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Prone Positioning Falls Flat for Weaning COVID Patients Off ECMO

— Similar ECMO duration, mortality compared with supine position in randomized trial

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Rare Syndrome After COVID Vaccines Described

"Long vax" events often include neurologic symptoms

Dec 01, 2023
Two-Week Prophylaxis May Prevent Hep C After Kidney Transplant

Direct-acting antiviral prophylaxis worked in all 10 cases in pilot trial

Dec 01, 2023
Opinion
A World AIDS Day Reminder: No One Should Be Left Behind

Investing in at-risk communities at home and abroad is essential

Dec 01, 2023
Texas Sues Pfizer Over Vax Claims; Dr. Rand Paul to the Rescue; Kid Pneumonia Cases

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Dec 01, 2023
Opinion
A World AIDS Day Reminder: No One Should Be Left Behind

Investing in at-risk communities at home and abroad is essential

Texas Sues Pfizer Over Vax Claims; Dr. Rand Paul to the Rescue; Kid Pneumonia Cases

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Solitary Penile Ulcer Could Signal Various Sexually Transmitted Infections

PCR testing reveals an unusual presentation of an increasingly common disease

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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

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House Committee Puts CDC Director in the Spotlight

Mandy Cohen, MD, MPH, was asked about viral outbreak in China and agency's internal workings

Nov 30, 2023
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Very Young Children in HIV Treatment More Likely to Die

PEPFAR data show particularly high risk for infants despite antiretroviral treatment

Nov 30, 2023
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Opinion
Can Paxlovid Improve Long COVID Symptoms?

Harlan Krumholz, MD, discusses his ongoing study and novel approaches to clinical trials

Nov 30, 2023
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Opinion
CDC Advisors' Infection Control Guidance Leaves Us Unprotected

The guidelines will lead to unnecessary infections and deaths if approved

Nov 29, 2023
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Mailing HPV Self-Sampling Kits to Patients Boosted Cervical Cancer Screening

The strategy was effective for patients who were due or overdue for screening

Nov 28, 2023
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Opinion
Ask Your Patients: 'Have You Gotten Your Annual COVID Shot?'

Primary care providers should broach this topic with all patients

Nov 28, 2023
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COVID Tied to Changes in Brain Microstructure

Alterations seen in both long COVID patients and those who recovered from infection

Nov 28, 2023
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Stephen Colbert's Surgery; BA.2.86 Variant Triples; Ransomware Attack Hits Hospitals

Health news and commentary from around the Web gathered by Ƶ staff

Nov 28, 2023
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Opinion
Is the New Mpox 'Outbreak' Deadlier?

Three factors could explain the higher case fatality rate in the Democratic Republic of the Congo

Nov 27, 2023
A photo of mpox lesions on the palms of a man’s hand.
Male vs Female Surgeons; China Beefs Up Fever Clinics; C. Diff Survives Disinfecting

Health news and commentary from around the Web gathered by Ƶ staff

Nov 27, 2023
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Early Interventions for Autism; Imaging After Stenting

Also in TTHealthWatch: Clamping the umbilical cord in premature infants

Nov 25, 2023
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China Reports No 'Unusual' Pathogens Driving Pneumonia Cluster in Kids

Chinese health officials say the rise in respiratory illness is part of a continued surge

Nov 24, 2023
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Serious Syphilitic Uveitis Cases Almost Tripled Over 10-Year Period

Increase comes amid a shortage of gold-standard treatment

Nov 22, 2023
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Cancer Drug Recall; Long COVID and Reinfection; WHO Staffer Killed in Gaza

Health news and commentary from around the Web gathered by Ƶ staff

Nov 22, 2023
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