WEDNESDAY, Oct. 13, 2021 (HealthDay News) — In a development that could mean Johnson & Johnson might encounter resistance over its application for authorization of a booster shot of its coronavirus vaccine, a new analysis filed by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Wednesday suggests the company’s evidence mayContinue Reading

TUESDAY, Oct. 12, 2021 (HealthDay News) — Just over a decade ago, the passage of the Affordable Care Act (ACA, or Obamacare) made many common cancer screenings free. But a pair of new studies caution that when those free tests turn up signs of trouble, important follow-up tests may beContinue Reading

FRIDAY, Oct. 8, 2021 (HealthDay News) — Social distancing and mask mandates during the pandemic nearly eliminated cases of the flu and respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) among children, a new study finds. “Numbers don’t lie. Face masking, and proper hygiene and isolation, can be effective means to protect the vulnerableContinue Reading

THURSDAY, Oct. 7, 2021 (HealthDay News) — Pfizer Inc. announced Thursday that it has asked the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for emergency approval for its coronavirus vaccine to be given to children between the ages of 5 and 11. “We’re committed to working with the FDA with the ultimateContinue Reading

THURSDAY, Oct. 7 (HealthDay News) — Two new studies confirm that the immunity offered by two doses of Pfizer’s coronavirus vaccine drops off after about two months, although protection against severe disease, hospitalization and death holds strong. The reports, from Israel and Qatar, add to evidence that suggests even fullyContinue Reading

WEDNESDAY, Oct. 6, 2021 (HealthDay News) — The first vaccine to protect against malaria has been endorsed by the World Health Organization (WHO) and could prevent the deaths of tens of thousands of children a year. Malaria kills about half a million people worldwide annually. Nearly all of those deathsContinue Reading