Will COVID become a disease of the young?

A dose of vaccine is administered to a boy in Holon, near Tel Aviv, after Israel begins to vaccinate 12 to 15-year-olds.Credit: Jack Guez/AFP via Getty

On 21 June, Israel’s Ministry of Health recommended that all individuals aged 12–15 be vaccinated against COVID-19 — making the nation one of the few that have so far approved vaccinations for younger adolescents. The decision came in response to a trend that many countries with high rates of vaccination are experiencing: an ever-increasing proportion of new infections are in younger age groups (see ‘Trending younger’).

Israel’s swift vaccination campaign — which has

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High potency weed linked to psychotic episodes, mysterious vomiting illness in young users

BOULDER, Colo. — One day in fall 2018, Bo Gribbon began to vomit and couldn’t stop. He threw up multiple times an hour from morning to night before his mother drove him to the hospital near their home here.

“It felt like Edward Scissorhands was trying to grab my intestines and pull them out,” said Gribbon, then 17.

Over the next nine months, Gribbon went to the emergency room 11 times for the same problem: severe vomiting and screaming at the same time that lasted for hours. When a physician assistant told him the likely cause, Gribbon didn’t believe it

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Jennifer Garner and Her Fit 83-Year-Old Mom Share the Exercise Routine That Keeps Them Feeling Young (and Strong)

Jennifer Garner comes by her healthy habits (including smoothie breakfasts, salad lunches and a biscone or slice of pumpkin bread for dessert every so oven for #balance) very honestly. Her 83-year-old mom Pat is not only active, but she’s also kept it up daily for eight months. So to celebrate Pat’s commitment to her trainer-designed exercise routine, Jennifer joined her for a workout-and brought us along for the ride on Instagram:

“All right, let’s make a circuit,” Jennifer says as they step into Pat’s full-room home gym.

“Walk around the gym five times, probably,” Pat suggests, so they

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CDC looking into possible link between heart problem and Covid vaccines in young people

Doctors offered reassurance Tuesday following several dozen reports of mostly mild heart problems after Covid-19 vaccinations, but suggested recipients and their families pay close attention to possible symptoms, such as chest pain and shortness of breath.

It remains unclear whether the vaccine is the cause of the heart problem, called myocarditis. Last week, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s vaccine safety group said it was looking into “relatively few reports” of the condition in vaccinated individuals — primarily teenagers and young adults.

The CDC did not respond to questions about the exact number of reports. However, NBC News identified

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Local mother creates program to help teens, young adults battling mental health disease

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Sheryl Johnson always knew her son, Alex, was different.

“I remember when he was 4 or 5 sitting in the back of our car and I was driving someplace, and he rattled off how he was going to re-engineer a carburetor. He was giving me all these details and he said, ‘Doesn’t that sound good, mom?’” explained Johnson. 

She said Alex was extremely bright, loved the outdoors and was a really curious kid.

As he grew, she noticed he had trouble making friends. By middle school, he had started to withdraw and his grades had started to

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