SATURDAY, Oct. 23, 2021 (HealthDay News) — Two doses of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine is nearly 91% effective in preventing symptomatic illness in young children and brings no unexpected safety issues, according to a study posted Friday by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. Late Friday, the agency posted itsContinue Reading

SATURDAY, Oct. 23, 2021 (HealthDay News) — Your Jack-o’-Lantern may be more than scary — it could be dangerous. Pumpkin carving is the leading cause of injuries associated with Halloween, according to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission. Between October and November 2018 in the United States, 44% of Halloween-linkedContinue Reading

FRIDAY, Oct. 22, 2021 (HealthDay News) — A lower dose of Pfizer’s coronavirus vaccine is 90.7% effective in preventing symptomatic COVID-19 in children aged 5 to 11, according to new clinical trial data from the company. The data was given to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Friday, andContinue Reading

FRIDAY, Oct. 22, 2021 (HealthDay News) — A subtype of the Delta variant is causing a growing number of infections in the United Kingdom and is being closely monitored there and in other countries. During the week of Sept. 27, the AY.4.2 variant accounted for about 6% of cases inContinue Reading

CDC backs booster shots for Moderna, Johnson & Johnson vaccines. The agency on Thursday gave a thumbs up to decisions made earlier this week by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, clearing the way for boosters to be administered to millions of Americans. Read more Fatty liver disease is aContinue Reading