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CDC Addresses Rebound of Mycoplasma Pneumonia in Kids

β€” Numbers were indeed up in the fall of 2023, but higher before the pandemic

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Florida Defies CDC Amid Measles Outbreak, Says Unvaccinated Kids Can Attend School

CDC advises that unvaccinated students stay home from school for 3 weeks after exposure

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Brain Dysfunction, Immune Abnormalities Seen in Post-Infectious Chronic Fatigue

Deep phenotyping study provides new clues about ME/CFS

Feb 22, 2024
Novel Hepatitis E Vaccine Protects for at Least a Decade

Chinese trial shows "remarkable efficacy" against a threat experts warn may be underappreciated

Feb 22, 2024
Another COVID Toll: Over 134,000 Undiagnosed Cancers During Height of Pandemic

Diagnosis rates remained low throughout 2020, with mortality increase projected

Feb 22, 2024
Novel Hepatitis E Vaccine Protects for at Least a Decade

Chinese trial shows "remarkable efficacy" against a threat experts warn may be underappreciated

Another COVID Toll: Over 134,000 Undiagnosed Cancers During Height of Pandemic

Diagnosis rates remained low throughout 2020, with mortality increase projected

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Solitary Penile Ulcer Could Signal Various Sexually Transmitted Infections

PCR testing reveals an unusual presentation of an increasingly common disease

A computer rendering of an mpox lesion and an mpox virus.
What Caused a Mysterious Grayish Tongue Plaque in a Healthy Man?

Man presented with irregular gray-white ulcers on the soft palate, uvula, and tonsils

A photo of a young male physician inspecting the tongue of a mature man.

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Study Backs Recommended Antibiotic Approach for Aspiration Pneumonia

Evidence of more side effects, lack of survival benefit with extended anaerobic coverage

Feb 21, 2024
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How Common Are False Positive Rapid COVID Tests?

Persistent false positives more common in women, autoimmune disorders

Feb 21, 2024
A close up photo of positive lateral flow COVID test.
Largest COVID Vax Safety Study; Kratom Deaths Rising; Gov. Threatens Hospital Chain

Health news and commentary from around the Web gathered by 51³ΙΘΛΆ―Βώ staff

Feb 21, 2024
Morning Break over illustration of a syringe, Covid virus, and DNA helix over a photo of green vegetation.
AGA Backs Fecal Microbiota-Based Therapies for Recurrent C. Diff

But new guidelines do not recommend use in inflammatory bowel disease or irritable bowel syndrome

Feb 21, 2024
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Opinion
When It Comes to Isolation, COVID Shouldn't Be Singled Out From the Pack

It's time for CDC to update its guidance

Feb 20, 2024
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To Combat Dengue, Brazil's Health Agents Scour Junkyards, Roofs for Mosquitos

It's not clear if cases have reached peak levels, or if the worst is yet to come

Feb 19, 2024
A photo rain water collected on top of a construction container in front of beach crowds in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Do We Simply Not Care About Old People?

The pandemic was a wake-up call on how we care for older adults

Feb 18, 2024
A photo of a senior woman receiving a covid vaccination at a drive through clinic.
Reversing Anticoagulation in Hemorrhagic Stroke; E-Cigs for Smoking Cessation

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Feb 17, 2024
TTUHSC EL PASO HEALTHWATCH with their logo and photos of Rick Lange, MD, and Elizabeth Tracey
Opinion
Hospital-at-Home Could Be a Double-Edged Sword

Equity and infection prevention are cause for concern

Feb 17, 2024
A photo of a female healthcare worker changing a bandage on a senior man lying in his bed at home.
Discrimination Rampant in Healthcare; Spring COVID Booster? Lyme Disease Jumps 69%

Health news and commentary from around the Web gathered by 51³ΙΘΛΆ―Βώ staff

Feb 16, 2024
Morning Break over illustration of a syringe, Covid virus, and DNA helix over a photo of green vegetation.
Lawmakers Clash Over COVID Vaccine Safety at House Hearing

Purpose of CDC's VAERS reporting system debated

Feb 15, 2024
A screenshot of Peter Marks, MD, PhD, speaking during this hearing.
Shingrix Tied to Higher Risk of Ophthalmic Shingles Recurrence

Patients with a history of herpes zoster ophthalmicus who get the vaccine need careful monitoring

Feb 15, 2024
A photo of a man with a herpes zoster shingles rash above his eye
Opinion
COVID's Latest Adaptation: It Has Lulled Us to Sleep

My doctor's refusal to prescribe "just-in-case" Paxlovid speaks volumes

Feb 15, 2024
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CDC's Tracking a New COVID Variant: BA.2.87.1

More than 30 changes in its spike protein has prompted agency to keep a close eye

Feb 15, 2024
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