TUESDAY, Oct. 26, 2021 (HealthDay News) — A U.S. Food and Drug Administration advisory panel voted Tuesday to recommend emergency use of a smaller dose of Pfizer’s coronavirus vaccine for children aged 5 to 11, advancing plans to offer the shots to 28 million young kids across the United States.Continue Reading

MONDAY, Oct. 25, 2021 (HealthDay News) — Moderna announced Monday that its COVID-19 vaccine safely triggers a strong immune response in children aged 6 to 11. Company data shows that a month after receiving both doses of the vaccine, children’s antibody levels were 1.5 times higher than those in youngContinue Reading

MONDAY, Oct. 25, 2021 (HealthDay News) — A significantly increased risk of self-harm and suicide among people with autism shows the need for programs to reduce that risk, researchers say. For their study, the investigators analyzed 31 studies on the link between autism and self-harm/suicide that were posted to fiveContinue Reading

SATURDAY, Oct. 23, 2021 (HealthDay News) — Two doses of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine is nearly 91% effective in preventing symptomatic illness in young children and brings no unexpected safety issues, according to a study posted Friday by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. Late Friday, the agency posted itsContinue Reading

SATURDAY, Oct. 23, 2021 (HealthDay News) — Your Jack-o’-Lantern may be more than scary — it could be dangerous. Pumpkin carving is the leading cause of injuries associated with Halloween, according to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission. Between October and November 2018 in the United States, 44% of Halloween-linkedContinue Reading

FRIDAY, Oct. 22, 2021 (HealthDay News) — A lower dose of Pfizer’s coronavirus vaccine is 90.7% effective in preventing symptomatic COVID-19 in children aged 5 to 11, according to new clinical trial data from the company. The data was given to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Friday, andContinue Reading

THURSDAY, Oct. 21, 2021 (HealthDay News) — Slings and other popular “baby-wearing” products have sent thousands of U.S. infants to the emergency room in the past decade, a new study finds. Researchers estimate that between 2011 and 2020, more than 14,000 infants nationwide ended up in an ER because ofContinue Reading

THURSDAY, Oct. 21, 2021 (HealthDay News) — When a pregnant woman is infected with COVID-19, the sex of the fetus may influence immune system activity, researchers say. The new study included 68 mothers-to-be. Thirty-eight developed COVID-19 during their third trimester, while 30 remained virus-free. In both groups, half of theContinue Reading

WEDNESDAY, Oct. 20, 2021 (HealthDay News) — Obese people have a tougher time fighting COVID-19, even if they have a milder form of the virus, a new study finds. Researchers looked at more than 500 patients who tested positive for COVID but didn’t require hospitalization. Teens and adults who wereContinue Reading

WEDNESDAY, Oct. 20, 2021 (HealthDay News) — Smokers may think electronic cigarettes will help them quit, but a new study finds no evidence that’s the case. Researchers found that among Americans who’d recently quit smoking, those who were using e-cigarettes were just as likely to relapse in the next yearContinue Reading