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Covid Shots for Little Kids Are Finally Here. Now for the Hardest Part

Covid Shots for Little Kids Are Finally Here. Now for the Hardest Part

In some pediatric practices, shots are already going into arms. Children’s Medical Group, a private practice in Atlanta, ordered doses as soon as it was allowed and received a first shipment on Monday, the Juneteenth holiday. They began vaccinating at lunchtime. “We’ve had huge demand,” says Jennifer Shu, a pediatrician in the practice and editor …

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Britain Declares National Incident After Poliovirus Found in London

Britain Declares National Incident After Poliovirus Found in London

Health authorities in Britain have declared a national incident after finding evidence suggesting local spread of poliovirus in London. Although health authorities indicated that the use of the term “national incident” was used to outline the scope of the issue, no cases of polio have been identified so far, and the risk to the public …

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Reactivation of Chickenpox Virus Following COVID-19 Injections on the Rise

Reactivation of Chickenpox Virus Following COVID-19 Injections on the Rise

News Analysis Doctors and scientists are seeing an increase in the reactivation of the chickenpox virus, known as varicella-zoster virus (VZV), following the COVID-19 injections. The chickenpox virus is one of the eight herpes viruses known to infect humans. After a person contracts and recovers from chickenpox, the virus never leaves the body but lies …

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CDC investigating ‘very serious’ outbreak of meningococcal disease in Florida

CDC investigating ‘very serious’ outbreak of meningococcal disease in Florida

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and Florida Department of Health are investigating what is being called one of the worst outbreaks of meningococcal disease in U.S. history. Meningococcal disease can be “very serious and “often deadly,” according to the CDC. So far this year, state health officials report that the number of cases …

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‘The complexities are staggering.’ U.S. plans huge trial of blood tests for multiple cancers

Tests that screen seemingly healthy people for many kinds of cancer by analyzing a blood sample are starting to enter the clinic—worrying some physicians and scientists that they could do more harm than good. Now, as part of President Joe Biden’s reignited Cancer Moonshot, the National Cancer Institute (NCI) is laying plans to evaluate the …

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Researchers at Northwestern University in Illinois have uncovered a link between exposure to light during sleep and obesity

Want to stay slim? Turn your phone, TV and lights off before bed, scientists say

Want to stay slim? Turn your phone, TV and lights off before bed and sleep with a mask, scientists say Northwestern researchers have found a link between light exposure and obesity Study shows 40.7% of people exposed to light before sleep were obese  Only 26.7% of group not exposed to light for five hours were …

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