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

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

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

Biden predicts that if Supreme Court overturns Roe v. Wade, same-sex marriage will be next

CNN † President Joe Biden predicted Wednesday that if the Supreme Court officially overturns Roe v. Wade’s holding of a federal constitutional right to abortion, the court will next look to strike down other landmark cases guaranteeing Americans’ rights, from same-sex marriage to contraception access. “It’s not just the brutality of taking away a woman’s … Read more

Casey White indicated he wanted a shootout, but wreck prevented it, sheriff says

Correction: An earlier version of this story incorrectly described the location of Vanderburgh County; it’s in Indiana. The story also had the wrong first name for US Marshal Marty Keely. CNN † [Breaking news update, published at 1:01 p.m. ET] Recaptured Alabama fugitive Casey White intended to have a shootout with law enforcement, and would … Read more

Abbott Nutrition: Baby formula maker under investigation by FDA and CDC to release certain products on a case-by-case basis

CNN † A baby formula maker under investigation by federal agencies for reports of consumer complaints and infant illness will consider distributing some of its products on a case-by-case basis, according to a statement from the US Food and Drug Administration. The FDA and the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention are currently looking … Read more

‘Perfect storm’ of disease ahead with vaccines delayed and measles cases up, WHO and UNICEF say

CNN † The World Health Organization and the United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund warned of an increased risk of meals spread, with worldwide cases up nearly 80% so far in 2022 compared with 2021. “Almost 17,338 measles cases were reported worldwide in January and February 2022, compared to 9,665 during the first two months … Read more

Police searching for 3-month-old baby, Brandon Cuellar, kidnapped from his grandmother’s home in San Jose, California

CNN † Police and the FBI are searching for a three-month-old baby who they say was kidnapped in San Jose, California, as the infant’s grandmother was unloading groceries Monday. The grandmother, who was watching the baby, Brandon Cuellar, while his mother was at work, took the child inside her apartment and went back outside for … Read more

Cristiano Ronaldo: Football legend and partner announce newborn son has died

CNN † Football legend Cristiano Ronaldo and his partner, Georgina Rodriguez, announced on social media Monday their baby son has died. Ronaldo and Rodriguez said, “It is with our deepest sadness we have to announce that our baby boy has passed away. It is the greatest pain that any parents can feel.” The Manchester United … Read more