News: Health

Advisers to the FDA back COVID vaccines for the youngest children
HEALTH
Scott Hensley | June 15, 2022
A child receives the Pfizer BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine at the Fairfax County Government Center in Annandale, Va., in November 2021. A committee of advisers to the Food and Drug Administration recommended Wednesday that the agency expand authorization of COVID-19 vaccines to children as young as 6-months-old. Chip Somodevilla | Getty ...
Opinion: From Kigoma to Kyiv, refugees everywhere deserve quality health care
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Alexander Blum, Zachary Enumah | June 15, 2022
Burundian refugee Richard Samuel, 14, holds his homemade guitar as he waits to be transferred to Nyarugusu refugee camp in Tanzania in 2015. Daniel Hayduk | AFP via Getty Images KIGOMA, Tanzania, and BALTIMORE, Md. — At the Nyarugusu refugee camp in western Tanzania, a 39-year-old Congolese refugee and mother ...
Sheriff Joe Lombardo, endorsed by Trump, wins Nevada Republican primary for governor
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Bert Johnson | June 14, 2022
Clark County Sheriff Joe Lombardo motions before a Republican primary debate for Nevada governor on May 25 in Las Vegas. John Locher | AP Updated June 15, 2022 at 3:41 AM ET RENO, Nevada — Democratic incumbent Gov. Steve Sisolak will face Clark County Sheriff Joe Lombardo in November, according ...
Democrat Joe Cunningham to face Republican Henry McMaster in S.C. race for governor
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Acacia Squires | June 14, 2022
Former U.S. Rep. Joe Cunningham arrives at a debate for Democrats seeking their party's nomination in South Carolina's governor's race on Friday, June 10, 2022, in Columbia, S.C. Meg Kinnard | AP Updated June 14, 2022 at 10:27 PM ET In South Carolina, former Congressman Joe Cunningham has won the ...
CTE is rare in brains of deceased service members, study finds
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Jon Hamilton | June 13, 2022
US Forces in Afghanistan work with a German Shepherd to inspect a vehicle for explosives. IEDs and other bombs led to brain injuries in service people but appear so far to not increase their risk of CTE. ROMEO GACAD / AFP via Getty Images Despite a high risk of brain ...
Young doctors spend a year caring for rural folks in Ecuador. Here’s what they find
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Kata Karáth | June 13, 2022
Health-care staff in remote clinics in Ecuador have struggled to provide pandemic resources for their patients. Kata Karáth for Undark HOJA BLANCA, ECUADOR — Karen Topa Pila looks around the windowless reception area in the small health care station of Hoja Blanca, Ecuador, its pale yellow walls stained with patches ...
When routine medical tests trigger a cascade of costly, unnecessary care
HEALTH
Ryan Levi, Dan Gorenstein | June 13, 2022
Some medical tests, such as MRIs done early for uncomplicated low back pain and routine vitamin D tests "just to be thorough," are considered "low-value care" and can lead to further testing that can cost patients thousands of dollars. ER Productions Limited | Getty Images Updated June 14, 2022 at ...
Starting on Sunday, you won’t have to test for COVID-19 to fly into the U.S.
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Ximena Bustillo | June 10, 2022
In this file photo, travelers pass a sign for COVID-19 testing at Logan Airport in Boston. The Biden administration is lifting its requirement for COVID testing before flying to the U.S. Charles Krupa | AP The Biden administration is planning to drop the requirement for air travelers coming to the ...
This experimental drug could change the field of cancer research
HEALTH
Sacha Pfeiffer, Jonaki Mehta | June 7, 2022
The new treatment is categorized as immunotherapy. skaman306 | Getty Images A tiny group of people with rectal cancer just experienced something of a scientific miracle: their cancer simply vanished after an experimental treatment. In a very small trial done by doctors at New York's Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, ...