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Children and teens are less likely to need Covid-19 boosters, Fauci says. Here’s why
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Children and teens are less likely to need Covid-19 boosters, Fauci says. Here’s why

Now that the United States has rolled out Covid-19 booster shots for all fully vaccinated adults, some parents have been wondering if or when their vaccinated teenagers might need to get a booster dose of vaccine — and researchers are working to have an answer soon. Currently, a booster dose of the Pfizer/BioNTech or Moderna…MORE

Reinfection from Covid-19 is rare, severe disease is even rarer, a study of people in Qatar finds
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Reinfection from Covid-19 is rare, severe disease is even rarer, a study of people in Qatar finds

When people got reinfected with Covid-19, their odds of ending up in the hospital or dying were 90% lower than an initial Covid-19 infection, according to a new study. The study published Wednesday in the New England Journal of Medicine found that there were few confirmed reinfections among 353,326 people who got Covid-19 in Qatar,…MORE

WHO urges countries to consider the benefits of vaccinating children against Covid-19, but prioritize sharing shots globally first
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WHO urges countries to consider the benefits of vaccinating children against Covid-19, but prioritize sharing shots globally first

In a new interim statement, the World Health Organization on Wednesday called for nations to consider the benefits of vaccinating children and adolescents against Covid-19 — but to prioritize sharing vaccines globally before proceeding to vaccinate children. “Countries should consider the individual and population benefits of immunising children and adolescents in their specific epidemiological and…MORE

Sleep training for adults prevents depression, study finds
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Sleep training for adults prevents depression, study finds

Undergoing cognitive behavioral sleep training, which teaches you how to break bad habits in order to prepare your mind and body for a good night’s sleep, may help prevent depression in older adults with insomnia, a new clinical trial has found. “What is exciting about these findings is that they are among the first to…MORE

Got turkey troubles? A hotline expert shares tips for a better turkey and common mistakes to avoid
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Got turkey troubles? A hotline expert shares tips for a better turkey and common mistakes to avoid

Whether it’s your first time cooking a turkey or you are a poultry aficionado, mishaps can happen in the kitchen, especially at the 11th hour. That’s where Butterball’s Turkey Talk-Line comes in. For the past 40 years during the holidays, these hotline experts have been available to help people troubleshoot their turkey troubles. Karen Wilcher…MORE

To avoid Covid, here are four questions to ask family and friends ahead of Thanksgiving gatherings
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To avoid Covid, here are four questions to ask family and friends ahead of Thanksgiving gatherings

Thursday marks the second Thanksgiving during the coronavirus pandemic. Many grandparents are excitedly planning to see their grandchildren. Friends are dressing their dining tables for turkey and loved ones. Some people have flights booked or road trips scheduled. But in the background, Covid-19 case numbers are inching upward across the United States and millions of…MORE

What I wish I knew before becoming a parent: 4 lessons my kids taught me

What I wish I knew before becoming a parent: 4 lessons my kids taught me

My family of five, which includes my three children — ages 11, 9 and 7 — were at a local state park. They wanted to check out the gift shop at the end of our visit. “Mom, this isn’t the accessible entrance,” my 7-year-old son said. “You need to ask someone where to go.” My…MORE

What the world could learn from Israel’s Covid-19 vaccine booster rollout
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What the world could learn from Israel’s Covid-19 vaccine booster rollout

When it comes to Covid-19, it seems where Israel leads, the rest of the world follows. For almost a year, the country has offered other nations a glimpse into the pandemic’s future. Israel has been at the forefront of vaccination rollouts for adults and teenagers, pioneered a vaccine passport and, in recent months, has spearheaded…MORE

Holidays are most exhausting for moms. Here’s how to address that
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Holidays are most exhausting for moms. Here’s how to address that

The internal ticker tape starts around two weeks before Thanksgiving. That’s when moms and other caregivers, though mostly moms, turn over a portion of their brains to the long and constantly evolving holiday to-do list. Groceries; invitations; Google best potatoes for mashing; Great Aunt Shirley’s lactose intolerance; presents list; holiday decorations; Google best potatoes for…MORE

The FDA will soon decide on Merck’s Covid-19 antiviral pill. It shows promise, but there are also concerns
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The FDA will soon decide on Merck’s Covid-19 antiviral pill. It shows promise, but there are also concerns

In the fall of 2015, Dr. Mark Denison was preparing for a long drive home from Alabama after making a presentation at a scientific meeting when a colleague asked him to stick around for lunch and check out some data on a potential new drug. Denison said yes, and six years later, he’s very glad…MORE

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