The top news stories in medicine today.
Pregnant patients received COVID-19 vaccinations, which raised concerns about the safety and neurodevelopment of unborn children. Are those concerns valid? A new study examined maternal vaccination during pregnancy and the effects on infant development.
Measles officially has been declared eradicated in the United States – except it’s not. New outbreaks continue and experts say measles-mumps-rubella vaccinations have been dropping, hurting herd immunity. “This is the tip of the iceberg,” one physician told CBS News.
Researchers hope a new type of sweat monitor will indicate telltales about overall health. The device will be applied like a temporary tattoo to indicate “vital biomolecules” that correlate to different diseases and health conditions.