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Moderna’s vaccine is the most effective, but Pfizer and J&J also protect well, CDC-led study says
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Moderna’s vaccine is the most effective, but Pfizer and J&J also protect well, CDC-led study says

A head-to-head study of all three authorized coronavirus vaccines in the United States finds the Moderna vaccine is slightly more effective than Pfizer’s in real-life use in keeping people out of the hospital, and Johnson & Johnson’s Janssen vaccine comes in third, but still providing 71% protection. Pfizer’s vaccine provided 88% protection against hospitalization, and…MORE

FDA vaccine advisers vote to recommend booster doses of Covid-19 vaccine in people 65 and older and those at high risk
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FDA vaccine advisers vote to recommend booster doses of Covid-19 vaccine in people 65 and older and those at high risk

Vaccine advisers to the US Food and Drug Administration voted unanimously Friday to recommend emergency use authorization of a booster dose of Pfizer’s vaccine six months after full vaccination in people 65 and older and those at high risk of severe Covid-19. Members of the FDA’s Vaccines and Related Biological Products Advisory Committee had rejected…MORE

How to improve sleep habits to support emotional wellness, according to a therapist
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How to improve sleep habits to support emotional wellness, according to a therapist

I worked recently with a 25-year-old man struggling at his job. He described difficulty thinking clearly and missing too many days. And his relationship with his girlfriend was nearly over due to his admitted neglect. Diagnosed with both depression and anxiety, he said he felt disengaged in his life. He had been in therapy before…MORE

Rate of BMI increase in children nearly doubled during pandemic, study finds
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Rate of BMI increase in children nearly doubled during pandemic, study finds

The rate of body mass index change in children nearly doubled from March to November 2020 compared to the rate of BMI change before the Covid-19 pandemic, according to a study published Thursday in the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s report on morbidity and mortality. The CDC team used a medical record database…MORE

FDA advisers first rejected Pfizer’s booster application — but then voted to recommend a third shot for certain Americans
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FDA advisers first rejected Pfizer’s booster application — but then voted to recommend a third shot for certain Americans

Advisers to the US Food and Drug Administration on Friday voted unanimously to recommend emergency use authorization of Pfizer’s booster shot six months after full vaccination in Americans 65 and older as well as those at high risk of severe Covid-19. That vote came after the group had first voted and rejected a broader application:…MORE

Do Americans need boosters yet? Here are the questions the FDA will be asking
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Do Americans need boosters yet? Here are the questions the FDA will be asking

Vaccine advisers to the US Food and Drug Administration start meeting early Friday to discuss whether Americans need booster shots yet. It’s a simple question but one that has become bogged down in politics and turf battles. It’s sometimes seemed to put the FDA’s independence at odds with a White House team eager to appear…MORE

Local health departments planning for potential Covid-19 booster rollout, but there is still ‘some confusion’
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Local health departments planning for potential Covid-19 booster rollout, but there is still ‘some confusion’

It’s not clear if or when boosters doses of Covid-19 vaccines will be OK’d for fully vaccinated people in the United States, but state and local health departments across the United States are moving ahead with plans for a potential rollout next week. Last month, US health officials announced plans for booster doses of Covid-19…MORE

Workplace cafes can play a role in your weight loss, study finds
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Workplace cafes can play a role in your weight loss, study finds

As we head back to work, we again come face to face with delicious diet-breaking temptations we were able to avoid at home. Office snack tables are often decorated with sweets from “well-meaning” coworkers. Vending machines are full of cheap, highly processed chips, candies, cookies, ready-made sandwiches and sugar-packed sodas. Even those of us lucky…MORE

There is no question about the effectiveness of vaccines, expert says, as FDA weighs possible booster shot
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There is no question about the effectiveness of vaccines, expert says, as FDA weighs possible booster shot

Weeks of deliberation are coming to a head Friday when the US Food and Drug Administration meets to discuss Covid-19 boosters. But the science of the vaccine’s effectiveness will not be up for debate, one expert said. There is widespread agreement that the vaccines are primarily intended to reduce hospitalizations and deaths — which data…MORE