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Maternal COVID-19 vaccination; measles outbreaks pop up; perspiration as a health indicator - Morning Medical Update

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COVID-19 shots’ effects on babies

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 pops up again

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.

Sweatin’ for the data

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.

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