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Only 3% of Kids Under 5 Have Received a COVID-19 Vaccine: What Are the Implications?

Share on PinterestSome health experts are concerned about the low COVID-19 vaccination rates among children under 5 years old. mixetto/Getty Images Children as young as 6 months are now eligible to be vaccinated against COVID-19 in the United States. However, vaccination rates for children of all ages have lagged behind what public health officials had …

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Exercise, Chores, Visits Can Lower Dementia Risk

Share on PinterestExercise is one of the daily activities experts say can help lower the risk of dementia. Eugenio Marongiu/Getty Images Researchers say staying active both physically and mentally can help lower the risk of dementia. They say these activities can include exercise, household chores, and social visits with friends and family. Experts say it’s …

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Officials Investigate if They Can Stretch Monkeypox Vaccine Doses

Federal officials are considering stretching monkeypox vaccine supply. They may be able to do this by giving a small portion of a vaccine dose intradermally or in the skin. The vaccine is currently given subcutaneously or under the skin. The Biden administration is considering recommending a change in how health care workers give the monkeypox …

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Officials Investigate if They Can Stretch Single Monkeypox Vaccine Dose Into 5 Doses

Mario Tama/Getty Images Federal officials are considering stretching monkeypox vaccine supply. They may be able to do this by giving a small portion of a vaccine dose intradermally or in the skin. The vaccine is currently given subcutaneously or under the skin. The Biden administration is considering recommending a change in how health care workers …

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Legalizing Cannabis Could Benefit Public Health, According to Research

New research suggests that legalizing cannabis at the federal level could help mitigate the sales of high-potency cannabis products, which may be harmful to overall health. Federal decriminalization would mean that states could each set their own cannabis laws, but some states may fail to set a limit on the amount of THC that can …

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How Music Helped This Nurse and Her Son with ASD Communicate Again

Share on PinterestDanielle Filippone (center) with her son, Eric (left, and her daughter (right). Image Provided by Northwell Health A nurse who appeared on America’s Got Talent has learned to use singing to communicate with her son who is living with autism spectrum disorder. Autism spectrum disorder can affect a child’s ability to communicate. Studies …

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How to Get the COVID-19 Antiviral Drug

Share on PinterestExperts say there are plenty of Paxlovid supplies at pharmacies. Fabian Sommer/Picture Alliance via Getty Images The antiviral medication Paxlovid has proven to be effective in preventing serious illnesses from COVID-19. Right now, only people with certain medical conditions can be prescribed the drug. Experts say people who test positive for COVID-19 and …

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