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Infectious Disease

Guideline Developed for Assessing Penicillin Allergies

Oct 05, 2022

MONDAY, Oct. 3, 2022 (HealthDay News) -- In a clinical practice guideline issued by the British Society for Allergy and Clinical Immunology (BSACI) and published online Sept. 21 in Clinical & Expe...

Research & Development Investments Do Not Explain Drug Price Variation

Oct 05, 2022

MONDAY, Oct. 3, 2022 (HealthDay News) -- For a sample of 60 drugs, research and development investments do not explain the variation in list prices, according to a study published online Sept. 26 in J...

Infections Reported After Single Dose of Monkeypox Vaccine

Oct 05, 2022

TUESDAY, Oct. 4, 2022 (HealthDay News) -- Most cases of monkeypox that occur after vaccination with the modified Vaccinia Ankara-Bavarian Nordic vaccine (MVA-BN) occur within 14 days of receipt of the...

Medicare Eligibility Linked to Improvements in Health Care Access

Oct 05, 2022

TUESDAY, Oct. 4, 2022 (HealthDay News) -- Medicare eligibility and enrollment at age 65 years is associated with improvements in some measures of health care access and affordability, according to a s...

For Patients Taking PrEP, Poor Adherence Drives HIV Seroconversions

Oct 03, 2022

HIV seroconversions among patients prescribed PrEP were driven by poor adherence, with many patients who acquired HIV reporting low self-perceived risk for HIV. “PrEP is highly effective when...

Vaccine-Associated Aluminum Linked to Persistent Asthma in Young Children

Oct 01, 2022

FRIDAY, Sept. 30, 2022 (HealthDay News) -- There is an association between vaccine-associated aluminum and persistent asthma among children with and without eczema, according to a study published onli...

Rubella Elimination Likely to Be Achievable in All Countries

Oct 01, 2022

FRIDAY, Sept. 30, 2022 (HealthDay News) -- Rubella elimination is likely to be achievable in all countries, but measles elimination is likely in only some countries, according to a study published in ...

Acute Respiratory Illness Due to EV-D68 Increased in Late Summer 2022

Sep 30, 2022

THURSDAY, Sept. 29, 2022 (HealthDay News) -- In late summer 2022, for children and adolescents, there was an increase in acute respiratory illness (ARI) resulting from enterovirus (EV)-D68 in the Unit...

Early U.S. Data Show Jynneos Vaccine Protects Against Monkeypox

Sep 30, 2022

THURSDAY, Sept. 29, 2022 (HealthDay News) -- The Jynneos vaccine, originally designed to guard against smallpox infection, also seems to protect against monkeypox, new U.S. government data show.The po...

Decreased Asthma Exacerbations Observed During COVID-19 Pandemic

Sep 29, 2022

After COVID-19 pandemic protocols were put into place, asthma exacerbations decreased and were lower than during the prior year through May 2021. It has been anecdotally observed that severe as...

Hospital-Treated Infections Earlier in Life Tied to Alzheimer, Parkinson Disease Risk

Sep 28, 2022

WEDNESDAY, Sept. 28, 2022 (HealthDay News) -- Hospital-treated infections, especially repeated infections in early life and midlife, are associated with increased risks for Alzheimer disease (AD) and ...

Regular physical activity may confer protection against adverse COVID-19 outcomes

Sep 28, 2022

1. In this study, engaging in regular physical activity had a lower risk of infection, hospitalization, severe COVID-19 illness, and COVID-19 related death compared to inactive peers. 2. The greatest ...

Impact of multispecies probiotic in preventing antibiotic-associated diarrhea unclear

Sep 28, 2022

 1. In a randomized control trial, administration of multispecies probiotics did not affect the incidence of antibiotic-associated diarrhea as defined by strict criteria. 2. Multispecies probiotic ...

Bivalent mRNA-1273.214 Elicits Better Response Against Omicron

Sep 28, 2022

TUESDAY, Sept. 27, 2022 (HealthDay News) -- Interim results of an ongoing study show that use of the bivalent omicron-containing vaccine mRNA-1273.214 as a second booster elicits neutralizing antibody...

USPSTF Recommends Syphilis Screening for At-Risk Persons

Sep 28, 2022

TUEDAY, Sept. 27, 2022 (HealthDay News) -- The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) recommends syphilis screening for asymptomatic, nonpregnant adolescents and adults who have ever been sexual...

Decrease Noted in Peritoneal Dialysis-Linked Peritonitis Rates

Sep 27, 2022

MONDAY, Sept. 26, 2022 (HealthDay News) -- Peritoneal dialysis (PD)-associated peritonitis rates have decreased over time, according to a study published online Sept. 12 in the American Journal of Kid...

Less than One-Quarter of PrEP Users Vaccinated Against HPV

Sep 27, 2022

Pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) for HIV prevention has been shown to be an effective strategy and is indicated for people at increased risk for infection from sexual contact or injection drug use. “...

Multidose Antibiotic Prophylaxis No Better for Breast Implant Surgery

Sep 24, 2022

FRIDAY, Sept. 23, 2022 (HealthDay News) -- Multiple-dose antibiotic prophylaxis is not superior to a single-dose regimen in preventing surgical site infection (SSI) after implant-based breast reconstr...

Physician Burnout Significantly Increased During 2020 to 2021

Sep 24, 2022

FRIDAY, Sept. 23, 2022 (HealthDay News) -- A dramatic increase in burnout occurred in U.S. physicians between 2020 and 2021, according to a study published online Sept. 13 in Mayo Clinical Proceedings...

Neuropsychiatric Manifestations Seen in Monkeypox Patients

Sep 23, 2022

THURSDAY, Sept. 22, 2022 (HealthDay News) -- Neuropsychiatric presentations, including seizure, confusion, and encephalitis, have been reported among patients with monkeypox infection, according to a ...