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The Med & Mic™ 04.18.22

>> Second boosters for certain people

>> Not so magically delicious

>> Dermatologists unaware of patients’ self-treatment

The Med & Mic™ 04.18.22

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Second Booster for People Over 60

Dr. Ashish Jha, the new White House COVID response coordinator, says people older than 60 should receive a second COVID vaccine booster four months after their first. He cites compelling data from Israel showing that a fourth shot significantly reduces infection and death from COVID. Last month, the FDA authorized a second booster of the Pfizer and Moderna vaccines for people older than 50. Dr. Jha adds that for people 50 to 59, the need for a second booster should be guided by risk factors for illness. More from The Seattle Times.

Unlucky Charms

After more than 100 complaints of nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea after eating Lucky Charms cereal, the FDA is investigating. The reports were posted on the website. Cereal maker General Mills says it has not found any consumer illness related to its cereal. More from the AP.

Topical CBD More Common Than Dermatologists Realize

People with the itchy, flaky skin condition eczema are using over-the-counter cannabinoid treatments. In an online survey advertised by the National Eczema Association, 36% of the respondents were using cannabinoid products without a dermatologist’s recommendation, and 94% had never discussed the topic with a dermatologist. This information was presented in a poster at the American Academy of Dermatology annual meeting. The authors say dermatologists should be prepared to counsel patients on these products. More from Healio.

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