Covid-19 vaccinations begin for US children under 5

CNN — Dr. Sarah Schaffer DeRoo described in one word how she felt after getting her 7-month-old son vaccinated against Covid-19: thrilled. Her active baby boy sat in her lap at a vaccine clinic hosted by Children’s National Hospital in Washington, DC, while receiving his first dose of Covid-19 vaccine. The shot was administered in … Read more

Georgia man kills daughter, then himself, after fatally shooting baby’s mother and injuring grandmother

CNN — A man fatally shot his infant daughter before killing himself in Georgia on Sunday morning after kidnapping the baby from her mother, according to police. Darian Bennett also shot and killed the baby’s mother and injured the baby’s grandmother by gunfire at their home in Covington on Saturday night, Sergeant Jack Redlinger from … Read more

14-year-old Palestinian shot and killed by Israeli forces, says Palestinian health ministry

Bethlehem, West Bank CNN — A 14-year-old Palestinian boy was shot and killed by Israeli forces in the West Bank town of Bethlehem late Friday, according to the Palestinian Ministry of Health. The family of the victim, Zaid Saeed Ghuneim, said the teenager had just finished dinner and was on his way to his grandparents’ … Read more

The US is offering vaccines to certain people exposed to monkeypox. Here’s what you should know

CNN — As global health leaders investigate an unusual outbreak of monkeypox across more than a dozen countries, discussions in the United States have turned to vaccination against the disease – and certain people exposed to the virus could be offered a vaccine. Vaccines for monkeypox are now available to some health care workers treating … Read more

China’s harsh lockdowns could exacerbate population crisis

Editor’s Note: A version of this story appeared in CNN’s Meanwhile in China newsletter, a three-times-a-week update exploring what you need to know about the country’s rise and how it impacts the world. Sign up here. Hong Kong CNN — For generations of Chinese parents, the success of their children has long been one of … Read more

The baby formula shortage is getting worse

New York CNNBusiness — For months stores nationwide have been struggling to stock enough baby formula. Manufacturers say they’re producing at full capacity and making as much formula as they can, but it’s still not enough to meet current demand. The out-of-stock rate for baby formula hovered between 2% and 8% in the first half … Read more

CDC releases new clinical details in cases of unusual hepatitis in children

CNN — The US Centers of Disease Control and Prevention continues to investigate cases of acute hepatitis with unknown causes among children and released new clinical details about some of the cases on Friday. So far, there have been at least 18 cases reported in at least four states – and dozens more in Europe. … Read more

‘Perfect storm’ of disease ahead with vaccines delayed and measles cases up, WHO and UNICEF say

CNN — The World Health Organization and the United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund warned of an increased risk of measles spread, with worldwide cases up nearly 80% so far in 2022 compared with 2021. “Almost 17,338 measles cases were reported worldwide in January and February 2022, compared to 9,665 during the first two months … Read more

World Health Organization says 1 death, 17 liver transplants in multi-country outbreak of hepatitis in children

CNN — At least 169 cases of acute hepatitis in children aged one month to 16 years old have been identified in an outbreak that now involves 11 countries, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Saturday. Among the cases of acute hepatitis, at least one child has died and 17 children have required liver … Read more

Men’s use of diabetes drug just before conception is linked to a 40% increase in birth defects, study finds

CNN — Metformin use by men in the three-month period before they conceived a child was linked to a 40% higher risk of birth defects in the offspring, according to a study published Monday in the journal Annals of Internal Medicine. Metformin is a first-line drug in the treatment of type 2 diabetes. The research, … Read more