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Kids 5 and up get shots in tests for COVID vaccine

Fitness & Health: Tests of Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine started Monday in Louisiana have started for children ages 5 through 11…

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Heart reaction probed as possible rare vaccine link in teens

Fitness & Health: Health authorities are trying to determine whether heart inflammation that can occur along with many types of…

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WHO: Vaccinating kids ‘not a high priority’ amid shortage

Fitness & Health: The World Health Organization’s top vaccines expert says immunizing children against the coronavirus is not a high…

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Texas push to close shelters for migrant kids alarms groups

Fitness & Health: AUSTIN, Texas — A move by Texas Gov. Greg Abbott to shutter more than 50 shelters housing…

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UNICEF says malnutrition spikes for Haiti kids amid pandemic

Fitness & Health: A UNICEF report says severe acute childhood malnutrition is expected to more than double this year in…

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European regulators OK Pfizer vaccine for children 12-15

Fitness & Health: The European Medicines Agency has recommended that the use of the coronavirus vaccine made by Pfizer and…

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The Latest: Australia’s Victoria state to return to lockdown

Fitness & Health: MELBOURNE, Australia — The city that was once Australia’s worst COVID-19 hot spot on Thursday announced a…

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Moderna says its COVID-19 shot works in kids as young as 12

Fitness & Health: Moderna says its COVID-19 vaccine strongly protects kids as young as 12 By LAURAN NEERGAARD AP Medical…

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Pandemic has fueled eating disorder surge in teens, adults

Fitness & Health: Many hospital beds are full. Waiting lists for outpatient treatment are bulging. And teens and adults seeking…

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US cervical cancers fall but other sex-related cancers rise

Fitness & Health: A new study shows screening and the HPV vaccine have led to drops in cervical cancers over…

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