Home / Health News / Health Highlights: Aug. 4, 2021

Health Highlights: Aug. 4, 2021

By Ernie Mundell HealthDay Reporter

Here's some of HealthDay's top stories for Wednesday, Aug. 4:

Full FDA approval for Pfizer vaccine could come by Labor Day. With the Delta variant raging and vaccine hesitancy still an issue, the FDA says it's taking an "all-hands-on-deck" approach to full approval of Pfizer-BioNTech's COVID-19 vaccine by early September. Read more

Delta variant is moving the goalposts for COVID-19. Unlike the original variant of SARS-CoV-2, the now-dominant Delta variant transmits far more easily. Experts believe that means many more people must now get vaccinated for societies to reach 'herd immunity.' Read more

Women can dance themselves to better health after menopause. Women may sidestep some of the physical and mental health downsides of aging through dance classes, a new Brazilian study finds. Read more

As U.S. diets change, anemia is on the rise. Key changes in how food is produced on the farm, as well as a shift away from red meat, means that cases of iron-deficient anemia are ticking upwards for Americans, research shows. Read more

« Back to News

The news stories provided in Health News and our Health-E News Newsletter are a service of the nationally syndicated HealthDay® news and information company. Stories refer to national trends and breaking health news, and are not necessarily indicative of or always supported by our facility and providers. This information is provided for informational and educational purposes only, and is not intended to be a substitute for medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment.