How to improve the pneumococcus vaccine

Washington, DC — May 19, 2020 — Vaccines that protect people from infection by Streptococcus pneumoniae, which kills up to 1 million children ever year worldwide, train the immune system to recognize the pathogen’s thick sugar capsule. Pneumococcus capsules are not only the active ingredient in vaccines; they’re also key to the pathogen’s virulence. But…

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Parent-led discussion about mutual strengths benefits parent-teen communication

Philadelphia, May 19, 2020—A primary care-based intervention to promote parent-teen communication led to less distress and increased positive emotions among adolescents, as well as improved communication for many teens, according to a new study by researchers at the Center for Parent and Teen Communication at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP). The findings, which were published…

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Vaccinations Fall to Alarming Rates, C.D.C. Study Shows

As states across the country relax stay-at-home orders and people return to more normal routines, some researchers worry about a spike in vaccine-preventable diseases in addition to the coronavirus’s spread. During the pandemic, the rates of childhood vaccinations have dropped significantly as many parents have been reluctant to schedule well-child visits at their doctors’ offices,…

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Glorious Chicken on the Grill

Grilled chicken is ubiquitous but rarely sublime. It’s not our fault: The window between raw and dry, pale and burned, is unfairly narrow, and somehow it’s also possible for grilled chicken to be both raw and burned at the same time. On the stove or in the oven, chicken lets us be lazy. Last-minute seasoning,…

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Disney’s Head of Streaming, Kevin Mayer, Becomes TikTok C.E.O.

LOS ANGELES — The Walt Disney Company’s top streaming executive, Kevin Mayer, resigned on Monday to become the chief executive of TikTok, the app for making and sharing short videos that has exploded in popularity during the coronavirus pandemic. Mr. Mayer, 58, will also serve as chief operating officer of ByteDance, the Chinese conglomerate that…

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U.S.-China Feud Over Coronavirus Erupts at World Health Assembly

A meeting of the World Health Organization that was supposed to chart a path for the world to combat the coronavirus pandemic instead on Monday turned into a showcase for the escalating tensions between China and the United States over the virus. President Xi Jinping of China announced at the start of the forum that…

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3 Recipes to Make With Frozen Fruit This Summer

For those of us who love to cook and eat, there are few greater pleasures than doing those things outside. We wait all winter to pick blueberries by the bushel, share sticky watermelon slices and wait out the rain under beach umbrellas eating cold seedless grapes. This summer will most likely look different. But we…

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Torch & Crown Opens Its Manhattan Brewery

Torch & Crown Brewing Company started more than 10 years ago when Joe Correia and John Dantzler, high school buddies, began brewing at home. They have been making their beer in the Bronx, but, soon, they will be opening a Manhattan brewery at 12 Vandam Street (Avenue of the Americas) in SoHo and shifting some…

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Parents Are Relying on Melatonin to Help Their Kids Sleep. Should They?

For the Langstaff family, the bedtime routine had become more like a bedtime marathon. “My son has struggled with sleep from the moment he was born,” Anna Langstaff, the head of a Montessori school in Portland, Ore., said of her 6-year-old son, Henry. “We used to joke that he was like a little knight fighting…

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