Today's Health News

Almost One-Third of Mumps Cases in U.S. Occur in Children, Teens

Median of 87 percent of the pediatric patients each year had previously received one or more MMR vaccine dose

Early Childhood Feeding Problems Tied to Developmental Delays

Authors say young children with multiple eating problems may benefit from screening for developmental delay

Discrimination Has Pervasive Adverse Links to Mental Health

Adverse mental health, substance use, and poor well-being reported for young adults with interpersonal discrimination

Omicron Variant Spurs New York Officials to Recommend Masking Indoors

So far, there are no confirmed cases of the omicron variant in New York City, according to the health commissioner

Pfizer to Seek FDA Approval of Boosters for Teens Ages 16 to 17

Move to expand booster availability comes as President Joe Biden tries to keep Americans calm about omicron

Hospitals Lag in Sexual Harassment Policies

Findings reveal few of the top U.S. medical centers have policies addressing harassment of physicians and staff by patients

Childhood Vaccination Schedule Not Linked to Type 1 Diabetes

Recommended immunization schedule is not positively associated with the incidence of type 1 diabetes in children

Thanksgiving Weekend Brought New COVID-19 Concerns: the Omicron Variant

On Saturday, the CDC issued a statement stressing that 'no cases of this variant have been identified in the U.S. to date'

Cervical Cancer Deaths Down Following HPV Vaccine Introduction

Reductions in cervical cancer incidence, mortality in the U.S. greater for those aged 15 to 24 years than those aged 25 to 29, 30 to 39 years

Decline in Infectious Conjunctivitis During COVID-19 Pandemic

Decrease in emergency department encounters for nonallergic conjunctivitis after adoption of public health measures to curb COVID-19