Vaccination

Pfizer says COVID-19 vaccine works in kids ages 5 to 11

Pfizer said Monday its COVID-19 vaccine works for children ages 5 to 11 and that it will seek U.S. authorization for this age group soon—a key step toward beginning vaccinations for youngsters.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

US to end travel bans for vaccinated passengers

The United States announced Monday it will lift COVID travel bans on all air passengers in November if they are fully vaccinated and undergo testing and contact tracing.

Vaccination

US panel backs COVID-19 boosters only for seniors, high-risk

Dealing the White House a stinging setback, a government advisory panel overwhelmingly rejected a plan Friday to give Pfizer COVID-19 booster shots across the board, and instead endorsed the extra vaccine dose only for those ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Schools get the brunt of latest COVID wave in South Carolina

In the past few weeks, South Carolina has set records for COVID-19 hospitalizations and new cases have approached peak levels of last winter. Classes, schools and entire districts have gone virtual, leaving parents frustrated ...

Medical research

Studying aging through metabolite changes in saliva

Researchers in Japan have conducted a comprehensive analysis of the metabolites that make up human saliva using samples given voluntarily from a group of 27-to-33-year-old individuals and a group of 72-to-80-year-old individuals. ...

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