To Vaccinate Younger Teens, States and Cities Look to Schools, Camps, Even Beaches
The F.D.A. ’s authorization of Pfizer’s Covid shot for 12- to 15-year-olds is a milestone in battling the coronavirus, but actually getting them vaccinated involves new challenges. (Source: NYT Health)
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Need a Pandemic Reset? Try This 10-Day Challenge
Studies show that moments of disruption offer a unique opportunity to set and achieve new goals. The 10-day Well challenge will help you get started. (Source: NYT Health)
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Covid-19 Vaccines: Novavax Reports More Delays
“I don’t see a lot going well for them at this point,” said one analyst. (Source: NYT Health)
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New Drugs Could Help Treat Obesity. Could They End the Stigma, Too?
The hope is that new treatments will encourage people to think of obesity as a chronic disease, like high blood pressure or diabetes. (Source: NYT Health)
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Dunbar ’s Number Debunked: You Can Have More Than 150 Friends
A new study questions that figure, known as Dunbar ’s number. The Oxford professor for whom it is named, Robin Dunbar, dismissed the findings as “absolutely bonkers.” (Source: NYT Health)
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Is It Covid or the Flu? New Combo Tests Can Find Out.
New tests for respiratory illnesses can look for more than 20 pathogens at a time. (Source: NYT Health)
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What Are Puberty Blockers?
Recent conservative legislation has targeted a class of drugs used to treat transgender adolescents. But what do these drugs actually do? (Source: NYT Health)
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Diet Companies See Gains as Americans Try to Drop Pandemic Pounds
In recent weeks and months, as people have ventured out more often, business has jumped for companies that sell plans to help lose weight. (Source: NYT Health)
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Why Do Humans Feed So Many Animals?
Researchers want to learn more about the connections between humans and the feeding of birds, beasts and other fauna. (Source: NYT Health)
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FDA Authorizes Pfizer-BioNTech Vaccine for Children 12 to 15
The shots may allow millions of youngsters to get back to school, camps, sleepovers and hangouts with friends. (Source: NYT Health)
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Palliative Care in the ICU: What to Know About Time-Limited Trials
Time-limited trials offer I.C.U. patients and their families a sense of empowerment in the face of low odds. (Source: NYT Health)
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Do Statins Really Cause Muscle Aches?
People taking cholesterol-lowering statin drugs often report muscle pain, but the pain may be the same when they take a look-alike placebo pill. (Source: NYT Health)
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How MDMA and Psilocybin Became Hot Investments
Psilocybin and MDMA are poised to be the hottest new therapeutics since Prozac. Universities want in, and so does Wall Street. Some worry a push to loosen access could bring unintended consequences. (Source: NYT Health)
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Things To Do At Home
This week, check in with NASA ’s Perseverance rover, listen to orchestral music or celebrate Eid al-Fitr by making a custard dessert. (Source: NYT Health)
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Fauci Says Indoor Mask Guidance Should Ease With Vaccinations
The comments from President Biden ’s chief medical adviser came just two days after the C.D.C. belatedly highlighted the danger of airborne transmission. (Source: NYT Health)
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After a Traumatizing Year, Black People Turn to Therapy
The death of George Floyd and other high-profile police killings have prompted African-Americans to seek help, mental health experts say. (Source: NYT Health)
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Cruise Line Threatens to Skip Florida Ports Over Proof-of-Vaccination Ban
Norwegian Cruise Line plans to require Covid-19 vaccine documentation from its crew members and customers, but Florida recently enacted a law that bars businesses from doing so. (Source: NYT Health)
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Grand Canyon Hike Organizer Violated Covid-19 Restrictions, Officials Say
Prosecutors said at least 150 people showed up, astounding rangers and overwhelming visitors who struggled to steer clear of the hikers, many of whom were not wearing masks or social distancing. (Source: NYT Health)
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Joseph D. Mount Charged With Organizing Grand Canyon Hike
Prosecutors said at least 150 people showed up, astounding rangers and overwhelming visitors who struggled to steer clear of the hikers, many of whom were not wearing masks or social distancing. (Source: NYT Health)
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Joseph D. Mount Was Charged For Organizing a Hike of More Than 150 people to the Grand Canyon.
Prosecutors said at least 150 people showed up, astounding rangers and overwhelming visitors who struggled to steer clear of the hikers, many of whom were not wearing masks or social distancing. (Source: NYT Health)
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In Covid-19 Vaccine Data, LGBTQ People Fear Invisibility
Few states collect sexual orientation or gender identity data, so no one knows how many people in some communities are getting vaccinated. (Source: NYT Health)
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Airborne Coronavirus Is a Threat, the C.D.C. Acknowledges
The new focus underscores the need for the federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration to issue standards for employers to address potential hazards in the workplace, multiple experts say. (Source: NYT Health)
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In Covid Vaccine Data, L.G.B.T.Q. People Fear Invisibility
Few states collect sexual orientation or gender identity data, so no one knows how many people in some communities are getting vaccinated. (Source: NYT Health)
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Pharmacies Are Entering the Mental Health Market
Call it the ultimate in ‘retail therapy.’ Now you can shop for mental health services at CVS, Rite Aid and other national chains. (Source: NYT Health)
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From the Wastewater Drain, Solid Pandemic Data
The coronavirus could turn sewage surveillance into a mainstream public health practice. (Source: NYT Health)
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Health Advocate or Big Brother? Companies Weigh Requiring Vaccines.
It is a delicate decision balancing employee health and personal privacy. Some companies are sidestepping the issue by offering incentives to those who get shots. (Source: NYT Health)
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Covid Pandemic Forces Families to Rethink Nursing Home Care
Even with vaccines, many older people and their relatives are weighing how to manage at-home care for those who can no longer live independently. (Source: NYT Health)
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Want a Coronavirus Vaccine? U.S. Pharmacies Say Walk Right In
(Source: NYT Health)
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How Food Affects Mental Health
The sugar-laden, high-fat foods we often crave when we are stressed or depressed, as comforting as they are, may be the least likely to benefit our mental health. (Source: NYT Health)
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The pandemic has made some Americans rethink the daily shower.
(Source: NYT Health)
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Many American parents are hesitant to vaccinate their children for Covid-19, a new poll shows.
The survey also found that only 9 percent of adult respondents who had not gotten the shot planned to do so, suggesting that the country is nearing the limit of people who want to get vaccinated. (Source: NYT Health)
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Otro efecto de la COVID-19: la miop ía entre los niños
La disminuci ón de la exposición a la luz exterior parece ser un factor importante en el aumento de los índices de miopía en los niños de todo el mundo. (Source: NYT Health)
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Parents Are Reluctant to Get Their Children Vaccinated for Covid-19, Poll Shows
The new survey also found that only 9 percent of adults who hadn ’t gotten the shot planned to do so, suggesting the country is nearing the limit of people planning to get immunized. (Source: NYT Health)
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The Pandemic Has Changed Their Shower Habits. How About Yours?
Some people said they started bathing less during the pandemic. As long as no one complains, they say they plan to keep the new habit. (Source: NYT Health)
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How Food May Improve Your Mood
The sugar-laden, high-fat foods we often crave when we are stressed or depressed, as comforting as they are, may be the least likely to benefit our mental health. (Source: NYT Health)
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Pfizer Vaccine Is Highly Effective Against Variants, Studies Find
Two studies showed the vaccine to be more than 95 percent effective at protecting against severe disease or death from the variants first identified in South Africa and the U.K. (Source: NYT Health)
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CureVac Covid Vaccine Could Bring Hope to the Unvaccinated World
The German company CureVac hopes its RNA vaccine will rival those made by Moderna and Pfizer-BioNTech. It could be ready next month. (Source: NYT Health)
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This New Covid Vaccine Could Bring Hope to the Unvaccinated World
The German company CureVac hopes its RNA vaccine will rival those made by Moderna and Pfizer-BioNTech. It could be ready next month. (Source: NYT Health)
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Operating Rooms Go Under the Knife
Hospitals are bringing together surgeons, anesthesiologists and nurses with architects, engineers and administrative staff to rethink the modern operating room. (Source: NYT Health)
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Why Exercise Can Be So Draining for People With Rheumatoid Arthritis
Even a gentle session of leg lifts set off an exaggerated nervous system reaction in older women with rheumatoid arthritis. (Source: NYT Health)
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Biden Shifts Vaccination Strategy in Drive to Reopen by July 4
President Biden, facing a slowing rate of vaccinations and a hope for near normalcy by Independence Day, said the government would shift from mass vaccination sites to local settings. (Source: NYT Health)
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$100 as Incentive to Get a Shot? Experiment Suggests It Can Pay Off.
A cash reward works best with Democrats, and relaxing safety guidelines seems to motivate Republicans, a survey study shows. (Source: NYT Health)
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Tamara Press, Olympian Whose Feats Raised Questions, Dies at 83
She won three gold medals in the 1960s but was the focus of speculation about her gender. She retired after pulling out of a track meet that would have required a sex test. (Source: NYT Health)
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New Covid Cases in Arizona Are Up 21 Percent in Two Weeks
The state, which lifted all its pandemic restrictions in March, has seen a 21 percent increase in its daily new-case average in recent weeks. (Source: NYT Health)
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The Other Side of Languishing Is Flourishing. Here ’s How to Get There.
Research shows that the pandemic took a toll on our overall well-being and left many of us drained. Here are seven simple steps to get you thriving again. (Source: NYT Health)
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With Covid Vaccines for Teens and Kids, Timing Matters
There can be a seven- or eight-week window around Covid vaccines when other shots can ’t be given, so those who need them for camp, school or sports have to plan ahead. (Source: NYT Health)
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$100 as an Incentive to Get a Shot? Experiment Suggests It Can Pay Off.
A cash reward works best with Democrats, and relaxing safety guidelines seems to motivate Republicans, a survey study shows. (Source: NYT Health)
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How to Forget Something
With effort, it ’s possible to forget certain memories. Start by identifying what triggers them. (Source: NYT Health)
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MDMA Reaches Next Step Toward Approval for Treatment
A new study shows that MDMA, known as Ecstasy or Molly, can bring relief when paired with talk therapy to those with severe post-traumatic stress disorder. (Source: NYT Health)
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FDA Set to Authorize Pfizer Vaccine for Adolescents by Early Next Week
The U.S. vaccination campaign will soon expand to millions more people, but public health experts say the move raises complicated questions about supply and access. (Source: NYT Health)
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