First Lady Jill Biden Has COVID-19
TUESDAY, Aug. 16, 2022 -- First Lady Jill Biden has COVID-19 and is experiencing " mild symptoms, " according to her staff. " After testing negative for COVID-19 on Monday during her regular testing cadence, the First Lady began to develop cold-like... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
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Cheaper OTC Hearing Aids Should Be in Stores by October, FDA Says
TUESDAY, Aug. 16, 2022 -- Affordable over-the-counter hearing aids will bring relief to millions of Americans suffering from hearing loss by mid-October, under a landmark proposal just announced by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. The final... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
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Universal Health Care Affects Childhood Vaccination Rates
TUESDAY, Aug. 16, 2022 -- Countries with greater progress toward universal health coverage (UHC) had smaller declines in childhood immunization during the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a study published online Aug. 16 in PLOS Medicine. Sooyoung... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
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Multidose BCG Protects Against COVID-19 in At-Risk Individuals
TUESDAY, Aug. 16, 2022 -- The multidose Bacillus Calmette-Guerin (BCG) vaccine offers protection against COVID-19 infection among COVID-19-unvaccinated individuals with type 1 diabetes, according to a study published online Aug. 15 in Cell Reports... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
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Monkeypox Virus Detected in Anorectal Samples From Asymptomatic Patients
TUESDAY, Aug. 16, 2022 -- Asymptomatic cases of men who have sex with men (MSM) who are positive for monkeypox virus (MPXV) are described in a research letter published online Aug. 16 in the Annals of Internal Medicine. Valentine Marie... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
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Two Million Infant Swings, Rockers Recalled Due to Strangulation Danger
TUESDAY, Aug. 16, 2022 -- Millions of infant swings and rockers are being recalled because crawling babies can get entangled in straps that dangle beneath them. The recall applies to MamaRoo and RockaRoo swings and rockers manufactured by Thorley... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
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USPSTF Continues to Recommend Against Genital Herpes Screening
TUESDAY, Aug. 16, 2022 -- The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) did not find new evidence that could result in a change to the 2016 recommendation on screening for genital herpes and consequently continues to recommend against routine... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
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Actinic Keratosis Diagnosed in Almost One-Third of Older Adults
TUESDAY, Aug. 16, 2022 -- Nearly three in 10 Medicare beneficiaries have at least one actinic keratosis diagnosis encounter over five years of follow-up, according to a research letter published online July 27 in JAMA Dermatology. Lucy J. Navsaria,... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
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Role of Genetics Studied in Rheumatoid Arthritis Development
TUESDAY, Aug. 16, 2022 -- Genetic predisposition is increased across patients with pre-rheumatoid arthritis (RA), according to a study published online Aug. 12 in Arthritis& Rheumatology. Marc P. Maurits, from the Leiden University Medical... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
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Neurologic Complications Common in Children Hospitalized With COVID-19
TUESDAY, Aug. 16, 2022 -- Neurologic complications are common in children hospitalized with COVID-19, and are associated with worse hospital outcomes, according to a study published online Aug. 11 in Pediatrics. James W. Antoon, M.D., Ph.D., from... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
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Diet High in n-3-PUFAs Linked to Lower Breast Cancer Risk
TUESDAY, Aug. 16, 2022 -- A diet high in n-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFAs) is associated with a reduced risk for breast cancer among women in China, according to a study published online July 26 in Menopause. Zhuo-Lin Zhang, M.D., from Sun... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
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COVID-19 Risk for Dialysis Patients Tied to Antibody Response to Vaccine
TUESDAY, Aug. 16, 2022 -- During the omicron-predominant period, three doses of an mRNA COVID-19 vaccine were associated with improved protection against infection for patients receiving dialysis, but patients with low circulating severe acute... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
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Pregnancy Does Not Affect Survival in Women With Melanoma
TUESDAY, Aug. 16, 2022 -- Pregnancy status does not affect survival after melanoma, according to a study published online July 23 in the Journal of the European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology. Maija Kiuru, M.D., from University of... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
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Dupilumab Studied in Patients Hospitalized for COVID-19
TUESDAY, Aug. 16, 2022 -- Early research suggests that dupilumab, a monoclonal antibody used to treat asthma and eczema, may benefit patients hospitalized with moderate-to-severe COVID-19, according to a study published in the August issue of Open... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
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Gout More Prevalent Among Black Versus White U.S. Adults
TUESDAY, Aug. 16, 2022 -- Gout is more prevalent in adults self-reporting Black versus White race, but these differences are attenuated after full adjustment for all risk factors, according to a study published online Aug. 15 in JAMA Network... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
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