FDA bans Juul e-cigarettes tied to teen vaping surge

WASHINGTON — U.S. health regulators on Thursday ordered Juul to pull its electronic cigarettes from the market, the latest blow to the embattled company widely blamed for sparking a national surge in teen vaping. The action is part of a sweeping effort by the Food and Drug Administration to bring scientific scrutiny to the multibillion-dollar vaping industry after years of […]

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FDA authorizes 1st COVID-19 shots for infants, preschoolers

U.S. regulators on Friday authorized the first COVID-19 shots for infants and preschoolers, paving the way for vaccinations to begin next week. The Food and Drug Administration’s action follows its advisory panel’s unanimous recommendation for the shots from Moderna and Pfizer. That means U.S. kids under 5 — roughly 18 million youngsters — are eligible for the shots, about 1 […]

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Colorado COVID testing sites closing at end of month

The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment will close down 48 COVID-19 testing sites on June 30 as part of a plan to gradually treat the virus more like other diseases. The state closed 40 sites in April, citing the availability of home test kits and testing in medical offices. Public health experts have raised concerns that cases found […]

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Colorado’s infant mortality gap persists with Black, Latino families

AURORA — As Britney Taylor toured the Mama Bird Maternity Wellness Spa during its grand opening this spring, she reflected on the birth of her first child: a confusing and lonely experience that resulted in an unplanned cesarean section and an extended period of postpartum depression. But here, local families and smiling doulas wandered amid a bright space resonating with […]

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WHO: Monkeypox won’t turn into pandemic, but many unknowns – The Denver Post

LONDON — The World Health Organization’s top monkeypox expert said she doesn’t expect the hundreds of cases reported to date to turn into another pandemic, but acknowledged there are still many unknowns about the disease, including how exactly it’s spreading and whether the suspension of mass smallpox immunization decades ago may somehow be speeding its transmission. In a public session […]

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Pfizer says 3 COVID shots protect children under 5 – The Denver Post

Three doses of Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine offer strong protection for children younger than 5, the company announced Monday. Pfizer plans to give the data to U.S. regulators later this week in a step toward letting the littlest kids get the shots. The news comes after months of anxious waiting by parents desperate to vaccinate their babies, toddlers and preschoolers, especially […]

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Colorado’s COVID hospitalizations still low but rising faster

COVID-19 hospitalizations are rising faster in Colorado than in recent weeks — though they still remain at relatively low levels — as new infections and the rate at which people are testing positive for the virus continue their upward trajectory in the state. The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment reported 144 people were hospitalized statewide with COVID-19 as […]

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What happens if I get COVID-19 while traveling? – The Denver Post

What happens if I get COVID-19 while traveling? Depending on your destination, it could result in an unexpected change in plans, such as being required to stay isolated in a hotel. It’s why the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends that you have backup plans ready if you’re traveling abroad. You might have to stay longer than planned […]

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