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Health Highlights: Sept. 20, 2021

Last Updated: September 20, 2021.

By Robin Foster HealthDay Reporter

Here are some of HealthDay's top stories for Monday, Sept. 20:

Lower dose of Pfizer vaccine works in kids as young as 5: The pharmaceutical giant announced Monday that a dose that is one-third the strength of adult doses triggered a robust immune response in young children. Read more

Good news for Americans who got Moderna or J&J vaccines: Data on booster shots for those vaccines is only a few weeks away from a review by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, Dr. Anthony Fauci said Sunday. Read more

U.S. Lifts Restrictions for Fully Vaccinated International Travelers: England, Europe had been chafing under the requirements after they removed similar rules for American travelers. Read more

New drug combo beats back aggressive breast cancer: Scientists discovered it tripled the length of time that HER2-positive disease stayed in check. Read more

Virtual checkups after minor surgeries get high marks: A new study found that patients appreciated the convenience, and care didn't suffer. Read more

HPV infection tied to premature births: Researchers found that of nearly 900 pregnant women, those infected with two specific strains of the virus were almost four times more likely to deliver their babies early. Read more

Spotting who is most at risk for severe COVID after breakthrough infection: A new study of millions of vaccinated people has identified those at greatest risk of hospitalization and death if infected. Read more

Opioids as deadly as heart attacks? Researchers found that addicts were just as likely to die after being discharged from the hospital as heart patients were. Read more

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