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Biden Is Positive for COVID-19

β€” Biden will fly to his home in Delaware and "self-isolate"

8 Hrs Ago
President Joe Biden boarding Air Force One.

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Nasal Sprays Reduce Sick Days From Respiratory Illnesses in High-Risk Patients

Sprays and behavioral intervention also reduced antibiotic use in primary care

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Paxlovid After a COVID Exposure Fails to Reduce Household Transmission

Nearly all trial participants had some level of immunity at baseline, however

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D.C. Hospital Gets a Wake-Up Call to Chagas Disease

Report is part of larger efforts to increase awareness of neglected disease

Jul 17, 2024
Trump Falsely Claims Babies Can Change 'Radically' After Vaccination

Fact-checking Trump's recent call with independent presidential candidate Robert F. Kennedy Jr.

Jul 17, 2024
D.C. Hospital Gets a Wake-Up Call to Chagas Disease

Report is part of larger efforts to increase awareness of neglected disease

Trump Falsely Claims Babies Can Change 'Radically' After Vaccination

Fact-checking Trump's recent call with independent presidential candidate Robert F. Kennedy Jr.

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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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Tuskegee Syphilis Study Whistleblower Peter Buxtun Has Died at Age 86

Buxtun is revered as a hero to public health scholars and ethicists

Jul 16, 2024
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Healthcare a Minor Player in Monday Night's GOP Convention Proceedings

But transgender issues, abortion, and COVID all made an appearance

Jul 16, 2024
 A photo of a RNC 2024 Milwaukee banner at the Republican National Convention in Milwaukee Wisconsin.
Novel Program Helps People With HIV Manage Chronic Pain

Intervention may be as efficacious as pharmacologic treatments, researchers suggest

Jul 15, 2024
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U.S. Health Officials Confirm Four New Bird Flu Cases

Infections in Colorado poultry workers bring U.S. total to nine since 2022

Jul 15, 2024
A photo of chickens in their cages at a farm in Iowa.
COVID May Affect Type 1 Diabetes in Kids, and Not in a Good Way

Clinical disease incidence jumped after infection

Jul 15, 2024
 A computer rendering of a COVID virus.
Dr. Ruth Dies; Details About Trump Shooter; Bird Flu Pandemic a Single Mutation Away

Health news and commentary gathered by 51³ΙΘΛΆ―Βώ staff

Jul 15, 2024
Morning Break over illustration of a syringe, Covid virus, and DNA helix over a photo of green vegetation.
Should U.S. Farmworkers Get Bird Flu Shots? Some Experts Say Yes

Opinions remain divided while CDC continues wait-and-see approach

Jul 14, 2024
 A photo of a male dairy farmer interacting with feeding cows.
Opinion
Smartphone App Decreased Distracted Driving and Other Noteworthy Studies This Week

This piece is devoted to four exceptional papers in JAMA Network Open

Jul 13, 2024
 A photo of a man texting while driving.
Don't Try ARBs for Severe COVID, Trial Indicates

Harms seen without any compensating survival benefit

Jul 12, 2024
 A photo of physicians tending to a severe COVID patient in the ICU.
Thousands of Oregon Hospital Patients May Have Been Exposed to Infectious Diseases

An anesthesiologist may not have followed infection control practices

Jul 12, 2024
 Providence Willamette Falls Medical Center in Oregon City
Opinion
The Hardest I've Cried

Notes from a physician fighting helplessness and misinformation

Jul 12, 2024
 A photo of a nurse tending to a COVID patient in the ICU.
Senate Committee Wrestles With Risks and Benefits of Virus Research

Specter of COVID lab-leak theory looms over discussion

Jul 11, 2024
 A screenshot of Kevin Esvelt, PhD, speaking during this hearing.
Newborn Hep B Vax Refusal Rates Dropped During Pandemic, D.C. Study Finds

Hospital setting may offer unique opportunity to increase vaccination rates

Jul 11, 2024
 A photo of a syringe in a blue rubber-gloved hand over an out of focus infant.
Plague in the U.S.: Neither Gone nor Forgotten

Thankfully, no longer the Black Death

Jul 11, 2024
A photo of a sign warning of bubonic plague at Mountain Arsenal Wildlife Refuge in Commerce City, Colorado.
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