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Pfizer's COVID Vaccine In Teens And Myocarditis: What You Need To Know

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| Health officials are investigating reports of mostly mild, temporary and treatable heart inflammation that may or may not be causally linked to vaccination with an mRNA vaccine against COVID-19.

5 Ways To Stop Summer Colds From Making The Rounds In Your Family

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Run-of-the-mill runny noses and coughs are back, after a break during the pandemic's height, when so many of us were circulating less and wearing masks. Here's how to keep household viruses at bay.

Gay And Bisexual Men Are Now Allowed To Donate Blood In England, Scotland And Wales

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The shift in health policy in most of the U.K. reverses a decades-old rule that limited donor eligibility on perceived risks of contracting HIV/AIDs and other sexually transmitted infections.

A 3rd Dose Of COVID Vaccines May Boost Immunity For Transplant Recipients

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The COVID vaccines haven't proved very effective for people living with organ transplants. But getting a third dose of the mRNA vaccines gave a big bump in antibody levels in a new study.

The U.S. Bans Importing Dogs From 113 Countries After Rise In False Rabies Records

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A surge in pet adoptions has increased demand for dogs imported from around the world. Most are fine, but federal officials turned up 450 dogs in 2020 with false records — 50% more than in 2019.

Novavax Says Its COVID Vaccine Is Extremely Effective

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In a large-scale study, Novavax said its vaccine was completely effective against the original coronavirus strain and also effective against some variants. It works differently than other vaccines.

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Anti-Vaccine Activists Use A Federal Database To Spread Fear About COVID Vaccines

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The system is designed to provide early warning of what might or might not be actual side-effects. But anti-vaccine groups are bending the data to their own ends.

Rural Communities Fall Farther Behind In COVID-19 Vaccination Rates

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Cities are leaving rural areas behind in the race to vaccinate against COVID-19, but some states' suburbs are struggling, too. To close the gap experts say, outreach needs to be hyperlocal.

States Scale Back Pandemic Reporting, Stirring Alarm

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More than two dozen states have reduced how frequently they report what's happening with the pandemic in their states, raising alarm among some public health experts.

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