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Covid-19 cases are down 60% from Delta peak. Still, be vigilant heading into winter, CDC director says
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Covid-19 cases are down 60% from Delta peak. Still, be vigilant heading into winter, CDC director says

Rates of Covid-19 cases, hospitalizations and deaths have sunk significantly in the US since a wave driven by the highly contagious Delta variant peaked in September. But with cases still relatively high, many children still ineligible to be vaccinated, and colder weather coming, it’s not time to feel comfortable about the country’s position, leading health…MORE

Public health groups worry threats to local officials could escalate as US plans vaccine rollout for kids
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Public health groups worry threats to local officials could escalate as US plans vaccine rollout for kids

Travis McAdam scours local newspapers and extremist social media content, along with receiving personal reports from community members about the threats. Some reports detail protests swarming outside of a public health officer’s home. Others describe the hostile voicemail messages or emails sent to health officers. McAdam, an expert on extremism and white nationalism at the…MORE

Most parents don’t plan to vaccinate young children against Covid-19 right away, KFF survey finds
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Most parents don’t plan to vaccinate young children against Covid-19 right away, KFF survey finds

A Covid-19 vaccine could be available for little kids soon, and public health leaders say vaccinating them could help end the pandemic — but only if parents actually get them vaccinated. A new survey suggests that’s uncertain at best. The majority of parents say they will not get their younger children vaccinated right away, according…MORE

Side effects of Covid-19 shot in children ages 5 to 11 ‘mild,’ investigator says
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Side effects of Covid-19 shot in children ages 5 to 11 ‘mild,’ investigator says

When a US Food and Drug Administration advisory committee recommended Tuesday that the agency grant emergency use authorization for Pfizer-BioNTech’s Covid-19 for children between the ages of 5 and 11, it was based on data gathered during clinical trials conducted around the United States. One of those clinical trials was conducted by Dr. Emanuel “Chip”…MORE

Cheap, generic anti-depressant may reduce severe Covid-19 disease, study finds
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Cheap, generic anti-depressant may reduce severe Covid-19 disease, study finds

A cheap, generically available anti-depressant may reduce the risk of severe Covid-19 disease by close to a third in people at high risk, researchers reported Wednesday. A trial among about 1,500 patients in Brazil showed those who took the drug, known as fluvoxamine, were less likely to progress to severe disease and to require hospitalization.…MORE

FDA adds boxed warning to breast implants
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FDA adds boxed warning to breast implants

The US Food and Drug Administration announced Wednesday that it made several changes to breast implant regulations, including new labeling that includes a boxed warning and a patient checklist that will inform people that implants are not a medical device that will last a lifetime. After hearing testimony in 2019 from women who said their…MORE

Why Covid-19 vaccines for younger children would come in smaller doses
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Why Covid-19 vaccines for younger children would come in smaller doses

The Pfizer/BioNTech’s Covid-19 vaccine that could soon be authorized for younger children still requires two shots given on the same schedule as the vaccine for adolescents and adults — but the doses will be a third of the size. For 5- to 11-year-olds, Pfizer has requested US Food and Drug Administration authorization for a 10-microgram…MORE

What will a Covid-19 vaccine for younger kids mean? An expert weighs in
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What will a Covid-19 vaccine for younger kids mean? An expert weighs in

A US Food and Drug Administration advisory committee recommended Tuesday that the agency grant emergency use authorization for the Pfizer-BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine for children ages 5 to 11. Next, the FDA decides whether to authorize the vaccine, and then the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s vaccine advisory committee will meet to consider whether…MORE

Get to know farro and other superfood whole grains
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Get to know farro and other superfood whole grains

Quinoa has reached a level of superfood status not seen since the great kale takeover of the aughts. Equally embraced and mocked in pop culture, it’s become the symbol of the grain bowl generation. It’s not the only whole grain that’s worth bringing to the table, however. The world of whole grains is wide, and…MORE

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