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17May
2022

FDA Authorizes Pfizer Booster Shot for Kids Ages 5 to 11

FDA Authorizes Pfizer Booster Shot for Kids Ages 5 to 11TUESDAY, May 17, 2022 (HealthDay News) -- A single booster dose of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine can be given to 5- to 11-year-olds, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced today.The third shot can be given at least five months after healthy kids complete the two-dose vaccine series, the FDA said. Its action, which now goes to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention for approval, dovetails with a rise in infections in many areas of the country."While it has largely been the case that COVID-19 tends to be less severe in children than adults, the Omicron wave has seen more kids getting sick with the disease and being hospitalized, and children may also experience longer-term effects, even following initially mild disease," said FDA commissioner Dr. Robert Califf. "The...

HPV 'Herd Immunity' Now Helping Vaccinated, Unvaccinated...

17 May 2022
HPV `Herd Immunity` Now Helping Vaccinated, Unvaccinated WomenTUESDAY, May 17, 2022 (HealthDay News) -- Vaccination against the virus that causes most cervical cancers has spurred a widespread reduction of infections among young Americans — including those who are unvaccinated, a new government study finds.The study, by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, looked at the impact of the nation's HPV vaccination program, which began in 2006.HPV, or human papillomavirus, is a sexually transmitted infection that can cause genital warts. While that disease is usually minor, certain HPV infections can become persistent and eventually cause cancer. In the United States, almost all cases of cervical cancer are caused by persistent infection with certain HPV strains; those strains can also cause cancers of the vagina, penis, anus or...

As Baby Formula Shortage Continues, Experts Offer...

16 May 2022
As Baby Formula Shortage Continues, Experts Offer Guidance to Frantic ParentsMONDAY, May 16, 2022 (HealthDay News) -- A nationwide baby formula shortage continues across the United States, with desperate parents scouring shelves to find nutrition for their infants.Millions of babies rely on formula -- the only source of nutrition recommended for infants who aren’t exclusively breastfed.Two prominent pediatricians have advice for parents who are scrambling to find formula, offering a list of do’s and do-not-do’s:Don't hoard.The shortages are caused in part by supply chain issues, and pediatricians are concerned that fretful parents might make the situation worse by hoarding whatever they find on the shelves."I asked a mom today, 'If you saw three cans on the shelf, what would you do? Would you buy two and leave one or would you take all three?'" said Dr....

FDA Moves to Ease Nationwide Shortage of Baby Formula

11 May 2022
FDA Moves to Ease Nationwide Shortage of Baby FormulaWEDNESDAY, May 11, 2022 (HealthDay News) – The U.S. Food & Drug Administration announced Tuesday that it is continuing its efforts to boost the country's supply of infant formula. Amid shortages due to high demand amid recall and supply issues, stores have limited the number of products consumers can purchase. Mothers across the United States have been desperately searching for more formula: Some are driving several hours, only to find more empty shelves, while others have looked up homemade infant formula recipes online.But the FDA has advised parents not to try to make formula at home.“We recognize that many consumers have been unable to access infant formula and critical medical foods they are accustomed to using and are frustrated by their inability to do so. We are doing...

Frozen Testes Tissue in Mice Still Viable After Two Decades

11 May 2022
Frozen Testes Tissue in Mice Still Viable After Two DecadesWEDNESDAY, May 11, 2022 (HealthDay News) -- In a finding that offers hope to childhood cancer survivors who may want to have children after they beat their disease, research in rodents shows that testicular tissue frozen for more than 20 years can still produce viable sperm.However, the tissue is less fertile than samples frozen for only a few months.Childhood cancer survival rates have increased significantly in recent decades, but a serious side effect of treatments such as chemotherapy and radiation is reduced fertility later in life. For boys, a potential method of preserving fertility would be to harvest, freeze and later re-implant testicular tissue, which contains stem cells that produce sperm (SSCs). Previous research has shown that this approach can restore fertility in...
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