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A pharmacist prepares an injection of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine in Seattle.

Washington not yet weighing school COVID vaccine mandate

A pharmacist prepares an injection of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine in Seattle.

May 11, 2021, 2:46pm Health

SEATTLE — Authorities say schools in Washington state won’t consider a requirement to mandate COVID-19 vaccines in schoolchildren until a vaccine is fully approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. Read story

This photo provided by World Food Prize shows Shakuntala Haraksingh Thilsted.   On Tuesday, May 11, 2021, Thilsted was named this year's recipient of the $250,000 World Food Prize, which was created by Nobel Peace Prize laureate Norman Borlaug in 1986 to recognize researchers who have improved the quality and availability of food.

World Food Prize goes to nutrition expert for fish research

This photo provided by World Food Prize shows Shakuntala Haraksingh Thilsted.   On Tuesday, May 11, 2021, Thilsted was named this year's recipient of the $250,000 World Food Prize, which was created by Nobel Peace Prize laureate Norman Borlaug in 1986 to recognize researchers who have improved the quality and availability of food.

May 11, 2021, 9:31am Health

DES MOINES, Iowa — A nutrition expert who pioneered innovative ways of raising fish rich in micronutrients and fatty acids and incorporating them into diets in developing countries was named the recipient of the World Food Prize on Tuesday. Read story

FILE - In this April 10, 2021, file photo, registered nurse Ashleigh Velasco, left, administers the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine to Rosemene Lordeus, right, at a clinic held by Healthcare Network in Immokalee, Fla. Fewer Americans are reluctant to get a COVID-19 vaccine than just a few months ago, but questions about side effects and how the shots were tested still hold some back, according to a new poll that highlights the challenges at a pivotal moment in the U.S. vaccination campaign.

Poll: Most in U.S. who remain unvaccinated need convincing

FILE - In this April 10, 2021, file photo, registered nurse Ashleigh Velasco, left, administers the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine to Rosemene Lordeus, right, at a clinic held by Healthcare Network in Immokalee, Fla. Fewer Americans are reluctant to get a COVID-19 vaccine than just a few months ago, but questions about side effects and how the shots were tested still hold some back, according to a new poll that highlights the challenges at a pivotal moment in the U.S. vaccination campaign.

May 11, 2021, 9:28am Health

Fewer Americans are reluctant to get a COVID-19 vaccine than just a few months ago, but questions about side effects and how the shots were tested still hold some back, according to a new poll that highlights the challenges at a pivotal moment in the U.S. vaccination campaign. Read story

Vice President Kamala Harris listens as President Joe Biden speaks about the economy, in the East Room of the White House, Monday, May 10, 2021, in Washington.

Biden: 1M sign up for health care during special enrollment

Vice President Kamala Harris listens as President Joe Biden speaks about the economy, in the East Room of the White House, Monday, May 10, 2021, in Washington.

May 11, 2021, 8:40am Business

WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden said Tuesday that 1 million Americans had signed up for health insurance under “Obamacare” during a special enrollment period for those needing coverage during the coronavirus pandemic. Read story

Big changes coming statewide for Washington public health system, local boards

May 11, 2021, 8:26am Health

OLYMPIA — The state’s public health system may look a bit different by next year after Gov. Jay Inslee signed a law Monday that would require local health boards to change their membership. Read story

Can patient ask if health care worker vaccinated?

May 11, 2021, 6:05am Health

As more people are vaccinated and once again going to hospitals and clinics for checkups after many routine interactions were pushed online the past year, there is one question patients want to know: Has my health care provider been vaccinated against COVID-19? Read story

Eating a variety of grains is the best way to ensure we get the full spectrum of nutrients available in nature.

A primer on whole grains

Eating a variety of grains is the best way to ensure we get the full spectrum of nutrients available in nature.

May 11, 2021, 6:00am Health

I’ve been reading the back of cereal boxes since I was a kid. They entertained me with games or puzzles while I munched on breakfast. Last week, my cereal box got me thinking about whole grains. Read story

United Airlines gate agent Emma Watt helps passengers scan their boarding passes for a flight to San Francisco at O'Hare International Airport on June 18.

Back-to-front plane boarding increases COVID-19 risk

United Airlines gate agent Emma Watt helps passengers scan their boarding passes for a flight to San Francisco at O'Hare International Airport on June 18.

May 11, 2021, 6:00am Health

Boarding passengers seated at the back of the aircraft first — a COVID-era change by Delta Air Lines Inc. and others to cut the risk of infection — actually increases the chance of catching the virus by 50 percent, a scientific study showed. Read story

Can COVID vaccines affect my period?

May 11, 2021, 6:00am Health

Can COVID-19 vaccines affect my period? Read story

Lifestyle changes can help manage menopause symptoms

May 11, 2021, 5:08am Health

The average healthy woman begins menopause at 51, though some women will begin in their 40s or in their late 50s. It’s a natural biological process that marks the time a woman ends her menstrual cycle. Read story