FDA advisers recommend authorization of Johnson & Johnson single-dose coronavirus vaccine

If the vaccine is authorized, the first few million doses of a shot that is relatively simple to store, handle and administer could be distributed next week.

‘To Me, This Penis Is Out of Control’

The world of Danish children’s television is not for the prudish. Kids who turn on the tube in Denmark might be greeted by gratuitous flatulence, cursing, casual nudity, or cross-dressing…

Alternatives to Breastfeeding

Sources: Melissa Pichetto, neonatal nurse practitioner, Atlanta. Pediatrics: “Breastfeeding and the Use of Human Milk.” CDC: “2018 Breastfeeding Report Card,” “Choosing an Infant Formula.” The Surgeon General’s Call to Action…

We’re in the Third Quarter of the Pandemic. Antarctic Researchers, Mars Simulation Scientists and Navy Submarine Officers Have Advice For How to Get Through It

McMurdo Station, an Antarctic research base 2,415 miles south of Christchurch, New Zealand, is a strange place to ride out the COVID-19 pandemic. But it’s been a home of sorts…

As delays hamper some second coronavirus vaccine doses, a debate rages: Prioritize one shot or two?

The recommended intervals between doses for the Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna vaccines are 21 and 28 days, respectively, but the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says there’s wiggle room for…

Masks Vital to Stopping COVID at Gyms

By Robin Foster HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Feb. 25, 2021 (HealthDay News) — If you think you can safely exercise without your mask in a gym during the pandemic, two new…

Tips for Breastfeeding: What I Wish I Knew

SOURCES: American Academy of Pediatrics: “A Breastfeeding Checklist: Are You Nursing Correctly?” “Common Myths About Breastfeeding,” “Ensuring Proper Latch On,” “Why Breastfeed.” CDC: “Why It Matters.” Office of Women’s Health:…

These are the top coronavirus vaccines to watch

We are tracking 200 experimental vaccines aimed at ending the pandemic, a scientific quest moving at record-breaking speed.

Ghana Receives World’s First Coronavirus Vaccine Delivery from COVAX

(ACCRA, Ghana) — Ghana received the world’s first delivery of coronavirus vaccines from the United Nations-backed COVAX initiative on Wednesday—the long-awaited start for a program that has thus far fallen…

Coronavirus medical mystery: Baby with high viral load puzzles researchers

Doctors concerned about mutations urge more genomic sequencing of children’s infections.

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