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Health Highlights: April 14, 2022

By Robin Foster HealthDay Reporter

Two new BA.2 subvariants fueling COVID infections in New York state: The latest versions of the coronavirus are 25% more transmissible than BA.2, health officials say. Read more

Should dogs go vegan? A new study finds feeding your pooch a plant-based diet might make for a healthier pet. Read more

Healthy life, healthy brain? A new study found eating better and exercising more could help stave off dementia. Read more

Medical marijuana popular among seniors: 1 in 5 on Medicare use it for chronic medical conditions, while two-thirds say Medicare should cover it. Read more

Cost of MS care tops $85 billion in U.S.: That amount included over $63 billion in direct medical costs and $22 billion in indirect non-medical costs. Read more

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