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San Pedro High School students hold vaccination signs at a school-based COVID-19 vaccination event for students 12 and older in San Pedro, Calif., Monday, May 24, 2021. Schools are turning to mascots, prizes and contests to entice youth ages 12 and up to get vaccinated against the coronavirus before summer break.

Schools try pep-rally tactics to get students vaccinated

San Pedro High School students hold vaccination signs at a school-based COVID-19 vaccination event for students 12 and older in San Pedro, Calif., Monday, May 24, 2021. Schools are turning to mascots, prizes and contests to entice youth ages 12 and up to get vaccinated against the coronavirus before summer break.

May 25, 2021, 1:16pm Health

SAN DIEGO (AP) — A growing number of public schools are using mascots, food trucks and prize giveaways to create a pep-rally atmosphere aimed at encouraging students to get vaccinated against the coronavirus before summer vacation. Read story

FILE - In this Tuesday, July 28, 2020 file photo, Rey Gomez cools off in the spray from a fire hydrant in New York, as the city opened more than 300 fire hydrants with sprinkler caps to help residents cool off during a heat wave. According to a study published Tuesday, May 25, 2021 in Nature Communications, during the summer of 2017 in nearly all large urban areas, people of color are exposed to more extreme urban heat than white people.

People of color more exposed to heat islands, study finds

FILE - In this Tuesday, July 28, 2020 file photo, Rey Gomez cools off in the spray from a fire hydrant in New York, as the city opened more than 300 fire hydrants with sprinkler caps to help residents cool off during a heat wave. According to a study published Tuesday, May 25, 2021 in Nature Communications, during the summer of 2017 in nearly all large urban areas, people of color are exposed to more extreme urban heat than white people.

May 25, 2021, 9:13am Health

In nearly every major city in the U.S., people of color are exposed to more extreme urban heat than white people, a new study found. Read story

FILE - In this Dec. 29, 2020, file photo, Pat Moore, with the Chester County, Pa., Health Department, fills a syringe with Moderna COVID-19 vaccine before administering it to emergency medical workers and health care personnel at the Chester County Government Services Center in West Chester, Pa.   Moderna says its COVID-19 vaccine strongly protects kids as young as 12. The company released the preliminary findings Tuesday, May 25, 2021,  based on testing on more than 3,700 12- to 17-year-olds in the United States.

Moderna says its COVID-19 shot works in kids as young as 12

FILE - In this Dec. 29, 2020, file photo, Pat Moore, with the Chester County, Pa., Health Department, fills a syringe with Moderna COVID-19 vaccine before administering it to emergency medical workers and health care personnel at the Chester County Government Services Center in West Chester, Pa.   Moderna says its COVID-19 vaccine strongly protects kids as young as 12. The company released the preliminary findings Tuesday, May 25, 2021,  based on testing on more than 3,700 12- to 17-year-olds in the United States.

May 25, 2021, 8:02am Business

Moderna said Tuesday its COVID-19 vaccine strongly protects kids as young as 12, a step that could put the shot on track to become the second option for that age group in the U.S. Read story

FILE - This undated image provided by Merck in October 2018 shows a vial and packaging for the Gardasil 9 vaccine. According to a study released on Wednesday, May 19, 2021, screening and the HPV vaccine have led to dramatic drops in cervical cancers over the last two decades in the U.S., but the gains are almost offset by a rise in other tumors caused by the virus.

Some cancers tied to sex are on the rise

FILE - This undated image provided by Merck in October 2018 shows a vial and packaging for the Gardasil 9 vaccine. According to a study released on Wednesday, May 19, 2021, screening and the HPV vaccine have led to dramatic drops in cervical cancers over the last two decades in the U.S., but the gains are almost offset by a rise in other tumors caused by the virus.

May 25, 2021, 6:05am Health

Screening and the HPV vaccine have led to drops in cervical cancers over the last two decades in the U.S., a new study finds, but the gains are offset by a rise in other tumors caused by the virus. Read story

Baby’s gut bacteria may predict obesity

May 25, 2021, 6:05am Health

New research into the growing problem of early childhood obesity suggests the bacteria in a baby’s gut may indicate weight problems in the years to come. Read story

Allergist Donald Dvorin collects a pollen sample from a trap on the roof above his practice in Mount Laurel, Pa. It's the first step in a labor-intensive process that evidently isn't appealing to many colleagues these days.

Pollen perennial problem, but it’s poorly measured in United States

Allergist Donald Dvorin collects a pollen sample from a trap on the roof above his practice in Mount Laurel, Pa. It's the first step in a labor-intensive process that evidently isn't appealing to many colleagues these days.

May 25, 2021, 6:03am Health

PHILADELPHIA — He found masses of pollen as thick as “oatmeal,” and once discovered that grains from palm trees had ridden the winds for hundreds of miles to reach his front porch. Read story

A basic backpacking first-aid kit should have some trauma care gear. And you should know how to use it, experts say.

Planning outdoor activities? Don’t forget your first-aid kit

A basic backpacking first-aid kit should have some trauma care gear. And you should know how to use it, experts say.

May 25, 2021, 6:02am Health

SPOKANE — With spring well-established and summer outdoor adventures fast approaching, it’s time to consider your first-aid kit. Read story

Stroke higher risk for African Americans

May 25, 2021, 6:02am Health

Cardiovascular diseases — such as stroke — are a leading cause of death and disability in the U.S. Read story

Study says no safe level of alcohol consumption

May 25, 2021, 6:01am Health

A new study from the University of Oxford concluded that drinking alcohol had affected the brain’s gray matter area where “important bits where information is processed,” according to the study’s lead author, Anya Topiwala. Read story

Always place a baby to sleep on their back on a firm sleep surface, such as a crib with a fitted sheet, and nothing else.

How to keep baby safe while sleeping

Always place a baby to sleep on their back on a firm sleep surface, such as a crib with a fitted sheet, and nothing else.

May 25, 2021, 6:00am Health

In the 1990s, the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development’s safe sleeping campaign reminded us all “back to sleep,” as in put your baby on her back when you put her to bed. Read story