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Suicide attempts among adolescent girls surged by more than 50% during pandemic, CDC says

chameleonseye | iStock | Getty Images Suicide attempts surged among 12- to 17-year-olds, especially adolescent girls, during the Covid-19 pandemic and got worse the longer social distancing orders and government lockdowns persisted, according to new data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Emergency department visits at hospitals among adolescents were already increasing in […]

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CDC says heart inflammation cases were higher than expected in 16- to 24-year-olds after second Covid vaccine shot, but still rare

A young man in West Virginia receives the vaccine while overlooking the West Virginia Capitol Building in Riggleman Hall. Stephen Zenner | LightRocket | Getty Images There have been a higher-than-expected number of cases of heart inflammation in 16- to 24-year-olds after receiving their second dose of Pfizer‘s or Moderna‘s Covid-19 vaccines, the Centers for Disease […]

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Dr. Gottlieb: Rare heart inflammation cases shouldn’t stop young people from getting Covid shots

Rare instances of heart inflammation in young people after receiving their second Covid vaccine dose require further inquiry, Dr. Scott Gottlieb told CNBC on Friday. However, the former Food and Drug Administration commissioner said the cases have mostly been mild and should not dissuade people from signing up for the two-shot regimens from Pfizer and Moderna. […]

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Biogen’s new Alzheimer’s drug could cost Medicare billions of dollars a year, report finds

A pedestrian walks past Biogen Inc. headquarters in Cambridge, Massachusetts, on Monday, June 7, 2021. Adam Glanzman | Bloomberg | Getty Images Biogen‘s pricy new Alzheimer’s drug, Aduhelm, could cost Medicare billions of dollars a year, according to an analysis published Thursday by the nonprofit Kaiser Family Foundation. The Food and Drug Administration on Monday […]