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Health Highlights, April 6, 2022

By Robin Foster HealthDay Reporter

FDA panel meets to craft future COVID vaccine strategy: The panel will hear from experts about whether boosters or new vaccines will be needed going forward. Read more

Biden launches national COVID research initiative: Scientists from numerous federal agencies will examine the nature and impact of long COVID, a constellation of sometimes debilitating symptoms that linger long after infection in nearly one-third of Americans. Read more

Half of Americans are dying with a dementia diagnosis: Still, that increase of 36% from two decades ago may have more to do with better record-keeping than an actual rise in cases, the study authors said. Read more

Israeli study shows second booster dose boosts protection against Omicron: But the researchers also found the shot's power started to wane after four weeks. Read more

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