Health Highlights: Sept.22, 2022​ | Health & Fitness

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First evidence that babies can taste, smell in the womb. Special scans of late-term fetuses show that those whose moms had just consumed carrots showed more “laughter face” responses, while those whose moms had eaten kale showed more “cry face” responses. Read more

THURSDAY, Sept. 22, 2022 (HealthDay News) — At the kitchen table, babies trying different foods might look eager or offended, depending on the flavor of what they are asked to eat.

Fattened-up bears offer clues to human diabetes. Every year, hibernating bears pack on a huge amount of weight and then lie around for months — all without suffering the health consequence of diabetes. Now researchers are closer to unlocking their secret. Read more

THURSDAY, Sept. 22, 2022 (HealthDay News) — Every year, hibernating bears are able to feast, pack on a huge amount of weight and then lie around for months — all without suffering the health consequence of diabetes. Now researchers are closer to understanding their secret.

Shortage of Moderna booster vaccine spurs federal action. Officials say more batches of the updated Moderna bivalent booster are being shipped to pharmacies to keep up with demand. Read more

THURSDAY, Sept. 22, 2022 (HealthDay News) — To keep up with demand for updated booster shots, U.S. health officials are shipping out more batches of the revamped Moderna vaccine to pharmacies across the country.

A hotter world could worsen heart failure. A French study found that heat waves in the summer of 2019 were associated with weight loss, which can exacerbate the illness. Read more

THURSDAY, Sept. 22, 2022 (HealthDay News) — Climate change could spell trouble for those with heart failure, a new study suggests.

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