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Pfizer, BioNTech seek EU’s OK to use COVID vaccine on kids

LONDON – Pfizer Inc. and BioNTech have submitted a request to the European drug regulator for the approval of their coronavirus vaccine to be extended to include children 12 to 15 years old, in a...

DATE: April 30, 2021 | CATEGORY: Health

AP analysis: The expected COVID baby boom may be a baby bust

NEW YORK – When most of the U.S. went into lockdown over a year ago, some speculated that confining couples to their homes – with little to entertain them beyond Netflix – would lead to a lot of...

DATE: April 28, 2021 | CATEGORY: Health

CDC says many Americans can now go outside without a mask

NEW YORK – The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention eased its guidelines Tuesday on the wearing of masks outdoors, saying fully vaccinated Americans don’t need to cover their faces anymore...

DATE: April 27, 2021 | CATEGORY: Health

U.S. lifts barriers to prescribing addiction treatment drug

The Biden administration is easing decades-old requirements that made it difficult for doctors to treat opioid addiction using medication. New guidelines announced Tuesday mean doctors and other...

DATE: April 27, 2021 | CATEGORY: Health

COVID-19 treatment has improved, but many wish for an easy pill

If Priscila Medina had gotten COVID-19 a year ago, she would have had no treatments proven safe and effective to try. But when the 30-year-old nurse arrived at a Long Island hospital last month, so...

DATE: April 26, 2021 | CATEGORY: Health

U.S. to resume J&J COVID vaccinations despite rare clot risk

U.S. health officials lifted an 11-day pause on COVID-19 vaccinations using Johnson & Johnson’s single-dose shot on Friday, after scientific advisers decided its benefits outweigh a rare risk of...

DATE: April 23, 2021 | CATEGORY: Health

What’s known about J&J’s vaccine and rare clots

A rare, rogue immune response is the main suspect as authorities investigate highly unusual blood clots following use of two similar COVID-19 vaccines from Johnson & Johnson and AstraZeneca. The...

DATE: April 16, 2021 | CATEGORY: Health

Unusual treatment shows promise for kids with brain tumors

For decades, a deadly type of childhood cancer has eluded science’s best tools. Now, doctors have made progress with an unusual treatment: Dripping millions of copies of a virus directly into kids’...

DATE: April 13, 2021 | CATEGORY: Health

Immune-boosting drug may help before lung cancer surgery

A drug that helps the immune system fight cancer gave dramatic results when used with chemotherapy before surgery in patients with operable lung tumors, doctors report. One out of 4 patients given...

DATE: April 12, 2021 | CATEGORY: Health

U.S. suicides dropped last year, defying pandemic expectations

NEW YORK – The number of U.S. suicides fell nearly 6% last year amid the coronavirus pandemic – the largest annual decline in at least four decades, according to preliminary government data. Death...

DATE: April 9, 2021 | CATEGORY: Health

FDA OKs first new ADHD drug in more than a decade for children

U.S. regulators have approved the first new drug in more than a decade for children with ADHD, which causes inattention, hyperactivity and impulsivity. The Food and Drug Administration late Friday...

DATE: April 5, 2021 | CATEGORY: Health

Fully vaccinated people can travel safely again, CDC says

NEW YORK – Add travel to the activities vaccinated Americans can safely enjoy again, according to new U.S. guidance issued Friday. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention updated its...

DATE: April 2, 2021 | CATEGORY: Health

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