Health Highlights: June 15, 2022​

Want reliable diet advice? Don’t go to TikTok. In a new study, folks who went to the popular social media site asking about the Mediterranean diet got very little reliable information or even healthy advice. Read more

Telemedicine can really help people battling advanced cancers. Those who reported their symptoms electronically on a weekly basis had better physical function and control of their symptoms than those who saw their doctors in person, but less frequently. Read more

FDA panel approves Moderna COVID-19 vaccine for children ages 6 to 17. The move paves the way for an agency authorization of the shot in this age group later this week. Read more

WHO to debate whether monkeypox is a health emergency. The agency’s director said the virus has shown “unusual” recent behavior by spreading in countries well beyond parts of Africa where it is endemic. Read more

Cancer clinical trials rebounding after pandemic slowdown. Data from two of America’s biggest cancer care centers show that, compared to the period from December 2019 to March 2020, the numbers of newly activated trials had increased by 30% by March to May 2021. Read more

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