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Younger kids could be getting a Covid-19 vaccine within weeks. Here’s what happens next

Younger kids could be getting a Covid-19 vaccine within weeks. Here’s what happens next

Some 28 million children ages 5 to 11 in the United States may soon be eligible for the Covid-19 vaccine, and plans are already underway to help them get it. The US Food and Drug Administration’s independent vaccine advisory board will meet Tuesday to discuss whether Pfizer and BioNTech’s Covid-19 vaccine should be authorized for…MORE

You might already be following the Mediterranean diet with these easy food swaps

You might already be following the Mediterranean diet with these easy food swaps

The Mediterranean diet has been an expert-recommended way of eating since it was first introduced in the 1990s, but it still holds its own with newer, trendier eating plans. And if you’re moving into plant-based eating and flexitarian eating, you might be following the Mediterranean diet already without realizing it. “It’s lauded as one of…MORE

Lemon Baked Cod With Pistachio Crust

Lemon Baked Cod With Pistachio Crust

This 30-minute recipe is light and satisfying, offering a nice crunch from the pistachios. This flavor profile would also work great on other seafoods available, like salmon, trout and tilapia. My husband’s must-have accompaniment with most seafood dishes is tartar sauce. And his is the best! If you have a bit more time to spare,…MORE

Greek 7-Layer Hummus Dip

Greek 7-Layer Hummus Dip

This savory dip is a crowd-pleaser. I served this to my gaggle of girlfriends for a pre-dinner wine and snack meet-up during an active tennis vacation, and it was so easy to throw together while feeling oh-so Mediterranean, fresh, healthy and light. 1 pan + 9 women = gone. Serve with your favorite dipping vessels,…MORE

Brain fog in Covid-19 patients can persist for months, even in those who were not hospitalized, study finds
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Brain fog in Covid-19 patients can persist for months, even in those who were not hospitalized, study finds

Cognitive impairment — described as brain fog — can persist for months in Covid-19 patients, even for some who were not hospitalized, according to a new study. The research, published Friday in the journal JAMA Network Open, found that nearly a quarter of Covid-19 patients in a Mount Sinai Health System registry experienced some issues…MORE

These stay-at-home fathers tell you why paternity leave is important
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These stay-at-home fathers tell you why paternity leave is important

The debate over US Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg taking two months off to care for his twin newborns has reached the point of absurdity. Fox News personality Tucker Carlson suggested that Buttigieg was “Trying to figure out how to breastfeed.” Conservative political commentator Matt Walsh proclaimed on Twitter that there isn’t much for a father…MORE

Pfizer says its vaccine is 90.7% effective against symptomatic Covid-19 in children ages 5 to 11
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Pfizer says its vaccine is 90.7% effective against symptomatic Covid-19 in children ages 5 to 11

In a new document posted ahead of a key meeting of the US Food and Drug Administration’s vaccine advisers, Pfizer says its vaccine is safe and 90.7% effective against symptomatic Covid-19 in children ages 5 to 11. In the trial, which included around 2,000 children, there were three Covid-19 cases among the group that received…MORE

CDC endorses booster doses of Moderna and Johnson & Johnson vaccines, says mix and match is fine
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CDC endorses booster doses of Moderna and Johnson & Johnson vaccines, says mix and match is fine

US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Director Dr. Rochelle Walensky endorsed recommendations for booster doses for Moderna’s and Johnson & Johnson’s coronavirus vaccines Thursday, allowing millions more Americans to begin getting booster shots. Walensky also endorsed the mix-and-match approach to boosters, saying eligible people could choose whichever vaccine they wished as a booster. The…MORE

Booster dose of Pfizer/BioNTech coronavirus vaccine shows 95.6% efficacy in Phase 3 trial, companies say
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Booster dose of Pfizer/BioNTech coronavirus vaccine shows 95.6% efficacy in Phase 3 trial, companies say

A booster dose of the Pfizer/BioNTech coronavirus vaccine was found to have a high efficacy — 95.6% — against Covid-19 in a Phase 3 trial, the companies announced on Thursday. They noted that “efficacy was consistent irrespective of age, sex, race, ethnicity or comorbid conditions.” The trial included more than 10,000 fully vaccinated people, age…MORE