FDA authorizes Pfizer Covid-19 boosters for children ages 5-11

CNN † The US Food and Drug Administration has granted emergency use authorization for a booster dose of Pfizer/BioNTech’s Covid-19 vaccine for children ages 5 to 11 at least five months after completion of the primary vaccine series. Pfizer requested this EUA at the end of April, citing company data that showed that a third … Read more

Severe Hepatitis Spike in Children ‘Linked’ to Dogs, But Here Are The Facts

The recent spike in cases of sudden, severe hepatitis in children around the world has been widely reported. Recently, several news outlets have highlighted a possible link between cases and contacts with pet dogs. However, the data suggesting this link is extremely weak – in fact, probably a lot weaker than most of the alternative … Read more

FDA announces it will make it easier to import some baby formulas to ease shortage

CNN † The US Food and Drug Administration said Monday that it is making it easier to import certain infant formulas as it works to address a nationwide shortage. The US ordinarily produces 98% of the infant formula it uses, with imported formula primarily coming from Mexico, Ireland and the Netherlands, the agency said in … Read more

How to buy more than $10,000 in nearly risk-free I bonds this year

Chris Ryan | Getty Images I bonds have surged in popularity as riskier assets slip. The bonds are backed by the federal government, the principal doesn’t lose value and the bonds earn monthly interest through two parts, a fixed rate and a variable rate. Currently, the variable component will pay a record 9.62% annual rate … Read more

Study identifies potential biomarker for SIDS, but these are very early days

CNN † Australian researchers say they’ve identified one potential biomarker for sudden infant death syndrome, known as SIDS, but experts caution that it’s just one piece of the puzzle. About 3,400 babies die from SIDS in the US each year. There is no immediate or obvious cause of death, according to the US Centers for … Read more

‘This is not my kid’: Mysterious hepatitis wreaked havoc in healthy child with shocking speed

CNN  —  The day they wheeled 2-year-old Baelyn Schwab into surgery to get a new liver, her skin was orange, and she was delirious. “Her eyes didn’t look like they were attached to her head anymore,” her mom, Kelsea Schwab, told CNN Chief Medical Correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta. “They were just rolling all over. “She … Read more

Social Security may have underpaid students by about $59.5 million

Kevin Dodge | The Image Bank | Getty Images About 14,470 students may have been underpaid $59.5 million in Social Security benefits, according to estimates from the Social Security Office of the Inspector General in a recent audit. The organization, which provides independent oversight of the Social Security Administration’s programs and operations, conducted an investigation … Read more

New Study Reveals The Reason Teens Seem to Tune Out Their Mom’s Voice

“Are you even listening to me?” It’s a question that discouraged parents often throw at their distracted teenagers, and the truthful answer is probably, “No.” It’s hard to really blame them. New research on adolescent brains suggests the reaction we have to certain voices naturally shifts with time, making our mother’s voice feel less valuable. … Read more

How your kids can learn ‘life lessons’ from investing and trading

Trading stocks has become much easier for young traders in the last few years – thanks to fintech apps like Robinhood and Greenlight. Robinhood, for example, drew unprecedented levels of young, first-time traders to the stock market during the pandemic. The rise of such trading platforms that allow kids to buy stocks can be viewed … Read more

Supplemental Security Income bill first step in broader reform: Ohio senator

Chairman Sherrod Brown (D-OH) questions Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen and Federal Reserve Chairman Powell during a Senate Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs Committee hearing on the CARES Act, at the Hart Senate Office Building in Washington, DC, September 28, 2021. Kevin Dietsch | Pole | Reuters A bill to change Supplemental Security Income benefits for … Read more