Limited C.D.C. Study Finds Delta Wave Didn’t Alter Hospitalization Outcomes

Scientists from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Friday took aim at the question of whether the Delta ...
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U.S. Warns of Efforts by China to Collect Genetic Data

BETHESDA, Md. — Chinese firms are collecting genetic data from around the world, part of an effort by the Chinese ...
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Why Does Medical Advice Often Change? Doctors Explain

Medical reversals about menopause hormones, knee surgery and vitamins over the years have left patients confused. But doctors say these ...
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Federal Provider Relief Fund Benefited Richer Hospitals, Study Shows

A new analysis underscores concerns about how federal aid was allocated to health care institutions under the Provider Relief Fund, ...
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These Coaches Want to Help People Manage A.D.H.D.

A growing crop of professionals are guiding people with attention deficit disorder toward healthier behaviors, and self-acceptance ...
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Jane Goodall’s Hopeful Survival Guide for Humans

The 87-year-old conservationist, best known for her work with chimpanzees, has written a hopeful survival guide for Homo sapiens ...
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C.D.C. Recommends Covid Booster Shots for Millions of Americans

In a sweeping victory for the Biden administration, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Thursday endorsed booster shots ...
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N.I.H. Says Bat Research Group Failed to Submit Prompt Virus Findings

The National Institutes of Health said on Wednesday that a nonprofit group under fire from some congressional Republicans for its ...
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Pfizer Says Booster Shots of Its Vaccine Are Highly Protective Against Covid

Booster shots in adults who received the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine were highly effective at preventing symptomatic Covid-19 breakthrough infections, Pfizer announced ...
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What Are Next Steps as C.D.C. Panel Considers Moderna and J. & J. Boosters?

An independent committee of experts that advises the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention meeting on Thursday unanimously recommended extra ...
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Democrats’ Campaign to Control Drug Prices Nears Collapse

On Thursday, negotiations continued over how to finance the measure, with White House officials and congressional Democrats discussing proposals to ...
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Parents, Will You Vaccinate Your Children for Covid?

With the Food and Drug Administration likely to authorize a Covid vaccine for children ages 5 to 11, the Biden ...
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I’m Jealous of My Friend’s Success. Would Telling Her Help?

A reader wonders whether coming clean about her feelings will soothe her green monster ...
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C.D.C. Panel to Debate Boosters and ‘Mix-and-Match’ Strategy

As the latest wave of the virus ebbs in most parts of the United States, advisers to the Centers for ...
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Why Is Good Medical Advice for Pregnant Women So Hard to Find?

And yet it’s in widespread use. In fact, there are hundreds of medications potentially being taken by pregnant women about ...
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F.D.A. Authorizes Moderna and Johnson & Johnson Booster Shots

WASHINGTON — The Food and Drug Administration authorized booster shots on Wednesday for tens of millions of recipients of Moderna’s ...
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Pain Doctor Accused of Sexually Assaulting Patients Faces New Federal Charges

The federal investigation in the case is still in progress, and officials urged anyone who might have been a victim ...
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Brazil Senate’s Pandemic Panel, in Last-Minute Shift, Softened Criminal Recommendations on Bolsonaro

BRASÍLIA, Brazil — On Tuesday night, a Brazilian congressional panel was hours away from revealing on national television its recommendation ...
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Sales of Biogen’s Alzheimer’s Drug Fall Short of Expectations

The drug maker Biogen reported on Wednesday that Aduhelm, its new Alzheimer’s drug, brought in $300,000 in revenue from July ...
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Gates Foundation Pledges $120 Million to Help Get Merck Covid Pills to Poor Countries

The first easy-to-use Covid-19 treatment could be available in the United States by the end of this year, but it ...
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The True Cost of Upgrading Your Phone

Buying a $1,000 iPhone can be equivalent to giving up $17,000 in retirement savings or 2,500 cups of coffee ...
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Ancient-DNA Researchers Set Ethics Guidelines for Their Work

The authors of the new paper intentionally chose to invite only active practitioners of ancient DNA research, according to Kendra ...
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How Chemours and DuPont Avoid Paying for PFAS Pollution

A Blame-Shifting ExerciseThe transactions that created Chemours and reinvented DuPont laid the groundwork for a blame-shifting exercise that has made ...
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Nadia Chaudhri, Scientist With an End-of-Life Mission, Dies at 43

Nadia Chaudhri, a neuroscientist with terminal ovarian cancer who used her final months to raise money for graduate students of ...
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Does Estrogen Impact Exercise? What Scientists Are Learning

These results highlight the “complexity of physical activity behavior,” Dr. Ingraham said, and how the willingness to spontaneously move — ...
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In a First, Surgeons Attached a Pig Kidney to a Human — and It Worked

Surgeons in New York have successfully attached a kidney grown in a genetically altered pig to a human patient and ...
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Waiting on U.S. Mandate, Some Nursing Homes Are Slow to Vaccinate Staff

When Jim Lewis was told earlier this month that his 90-year-old mother, who lives in a nursing home outside of ...
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Small Needles, Short Lines and Few Tears: Biden’s Plan to Vaccinate Young Children

WASHINGTON — The campaign to vaccinate young children in the United States against the coronavirus will not look like it ...
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Racism Is Declared a Public Health Crisis in New York City

The New York City Board of Health declared racism a public health crisis on Monday, passing a resolution that directed ...
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N.Y.C. Board of Health Declares Racism a Public Health Crisis

The New York City Board of Health declared racism a public health crisis on Monday, passing a resolution that directed ...
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F.D.A. Moves to Make Some Hearing Aids Available Without a Prescription

The Food and Drug Administration on Tuesday outlined a plan to make hearing aids available without a medical exam, prescription ...
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Bolsonaro’s Pandemic Handling Draws Explosive Allegation: Homicide

The committee was scheduled to release the report on Wednesday and then vote on it a week later. The group ...
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Mix-and-Match Covid Boosters: Why They Just Might Work

The Food and Drug Administration seems likely to allow Americans to switch vaccines when choosing a Covid-19 booster shot. That ...
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Pfizer Vaccine Is Highly Effective Against Hospitalization in Teenagers, Study Shows

The Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine was 93 percent effective against hospitalization with Covid-19 among 12- to 18-year-olds, the Centers for Disease Control ...
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Sirens: Loud, Ineffective and Risky, Experts Say

The same risks identified in studies about ambulance responses apply generally to police and fire responses as well, though the ...
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The Transformation of the Fitness Industry

Workouts, like work itself, can be done at home, and clubs are learning how to lure customers back ...
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Tuberculosis, Like Covid, Spreads in Aerosols, Scientists Report

Upending centuries of medical dogma, a team of South African researchers has found that breathing may be a bigger contributor ...
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F.D.A. to Allow ‘Mix and Match’ Approach for Covid Booster Shots

“The No. 1 thing I heard from state health secretaries was the need for permissive language around a mix-and-match approach,” ...
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A Move to Rein In Cancer-Causing ‘Forever Chemicals’

The list, which the E.P.A. described as a “road map” includes setting legal limits for safe levels of PFAS in ...
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What Scientists Know About the Risk of Breakthrough Covid Deaths

The death of former Secretary of State Colin Powell on Monday from complications of Covid-19 has provided fuel for vaccine ...
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What Is Multiple Myeloma Cancer and Is It Curable?

Colin L. Powell, the first Black secretary of state, had multiple myeloma: a form of blood cancer that hobbles the ...
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How Lifelong Cholesterol Levels Can Harm or Help Your Heart

LDL, or “bad” cholesterol, is a major risk factor for coronary heart disease. Now a new study suggests that, like ...
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¿Debo dejar de tomar aspirina? Y más dudas sobre el nuevo consejo

Las nuevas recomendaciones sobre la aspirina, la salud del corazón y el cáncer de colon han dejado a muchas personas ...
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How to Drive Safely When You’re an Older Driver

Safe driving is possible for many people in their 70s, 80s and beyond, provided they take steps to maintain their ...
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Anni Bergman, Therapist Who Listened to Children, Dies at 102

Anna Emilie Rink was born on Jan. 10, 1919, in Vienna. Her father, Ernst, owned a factory. Her mother, Marta ...
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Fauci Urges Police Officers to Get Vaccinated

Police officers and others responsible for public safety should view vaccination against Covid-19 as a key part of their role, ...
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Bill Clinton Is Released From Hospital

Former President Bill Clinton was released from a California hospital on Sunday after being admitted on Tuesday for treatment of ...
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Will New Covid Treatments Be as Elusive for Poor Countries as Vaccines?

“It’s not a coincidence that Merck has experience from H.I.V. — internally, with their leadership and culture, they know that ...
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Short on Staff, Some Hospices Ask New Patients To Wait

At Lumina, where staff turnover has run 80 percent higher than usual, “we’ve had job postings for months without any ...
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Why Getting Tested for Covid-19 Can Include a Headache

Vault, a P.C.R. test, offers an at-home test kit for travel from Jamaica, Mexico and the Dominican Republic to the ...
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The Cruel Paradox of Linda Evangelista’s Fate

A world obsessed with women’s hyper-visibility can dispatch them so swiftly to invisibility ...
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F.D.A. Panel Unanimously Recommends Johnson & Johnson Booster Shots

WASHINGTON — A key federal advisory committee voted unanimously Friday to recommend Johnson & Johnson booster shots, most likely clearing ...
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A Racial Disparity in Schizophrenia Diagnoses in Nursing Homes

The share of American nursing home residents who are recorded as having schizophrenia has soared over the past decade. As ...
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Hate Crimes and Pandemic Lead More Asian Americans to Seek Therapy

A growing number of Asian Americans have overcome a cultural stigma attached to seeking mental health treatment, experts said ...
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F.D.A. Panel Recommends Moderna Booster for Certain Groups

Some experts questioned whether Moderna had gathered enough data on potential side effects. Regulators and scientists have been especially concerned ...
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What You Need to Know About the Latest Aspirin Recommendations

New recommendations about aspirin, heart health and colon cancer have left many people confused. Here’s what you need to know ...
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‘Lurching Between Crisis and Complacency’: Was This Our Last Covid Surge?

After a brutal summer surge, driven by the highly contagious Delta variant, the coronavirus is again in retreat.The United States ...
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Biden Considering Robert Califf to Lead F.D.A. Again

WASHINGTON — The White House is considering nominating Dr. Robert M. Califf, a former Food and Drug Administration commissioner, to ...
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Deaths From Tuberculosis Rose in 2020 After Falling For a Decade

Deaths from tuberculosis, the world’s biggest infectious disease killer until the Covid-19 pandemic arrived, have increased for the first time ...
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Weekly Health Quiz: Salt, Covid Tests and Your Microbiome

Test your knowledge of this week’s health news ...
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5 Tips for Choosing Running Shoes

It's always best to try them in person ...
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Make Exercise Easier By Focusing on Sights, Sounds Around You, Study Says

Then on subsequent lab visits, the women ran for six minutes at a time, running at about 70 percent of ...
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He Was Suddenly Sick and Shaking Violently. What Was Going On?

The 41-year-old man eased his car into a spot in front of a chain drugstore at the northern edge of ...
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J. & J. Recipients May Be Helped More by Other Brands’ Booster, Study Says

People who received a Johnson & Johnson coronavirus vaccine may be better off with a booster shot from Moderna or ...
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Data from Federal Scientists Raise Questions About J.&J. Booster Shots

People who received a Johnson & Johnson coronavirus vaccine may be better off with a booster shot from Moderna or ...
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What Do You Like to Do During a Mental Health Day?

We’re seeking inspiration from our readers ...
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F.D.A. Stays Neutral on the Need for a Moderna Booster

The advisory committee is also likely to consider whether Moderna’s protection against severe disease and hospitalization may eventually weaken. Booster ...
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F.D.A. Authorizes E-Cigarettes to Stay on U.S. Market for the First Time

The Food and Drug Administration for the first time on Tuesday authorized an electronic cigarette to be sold in the ...
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Aspirin Use to Prevent 1st Heart Attack or Stroke Should Be Curtailed, U.S. Panel Says

The task force includes 16 experts in disease prevention and evidence-based medicine who periodically evaluate screening tests and preventive treatments ...
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W.H.O. Will Announce New Team to Study Coronavirus Origins

The new committee, known as the Scientific Advisory Group for the Origins of Novel Pathogens, will differ in several respects ...
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Signs Your New Partner Is an Alcoholic

At the very beginning of a relationship, a woman often wears pink glasses. She sees the image of an ideal ...
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CureVac Withdraws Covid Vaccine Application in Europe

The German company CureVac announced on Tuesday that it was withdrawing its mRNA vaccine for Covid-19 from the approval process ...
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Should Passengers Be Vaccinated or Tested to Fly Within the U.S.?

Dr. Patrice Harris, the former president of the American Medical Association and the chief executive of eMed, which sells at-home ...
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La depresión y la ansiedad afectan al cuerpo de formas destructivas

Los padecimientos mentales también perjudican nuestra salud física ...
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What the Future May Hold for the Coronavirus and Us

As the virus spread, more mutations sprang up, giving rise to even more transmissible variants. First came Alpha, which was ...
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Covid Will Be an Era, Not a Crisis That Fades

The skeletons move across a barren landscape toward the few helpless and terrified people still living. The scene, imagined in ...
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If You’ve Had Covid, Do You Need the Vaccine?

When Jonathan Isaac, a prominent basketball player for the Orlando Magic, explained why he chose not to be vaccinated against ...
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Una dieta con menos sal ayuda así a la salud y la presión arterial

Cómo la industria de alimentos está haciendo frente a la salYa en 1979, un grupo consultivo encargado por la Administración ...
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After Years of Sexual Abuse Allegations, How Did This Doctor Keep Working?

All Tanisha Johnson wanted was for the pain to go away.Doctors had offered little hope for her intractable migraines. But ...
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Boosters Are Complicating Efforts to Persuade the Unvaccinated to Get Shots

Dan Mehan, president of the Missouri Chamber of Commerce and Industry, a pro-business group in a state where vaccination rates ...
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Natural Aphrodisiacs to Eat Every Day

You’ve definitely heard of “foods of love and passion,” but did you think you eat them every day? Here is ...
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Merck Asks F.D.A. for Emergency Approval of Covid Pill

Merck said on Monday that it had submitted an application to the Food and Drug Administration to authorize what would ...
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Inside the Courtroom With Theranos’s Elizabeth Holmes

SAN JOSE, Calif. — Three days a week, Adriana Kratzmann, an administrator, opens the door at 8:30 a.m. to Courtroom ...
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The Hot New Back-to-School Accessory? An Air Quality Monitor

When Lizzie Rothwell, an architect in Philadelphia, sent her son to third grade this fall, she stocked his blue L.L ...
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Shannen Doherty Reveals Ravages of Breast Cancer in Candid Photos

One picture shows the actress Shannen Doherty completely bald, a bloody cotton ball in her nose as she stares straight ...
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First, Impressive Vaccines for Covid. Next Up: The Flu.

Vaccine makers are betting that the mRNA technology powering two successful Covid vaccines will help curb the tragic global death ...
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Overlooked No More: Violet Piercy, Pioneering Marathoner

She established herself as one of the first known female endurance runners in Britain in 1926, a time when women ...
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A San Francisco Housing Complex Gives Domestic Abuse Victims a New Start

Nestled on her Chesterfield sofa, her electric wheelchair close at hand, Rosemary Dyer surveyed the glittering peacock figurines she had ...
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The One Thing We Couldn’t Talk About

When the bad news finally arrived, neither one of us — dear friends for 60 years — knew what to ...
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4 Things to Know About the Microbiome

These microorganisms play a crucial role in our health ...
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Africans Welcome New Malaria Vaccine. But Is It a ‘Game Changer’?

“The vaccine saves lives but it will not be a silver bullet,” said Dr. Githinji Gitahi, the chief executive officer ...
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C.D.C. Urges Flu Shots to Reduce Strain on Health Care System

Lockdowns helped keep last year’s flu season historically mild in both the United States and around the world, but U.S ...
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Paula J. Clayton Dies at 86; Helped Destigmatize Depression and Suicide

She also demonstrated that while bereavement and grief can trigger major depression, periods of grief, even lasting a year, were ...
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Over 120,000 U.S. Children Lost a Primary Caregiver to Covid-19, Study Says

Over a 15-month period of the pandemic, more than 120,000 children in the United States had a parent or caregiver ...
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Pfizer Asks F.D.A. to Authorize Its Covid-19 Vaccine for Children 5 to 11

WASHINGTON — Pfizer and BioNTech asked federal regulators on Thursday to authorize emergency use of their coronavirus vaccine for children ...
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Weekly Health Quiz: Hair Loss, Depression and Doctors

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Covid Vaccines and Children: Is One Dose Better Than Two?

Even as parents in the United States wrestle with difficult questions over vaccinating their children against the coronavirus, families in ...
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Researchers find a higher than expected risk of myocarditis in young men after full vaccination.

Males between 16 and 29 years of age have an increased risk of developing heart problems after receiving a second ...
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Immune System Overreaction May Cause ‘Covid Toes,’ Study Says

Shortly after the pandemic erupted last year, doctors were baffled by a surge of patients, mostly teenagers and young adults, ...
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First Malaria Vaccine Approved by W.H.O.

The world has gained a new weapon in the war on malaria, among the oldest known and deadliest of infectious ...
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