Health Highlights: Aug. 3, 2021

Here's some of HealthDay's top storiesfor Tuesday, Aug. 3:

Is HRT a trigger for asthma? Millions of women who take hormone replacement therapy (HRT) to ease the symptoms of menopause may find themselves struggling with the respiratory condition. Read more

When it comes to doctors, white coats matter. A new survey finds most patients still associate the traditional medical garb with experience and professionalism. Read more

NYC becomes the first American city to try vaccine passes. People will now be required to show proof of vaccination if they want to enjoy the city's pleasures. Read more

Biden's vaccination goal finally reached. The plan was to get at least one dose of vaccine in the arms of 70% of American adults by July 4. A month later, the milestone is reached as the Delta variant fuels case surges around the country. Read more

Big cities may foster better spirits. Americans living in large, bustling metropolises have relatively low rates of depression, new research shows, and all that human interaction might be why. Read more

Get your COVID news from Facebook? Odds are you haven't been vaccinated. A new survey finds Americans who turn to Facebook more often have much lower vaccination rates than the general population. Read more

Can text nudges boost vaccination rates? A new study found alerts about easy access to COVID vaccines did just that, even among people hesitant to get a shot. Read more

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