EMA Warns of New AZ Vaccine Side Effect EMA Warns of New AZ Vaccine Side Effect
AstraZeneca's Vaxzevria COVID-19 vaccine is now contraindicated in people with a history of capillary leak syndrome; the condition will be listed as a side effect with an"unknown frequency."News Alerts (Source: Medscape Pulmonary Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pulmonary Medicine Headlines - June 11, 2021 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Cardiology News Alert Source Type: news

COVID-19 Death Toll Higher for International Medical Graduates COVID-19 Death Toll Higher for International Medical Graduates
A disproportionate share of the US physicians who died from COVID-19 in 2020 had graduated from medical schools outside the United States.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Pulmonary Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pulmonary Medicine Headlines - June 11, 2021 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Intersection of Trauma, Race in Pregnancy Calls for More Study Intersection of Trauma, Race in Pregnancy Calls for More Study
Black patients experienced more moderate to severe violent trauma during pregnancy than non-Black patients, according to research from the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists meeting.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Pulmonary Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pulmonary Medicine Headlines - June 10, 2021 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Ob/Gyn & Women ' s Health News Source Type: news

Eat Two Fruits a Day, Ward Off Diabetes? Eat Two Fruits a Day, Ward Off Diabetes?
Results from an observational Australian study'support encouragement of the consumption of whole fruits, but not fruit juice, to preserve insulin sensitivity and mitigate type 2 diabetes risk. 'Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Pulmonary Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pulmonary Medicine Headlines - June 10, 2021 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

Lipoprotein Apheresis Shows Durable Impact on CV Outcomes Lipoprotein Apheresis Shows Durable Impact on CV Outcomes
Giving very high-risk dyslipidemia patients lipoprotein apheresis dramatically reduces their risk for cardiovascular (CV) and noncardiovascular events, show'unique'7-year Germany registry data.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Pulmonary Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pulmonary Medicine Headlines - June 8, 2021 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

Florida Stops Publishing Daily COVID-19 Numbers Florida Stops Publishing Daily COVID-19 Numbers
Now the Florida Department of Health will provide reports about coronavirus cases and vaccines on a weekly basis each Friday.WebMD Health News (Source: Medscape Pulmonary Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pulmonary Medicine Headlines - June 7, 2021 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Study Estimates Waste From a Mohs Surgery Practice Over One Year Study Estimates Waste From a Mohs Surgery Practice Over One Year
Dermatologists at a Mohs surgery clinic in Chicago measured the waste produced from surgical procedures over a 3-week period.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Pulmonary Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pulmonary Medicine Headlines - June 1, 2021 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Dermatology News Source Type: news

Multiple Scenarios in Play for COVID This Fall, Winter: Experts Multiple Scenarios in Play for COVID This Fall, Winter: Experts
Experts vary on what to expect this fall and winter, but without proper precautions we could be in for'a roller coaster ride without brakes. 'Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Pulmonary Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pulmonary Medicine Headlines - May 20, 2021 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Herd Immunity Is Still Possible, and I'm not Ready to Give Up Herd Immunity Is Still Possible, and I'm not Ready to Give Up
Public opinion seems to be shifting toward living with COVID as we do with flu, but it's not too late to achieve herd immunity, says F. Perry Wilson. All it takes is a bit of hard work.Medscape (Source: Medscape Pulmonary Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pulmonary Medicine Headlines - May 19, 2021 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Public Health & Prevention Commentary Source Type: news

Fallout, Confusion Continue in Wake of CDC Mask Announcement Fallout, Confusion Continue in Wake of CDC Mask Announcement
CDC Director Rochelle Walensky, MD, defends the policy after the agency announced that fully vaccinated people no longer need to wear masks for indoor and other activities.WebMD Health News (Source: Medscape Pulmonary Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pulmonary Medicine Headlines - May 17, 2021 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Biden: US to Send US-Approved Vaccines Abroad Biden: US to Send US-Approved Vaccines Abroad
' No ocean's wide enough, no wall's high enough to keep us safe,'Biden said.'Rampant disease and death in other countries can destabilize those countries and pose a risk to us as well. 'WebMD Health News (Source: Medscape Pulmonary Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pulmonary Medicine Headlines - May 17, 2021 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Is the CDC Leading on COVID or Leading From Behind? Is the CDC Leading on COVID or Leading From Behind?
Public health experts weigh in on the CDC's latest mask guidance, how they think the agency is doing, and where it should go next.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Pulmonary Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pulmonary Medicine Headlines - May 14, 2021 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Reassuring Data on Impact of Mild COVID-19 on the Heart Reassuring Data on Impact of Mild COVID-19 on the Heart
A study shows no measurable impact on the heart 6 months after mild COVID-19 among healthcare workers, suggesting screening in asymptomatic individuals after mild disease is not indicated.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Pulmonary Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pulmonary Medicine Headlines - May 10, 2021 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

Want COVID Under Control? Screen Asymptomatic Kids Now, Fast Want COVID Under Control? Screen Asymptomatic Kids Now, Fast
Findings of a recent study suggest that rapid identification of asymptomatic infections in children may be the key to getting the pandemic under control.Medscape (Source: Medscape Pulmonary Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pulmonary Medicine Headlines - April 28, 2021 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Public Health & Prevention Commentary Source Type: news

Elsevier to Retract Debunked Masks Study Elsevier to Retract Debunked Masks Study
The paper was published by an exercise physiologist with no academic connection to Stanford University or the NIH in a journal that accepts"radical, speculative and non-mainstream scientific ideas."Retraction Watch (Source: Medscape Pulmonary Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pulmonary Medicine Headlines - April 28, 2021 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

India's Dire COVID-19 Situation Likely to Worsen. Could It Happen Here? India's Dire COVID-19 Situation Likely to Worsen. Could It Happen Here?
Experts weigh in on what's at stake right now for the nearly 1.4 billion people in India and on the possibility the US could see a similar, steep surge in the future.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Pulmonary Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pulmonary Medicine Headlines - April 28, 2021 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Being Overweight Ups Risk for Severe COVID-19 in Hospital Being Overweight Ups Risk for Severe COVID-19 in Hospital
This research"adds to the known data on the associations between obesity and severe COVID-19 disease and extends these findings" to patients who are overweight and/or have diabetes.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Pulmonary Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pulmonary Medicine Headlines - April 27, 2021 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

FDA Approves Oral Contraceptive With New Estrogen FDA Approves Oral Contraceptive With New Estrogen
The US Food and Drug Administration has approved a new estrogen for the first time in more than 50 years.FDA Approvals (Source: Medscape Pulmonary Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pulmonary Medicine Headlines - April 21, 2021 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Ob/Gyn & Women ' s Health News Alert Source Type: news

Postpartum Healthcare Needs Exceed Those of Nonpostpartum Patients Postpartum Healthcare Needs Exceed Those of Nonpostpartum Patients
Postpartum women with commercial health insurance used substantially more inpatient and outpatient care than nonpostpartum women, particularly in the first 2 months after giving birth, study says.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Pulmonary Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pulmonary Medicine Headlines - April 19, 2021 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Ob/Gyn & Women ' s Health News Source Type: news

More Exercise Linked to Lower Chance of Severe COVID-19: Study More Exercise Linked to Lower Chance of Severe COVID-19: Study
Researchers connect how much people report exercising before the pandemic and their outcomes after diagnosis with COVID-19.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Pulmonary Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pulmonary Medicine Headlines - April 16, 2021 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Four Ways HIV Activists Have Saved Lives During COVID Four Ways HIV Activists Have Saved Lives During COVID
We owe these early fighters a debt of gratitude for transforming our response to public health crises.Knowable Magazine (Source: Medscape Pulmonary Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pulmonary Medicine Headlines - April 15, 2021 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: HIV/AIDS Commentary Source Type: news

Four Black Medical Schools Get $6M to Widen Vaccine Outreach Four Black Medical Schools Get $6M to Widen Vaccine Outreach
Each of the schools will use the money to buy additional mobile vaccination units to expand current community outreach efforts.Associated Press (Source: Medscape Pulmonary Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pulmonary Medicine Headlines - April 13, 2021 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

CDC Chief Urges Michigan to'Close Things Down' Amid Spike CDC Chief Urges Michigan to'Close Things Down' Amid Spike
Michigan hospitals on Monday reported treating about 3900 adults with confirmed COVID-19, which surpassed a previous peak from December 1.Associated Press (Source: Medscape Pulmonary Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pulmonary Medicine Headlines - April 13, 2021 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Vaginal Gel Shows Promise in Preventing Common STIs Vaginal Gel Shows Promise in Preventing Common STIs
Already approved as a contraceptive, this gel was tested for safety and effectiveness in preventing chlamydia and gonorrhea.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Pulmonary Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pulmonary Medicine Headlines - April 9, 2021 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Ob/Gyn & Women ' s Health News Source Type: news

Star Trek Fan Has 26 COVID-19 Papers Retracted by Elsevier Star Trek Fan Has 26 COVID-19 Papers Retracted by Elsevier
In one fell swoop, Grech joins the Retraction Watch leaderboard of 30 authors with the most retractions in the world.Retraction Watch (Source: Medscape Pulmonary Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pulmonary Medicine Headlines - April 6, 2021 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Some Businesses Want Masks On, Even as States Drop Mandates Some Businesses Want Masks On, Even as States Drop Mandates
But many business owners like Lozada are keeping their own rules in place, requiring staffers and customers alike to wear masks for the sake of protecting everybody, particularly their employees.Associated Press (Source: Medscape Pulmonary Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pulmonary Medicine Headlines - April 6, 2021 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

FDA Authorizes Fuller Vials for Moderna's COVID-19 Vaccine FDA Authorizes Fuller Vials for Moderna's COVID-19 Vaccine
The FDA approved new vials from Moderna that can contain up to 15 doses, and the agency said the current 10-dose vials can safely extract up to 11 doses.WebMD Health News (Source: Medscape Pulmonary Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pulmonary Medicine Headlines - April 5, 2021 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

US Government Directs Johnson & Johnson to Run Vaccine Plant US Government Directs Johnson & Johnson to Run Vaccine Plant
Federal health officials on Saturday put Johnson& Johnson in charge of a vaccine manufacturing plant in Baltimore that contaminated 15 million doses of the COVID-19 vaccine and ordered the plant to stop making AstraZeneca doses.WebMD Health News (Source: Medscape Pulmonary Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pulmonary Medicine Headlines - April 5, 2021 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

More Than a Dozen States to Open Vaccines to All Adults More Than a Dozen States to Open Vaccines to All Adults
The rapid expansion has fueled concerns that the number of eager vaccine seekers will far outstrip the available supply of shots, frustrating millions of newly eligible people.Associated Press (Source: Medscape Pulmonary Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pulmonary Medicine Headlines - March 30, 2021 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Native American Health Clinics Offering Vaccine to Visitors Native American Health Clinics Offering Vaccine to Visitors
Most Indian Health Service facilities are beginning to offer vaccines to the general population after successfully immunizing vulnerable tribal members.Associated Press (Source: Medscape Pulmonary Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pulmonary Medicine Headlines - March 30, 2021 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Minnesota Reports 89 COVID-19 Cases in Vaccinated People Minnesota Reports 89 COVID-19 Cases in Vaccinated People
The 89 breakthrough cases represent less than a tenth of 1% of those who have been fully vaccinated.WebMD Health News (Source: Medscape Pulmonary Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pulmonary Medicine Headlines - March 25, 2021 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

' Disinformation Dozen' Driving Anti-Vaccine Content'Disinformation Dozen' Driving Anti-Vaccine Content
' Disinformation has become a direct threat to public health,'Imran Ahmed, CEO of the Center for Countering Digital Hate, said in a statement.WebMD Health News (Source: Medscape Pulmonary Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pulmonary Medicine Headlines - March 25, 2021 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

New York Sees First Case of Brazil COVID-19 Variant New York Sees First Case of Brazil COVID-19 Variant
Public health officials have been concerned about the highly contagious nature of the variant, particularly because it has reinfected some people who have already recovered from COVID-19.WebMD Health News (Source: Medscape Pulmonary Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pulmonary Medicine Headlines - March 22, 2021 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

NIH Director Discusses Vaccines, Science, Faith, and Structural Racism NIH Director Discusses Vaccines, Science, Faith, and Structural Racism
WebMD Chief Medical Officer John Whyte talks with Dr Francis Collins about vaccine development, faith and vaccine hesitancy, ending structural racism, and more.WebMD (Source: Medscape Pulmonary Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pulmonary Medicine Headlines - March 17, 2021 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Public Health & Prevention Expert Interview Source Type: news

To Extract More Doses per Vial, Vaccinators Put Squeeze on FDA To Extract More Doses per Vial, Vaccinators Put Squeeze on FDA
Although vaccine supply is ramping up, the supply gap puts pressure on vaccinating teams to extract every drop they can. Some are asking the FDA to waive guidance against extracting vaccine.Kaiser Health News (Source: Medscape Pulmonary Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pulmonary Medicine Headlines - March 12, 2021 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

California Leaders Look to Reopening, Push 1-Shot Vaccine California Leaders Look to Reopening, Push 1-Shot Vaccine
' The likelihood of hitting that green tier is probably sooner than some of us thought when we were looking at the summer and fall,'Dr Mark Ghaly, California's health secretary, said Thursday.Associated Press (Source: Medscape Pulmonary Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pulmonary Medicine Headlines - March 12, 2021 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

NY Officials Altered Count of Nursing Home Deaths NY Officials Altered Count of Nursing Home Deaths
Top aides altered a state Health Department report to omit the true number of people killed by COVID-19 in the state's nursing homes.Associated Press (Source: Medscape Pulmonary Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pulmonary Medicine Headlines - March 5, 2021 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

White House: Next 3 Months'Pivotal' In COVID Fight White House: Next 3 Months'Pivotal' In COVID Fight
The next 3 months in the fight against the coronavirus pandemic are"pivotal," CDC Director Rochelle Walensky, MD, said.WebMD Health News (Source: Medscape Pulmonary Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pulmonary Medicine Headlines - March 3, 2021 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Missed Visits During Pandemic Cause'Detrimental Ripple Effects'Missed Visits During Pandemic Cause'Detrimental Ripple Effects '
Patients with chronic diseases are more likely to have postponed care because of COVID-19 precautions, a survey finds, and physicians are seeing the consequences.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Pulmonary Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pulmonary Medicine Headlines - February 26, 2021 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

Will New Federal COVID Guidance Lead to Open Schools? Will New Federal COVID Guidance Lead to Open Schools?
Newly released CDC guidance on reopening K-12 schools is at odds with what states and local schools are already doing, leading to confusion as many administrators and teachers grapple with a return to the classroom.WebMD Health News (Source: Medscape Pulmonary Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pulmonary Medicine Headlines - February 24, 2021 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Pediatrics News Source Type: news

Fauci: Americans May Need to Wear Masks Through 2022 Fauci: Americans May Need to Wear Masks Through 2022
Americans may still need to wear face masks through 2022 to protect against the spread of the coronavirus and emerging variants, Anthony Fauci, MD, said.WebMD Health News (Source: Medscape Pulmonary Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pulmonary Medicine Headlines - February 23, 2021 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

GOP Working to Block Biden's Health Care Pick; Dems Unfazed GOP Working to Block Biden's Health Care Pick; Dems Unfazed
Tuesday, it's the health committee's turn, followed Wednesday by the Finance Committee, which will vote on sending Becerra's nomination to the Senate floor.Associated Press (Source: Medscape Pulmonary Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pulmonary Medicine Headlines - February 23, 2021 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Internal Medicine News Source Type: news

Here's the COVID Exit Door -- Will We Walk Through It? Here's the COVID Exit Door -- Will We Walk Through It?
WebMD Chief Medical Officer John Whyte talks with Dr Yaneer Bar-Yam about a COVID-19 elimination strategy that would require a strict 5-week lockdown to create no-virus areas.WebMD (Source: Medscape Pulmonary Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pulmonary Medicine Headlines - February 18, 2021 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Public Health & Prevention Expert Interview Source Type: news

Feds to Boost Vaccines Sent to States, Pharmacies Feds to Boost Vaccines Sent to States, Pharmacies
The government has increased the number of doses delivered weekly by 57% since Joe Biden became president on Jan. 20. Last week, about 11 million vaccine doses were sent to the states.WebMD Health News (Source: Medscape Pulmonary Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pulmonary Medicine Headlines - February 17, 2021 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Texas Officials Rush Vaccines Amid Power Loss Texas Officials Rush Vaccines Amid Power Loss
Health officials in Texas scrambled to give thousands of COVID-19 vaccines on Monday after harsh winter weather knocked out the power for deep freezers storing the doses, according to ABC News.WebMD Health News (Source: Medscape Pulmonary Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pulmonary Medicine Headlines - February 17, 2021 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Should Alcoholic Drinks Have Calorie-Content Labels? Should Alcoholic Drinks Have Calorie-Content Labels?
It doesn't make sense that alcoholic drink labels don't provide calorie and standard serving information, just as food products do, says one expert, commenting on a new review.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Pulmonary Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pulmonary Medicine Headlines - February 16, 2021 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

9 Key Changes: The 2021 Adult Immunization Schedules 9 Key Changes: The 2021 Adult Immunization Schedules
COVID has had an impact on best practices for adult vaccines. See what's new in the 2021 schedules from ACIP.Medscape Internal Medicine (Source: Medscape Pulmonary Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pulmonary Medicine Headlines - February 13, 2021 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Public Health & Prevention Commentary Source Type: news

Money, Influence Allow Early Access to COVID-19 Vaccines Money, Influence Allow Early Access to COVID-19 Vaccines
Dr Art Caplan discusses the issues with people using their money and status to receive COVID-19 vaccines early.Medscape Business of Medicine (Source: Medscape Pulmonary Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pulmonary Medicine Headlines - February 13, 2021 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Public Health & Prevention Commentary Source Type: news

US Vaccine Drive Complicated by 1st, 2nd Dose Juggling Act US Vaccine Drive Complicated by 1st, 2nd Dose Juggling Act
As health officials race to vaccinate people across the US, the need to give each person two doses a few weeks apart is adding a layer of complexity to the country's biggest-ever vaccination campaign.Associated Press (Source: Medscape Pulmonary Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pulmonary Medicine Headlines - February 10, 2021 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Vaccine Trials Prove Clinical Trial Diversity Is Doable Vaccine Trials Prove Clinical Trial Diversity Is Doable
The COVID vaccine trials had good representation of minority patients, but they're the exception, not the rule. John Whyte, MD, challenges investigators across medicine to do better.Medscape (Source: Medscape Pulmonary Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pulmonary Medicine Headlines - February 10, 2021 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Public Health & Prevention Commentary Source Type: news