FDA authorizes a coronavirus booster shot for children as young as 5
A third shot of the Pfizer-BioNTech coronavirus vaccine would become available to 5-to-11-year-olds as cases rise nationally.
Unusual cases of hepatitis in children: Your questions, answered
Acute hepatitis cases have developed among previously healthy children around the world, including some in the United States. The cause is unknown, and parents should not worry unduly, experts said.
Third round of free coronavirus tests made available by U.S. government
Households can now order eight additional tests, boosting supplies ahead of possible summer and fall surges.
Inside the global hunt for a culprit in mysterious hepatitis cases
More than 450 cases described as ’extremely unusual because these are healthy children,’ mostly under 5.
How big is the latest U.S. coronavirus wave? No one really knows.
Americans are navigating murky waters in the latest wave of the pandemic, with highly transmissible subvariants of omicron spreading as governments drop measures to contain the virus and reveal less data about infections.
3.4 million Americans could be diagnosed with skin cancer in 2022
Cancer experts predict that 7,650 U.S. residents will die of melanoma this year.
FDA expected to okay Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine booster for kids 5 to 11
The action by the Food and Drug Administration is expected to come as soon as Tuesday.
What is topical steroid withdrawal?
The ailment had recently gone viral on social media. But TSW “is a real and difficult-to-treat phenomenon that can occur while treating any chronic skin rash with topical steroids,” an experts says.
How fast omicron’s BA.2 variant is spreading around the world
Tracking the main coronavirus variants in the U.S. and around the world: omicron, delta, gamma, alpha and beta.
Project connects gender, health and history
A collaborative, peer-reviewed project in Nursing Clio examines the tangled roots that connect our bodies to the past and present.
How should you deal with sore muscles?
To avoid soreness, work up slowly to the activity. But if soreness sets in, get rest while the process plays out.
Ex-nurse convicted of injecting patient with wrong drug gets probation
RaDonda Vaught, who worked at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville, faced up to eight years in prison for giving 75-year-old Charlene Murphey a fatal dose of the wrong medication in December 2017.
Genome study offers hope for vaquita, an endangered porpoise in Mexico’s waters
The vaquita is the smallest cetacean, the group including whales, dolphins and porpoises, reaching about 5 feet long and 120 pounds.
Why the pandemic has made it so hard and exhausting to make decisions
With the pandemic, people are faced with so many options about risk and health. Psychologists explain why that is so draining.
This woman’s desperate persistence helped spark her lucky break
Her memory was failing, she couldn’t walk without a cane and felt increasingly helpless.
Abortion foes push to narrow ‘life of mother’ exceptions
Doctors warn women’s lives would be endangered and maternal deaths could increase.
The bar for reimposing mask mandates is getting higher and higher
The shift away from mask mandates in blue cities and states has been months in the making, and they are not coming back even as cases of the highly transmissible BA. 2 coronavirus variant rise.
What to do if you can’t find baby formula
Many parents are scrambling to find baby formula. Pediatricians say there are some alternatives, but it's important to avoid shortcuts and consult your doctor.
A teen survivor of a shark attack revives his love for the ocean
Keane Hayes pursued an ocean-filled year not just to reclaim his passion, but also to inspire surfers and non-surfers to overcome formidable odds.
U.S. surpasses record 100,000 overdose deaths in 2021
The number of overdose deaths is a 15 percent increase from the previous year. More than 1 million Americans have now died of drug overdoses in the 21st century, according to federal data released Wednesday.