Health Highlights: June 20, 2022​

With CDC approval, COVID shots for kids under 5 ready for delivery. The agency’s action on Saturday follows a similar move by the FDA the day before. Tens of millions of vaccines are ready for delivery to children’s arms this week, federal government officials said. Read more

Ageism is everywhere and can harm health. A new study finds that nearly all older U.S. adults have experienced some form of ageism in their day-to-day lives, and it could be affecting their physical and mental health. Read more

Long COVID could be half as likely with Omicron vs. Delta. The Omicron variant spread faster than its predecessor, but new research suggests one silver lining: Greatly reduced odds for long-term symptoms after recovery. Read more

Tongue, lip piercings may harm teeth and gums. Many people with oral piercings had deep pockets and gaps around their teeth, and receding and bleeding gums, said the lead author of a new dental study. Read more