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TEK IMAGE/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY (WASHINGTON) — U.S. and global health officials are sounding the alarm about an increasing number of mysterious cases of severe hepatitis occurring among children. Earlier this month, researchers in the United States and Europe announced they were investigating small clusters of the cases emerging across the globe. Soon after, the U.S. […]

Dinendra Haria/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images (WASHINGTON) — The head of the Food and Drug Administration on Thursday said the agency would move along to review Moderna’s data for its kid vaccine regardless of when Pfizer submits its data on kids under five, a move that will be welcome news to some parents who were […]

Drew Angerer/Getty Images (WASHINGTON) — The Food and Drug Administration announced on Thursday a proposed ban on menthol cigarettes and all flavors in cigars, a move that could further drive down smoking rates in the U.S. The FDA will solicit comments from the public before finalizing the rule, a process that could take years. But […]

5./15 WEST/Getty Images (NEW YORK) — Valerie Hardt’s world fell apart at the start of the COVID-19 pandemic. The 34-year-old found herself struggling to perform her job in her new work-from-home environment. “I started feeling like I was drowning constantly,” Hardt, an assistant director of academic advising for New York’s Hunter College, told ABC News’ […]

Xavier Lorenzo/Getty Images (NEW YORK) — The vaccine company Moderna on Thursday announced it submitted its request for the Food and Drug Administration to authorize its vaccine for children ages 6 months to 6 years, marking a hopeful development in the long journey for parents who are desperate to get their young kids vaccinated. “I […]

EMS-FORSTER-PRODUCTIONS/Getty Images (WASHINGTON) — The worst days of the COVID-19 pandemic may be over in the United States, Dr. Anthony Fauci, the nation’s top infectious disease expert, said this week. Some experts urged caution, however, and said the pandemic is still a threat in the long-term. “We are certainly right now in this country out […]

Yalonda M. James/The San Francisco Chronicle via Getty Images (NEW YORK) — The World Health Organization and UNICEF are warning of a “perfect storm” of circumstances fueling the potential for large-scale measles outbreaks, underscoring worrying signs of increased risk as infections around the globe this year are far above what they were this time last […]

Courtesy Emmie Fital (NEW YORK) — Parents eager to vaccinate their toddlers and preschoolers last fall were told a COVID shot for the youngest age group was on its way, with data expected by the end of the year. That deadline slipped. Then it slipped again. Now, with summer travel just around the corner, parents […]

EMS-FORSTER-PRODUCTIONS/Getty Images (NEW YORK) — New research on the connection between sleep and Parkinson’s disease is being hailed as a “first step” toward curing and preventing the condition, a brain disorder that causes uncontrollable movements. The research, led by the Parkinson’s Progression Markers Initiative, funded by The Michael J. Fox Foundation, is working to make […]

David McGlynn/Getty Images (NEW YORK) — Over 120,000 pounds of ground beef products are being recalled over possible E.Coli contamination. The affected products come from Lakeside Refrigerated Services, located in Swedesboro, New Jersey, and were produced between Feb. 1, 2022, through April 8, 2022, and distributed to locations nationwide, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food […]

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