Jane Greenhalgh

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The new COVID boosters are coming: Here's what you need to know

Wednesday, September 13, 2023

Updated versions of the mRNA vaccines roll out this week. Experts say they offer good protection against current COVID variants. Who should get them, and when's the best time to roll up your sleeve?


U.S. maternal deaths keep rising. Here's who is most at risk

Tuesday, July 04, 2023

The rate at which women in the U.S. are dying from pregnancy related causes more than doubled in recent decades. A new study, published in JAMA shows Black women and Native Americans are most at risk.


Staying safe in smoky air is particularly important for some people. Here's how

Friday, June 09, 2023

Much of the Northeast U.S. is blanketed in a murky haze of wildfire smoke. For most people breathing this air is unpleasant, for others it can be life-threatening. There are ways to reduce the risk.


The FDA proposes new targets to limit lead in baby food

Wednesday, January 25, 2023

Toxic metal can be harmful to developing brains. New lead targets are part of a broad FDA imitative to reduce children's exposure to the lowest levels possible.


The new COVID booster could be the last you'll need for a year, federal officials say

Tuesday, September 06, 2022

The COVID-19 vaccine strategy may be shifting toward Americans getting yearly vaccinations, like many do with annual flu shots.


CDC recommends new booster shots to fight omicron

Thursday, September 01, 2022

CDC Director Rochelle Walensky has signed off on updated versions of the Moderna and Pfizer-BioNTech vaccines that target the original virus and the omicron subvariants.


Life expectancy in the U.S. continues to drop, driven by COVID-19

Wednesday, August 31, 2022

Americans' life expectancy dropped for the second year in a row and is the biggest drop since the 1920s. COVID-19 is driving the downward trend, according to CDC data.


White House declares monkeypox a public health emergency

Thursday, August 04, 2022

Declaring a public health emergency can free up resources to help the administration respond to the monkeypox outbreak. So far more than 6,000 people in the U.S. have been infected.


FDA announces plans to ease the shortage of baby formula

Monday, May 16, 2022

Abbott, one of the largest formula-makers in the U.S., has reached an agreement with the government to bring a closed factory back on line. And the FDA is easing some restrictions on imported formula.


Do I really need another booster? The answer depends on age, risk and timing

Wednesday, March 30, 2022

Health officials argue the protection of the COVID vaccine booster wanes over time and say some people need a second booster. But other infectious disease experts say three shots are enough for now.


The FDA is expected to authorize 2nd boosters for people 50 and up

Sunday, March 27, 2022

People aged 50 and over could soon be eligible for a second Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna COVID vaccine booster. The administration wants to offer the shots as immunity from the first booster is waning.


The CDC says a test to get out of COVID isolation is not needed, resisting pushback

Tuesday, January 04, 2022

Those who contracted COVID-19 can end their isolation after five days while continuing to wear a well-fitting mask for an additional five days, according to the agency.


All vaccinated adults could soon be eligible for a Pfizer COVID-19 booster shot

Tuesday, November 16, 2021

The Food and Drug Administration is expected to announce later this week that it is authorizing boosters for people 18 or older, even if they aren't at risk for severe disease.


CDC recommends Pfizer's COVID vaccine for children ages 5 through 11

Tuesday, November 02, 2021

Kids ages 5 to 11 will soon be able to get Pfizer's low-dose COVID vaccine. CDC director Rochelle Walensky agreed with a unanimous decision of a team of advisers that the benefits outweigh the risks.


Moderna Has Asked The FDA To Authorize A Booster Of Its COVID-19 Vaccine

Wednesday, September 01, 2021

Moderna submitted data from 344 volunteers who got a third shot of the vaccine six months after their first two doses. The additional shot significantly boosted immunity, the company said.


6 Things To Know If You're Immunocompromised And Considering A 3rd Shot

Saturday, August 14, 2021

People with weakened immune systems who already got two doses of the Pfizer or Moderna COVID-19 vaccines can now get a third shot. But exactly who is eligible? Here's what we know so far.


FDA Authorizes 3rd COVID-19 Dose For People With Weakened Immunity

Friday, August 13, 2021

The FDA amended its emergency use authorizations for the Pfizer and Moderna vaccines to allow for an additional dose for some immunocompromised people.


A CDC Document Gives New Details On Just How Dangerous The Delta Variant Really Is

Thursday, July 29, 2021

The CDC information dated Thursday gives new details on this variant of the coronavirus and says the agency should "acknowledge that the war has changed." It was first reported by The Washington Post.


U.S. Life Expectancy Fell By 1.5 Years In 2020, The Biggest Drop Since WWII

Wednesday, July 21, 2021

The CDC says COVID-19 was the largest factor, along with drug overdoses, homicides, diabetes and chronic liver disease. The decline was even greater for Hispanic men.


Delta Is Now The Dominant Coronavirus Variant In The U.S.

Tuesday, July 06, 2021

The CDC released new estimates showing the highly contagious delta variant now accounts for more than 51% of cases in the U.S. In some parts of the country, the strain is responsible for 80% of cases.