Jacqueline Howard, WESH 2 News

Jacqueline Howard

WESH 2 News

Atlanta, GA, United States

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Recent articles by Jacqueline:

Thanksgiving is two weeks away. Get your updated COVID-19 shot now, health officials warn

Health officials are worried about a possible surge in respiratory illnesses this winter — including COVID-19, flu, RSV and rhinoviruses. → Read More


Thanksgiving is two weeks away. Get your updated Covid-19 shot now, health officials warn

With Thanksgiving just two weeks away, people who are eligible for an updated Covid-19 vaccine booster but still haven't received the shot will need to roll up their sleeves Thursday to get as much protection as possible before the holiday. → Read More

Lab finds high levels of benzene in more dry shampoo products

According to their report, 11 samples showed levels over 10 times more than 2 parts per million (ppm), the FDA limit for drugs. → Read More

Pulse oximeters may not work as well on dark skin; FDA panel to review

For a person with dark skin, the oximeter could indicate that oxygen levels are normal, when, in reality, a blood sample might show low oxygen levels. → Read More


US woman files lawsuit against L’Oréal, claiming chemical hair straightening products are linked to her cancer

Cosmetics company L'Oréal, along with multiple other parties, is being sued over claims that its chemical hair straightening products put women at an increased risk of uterine cancer. → Read More

COVID-19 vaccine study links side effects with greater antibody response

People who reported experiencing side effects to the Pfizer/BioNTech and Moderna COVID-19 vaccines such as fever, chills or muscle pain tended to have a greater antibody response following vaccination, according to new research. → Read More


With homicide a leading cause of maternal death, doctors urged to screen pregnant women for domestic violence

Two researchers are urging health-care providers to educate and screen pregnant women about intimate partner violence, as women in the United States are more likely to be murdered during pregnancy or postpartum than to die of common obstetric causes such as high blood pressure, hemorrhage or sepsis. → Read More

New study says Black heart failure patients less likely to get devices and transplants they need

"The totality of the evidence suggests that we as heart failure providers are perpetuating current inequities." → Read More

FDA authorizes Novavax COVID-19 vaccine for use as a first booster shot

It is the fourth coronavirus vaccine available in the United States. Unlike the others, it uses a protein-based technology. → Read More

Hair-straightening chemical products linked to increased uterine cancer risk in new study

The researchers found a strong association between hair straightening products and uterine cancer cases but the use of other hair products -- such as dyes and perms or body waves -- was not associated with uterine cancer. → Read More


Covid-19 boosters could prevent about 90,000 US deaths this winter, but only if more people get them, analysis suggests

Covid-19 vaccinations could save thousands of lives and billions of dollars this winter. → Read More


US monkeypox deaths are rare; here’s why they can be difficult to confirm

There have been more than 25,000 monkeypox cases in the United States during the current outbreak and deaths among monkeypox patients are rare. → Read More


ALS drug gets FDA approval despite uncertainty about effectiveness

A new treatment for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, or ALS, has been approved by the US Food and Drug Administration. → Read More

What is rainbow fentanyl? Colorful pills drive new warnings about deadliest drug in the US

Rainbow fentanyl comes in bright colors and can be used in the form of pills or powder that contain illicit fentanyl, a powerful synthetic opioid, making them extremely addictive and potentially deadly. → Read More


What is rainbow fentanyl? Colorful pills drive new warnings about deadliest drug in the US

A new wave of concern has spread across the United States over multi-colored "rainbow fentanyl" pills, powders and blocks -- that look similar to candy or sidewalk chalk -- being sold and used in several states, and potentially posing a threat to young people. → Read More

Study: Daily multivitamin improves cognition in older adults

Taking a daily multivitamin might be associated with improved brain function in older adults, a new study says. → Read More


Study finds potential link between daily multivitamin and improved cognition in older adults

Taking a daily multivitamin might be associated with improved brain function in older adults, a new study says, and the benefit appears to be greater for those with a history of cardiovascular disease. → Read More

What to know about getting the updated COVID-19 booster and flu shot at the same time

Some experts worry that the upcoming flu season could be a tough one. → Read More

Additional types of cancer reported in people with breast implants, FDA says

The agency said it learned about reports of squamous cell carcinoma and various lymphomas during an ongoing postmarket review of the safety of breast implants in the U.S. → Read More

Comfort dogs greet Uvalde students as they return to school

As parents in Uvalde, Texas, dropped their children off at school, some students did not want to get out of the car — but 10 golden retrievers who work as comfort dogs were on site, helping ease nerves. → Read More