study says

Aug. 2 (UPI) -- Advanced prostate cancer may respond to immunotherapy drugs despite earlier disappointments, a study published by the journal Nature Cancer found in citing one specific candidate. Developing new immunotherapies that target a specific protein involved in...

Neonicotinoid insecticides harm bees even in small amounts

Aug. 2 (UPI) -- A type of insecticide, called neonicotinoids, is harmful to bees when applied to commercial crops, even at levels on par with instructions on their labels, according to a study published Monday in the journal...

App helps reduce disability caused by low back pain, study finds

Aug. 2 (UPI) -- A mobile app designed to provide low back pain sufferers with weekly self-management tips to address their symptoms effectively reduces disability caused by the condition, according to a study published Monday by JAMA Internal...

Texted nudge encourages hesitant people to get COVID-19 vaccine, study finds

Aug. 2 (UPI) -- Text messages are an effective way to remind unvaccinated people to schedule and show up for their COVID-19 shot, a study published Monday by the journal Nature found. Vaccination rates among people who received a...

CDC: Vaccinated people spread COVID-19 Delta variant as easily as unvaccinated

July 30 (UPI) -- The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Friday released data showing that vaccinated people are at increased risk for COVID-19 infection with the Delta variant and that they can spread the disease nearly...
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Privileges committee cancels Ken Agyapong hearing

MP for Assin Central constituency, Kennedy Agyapong The Privileges Committee of Parliament has canceled a scheduled hearing in a...
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