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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

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

Health-Sector Shift Work Linked to Increased Odds of Metabolic Syndrome

Risk of developing metabolic syndrome increased for shift workers in 10 of 12 studies included in review and meta-analysis

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

Pool Neck Floats a Danger to Babies, FDA Warns

Inflatable plastic rings are especially dangerous for infants who have developmental delays or special needs

Wednesday, June 29, 2022

CDC: Infant Outcomes Vary by Maternal Place of Birth

Rates of preterm birth, low birthweight, and NICU admission all varied by mother's place of birth in or outside the United States

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

Pfizer Has Two Updated Booster Shots to Help Fight Omicron

Company said Saturday that it was confident its new booster candidates are better than their predecessor

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

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

SCOTUS Overturns Roe v. Wade, Leaving Many Women Without Access to Abortion

Decision sets the stage for a swift rollback of abortion rights in more than half of the United States

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

Tampons Are in Short Supply Across United States

Shortages are being caused by supply problems getting cotton and plastic

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

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

AAP Updates Recommendations for Safe Infant Sleep Practices

Infants should be placed in supine position, on firm, flat, noninclined surface for every sleep

Tuesday, June 21, 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

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

Abbott Infant Formula Plant Closed Again After Flooding

After the plant is resanitized, Abbott said it will resume making EleCare, followed by specialty and metabolic formulas

Thursday, June 16, 2022

ENDO: Guidelines Updated for Hospitalized Adults With Hyperglycemia

Guidelines address glycemic management in noncritically ill hospitalized adults with diabetes or newly recognized hyperglycemia

Tuesday, June 14, 2022

Abbott Baby Formula Plant Tied to Shortage Reopens

Production of EleCare specialty formulas for infants with severe food allergies and digestive problems will be given top priority

Monday, June 6, 2022

Feds Warn of Bedrails That Can Entrap; Three Deaths Reported

Warning applies to 10 models of bedrails made and sold by Mobility Transfer Systems

Friday, June 3, 2022

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