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Pfizer Seeks FDA Authorization of Updated COVID Shot for Kids Under 5

Pfizer Seeks FDA Authorization of Updated COVID Shot for Kids Under 5

Children ages 6 months through 4 years already are supposed to get three extra-small doses of the vaccine as their primary series of routine vaccinations.

December 5th, 1:34 PM EST
US plans end to mpox public health emergency in January

US plans end to mpox public health emergency in January

The federal government plans to end in January the public health emergency it declared earlier this year after an outbreak of mpox left more than 29,000 people across the U.S. infected.

December 2nd, 5:23 PM EST
Flu Season Continues to Intensify as 44 States Report High Activity

Flu Season Continues to Intensify as 44 States Report High Activity

The U.S. flu season keeps getting worse.

December 2nd, 4:13 PM EST
WHO Renames Monkeypox, Citing Racism Concerns

WHO Renames Monkeypox, Citing Racism Concerns

The U.N. health agency said on Monday that mpox was its new preferred name for monkeypox.

November 28th, 10:31 AM EST
Hawaii Gov. Ige looks back on coronavirus, tourism shutdown

Hawaii Gov. Ige looks back on coronavirus, tourism shutdown

Crisis response is one way to sum up Hawaii Gov. David Ige's eight years in office.

November 27th, 9:28 AM EST
After a year, omicron still driving COVID surges and worries

After a year, omicron still driving COVID surges and worries

The omicron variant is driving U.S. COVID-19 case counts higher in many places just in time for the holiday season.

November 25th, 9:09 AM EST
WHO, CDC: A record 40 million kids miss measles vaccine dose

WHO, CDC: A record 40 million kids miss measles vaccine dose

The World Health Organization and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention say measles immunization has dropped significantly since the coronavirus pandemic began, resulting in a record high of nearly 40 million children missing a vaccine dose last year.

November 23rd, 1:19 PM EST
Facial recognition can help conserve seals, scientists say

Facial recognition can help conserve seals, scientists say

Facial recognition technology is mostly associated with uses such as surveillance and the authentication of human faces, but a group of scientists believe they’ve found a new use for it: saving seals.

November 23rd, 11:04 AM EST
US Home Births Reached Highest Level in 30 Years in 2021

US Home Births Reached Highest Level in 30 Years in 2021

U.S. home births increased slightly in the pandemic’s second year, rising to the highest level in decades.

November 17th, 12:19 PM EST
Diabetes Patients Face Drug Shortage Due to TikTok Trend

Diabetes Patients Face Drug Shortage Due to TikTok Trend

Drug shortages continue from Adderall to baby formula, pharmaceutical giants have struggled to keep up with demand this year.

November 15th, 3:37 PM EST by Andy Hirschfeld
Amazon Launches Virtual Healthcare Clinic

Amazon Launches Virtual Healthcare Clinic

Amazon said it will work to add other conditions over time to the service, which will not accept insurance.

November 15th, 11:33 AM EST
Walmart Offers to Pay $3.1B to Settle Opioid Lawsuits

Walmart Offers to Pay $3.1B to Settle Opioid Lawsuits

State attorneys general say Walmart has agreed to pay $3.1 billion to settle lawsuits nationwide over the impact of the prescriptions its pharmacies filled for powerful prescription opioid painkillers.

November 15th, 10:18 AM EST
1 Dead, Over a Dozen Sick from Listeria Outbreak Tied to Deli Meat and Cheese

1 Dead, Over a Dozen Sick from Listeria Outbreak Tied to Deli Meat and Cheese

Those sickened were from New York, Maryland, Massachusetts, Illinois, New Jersey and California.

November 10th, 9:35 AM EST
WHO Reports 90% Drop in World COVID-19 Deaths Since February

WHO Reports 90% Drop in World COVID-19 Deaths Since February

The World Health Organization Chief still urged vigilance against the pandemic as variants continue to crop up.

November 9th, 12:45 PM EST
Clocks Changing Can Affect Your Mind: How to Cope with the Impact of a Time Change

Clocks Changing Can Affect Your Mind: How to Cope with the Impact of a Time Change

Clocks changed back over the weekend and studies show about 5% of the population has seasonal affective disorder.

November 8th, 11:03 AM EST by Tauli Anderson

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