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From left, Britain's Chief Medical Officer for England Chris Whitty, Prime Minister Boris Johnson and Chief Scientific Adviser Sir Patrick Vallance attend a media briefing in Downing Street, London, Tuesday, Sept. 14, 2021. An expert advisory panel has recommended the U.K. government offer a third dose of COVID-19 vaccine to everyone over age 50 to protect against the coronavirus.

U.K. to offer COVID booster to those over 50

From left, Britain's Chief Medical Officer for England Chris Whitty, Prime Minister Boris Johnson and Chief Scientific Adviser Sir Patrick Vallance attend a media briefing in Downing Street, London, Tuesday, Sept. 14, 2021. An expert advisory panel has recommended the U.K. government offer a third dose of COVID-19 vaccine to everyone over age 50 to protect against the coronavirus.

September 14, 2021, 4:41pm Health

LONDON — The U.K. announced Tuesday it will offer a third dose of coronavirus vaccine to everyone over 50 and other vulnerable people to help the country ride out the pandemic through the winter months. Read story

FILE - In this Wednesday, July 28, 2021 file photo, a health worker administers a dose of Janssen COVID-19 vaccine by Johnson & Johnson in the Medina neighborhood in Dakar, Senegal. The World Health Organization and partners said on Tuesday, Sept. 14 they hope to provide Africa with about 30% of the COVID-19 vaccines they need by February, badly missing the 60% vaccination coverage goal that African leaders had once hoped for by the end of this year.

Effort aims to get Africa 30% of needed COVID doses by Feb.

FILE - In this Wednesday, July 28, 2021 file photo, a health worker administers a dose of Janssen COVID-19 vaccine by Johnson & Johnson in the Medina neighborhood in Dakar, Senegal. The World Health Organization and partners said on Tuesday, Sept. 14 they hope to provide Africa with about 30% of the COVID-19 vaccines they need by February, badly missing the 60% vaccination coverage goal that African leaders had once hoped for by the end of this year.

September 14, 2021, 4:40pm Health

GENEVA — The World Health Organization and its partners said they hope to provide Africa with about 30 percent of the COVID-19 vaccines the continent needs by February, badly missing the 60 percent vaccination coverage goal that African leaders had once hoped for this year. Read story

FILE - In this Sept. 14, 2021, file photo, a syringe is prepared with the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine at a clinic at the Reading Area Community College in Reading, Pa. COVID-19 deaths and cases in the U.S. have climbed back to where they were over the winter, wiping out months of progress and potentially bolstering President Joe Biden's case for sweeping new vaccination requirements.

COVID-19 cases climbing, wiping out months of progress

FILE - In this Sept. 14, 2021, file photo, a syringe is prepared with the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine at a clinic at the Reading Area Community College in Reading, Pa. COVID-19 deaths and cases in the U.S. have climbed back to where they were over the winter, wiping out months of progress and potentially bolstering President Joe Biden's case for sweeping new vaccination requirements.

September 14, 2021, 11:42am Health

COVID-19 deaths and cases in the U.S. have climbed back to levels not seen since last winter, wiping out months of progress and potentially bolstering President Joe Biden’s argument for his sweeping new vaccination requirements. Read story

FDA OKs Seattle firm’s nasal spray that treats migraines

September 14, 2021, 6:05am Health

SEATTLE — Impel NeuroPharma, a Seattle-based biopharmaceutical company, received approval from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for its novel nasal spray that treats migraine headaches. Read story

Research: Peanuts may lower risk of stroke, heart disease

September 14, 2021, 6:02am Health

Eating peanuts each day may lower risk for a common type of stroke and heart disease compared to eating no peanuts, according to new research in Asian men and women living in Japan. Read story

Pomegranates are nutrition-packed

September 14, 2021, 5:25am Health

Pomegranates can be a little intimidating. Cutting one open requires some precision. And are they even worth the work to free all those little ruby red buds inside? Nutritionists think so. Read story

Washington hospital execs say there is little capacity to help Idaho

September 13, 2021, 4:58pm Health

SEATTLE — Washington is facing its own COVID-19 crisis and has little capacity to help neighboring Idaho deal with an overwhelming surge of cases driven by unvaccinated people, state hospital executives and doctors said Monday. Read story

FILE - In this Aug. 26, 2021 file photo, Parsia Jahanbani prepares a syringe with the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine in a mobile vaccine clinic operated by Families Together of Orange County in Santa Ana, Calif.  An international group of scientists is arguing the average person doesn't need a COVID-19 booster yet -- an opinion that highlights the intense scientific divide over the question. (AP Photo/Jae C.

FDA experts among group opposing U.S. booster shot plan

FILE - In this Aug. 26, 2021 file photo, Parsia Jahanbani prepares a syringe with the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine in a mobile vaccine clinic operated by Families Together of Orange County in Santa Ana, Calif.  An international group of scientists is arguing the average person doesn't need a COVID-19 booster yet -- an opinion that highlights the intense scientific divide over the question. (AP Photo/Jae C.

September 13, 2021, 10:06am Health

The average person doesn’t need a COVID-19 booster yet, an international group of scientists — including two top U.S. regulators — wrote Monday in a scientific journal. Read story

Olympia resident and state employee William Baker along with concerned citizens gather outside the Capitol to protest Gov. Jay Inslee's vaccine mandate for state workers, Saturday, Aug. 28, 2021 in Olympia, Wash.

Ploy or legitimate tactic? Group promotes religious exemption to Washington’s vaccine mandates

Olympia resident and state employee William Baker along with concerned citizens gather outside the Capitol to protest Gov. Jay Inslee's vaccine mandate for state workers, Saturday, Aug. 28, 2021 in Olympia, Wash.

September 13, 2021, 6:02am Health

Hundreds of Washingtonians are looking for a way to skirt state COVID-19 vaccine mandates, and one Gig Harbor-based organization led by a Washington State Patrol chaplain is willing to help. Read story

They suffered through COVID-19 and still don’t want the vaccine

September 12, 2021, 6:12am Health

When Eric Grunor contracted COVID-19 in January, he became so ill that he struggled to get off the couch. One night, he awoke at 3 a.m., winded, barely able to talk and so fatigued he could hardly lift his head. Read story