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Vaping marijuana by teens doubles in last seven years, with potentially harmful consequences, study says
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Vaping marijuana by teens doubles in last seven years, with potentially harmful consequences, study says

Marijuana vaping by school-aged youth doubled between 2013 and 2020, a new study found, with reported use within the last 30 days rising seven-fold during the same time period. The study, published Monday in JAMA Pediatrics, analyzed 17 studies conducted throughout Canada and the United States that involved nearly 200,000 adolescents. The study found that…MORE

Moderna says its Covid-19 vaccine was well-tolerated and generated robust immune response in children ages 6 to 11
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Moderna says its Covid-19 vaccine was well-tolerated and generated robust immune response in children ages 6 to 11

Interim results of a Phase 2/3 trial showed Moderna’s Covid-19 vaccine was well-tolerated and generated a robust immune response in children ages 6 to 11, the company said Monday. The trial included more than 4,700 participants between the ages of 6 and 11, and looked at two 50-microgram doses of Moderna’s vaccine given 28 days…MORE

FDA could authorize a Covid-19 vaccine for kids by this week. Here’s the most important thing to do while we wait, CDC director says
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FDA could authorize a Covid-19 vaccine for kids by this week. Here’s the most important thing to do while we wait, CDC director says

As the number of new daily cases of Covid-19 continues to fall in the US, the country awaits a major milestone that could provide another critical tool in the fight against the pandemic — the first vaccine for 5 to 11-year-olds. And former US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) commissioner and Pfizer Board member, Dr.…MORE

Doctors are often unaware of the only treatment for early Covid-19
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Doctors are often unaware of the only treatment for early Covid-19

On September 17, Mayra Arana made the phone call she says saved her life. Arana had been vaccinated against Covid-19, but she developed a breakthrough infection. She feared the virus might kill her, since her immune system is weak after years of treatment for leukemia. Arana’s family physician in California told her there wasn’t much…MORE

Children are expected to be eligible for the vaccine in early November,  Dr. Anthony Fauci says
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Children are expected to be eligible for the vaccine in early November, Dr. Anthony Fauci says

The nation’s top infectious disease expert says some 28 million children ages 5 to 11 in the United States may be able to receive their Covid-19 vaccine in the first two weeks of November. With the US Food and Drug Administration’s vaccine advisory group set to discuss a vaccine for children this week, Dr. Anthony…MORE

CNN Investigation: Tens of millions of filthy, used medical gloves imported into the US
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CNN Investigation: Tens of millions of filthy, used medical gloves imported into the US

Trash bags stuffed full of used medical gloves, some visibly soiled, some even blood-stained, litter the floor of a warehouse on the outskirts of Bangkok. Nearby is a plastic bowl, filled with blue dye and a few gloves. Thai officials say migrant laborers had been trying to make the gloves look new again, when Thai…MORE

Younger kids could be getting a Covid-19 vaccine within weeks. Here’s what happens next

Younger kids could be getting a Covid-19 vaccine within weeks. Here’s what happens next

Some 28 million children ages 5 to 11 in the United States may soon be eligible for the Covid-19 vaccine, and plans are already underway to help them get it. The US Food and Drug Administration’s independent vaccine advisory board will meet Tuesday to discuss whether Pfizer and BioNTech’s Covid-19 vaccine should be authorized for…MORE

You might already be following the Mediterranean diet with these easy food swaps

You might already be following the Mediterranean diet with these easy food swaps

The Mediterranean diet has been an expert-recommended way of eating since it was first introduced in the 1990s, but it still holds its own with newer, trendier eating plans. And if you’re moving into plant-based eating and flexitarian eating, you might be following the Mediterranean diet already without realizing it. “It’s lauded as one of…MORE

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