Articles by Kaitlin Sullivan


nbcnews.com Oct 12, 2021

Most adults shouldn't take daily aspirin to prevent heart attack, panel says
Kaitlin Sullivan

Taking a daily low-dose aspirin has long been recommended for heart health, but an influential organization changed its guidance on Tuesday. The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force, an independent panel of experts, released an updated draft recommendation that says most adults not take aspirin to pr . . .

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nbcnews.com Sep 24, 2021

Vaccine 'mix-and-match': I got the Moderna vaccine. Can I get a Pfizer booster?
Kaitlin Sullivan

Efforts to give a Covid-19 booster shot to certain adults in the United States have officially begun, following a week of intense deliberation from government advisory committees. “That’s why the FDA is working closely with Moderna and Johnson & Johnson to get and process their data as quickly as po . . .

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today.com Aug 28, 2021

Delta variant of coronavirus doubles the risk of hospitalization, study confirms
Kaitlin Sullivan

People infected with the delta variant of the coronavirus have double the risk of hospitalization compared with earlier versions of the virus, according to a large study from England published Friday in The Lancet Infectious Diseases. The study confirms prior research that suggested the highly infec . . .

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nbcnews.com Aug 27, 2021

Delta variant doubles the risk of hospitalization, study confirms
Kaitlin Sullivan

People infected with the delta variant of the coronavirus have double the risk of hospitalization compared with earlier versions of the virus, according to a large study from England published Friday in The Lancet Infectious Diseases. The study confirms prior research that suggested the highly infec . . .

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today.com Aug 13, 2021

Wildfire smoke could raise risk of severe COVID-19 and death, study finds
Kaitlin Sullivan

Wildfire smoke contains microscopic particles that lodge in the deepest part of the lungs, where the oxygen exchange between the lungs and the blood occurs. That, along with the sheer density of the particles in wildfire smoke, makes the pollutant especially dangerous for respiratory health. Some ar . . .

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nbcnews.com Aug 13, 2021

Wildfire smoke could raise risk of severe Covid and death, study finds
Kaitlin Sullivan

Wildfire smoke contains microscopic particles that lodge in the deepest part of the lungs, where the oxygen exchange between the lungs and the blood occurs. That, along with the sheer density of the particles in wildfire smoke, makes the pollutant especially dangerous for respiratory health. Some ar . . .

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nbcnews.com Jul 29, 2021

Long Covid can cause memory problems. Does it raise Alzheimer's risk?
Kaitlin Sullivan

The symptoms are similar to those of a disease that's been around much longer than Covid-19: Alzheimer's. Another found that some of the same biomarkers that indicate brain damage and Alzheimer's disease also appear in Covid patients with memory loss. "We don't know if Covid-19 is causing Alzheimer' . . .

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nbcnews.com Jul 21, 2021

Covid plus overdose deaths drove down life expectancy in 2020
Kaitlin Sullivan

(Life expectancy at birth refers to how long a person born in the year being studied — in this case, 2020 — is expected to live.) Deaths from Covid-19 caused almost 75 percent of the reduction in life expectancy on average. But the disease was responsible for 90 percent of the drop in life expectanc . . .

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nbcnews.com Jul 14, 2021

Colleges, universities with Covid vaccination mandates facing pushback
Kaitlin Sullivan

Hundreds of colleges and universities across the nation are requiring students to be fully vaccinated against Covid-19 before returning to campuses in the fall, but the mandates may be difficult to enforce fully. The American College Health Association advises all colleges and universities to implem . . .

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nbcnews.com Jun 30, 2021

Your pets can catch Covid from you, and cats appear more susceptible than dogs
Kaitlin Sullivan

Pet cats and dogs are much more likely to contract Covid-19 than their stray peers — and cats are more susceptible to the virus than their canine counterparts, new research suggests. They compared the results to those of 75 dogs and cats living in an animal shelter and 75 stray cats that had been se . . .

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