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Infectious Disease

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No Asymptomatic Bird Flu Infections in Dairy Farmworkers, Small Study Finds

But officials announce two more cases among farmworkers in Colorado

Jul 19, 2024
Opinion
Surgeon General: Vaping May Be an 'Attractive' Smoking Cessation Tool for Adults

Vivek Murthy, MD, on vaping, misinformation, and how he feels about masking today

Jul 19, 2024
Biden Has COVID and Didn't Wear a Mask. CDC Guidelines Say He Doesn't Have To.

Masks are encouraged, but not mandated

Jul 19, 2024
IG Live July 19: Measles, Bird Flu, COVID, Oh My!

Experts unpack what recent outbreaks mean for public health

Jul 18, 2024
Biden Has COVID and Didn't Wear a Mask. CDC Guidelines Say He Doesn't Have To.

Masks are encouraged, but not mandated

IG Live July 19: Measles, Bird Flu, COVID, Oh My!

Experts unpack what recent outbreaks mean for public health

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Solitary Penile Ulcer Could Signal Various Sexually Transmitted Infections

PCR testing reveals an unusual presentation of an increasingly common disease

A computer rendering of an mpox lesion and an mpox virus.
What Caused a Mysterious Grayish Tongue Plaque in a Healthy Man?

Man presented with irregular gray-white ulcers on the soft palate, uvula, and tonsils

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Long COVID Risk Has Fallen, Largely Attributable to Vaccine Rollout

However, metabolic and gastrointestinal sequelae increased among the unvaccinated

Jul 18, 2024
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Biden's COVID; Vance Probed on Abortion; Experts Discuss Trump's Ear Injury

Health news and commentary gathered by app staff

Jul 18, 2024
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Biden Is Positive for COVID-19

Biden will fly to his home in Delaware and "self-isolate"

Jul 17, 2024
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Nasal Sprays Reduce Sick Days From Respiratory Illnesses in High-Risk Patients

Sprays and behavioral intervention also reduced antibiotic use in primary care

Jul 17, 2024
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Paxlovid After a COVID Exposure Fails to Reduce Household Transmission

Nearly all trial participants had some level of immunity at baseline, however

Jul 17, 2024
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D.C. Hospital Gets a Wake-Up Call to Chagas Disease

Report is part of larger efforts to increase awareness of neglected disease

Jul 17, 2024
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Trump Falsely Claims Babies Can Change 'Radically' After Vaccination

Fact-checking Trump's recent call with independent presidential candidate Robert F. Kennedy Jr.

Jul 17, 2024
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Tuskegee Syphilis Study Whistleblower Peter Buxtun Has Died at Age 86

Buxtun is revered as a hero to public health scholars and ethicists

Jul 16, 2024
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Healthcare a Minor Player in Monday Night's GOP Convention Proceedings

But transgender issues, abortion, and COVID all made an appearance

Jul 16, 2024
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Novel Program Helps People With HIV Manage Chronic Pain

Intervention may be as efficacious as pharmacologic treatments, researchers suggest

Jul 15, 2024
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U.S. Health Officials Confirm Four New Bird Flu Cases

Infections in Colorado poultry workers bring U.S. total to nine since 2022

Jul 15, 2024
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COVID May Affect Type 1 Diabetes in Kids, and Not in a Good Way

Clinical disease incidence jumped after infection

Jul 15, 2024
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Dr. Ruth Dies; Details About Trump Shooter; Bird Flu Pandemic a Single Mutation Away

Health news and commentary gathered by app staff

Jul 15, 2024
Morning Break over illustration of a syringe, Covid virus, and DNA helix over a photo of green vegetation.
Should U.S. Farmworkers Get Bird Flu Shots? Some Experts Say Yes

Opinions remain divided while CDC continues wait-and-see approach

Jul 14, 2024
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