andreswd/iStock (NEW YORK) — COVID-19 vaccine shots for kids ages 5 to 11 may be available as soon as November, depending on the outcome of a Food and Drug Administration (FDA) advisory panel hearing happening Tuesday. At the hearing, the FDA’s independent advisory committee is expected to have a public discussion and hold a non-binding […]

inhauscreative/iStock (NEW YORK) — Just when you didn’t think things could get any creepier this season, a DIY vampire fang Halloween hack gone wrong has made its way to TikTok. Popular TikTok personality Whitney Kait, known as @muawk, shared a video of herself trying to remove fake fangs where she appears to breathe hysterically and […]

Halfpoint/iStock (NEW YORK) — Vaccines for children will “very likely” be available the first or second week of November, White House Chief Medical Adviser Dr. Anthony Fauci said Sunday. “If all goes well, and we get the regulatory approval and the recommendation from the CDC [Centers for Disease Control and Prevention], it’s entirely possible if […]

Diy13/iStock (ATLANTA) — With the lowest COVID-19 infection rate among all states as of Friday, California, which has some of the strictest mask and vaccination mandates in the country, has managed to flip the script as the former U.S. epicenter of the pandemic. “They’ve been very much forward-thinking in terms of policies around vaccination requirements […]

solarseven/iStock (KYIV, Ukraine) — It doesn’t take long to buy a fake COVID-19 vaccine certificate in Ukraine. Just typing the words into Google brings up a slew of advertisements offering a certificate “without visiting a doctor.” A would-be customer sends their passport details, address and a phone number through the Telegram messenger app, and the […]

Halfpoint/iStock (NEW YORK) — Climate change is not only warming the planet, it’s negatively affecting human health in myriad ways, with researchers reporting surges in heat-related illnesses, infectious diseases, poor sleep and an increase in suicides, according to a major report by The Lancet Countdown that’s been cosigned by health experts from more than 70 […]

Ergin Yalcin/iStock (NEW YORK) — There is a growing sense of optimism across the country, with national coronavirus infection rates steadily falling, booster shots available for many Americans and pending vaccine approval on the horizon for young children. In southern states like Florida, Mississippi, Louisiana and Georgia, which were hit early on by the delta […]

sshepard/iStock (ATLANTA) — CDC Director Rochelle Walensky gave the final signoff on Thursday evening to recommend both Moderna and Johnson & Johnson vaccine boosters for certain populations. The CDC’s independent panel voted unanimously to support that decision earlier Thursday. The panel recommended a third dose for Moderna vaccine recipients at least six months after a […]

FotografiaBasica/iStock (NEW YORK) — A salmonella outbreak in 37 states has been linked to fresh whole red, white, and yellow onions sold to restaurants and grocery stores throughout the U.S., according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. At least 652 people have reported illness with 129 hospitalizations due to the onions imported […]

sshepard/iStock (ATLANTA) — An independent Centers for Disease Control and Prevention advisory committee on Thursday is set to discuss and vote on booster shots for the Moderna and Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccines, along with the potential for people to mix and match their booster doses. On Wednesday, the FDA authorized Moderna and J&J boosters […]

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