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Adolescents Can Get Routine Immunizations With Their COVID Shots, CDC Advisers Say
HEALTH
Rachel Martin, Avie Schneider | May 13, 2021
A 16-year-old gets a Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine in Anaheim, Calif., on April 28. Advisers to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention now say it's not necessary for adolescents to wait two weeks after a COVID shot to receive routine immunizations.Paul Bersebach | MediaNews Group via Getty Images Children's immunizations ...
Poll Finds Public Health Has A Trust Problem
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Selena Simmons-Duffin | May 13, 2021
The headquarters of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta.Ron Harris | AP "I don't trust them — I don't," says Sandra Wallace. She's 60 and owns a construction company in Arizona. To her, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's guidance has been inconsistent. "It's all over ...
Man Who Is Paralyzed Communicates By Imagining Handwriting
HEALTH
Jon Hamilton | May 12, 2021
A man who is paralyzed was able to type with 95% accuracy by imagining that he was handwriting letters on a sheet of paper, a team reported in the journal Nature.Science Photo Library/Pasieka | Getty Images An experimental device that turns thoughts into text has allowed a man who was ...
For Some Anti-Vaccine Advocates, Misinformation Is Part Of A Business
HEALTH
Geoff Brumfiel | May 12, 2021
Anti-vaccine advocates are using the COVID-19 pandemic to promote books, supplementals and services.Emilija Manevska | Getty Images Sayer Ji is a 48-year-old proponent of what he calls natural medicine. "My parents didn't know about natural medicine, so it really wasn't until I was 17 that I learned some basic principles ...
Why This World Food Prize Winner Wants You To Reconsider Anchovies
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Malaka Gharib | May 11, 2021
Shakuntala Thilsted, winner of the 2021 World Food Prize, is one of the world's leading experts on the nutritional benefits of small fish.Finn Thilsted If you had to choose between eating a nice, tender fillet of salmon or ... umm, anchovies ... which would you choose? You'd probably choose the ...
Families, Communities Divided Over COVID Vaccination In Rural Montana
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Katheryn Houghton | May 11, 2021
John Calhoun of Flathead County has diabetes and was convinced by an old friend to get vaccinated, through he suspects the coronavirus isn't as dangerous as health officials say it is. He's hoping vaccination will ease divisions over masking.Katheryn Houghton | KHN The COVID-19 vaccination operation at the Flathead County ...
FAQ: What You Need To Know About Pfizer’s COVID Vaccine And Adolescents
HEALTH
Pien Huang | May 10, 2021
This 16-year-old got a Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 shot late last month at the UCI Health Family Health Center in Anaheim, Calif. Students as young as 12 are now eligible to get the vaccine, too, the FDA says.Paul Bersebach/MediaNews Group/Orange County Register via Getty Images Updated May 12, 2021 at 7:29 PM ...
U.S. Will Protect Gay And Transgender People Against Discrimination In Health Care
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Becky Sullivan, Selena Simmons-Duffin | May 10, 2021
The Biden administration says the government will protect gay and transgender people against sex discrimination in health care. In this 2017 photo, Equality March for Unity and Pride participants march past the White House in Washington.Carolyn Kaster | AP Updated May 10, 2021 at 2:33 PM ET Gay and transgender ...
Blind Patients Hope Landmark Gene-Editing Experiment Will Restore Their Vision
HEALTH
Rob Stein | May 10, 2021
Carlene Knight, 54, is one of the first patients in a landmark study designed to try to restore vision in those who have a rare genetic disease that causes blindness.Josh Andersen | Oregon Health & Science University Carlene Knight would love to do things that most people take for granted, ...
Celebrities Push For Vaccine Equity At ‘Vax Live’ Benefit Concert
HEALTH
Emma Bowman | May 8, 2021
Jennifer Lopez and her mother Guadalupe Rodríguez perform onstage during Global Citizen's "Vax Live: The Concert To Reunite The World," at SoFi Stadium in Inglewood, Calif.Kevin Winter | Getty Images for Global Citizen VAX LIVE A benefit concert leveraged major star power in a Saturday broadcast to address the latest ...