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Mystery of Pediatric Hepatitis Cases Deepens as CDC Probe Continues

FRIDAY, May 20, 2022 -- Evidence continues to mount that a specific strain of adenovirus could be implicated in a wave of American children who have developed...

Senate OKs Bill to Overhaul Infant Formula Rules

FRIDAY, May 20, 2022 -- A bill that would allow families in a U.S. government assistance program to buy whatever brand of baby formula they can find is on the...

Regulatory, Patent Reform Needed for Inhalers for Asthma, COPD

FRIDAY, May 20, 2022 -- Of the 62 inhalers approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration since 1986, few have offered novel drug innovations, according to...

Mounjaro Approved for Blood Glucose Control in Type 2 Diabetes

FRIDAY, May 20, 2022 -- Mounjaro (tirzepatide) injection was approved as an addition to diet and exercise to improve blood glucose control in adults with type...

1999 to 2019 Saw Decrease in Cancer Mortality for Blacks in the U.S.

FRIDAY, May 20, 2020 -- From 1999 to 2019, the overall cancer death rate decreased significantly among Black men and women, but in 2019, cancer death rates...

CDC Advisers Recommend Pfizer Booster Shot for Children 5 to 11

FRIDAY, May 20, 2022 -- A panel of science advisers to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommended on Thursday that a single booster dose...

CDC: 64.1 Percent of Violent Deaths in 2019 Were Suicides

FRIDAY, May 20, 2022 -- In 2019, most violent deaths were suicides, which occurred more often in males than females, according to research published in the May...

Prevalence of Risk Factors for Alzheimer, Related Dementias Identified

FRIDAY, May 20, 2022 -- The prevalence of risk factors for Alzheimer disease and related dementias varies and is highest for high blood pressure and not...

Closed Baby Formula Plant May Reopen by Next Week

FRIDAY, May 20, 2022 -- A baby formula plant closed in February at the heart of the current U.S. shortage of the product could reopen as soon as next week...

Psychological Distress May Increase Risk for COVID-19 Hospitalization

FRIDAY, May 20, 2022 -- For patients with severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) infection, psychological distress prior to the diagnosis...

Tezepelumab Effective for Severe, Uncontrolled Asthma

FRIDAY, May 20, 2022 -- Tezepelumab treatment is associated with higher levels of on-treatment clinical responses than placebo among individuals with severe...

Follow-Up Often Delayed After High-Risk Findings on Lung Cancer Screening

FRIDAY, May 20, 2022 -- Nearly half of lung cancer screening exams with high-risk Lung-RADS findings result in delays in care, according to a study presented...

Clinical Support Software May Aid Medication Tasks in the OR

FRIDAY, May 20, 2022 -- A perioperative medication-related clinical decision support (CDS) software prototype may reduce the time taken to complete tasks...

Early Intervention May Be Better for Severe Asymptomatic Aortic Stenosis

FRIDAY, May 20, 2022 -- For patients with severe asymptomatic aortic stenosis, early intervention may reduce the risk for all-cause mortality compared with...

Candidate Biomarkers Identified for Psoriasis Progression

FRIDAY, May 20, 2022 -- Candidate biomarkers for disease progression in psoriasis have been identified, according to a review published online April 28 in the...

Biden Invokes Defense Act to Boost Supply of Infant Formula

THURSDAY, May 19, 2022 -- Faced with mounting pressure to help desperate parents, President Joe Biden on Wednesday invoked the power of the wartime Defense...

CDC: U.S. Cases of Acute Hepatitis in Children Keep Rising

THURSDAY, May 19, 2022 -- The number of American children affected by acute hepatitis of unknown cause continues to grow, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control...

U.S. Hospitals Facing Shortage of Dye Needed for Life-Saving Scans

THURSDAY, May 19, 2022 -- U.S. hospitals are running low on contrast media needed for enhanced X-rays and computed tomography and magnetic resonance imaging...

Massachusetts Man Has Monkeypox, Following Clusters in Europe

THURSDAY, May 19, 2022 -- The first U.S. case this year of a rare and potentially fatal virus known as monkeypox has been diagnosed in a man in Massachusetts...

American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, May 6-8

The annual meeting of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists was held from May 6 to 8 in San Diego and attracted more than 4,000 participants...

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