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FDA Authorizes Pfizer COVID Vaccine for Kids 12-15

By | May 10, 2021

May 10, 2021 — The FDA on Monday granted emergency use authorization for the Pfizer coronavirus vaccine to be given to children 12-to-15 years old.   The much-expected decision increases the likelihood that schools in the United States will fully reopen in the fall — a goal of both the Biden and Trump administrations. Acting FDA Commissioner… Read More »

Better Access to Birth Control Boosts Graduation Rates

By | May 6, 2021

By Cara Murez HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, May 6, 2021 (HealthDay News) — Access to free or low-cost birth control may be an important factor in improving young women’s futures, according to new research from Colorado. When access to affordable birth control increased, the percentage of young women leaving high school before graduation dropped by double digits, while the… Read More »

1 in 4 U.S. Teens Has Had a Concussion

By | May 5, 2021

By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, May 5, 2021 (HealthDay News) — Nearly one in four American teens has suffered at least one concussion, according to new research. And though more teens are self-reporting sports-related concussions, visits to the emergency room for these traumatic head injuries fell between 2012 and 2018. “One reason that could explain why adolescents… Read More »