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New York City First to Offer Paxlovid at COVID-19 Testing Sites

'Test-to-Treat' program is part of federal and city efforts to catch and treat infections early and be ready for new waves of the pandemic


Friday, July 1, 2022

Tests Find Salmonella in Third of Store-Bought Ground Chicken

All of the Salmonella found was resistant to at least one antibiotic and 78 percent resistant to several drugs


Friday, July 1, 2022

Provider Availability Linked to COVID-19 Vaccine Uptake in Children

Vaccination coverage for children aged 5 to 11 higher in counties with at least one active COVID-19 vaccine provider versus no provider


Friday, July 1, 2022

Vaccination Protects Overweight, Obese Against Severe COVID-19

Protection against severe COVID-19 similar for those with overweight, obesity versus healthy weight; lower protection seen for underweight


Friday, July 1, 2022

Children <12 Need Not Repeat HIV, Hep B/C Tests Before Transplant Surgery

Candidates aged <12 years at the time of transplantation are exempt from testing if they received postnatal infectious disease testing


Friday, July 1, 2022

FDA Tells Vaccine Makers to Update Boosters to Target Omicron Subvariants

Pfizer and Moderna are expected to start producing reformulated doses this summer


Thursday, June 30, 2022

U.S. Orders 105 Million More Pfizer Shots for Fall Booster Campaign

Both Pfizer and Moderna have reported positive results with updated vaccines that target the omicron variant


Thursday, June 30, 2022

NHS Privatization Tied to Increase in Treatable Mortality

Annual increase of 1 percent of outsourcing to the private for-profit sector linked to annual increase of 0.38 percent in treatable mortality


Thursday, June 30, 2022

PrEP Stigma High Among U.S. Male Couples

Additionally, men underestimate effectiveness of PrEP


Wednesday, June 29, 2022

JCAHO Standards Not Always Supported by High-Quality Evidence

Of 20 actionable standards from The Joint Commission, six completely supported by references, six partly supported


Wednesday, June 29, 2022

296 Children Had Hepatitis of Unknown Etiology by June 15, 2022

Overall, 89.9 percent of patients under investigation were hospitalized, 6.1 percent required a transplant, and 3.7 percent died


Monday, June 27, 2022

Life Expectancy in the U.S. Varies by Race, Ethnicity, State

Disparity in life expectancy across states greater when race/ethnicity are considered


Monday, June 27, 2022

FDA Panel to Weigh Improved Booster Shots From Moderna, Pfizer

Both Pfizer and Moderna have been testing updated booster shots that target the omicron variant


Monday, June 27, 2022

Fourth Dose of BNT162b2 Prevents Severe COVID-19 in Nursing Home Residents

Substantial protection against hospitalizations, deaths seen among long-term care facility residents during omicron surge


Monday, June 27, 2022

Decrease Seen in HIV Testing, Diagnoses During Pandemic

Decreases seen in priority populations including Black gay men, Hispanic gay men, bisexual men, MSM, transgender persons


Friday, June 24, 2022

CDC Backs Moderna Vaccine for Those Aged 6 to 17

ACIP endorsed the shots after hearing the latest evidence on the vaccine's effectiveness


Friday, June 24, 2022

New York City Opens First Monkeypox Vaccine Clinic in U.S.

Announcement follows similar ones issued from the United Kingdom and Canada


Friday, June 24, 2022

2015 to 2020 Saw Increase in HPV Vaccination Rates Among Teens

Larger increases in coverage seen among boys than girls, with narrowing of coverage gap


Friday, June 24, 2022

Challenge Study Shows Efficacy of RSV Vaccine in Healthy Adults

Bivalent prefusion F RSV vaccine effective against symptomatic RSV infection and viral shedding in phase 2a study


Thursday, June 23, 2022

CDC Warns of Deadly Outbreak of Meningitis Among Gay Men in Florida

Agency is also emphasizing the importance of routine MenACWY vaccination


Wednesday, June 22, 2022

Primary Care Outreach Boosts COVID-19 Vaccination Rates

Electronic and mail messages from primary care providers increased COVID-19 vaccination rates among Black and Latino older adults


Wednesday, June 22, 2022

Sex Differences Seen in COVID-19 Sequelae, Long COVID

Following SARS-CoV-2 infection, women more likely to develop long COVID-19 syndrome than men


Wednesday, June 22, 2022

ASA, APSF Update Perioperative SARS-CoV-2 Testing Recommendations

All patients should be screened prior to presenting to health care facility when there is local, regional community transmission of SARS-CoV-2


Wednesday, June 22, 2022

COVID-19 Tied to Progression of Chronic Liver Disease

About one in five patients with preexisting chronic liver disease develop progressive cholestasis after severe COVID-19


Tuesday, June 21, 2022

Progress Seen in Proportion of Pregnant Persons With Hep C Screening

Percentage undergoing HCV screening test increased from 16.6 percent in quarter 1 of 2011 to 40.6 percent in quarter 2 of 2021


Monday, June 20, 2022

With CDC Approval, COVID-19 Shots for Under 5s Ready for Delivery

Health officials have said the federal government will be ready to ship doses out this week


Monday, June 20, 2022

Medicaid Expansion Buffered Health Coverage Loss During Pandemic

Workers who lived in Medicaid expansion states were 5.4 percent more likely to enroll in Medicaid after job loss during pandemic


Friday, June 17, 2022

Disparities in Life Expectancy by Race, Ethnicity, County Persist

In the U.S., increases in life expectancy were seen for Black, API, Latino, White populations, but no change seen for AIAN


Friday, June 17, 2022

Chronically Ill WTC Responders Face Higher Risk for Severe COVID-19

World Trade Center responders with exposure-related chronic conditions also more likely to experience long COVID


Friday, June 17, 2022

IV Vitamin C Increases Risk for Death, Organ Failure in Sepsis

Risk increased with intravenous vitamin C versus placebo for adults with sepsis in the ICU receiving vasopressor therapy


Friday, June 17, 2022

No Fewer Deaths Seen With Restricted IV Fluid for Septic Shock

Rates of death at 90 days, SAEs did not differ for patients with septic shock receiving restricted versus standard IV fluid therapy in the ICU


Friday, June 17, 2022

Veterans Report Low Rates of Adverse Events With mRNA Vaccines

Rates slightly higher at 42 days for those receiving Pfizer versus Moderna


Thursday, June 16, 2022

No Increase Seen in Pediatric Hepatitis in the United States

No increase in acute hepatitis of unspecified etiology, adenovirus types 40/41 above prepandemic baseline levels


Wednesday, June 15, 2022

Relative Risk for CVT Up After AZD1222 COVID-19 Vaccine

Relative rates of hospital contacts for coagulation disorder, cerebrovascular disease increased after AZD1222 vaccination


Tuesday, June 14, 2022

Hospital Interns Spend Only 13.4 Percent of Time in Patient Rooms

Real-time locating systems may be used to improve the training experience, authors say


Monday, June 13, 2022

Half of Hospitals Have Implemented No Price Transparency

Only 5.7 percent of hospitals meet both requirements -- a machine-readable file for required price types and an accessible display for at least 300 shoppable items


Friday, June 10, 2022

Food Allergy Tied to Lower Risk for SARS-CoV-2 Infection

Asthma does not raise risk for infection or household transmission


Thursday, June 9, 2022

New Drug Launch Prices Increasing Exponentially Each Year

Findings among newly marketed brand-name prescription drugs launched in 2008 to 2021


Thursday, June 9, 2022

Actions Against Physician Licenses Due to Substance Use Down

However, despite declines from 2004 to 2020, substance use-related actions remain much higher than actions for physical, psychological impairment


Wednesday, June 8, 2022

Risk for SARS-CoV-2 Breakthrough Infections Up in Persons With HIV

Risk for breakthrough infections increased in association with younger age, history of COVID-19, not receiving additional vaccine dose


Wednesday, June 8, 2022

Vaccination Status Affects Patient Willingness to Have Surgery During Pandemic

In hypothetical scenarios for a viral pandemic, willingness for surgery was higher with both patients and hospital staff vaccinated


Tuesday, June 7, 2022


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