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FDA Authorizes Pfizer COVID Vaccine for Kids... This is the first COVID-19 vaccine in the U.S. authorized for use in younger teens and adolescents. In late March, Pfizer released results from a study that showed high antibody responses and 100% effectiveness against COVID-19.

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This Summer's VIPs: Vaccinated, Immunized People At events ranging from casual backyard barbecues to more formal parties, concerts, weddings, and other gatherings, vaccination may often be the ticket to admission.

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Women Get Help for Heart Attacks Later Than Men A new study finds younger women with chest pain were treated less urgently than men their age, lowering likelihood of receiving standard tests for diagnosing a heart attack.

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CDC Revises Website Info on How COVID-19 Spreads The new guidance emphasizes that it's mainly transmitted through the air, not on surfaces.

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Freezing Tumors May Treat Low-Risk Breast Cancers A first-of-its-kind study suggests that slow-growing breast cancers can be treated with a highly targeted tumor-freezing technique, eliminating the need for invasive surgery.

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Deciding to Stop Cancer Treatment For some people, cancer treatment stops working. When the risks and side effects outweigh the possible benefits, people may choose to stop cancer treatment.

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‘Ticks Surprise Us:’ 2021 May Be Big Lyme... This winter was one of the warmest on record, and lingering summer heat could add weeks of outdoor activity to animals that carry ticks, which thrive in hot, humid conditions.

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Majority Say Make COVID Vaccine Required for... Nearly two-thirds of WebMD readers who answered the poll questions say doctors and other health care professionals should be required to take the COVID-19 vaccine.

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Fear of Losing Health Insurance Keeps 1 in 6 in... A new Gallup poll reveals many Americans remain in jobs they'd rather leave -- simply because they don't want to lose their health insurance.

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Birth Control: Types and Considerations for... No matter where you are on the gender spectrum you could need birth control, especially if there’s a chance you could get pregnant and you’re not trying to. Learn about the types of birth control available and what might be best for you.

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What I Want You to Know About Living With HIV Learn what people who are HIV-positive want you to know about the realities of living with the virus.

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Better Access to Birth Control Boosts... Research shows when access to affordable birth control increased rates of pregnancies and abortions also dropped.

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Survey: Parents to Wait to Get Kids’ COVID... Three-quarters of parents don’t plan to vaccinate their kids against COVID-19 when the FDA gives the go-ahead for younger children, according to a new survey.

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Mediterranean Diet Could Ward Off Dementia A new study suggests a diet rich in vegetables, fruits, olive oil and fish may protect the brain from plaque buildup and shrinkage.

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CDC Gives Guidelines for Simulated Cruise Ship... The guidelines outline all the requirements and recommendations for cruise ship operators to begin simulated voyages with volunteer passengers before they can restart restricted passenger services, the CDC said.

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Should COVID Shots for Teens Go to Developing... The move to immunize U.S. teenagers has spurred an ethical debate among medical professionals: Should those doses set for American teens go abroad instead?

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Diabetes, Weight Loss Drug Works Better With... A new clinical trial finds the weight-loss drug Saxenda helps keep extra pounds off, but combining it with exercise brings a bigger payoff.

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Police Violence Leads to High Anxiety for Black... Survey participants had also witnessed community violence an average of more than 10 times during their lifetimes.

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HIV Stress and Side Effects: What to Know An HIV diagnosis will change your life. It brings with it both physical symptoms and emotional stress. But there are things you can do to take charge of your condition, manage your symptoms, and thrive.

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Do You Have an Addictive Personality? WebMD explains what an addictive personality is and whether you might have one.

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Does Penis Enlargement Work? Are there any treatments that give you a bigger penis? Learn more about penis pumps, penis exercise, penis surgery, and other techniques that promise to enhance size.

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1 in 4 U.S. Teens Has Had a Concussion More teens are self-reporting sports-related concussions, yet visits to the ER for these traumatic head injuries fell between 2012 and 2018.

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Painkillers: Warning Signs of Addiction Many people worry that taking narcotic painkillers will lead to addiction. There are usually warning signs along the way, like the ones listed here.

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Study Looks at Diversity Among U.S. Surgeons For the study, researchers analyzed data on more than 15,000 faculty in surgery departments across the United States between 2013 and 2019.

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Which Type of Long-Term Birth Control is Best... Tired of taking birth control pills? There are lots of other contraception choices that need less action on your part and that you can stop at any time.

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Heart Disease Often Comes in Pairs New research shows that if your spouse has heart disease you're likely at high risk for it, too.

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Nearly 10 Million Cancer Screenings Missed... Researchers analyzed data on three types of cancer for which early screenings are most beneficial — breast, colon and prostate.

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Eating Issues Common in People With Autism Gender may also play a role in certain eating disorders commonly seen in people with autism.

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How the Pandemic Changed Breast Cancer Care With limited space in operating rooms, experts explore new ways to treat patients under restricted conditions.

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HIV and Fitness Having HIV doesn’t excuse you from exercise. If anything, it makes it more important. Here’s why.

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You Got Your COVID Shot: What to Do With the... An electronic record of your vaccination should be filed with your state by whoever gave you the jab, but holding on to your own paper record will likely prove useful.

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High-Dose Fish Oil May Raise Odds for A-Fib in... A new study suggests that prescription versions of fish oil may raise the risk of a common heart rhythm disorder.

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CVS, Walgreens Wasted More Vaccine Than Many... More than 200,000 doses of covid vaccine have gone to waste since December, KHN has learned. Two national pharmacy chains account for most of it.

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U.S. Vaccine Safety System Still Has Gaps With some 100 million Americans fully vaccinated, the U.S. is relying on a patchwork network of vaccine monitoring systems that lack the breadth and depth of large, population-based programs, experts said.

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Herd Immunity for Americans May Be an Elusive... Many scientists and public health experts now believe that herd immunity cannot be reached in the foreseeable future.

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New Insights Into Parkinson's Hallucinations A new study sheds light on what is happening in the brain.

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Why U.S. Hispanic People Got COVID at Higher... A new study claims workplace exposure to the new coronavirus is a major reason for Hispanic Americans' disproportionately high COVID-19 death rate.

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Opioids After Dental Work May Be Dangerous A new study warns getting a prescription for an opioid painkiller from your dentist could put you or your family at risk for an overdose.

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It's Getting Tougher to Find a Doctor in Rural... Health care in rural America has become ever more scarce during the coronavirus pandemic, with folks finding it increasingly difficult to find a doctor or get to a hospital.

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Blood Type Might Raise Odds for Certain Health... Certain blood types may increase a person's risk of different health problems, a new study suggests.

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Are You Ready for a Post-COVID Dating Tsunami? Many singles are emerging from the pandemic equal parts eager and reluctant -- craving intimacy more than ever but feeling woefully out of practice.

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Will Baby Have Allergies? First Poop Might Tell A new study of baby's meconium (what the fetus ingests and excretes while in the womb) may show the child's risk of developing allergies by the age of 1.

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Making Decisions About Switching Birth Control... You might find that your birth control doesn’t fit into your lifestyle anymore. It’s normal and completely safe to switch methods, as long as you talk to your doctor first. Learn more about when you should switch your method, how to transition, and what side effects could happen after you swap birth control methods.

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Poll Reveals Who's Most Vaccine-Hesitant in... U.S. resistance to getting a COVID-19 vaccine is slowly diminishing, a new online survey finds, but it still exists.

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More Years With Type 2 Diabetes, Higher... The younger people are when they develop type 2 diabetes, the higher their risk of dementia later in life, a new study suggests.

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Who Is Using Herbal Kratom? Herbal kratom is used by less than 1% of the U.S. population, but the rate is much higher among those who misuse opioid painkillers, a new study finds.

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New Advice for Blood Pressure That's a Bit Too... If lifestyle changes don't lower a patient's slightly high blood pressure within six months, doctors should consider prescribing medication, a new American Heart Association scientific statement advises.

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CBD: How Much Pain Relief Is Real, How Much Is... Despite CBD's popularity and widespread use, new research finds it doesn't appear to reduce pain intensity.

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How to Handle a Relationship With Someone Who... It isn’t always easy to be in a relationship with someone who has borderline personality disorder. Learn how to set boundaries, work toward a healthy relationship, and know when to walk away.

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Doctors Prescribing Opioids to COVID ‘Long... Chronic pain from covid can linger for months after patients appear to recover from the disease.

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