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Infectious Disease

Urban-Dwelling Indigenous Young People Face Higher Burden of Skin Conditions

Nov 10, 2022

THURSDAY, Nov. 10, 2022 (HealthDay News) -- A significant burden of atopic dermatitis and bacterial skin infections exists in urban-living Indigenous children and young people in high-income countries...

16 Illnesses, One Death Reported From Listeria in Deli Meat, Cheese

Nov 10, 2022

THURSDAY, Nov. 10, 2022 (HealthDay News) -- Public health officials are investigating an outbreak of Listeria that has infected people in at least six states, hospitalizing 13, killing one, and causin...

Contact Tracing Shows No Transmission From Index Monkeypox Case

Nov 09, 2022

TUESDAY, Nov. 8, 2022 (HealthDay News) -- No secondary cases were observed in a large contact investigation in response to the first case of monkeypox virus (MPXV) infection in the United States. Resu...

COVID Vaccine Hesitancy Tied to Worse Primary RRD Outcomes

Nov 09, 2022

Studies have shown that rhegmatogenous retinal detachment (RRD) benefits from early intervention and that delays in treatment can result in poor outcomes. Although RRD is an urgent medical condition, ...

Presymptomatic Transmission Seen With Monkeypox

Nov 05, 2022

THURSDAY, Nov. 3, 2022 (HealthDay News) -- Substantial monkeypox transmission occurs before symptoms appear or are detected, according to a study published online Nov. 2 in The BMJ.Thomas Ward, from t...

Managing an Extensive Central Nervous System Cladophialophora Bantiana Infection

Nov 04, 2022

Rare invasive fungal infection of the central nervous system (CNS) in children has a significant mortality rate. In this report, researchers discussed a case of CNS phaeohyphomycosis caused by the fun...

Breast Milk & Saliva for pCMV Screening in VLBW Infants

Nov 01, 2022

It is unknown what strategy would be most effective in treating postnatal cytomegalovirus disease pCMV in newborns with very low birth weight (VLBW). Therefore, there have to be methods developed to m...

Bronchoalveolar lavage in Pediatric Oncology Patients

Nov 01, 2022

Assessment of lower respiratory tract infection in children with cancer or post-hematopoietic stem cell transplant requires a sample of the lower airways, which can be accomplished through bronchoalve...

MIS-C Health Disparities After SARS-CoV-2 Infection

Nov 01, 2022

Children of racial and ethnic minorities are disproportionately affected by multisystem inflammatory syndrome in children (MIS-C), a consequence of severe acute respiratory syndrome caused by coronavi...

1999 to 2018 Saw Increase in Barriers to Timely Medical Care

Nov 01, 2022

FRIDAY, Oct. 28, 2022 (HealthDay News) -- From 1999 to 2018, barriers to timely medical care in the United States increased for all race and ethnic groups, with disparities between groups also increas...

Viral Shedding Common After First-Episode Genital HSV-1 Infection

Nov 01, 2022

MONDAY, Oct. 31, 2022 (HealthDay News) -- Genital viral shedding is frequent after first-episode genital herpes simplex virus type 1 (HSV-1) infection, particularly among those with primary infection,...

FDA Warns of Amoxicillin Shortage

Nov 01, 2022

MONDAY, Oct. 31, 2022 (HealthDay News) -- Supplies of amoxicillin oral solution are low, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration warned Friday. The shortage may be linked to an ongoing surge in respirat...

Higher Work Hours Linked to Depressive Symptoms for Interns

Oct 28, 2022

THURSDAY, Oct. 27, 2022 (HealthDay News) -- For interns, higher work hours are associated with increased depressive symptoms, according to a letter to the editor published in the Oct. 20 issue of the ...

COVID-19 Exacerbated Vaccination Inequities in Childhood

Oct 28, 2022

The COVID-19 pandemic increased vaccine inequities for pediatric patients around the world, especially among ethnic minorities and low-income households. The COVID-19 pandemic likely increased ...

#VisualAbstract: Ivermectin does not improve recovery time in adults with mild to moderate COVID-19 infection

Oct 27, 2022

Click here to read this study in JAMA.  ...

Rapid antigen tests detect delta and omicron variants of SARS-COV-2 with similar efficacy

Oct 27, 2022

1. Rapid antigen tests had similar sensitivity in detecting coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) omicron and delta variants. 2. Rapid antigen test performance was more effective when reverse transcript...

Female Med Students Publish Less, Despite Higher Number of Research Experiences

Oct 27, 2022

WEDNESDAY, Oct. 26, 2022 (HealthDay News) -- Among medical school students, there are significant disparities in publication rates across sex and race and ethnicity, according to a study published onl...

Female Med Students Publish Less, Despite Higher Number of Research Experiences

Oct 27, 2022

WEDNESDAY, Oct. 26, 2022 (HealthDay News) -- Among medical school students, there are significant disparities in publication rates across sex and race and ethnicity, according to a study published onl...

IDSA: Three-Dose Hepatitis B Vaccine Highly Protective in Persons With HIV

Oct 27, 2022

WEDNESDAY, Oct. 26, 2022 (HealthDay News) -- For persons living with HIV (PLWH), a three-dose hepatitis B virus (HBV) vaccine adjuvanted to a TLR-9 agonist (HepB-CpG) yields 100 percent seroprotection...

IDSA: Three-Dose Hepatitis B Vaccine Highly Protective in Persons With HIV

Oct 27, 2022

WEDNESDAY, Oct. 26, 2022 (HealthDay News) -- For persons living with HIV (PLWH), a three-dose hepatitis B virus (HBV) vaccine adjuvanted to a TLR-9 agonist (HepB-CpG) yields 100 percent seroprotection...