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Monica Bertagnolli: U.S. 'Ready' for Next Pandemic Threat

— We are going to be as ready as any government or organization could possibly be, says NIH leader

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Bird Flu Is Spreading to More Farm Animals. Are Milk and Eggs Safe?

Health officials say the risk to the public is low and the food supply remains safe

Apr 15, 2024
Cardiac Events Common in Older, Hospitalized RSV Patients

New RSV vaccines could reduce risk, researchers said

Apr 15, 2024
Growing Eye Mass Leads to a Rare Diagnosis

Tropical parasitic disease is often asymptomatic, but beware of unexplained ocular symptoms

Apr 13, 2024
Delirium and Dementia; Are Biosimilars Cheaper for Patients?

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Apr 13, 2024
Growing Eye Mass Leads to a Rare Diagnosis

Tropical parasitic disease is often asymptomatic, but beware of unexplained ocular symptoms

Delirium and Dementia; Are Biosimilars Cheaper for Patients?

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Solitary Penile Ulcer Could Signal Various Sexually Transmitted Infections

PCR testing reveals an unusual presentation of an increasingly common disease

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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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FDA Chief Blasted for Infant Formula Crisis Response, COVID Vaccines

Republican lawmakers questioned why the agency is "failing to do the bare minimum"

Apr 12, 2024
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COVID Infection Not Linked to New Asthma Diagnoses in Kids

Less exposure to respiratory viruses, other asthma risk factors during pandemic may have helped

Apr 12, 2024
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CDC: COVID Vax Not Linked to Sudden Deaths in Young Adults

Mortality from vaccine-related myocarditis not supported by Oregon death records

Apr 11, 2024
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Dramatic Rise in U.S. Measles Cases Threatens Elimination Status, CDC Says

Seven outbreaks have occurred already in the first quarter of 2024

Apr 11, 2024
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New CDC Alert; Trump Disses Abortion Judgment; $10 Billion Long COVID 'Moonshot'

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Apr 11, 2024
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Apnea Tied to Non-Invasive Ventilation in Hospitalized COVID Patients

Booster vaccination blunted the risk, however

Apr 09, 2024
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Doc Flung From Trailer Dies; Viral Hepatitis Deaths Rise; Suicidal Thoughts and GLPs

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Apr 09, 2024
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D-Mannose Fails to Prevent Recurrent UTIs

Supplement unlikely to curb antibiotic overuse, health system burden, researchers say

Apr 08, 2024
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Can Machine Learning Predict CVD Risk? Sleep-Related Benefits of Exercise

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Apr 06, 2024
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CDC Tells Docs to Be on the Lookout for Bird Flu Cases

No new cases have been identified, however

Apr 05, 2024
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More Bird Flu Spread; FDA to Allow Gay Men to Donate Sperm; 'Oatzempic' Trend

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Apr 05, 2024
Morning Break over illustration of a syringe, Covid virus, and DNA helix over a photo of green vegetation.
Experts in Industry Wrangle Over Whether Combo Vaccines Are Beneficial for Adults

Panelists from companies making such vaccines see "enormous" benefit, others are more skeptical

Apr 04, 2024
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Start of a New Trend? Hepatitis C Cases Drop in the U.S.

After a decade of increases, health officials aren't sure if change is just a statistical blip

Apr 04, 2024
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FDA OKs Injectable Antibiotic for Three Different Uses

Ceftobiprole was at least comparable to currently used medications in studies

Apr 03, 2024
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