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Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine gets FDA panel recommendation for young kids

Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine gets FDA panel recommendation for young kids

The US is one step closer to the anticipated authorization of a COVID-19 vaccine for young kids ages five to 11 years. An independent panel of advisers has recommended the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) authorize the use of Pfizer's COVID-19 vaccine in children who fall in this age group, bringing the US closer than ever to a vaccine option that covers the majority of the population.

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Pfizer says its COVID-19 dose for kids 5 – 11 offers substantial protection

Pfizer says its COVID-19 dose for kids 5 – 11 offers substantial protection

The full-dose Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine is already authorized for use in kids as young as 12 in the US, but public health officials have been working toward granting similar authorizations for vaccinating younger kids. A new study published today reveals that Pfizer's "kid-dose" COVID-19 vaccine offers youth ages 5 through 11 years around 91-percent protection against symptomatic SARS-CoV-2 infections.

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Instagram will soon nudge teens to take a break

Instagram will soon nudge teens to take a break

Facebook is no stranger to scandals, including ones that land it in court or grilled by Congress, but there are a few notable ones that really rouse people's ire. While its meddling in a past US election still haunts it to this day, Facebook's latest debacle doesn't even involve its main social network but one of its biggest properties. Then again, the social tech giant has been blamed for how things are run at Instagram, and it is now promising to take stronger measures to protect its young users' mental health.

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Parent’s Choice baby food recalled at Walmart over arsenic levels

Parent’s Choice baby food recalled at Walmart over arsenic levels

Some Parent's Choice baby food sold at Walmart has been recalled over higher than acceptable inorganic arsenic levels, a new recall advisory has revealed. The arsenic levels were discovered by the FDA via sample testing, prompting the voluntary recall. The baby food was sold in Walmart stores and on its website.

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LEGO Titanic set is a 9,090-brick boat based on original blueprints

LEGO Titanic set is a 9,090-brick boat based on original blueprints

This is definitely not a joke - LEGO is about to officially release the Titanic. The LEGO Titanic is "one of the longest and largest LEGO models to date", officially authentically realized with more pieces than you've likely ever placed in a single model. This monstrous build is over 1.3 meters long and is most certainly not intended for children under the age of 18.

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WHO recommends first malaria vaccine for kids as young as 5 months

WHO recommends first malaria vaccine for kids as young as 5 months

The World Health Organization has recommended the protein-based recombinant malaria vaccine RTS,S for use with kids who live in places with moderate and high transmission risk. The organization announced its recommendation today, stating that there should be "widespread use" of this vaccine with children following a smaller pilot program in select countries.

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Ohio children’s hospitals raise alarm over spike in kids with COVID-19

Ohio children’s hospitals raise alarm over spike in kids with COVID-19

Half a dozen children's hospitals in Ohio, including their CEOs and the Ohio Children's Hospitals Association, are raising the alarm over the increasing number of COVID-19 cases in children, including some so severe that they require breathing assistance. Details about the issue were published in a recent letter signed by the children's hospitals' CEOs.

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Amazon Glow is a kids video camera with a game projector built in

Amazon Glow is a kids video camera with a game projector built in

Amazon has a new video calling system, but Amazon Glow is intended for kids, not to turn your home into an extension of the office. The upright video calling screen integrates a projector, which beams an interactive play surface onto the desk or floor.

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Arcade1Up’s next two arcade machines are made for young kids

Arcade1Up’s next two arcade machines are made for young kids

Arcade1Up has introduced two new arcade cabinets, both under its 'Jr' line of products for kids. The newly revealed Pac-Man and Paw Patrol arcade cabinets are shorter than their traditional counterparts, making it easy for kids to play. Beyond that, the cabinets feature fun designs and bright colors that would pair well with a child's playroom.

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Duolingo updated with family plan, handwriting tool, and new languages

Duolingo updated with family plan, handwriting tool, and new languages

Language-learning app Duolingo has announced a major update to its platform that adds two big features: a new family plan for users who have more than one learner in the house, as well as a new tool that teaches users how to write symbols and scripts for certain languages. The announcement comes alongside details about the company's technology and more.

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NASA rolls out fun challenges and materials for the new school year

NASA rolls out fun challenges and materials for the new school year

We're only a couple of weeks away from students returning to school in the US, and here to make it a little more fun and educational is NASA with its freely provided materials. The space agency often shares fun projects and educational content with the public, including everything from simulation games to space 'passports' and more.

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TikTok rolls out privacy and digital wellbeing changes to protect teens

TikTok rolls out privacy and digital wellbeing changes to protect teens

TikTok is the latest company in recent days to announce new features aimed at keeping younger users on its platform safe. The changes are targeted at teens under the age of 16, as well as some less drastic changes for users who are ages 16 and 17. Changes include pop-ups, restrictions, and fewer push notifications during certain times of the day.

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