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Fewer Parents Talking to Child's Regular Provider About Vaccines

Conversations less often about flu or COVID-19 vaccines versus school-required vaccines


Thursday, December 1, 2022

On World AIDS Day, White House Announces Plan to End Epidemic by 2030

Global goals include reaching UNAIDS targets for reducing new infections and reaching targets for all age, gender, and population groups


Thursday, December 1, 2022

First FDA-Approved Fecal-Based Treatment Helps Fight C. difficile

Rebyota is prepared from human stool donated by qualified individuals


Thursday, December 1, 2022

FDA Moves to Ease Restrictions on Gay Men Giving Blood

Administration says it expects to issue updated draft guidance in the coming months


Thursday, December 1, 2022

Overactive Bladder Common in Postacute COVID-19 Syndrome

COVID-19 may lead to new or worsening urinary symptoms in men and women


Wednesday, November 30, 2022

Temporal Improvement Seen in Standard of Care for Hospitalized COVID-19 Patients

Outcomes improved from Adaptive COVID-19 Treatment Trial-2 to ACTT-3, although potential explanatory factors were similar


Wednesday, November 30, 2022

Medical Masks Similar to N95 Respirators for Preventing COVID-19

No significant difference seen with medical masks versus N95 respirators for health care personnel providing care to COVID-19 patients


Tuesday, November 29, 2022

New COVID-19 Variant XBB Gaining Ground Among Americans

New omicron subvariant is taking hold in the United States, health officials say, though it does not look more severe than its predecessors


Monday, November 28, 2022

Monkeypox Renamed Mpox Amid Racism Concerns

Virus has been called monkeypox since 1958, when it was first observed in Denmark in research monkeys


Monday, November 28, 2022

Asthma Exacerbations Up After Relaxation of COVID-19 Restrictions

Relaxation of restrictions coincided with increasing incidence of COVID-19, non-COVID-19 ARI, severe asthma exacerbations


Monday, November 28, 2022

Measles Vaccination Rates Dropped During Pandemic to 81 Percent in 2021

Number of estimated measles deaths decreased 83 percent during 2000 to 2021; estimated 56 million deaths prevented by vaccination


Wednesday, November 23, 2022

White House Urges COVID-19 Booster Shots Again, Citing Effectiveness

Booster vaccine adds between 30 and 56 percent more protection against getting COVID-19


Wednesday, November 23, 2022

7.7 Million Deaths Associated With 33 Bacterial Pathogens in 2019

Deaths associated with these pathogens comprised 13.6 percent of all global deaths, 56.2 percent of all sepsis-related deaths


Tuesday, November 22, 2022

PRIORIX, M-M-R II Vaccines Interchangeable for MMR

Either PRIORIX or M-M-R II may be administered in any situation in which MMR vaccine is indicated


Monday, November 21, 2022

CDC: Flu Has Started Early and With a Punch

United States has already seen 38,000 hospitalizations for flu; hospitals also treating high numbers of patients with RSV and COVID-19


Monday, November 21, 2022

Disparities Seen in Treatment of Middle Ear Infections in U.S. Children

Socially disadvantaged children less likely to receive treatment for recurrent or suppurative otitis media


Monday, November 21, 2022

New Pfizer Booster Shot Shows Protection Against Emerging Omicron Variants

In early data, new Pfizer COVID-19 boosters marshal antibodies against newer omicron variants


Friday, November 18, 2022

FDA: Patients Should Be Cautious When Using Online Pharmacies to Buy Meds

Red flags include pharmacies that do not require a doctor's prescription or have a licensed pharmacist to answer questions


Friday, November 18, 2022

Despite Pleas From Pediatric Groups, Biden Balks at Declaring RSV a Health Emergency

Emergency declaration would have allowed a more flexible response by pediatric practices and for FEMA assistance


Friday, November 18, 2022

COVID-19 Not Tied to Worse Inflammatory Bowel Disease Outcomes

Findings based on primary composite outcome of IBD-related hospitalization or surgery with 394 days of median follow-up


Friday, November 18, 2022

FDA Oversight of Clinical Trials Described as 'Grossly Inadequate'

Article describes inadequate oversight relating to development of COVID-19 vaccines and predating the pandemic


Thursday, November 17, 2022

Multidimensional Factors Shaped Physician Stress During Pandemic

Physicians' perceptions of occupational stress at individual level were shaped by stressors within and across four levels


Wednesday, November 16, 2022

Moderna Booster Shot Prompts Strong Immune Response Against Omicron Subvariants

Moderna reports its updated booster shot is indeed triggering a strong immune response to the omicron variants BA.5 and BA.4


Monday, November 14, 2022

Bepirovirsen Studied for Treatment of Chronic Hepatitis B Infection

Dosage regimens for bepirovirsen explored in phase 2b, randomized, investigator-unblinded trial


Monday, November 14, 2022

Eradicating H. pylori Cuts Aspirin-Related Peptic Ulcer Bleeding in the Short Term

Protection against aspirin-associated peptic ulcer bleeding in older adults lost after the first 2.5 years


Monday, November 14, 2022

16 Illnesses, One Death Reported From Listeria in Deli Meat, Cheese

Many of the 16 who got sick are of Eastern European background or speak Russian and ate food from deli counters


Thursday, November 10, 2022

Urban-Dwelling Indigenous Young People Face Higher Burden of Skin Conditions

Incidence rates of atopic dermatitis and bacterial skin infections higher among urban-living Indigenous children and young people in high-income countries


Thursday, November 10, 2022

Second, Third COVID-19 Vaccine May Up Relapse in Glomerular Disease

Absolute increase in 30-day relapse risk associated with the second or third vaccine dose is small


Monday, November 7, 2022

COVID-19 Tied to Higher Risk for New, Worsening Bladder Symptoms

Symptomatic infection tied to three times greater risk for developing new or worsening overactive bladder symptoms


Monday, November 7, 2022

Pfizer Study Reveals Big Rise in Immunity From COVID-19 Booster

FDA says findings affirm its decision to approve the booster without human testing based on experience with a similarly tweaked vaccine


Friday, November 4, 2022

Routine Vaccination Coverage Decreased in 2021 Worldwide

Coverage levels for three doses of DTP-containing vaccine, measles-containing vaccine down to lowest levels since 2008


Thursday, November 3, 2022


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