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Mixing Covid-19 vaccines tied to more side effects, early UK data suggests

Mixing Covid-19 vaccines tied to more side effects, early UK data suggests

People who got mixed doses of coronavirus vaccines — receiving a different vaccine type as a second dose than the first dose — appear to be more likely to experience mild side effects such as fever, chills, fatigue or headache, researchers in the UK reported Wednesday. But the side effects following mix-and-match vaccinations were short-lived…MORE

CDC recommends use of Pfizer’s Covid-19 vaccine in 12-15-year-olds

CDC recommends use of Pfizer’s Covid-19 vaccine in 12-15-year-olds

US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Director Dr. Rochelle Walensky said Wednesday the agency now recommends the use of Pfizer/BioNTech’s coronavirus vaccine in 12-15-year-olds. “Today, I adopted CDC’s Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices’ (ACIP) recommendation that endorsed the safety and effectiveness of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine and its use in 12- through 15-year-old adolescents,”…MORE

‘Lost’ microbes found in ancient poop could relieve chronic illness

‘Lost’ microbes found in ancient poop could relieve chronic illness

Scientists working with samples of ancient feces have found previously unknown microbes that could help in the fight against chronic illnesses such as diabetes. The microbes lived in our ancestors’ digestive systems, forming part of the ancient human gut microbiome, which differs significantly to those found in people living in modern industrialized societies, according to…MORE

A 95-year-old man just became the oldest organ donor in US history

A 95-year-old man just became the oldest organ donor in US history

A woman who is recovering from a liver transplant not only has a new lifesaving organ, but one that made history. That’s thanks to Cecil Lockhart from Welch, West Virginia, who died at age 95 on May 4, making him the oldest organ donor in United States history, according the Center for Organ Recovery &…MORE

CDC says it’s OK to get a Covid-19 vaccine alongside other vaccines

CDC says it’s OK to get a Covid-19 vaccine alongside other vaccines

A US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention expert said Wednesday that it’s OK to give the coronavirus vaccine alongside other vaccinations, a major boon for children and teenagers behind on their regular inoculations. Doctors and other clinicians had previously been advised to avoid giving coronavirus vaccine within two weeks of any other vaccine. But…MORE