Health Highlights: July 13, 2021

Here's some of HealthDay's top storiesfor Tuesday, July 13:

WHO: Focus on COVID vaccines for developing world, not boosters for rich nations. As vaccine maker Pfizer lobbies U.S. officials for 'booster' doses of its COVID-19 vaccine, the World Health Organization on Monday said the more urgent need is vaccines for billions of people in poorer countries. Read more

Vaping during pregnancy tied to higher odds for premature birth. Women who smoke and become pregnant may want to think twice before switching to vaping. New research suggests e-cigarette use in pregnancy could raise the risk for underweight, 'preemie' babies. Read more

Could raw dog food bring 'superbug' dangers? High-end raw food dog diets are all the rage, but new European research finds the presence of 'superbug' germs in many brands - bacteria that could make their way to owners. Read more

Medicare to decide on coverage for controversial Alzheimer's drug. The agency is mulling coverage for Aduhelm, a medicine approved by the FDA against the advice of its own expert panel, and with an annual price tag of $56,000 per patient. Many experts say the drug's benefits to cognition are unproven. Read more

Soda fountains really load you up on sugar. According to new research, even a size small drink at the average soda fountain contains more than your recommended level of daily added sugar. A large drink? That's two whole days' worth. Read more

Breathing in COVID protection. Nobody likes needles, and now positive results from trials in mice and ferrets suggest an inhaled form of COVID-19 vaccine might be on the way.Read more

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