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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

Immunocompromised may need a fourth Covid-19 shot, CDC says
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Immunocompromised may need a fourth Covid-19 shot, CDC says

People with certain health conditions that make them moderately or severely immunocompromised may get a fourth mRNA Covid-19 shot, according to updated guidelines from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The CDC authorized a third dose for certain immunocompromised people 18 and older in August. It said a third dose, rather than a…MORE

Need for liver transplants due to heavy drinking soared during the pandemic, study finds
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Need for liver transplants due to heavy drinking soared during the pandemic, study finds

The need for liver transplants because of heavy drinking soared during the pandemic, researchers reported Tuesday. They found the number of people who got a liver transplant or were put on a waiting list due to alcoholic hepatitis was 50% higher than what was forecast based on pre-pandemic trends. With alcoholic hepatitis, the liver stops…MORE

FDA vaccine advisers vote to recommend Pfizer’s Covid-19 vaccine for children 5 to 11
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FDA vaccine advisers vote to recommend Pfizer’s Covid-19 vaccine for children 5 to 11

Vaccine advisers to the US Food and Drug Administration voted 17-0 with one abstention Tuesday to recommend Pfizer’s Covid-19 vaccine in children 5 to 11. Members of the FDA’s Vaccines and Related Biological Products Advisory Committee agreed that the benefits of vaccinating younger children appeared to outweigh the risks, but some members appeared troubled about…MORE

Vaping marijuana by teens doubles in last seven years, with potentially harmful consequences, study says
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Vaping marijuana by teens doubles in last seven years, with potentially harmful consequences, study says

Marijuana vaping by school-aged youth doubled between 2013 and 2020, a new study found, with reported use within the last 30 days rising seven-fold during the same time period. The study, published Monday in JAMA Pediatrics, analyzed 17 studies conducted throughout Canada and the United States that involved nearly 200,000 adolescents. The study found that…MORE

Moderna says its Covid-19 vaccine was well-tolerated and generated robust immune response in children ages 6 to 11
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Moderna says its Covid-19 vaccine was well-tolerated and generated robust immune response in children ages 6 to 11

Interim results of a Phase 2/3 trial showed Moderna’s Covid-19 vaccine was well-tolerated and generated a robust immune response in children ages 6 to 11, the company said Monday. The trial included more than 4,700 participants between the ages of 6 and 11, and looked at two 50-microgram doses of Moderna’s vaccine given 28 days…MORE

FDA could authorize a Covid-19 vaccine for kids by this week. Here’s the most important thing to do while we wait, CDC director says
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FDA could authorize a Covid-19 vaccine for kids by this week. Here’s the most important thing to do while we wait, CDC director says

As the number of new daily cases of Covid-19 continues to fall in the US, the country awaits a major milestone that could provide another critical tool in the fight against the pandemic — the first vaccine for 5 to 11-year-olds. And former US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) commissioner and Pfizer Board member, Dr.…MORE

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