Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Flu shots and COVID-19

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends everyone over 6 months get a flu shot every season with rare exceptions.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Updated recommendations for chlamydia, gonorrhea screenings

(HealthDay)—The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) recommends chlamydia and gonorrhea screening for all sexually active women aged 24 years and younger and those aged 25 years and older at increased risk for infection. ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Rapid intervention can contain multidrug-resistant Candida auris

(HealthDay)—The multidrug-resistant yeast, Candida auris, can be identified and contained with enhanced laboratory surveillance and prompt investigation with infection prevention and control (IPC) support, according to ...

Pediatrics

New COVID-19 cases, ED visits up for children since July 2021

(HealthDay)—New COVID-19 cases, COVID-19-related emergency department visits, and COVID-19-associated hospitalizations have increased among children since the delta variant became the predominant strain of severe acute ...

Vaccination

Cyprus to give booster jab to over 65s

Cyprus will give COVID-19 booster jabs to those over 65 and care home residents whose full vaccination is more than six months old, Health Minister Michalis Hadjipantelas said Thursday.

Vaccination

No urgent need for vaccine boosters, says EU agency

Fully vaccinated people do not urgently need booster jabs against COVID-19, a key European agency said Wednesday, but an extra dose for people with depressed immune systems should be considered.

Alzheimer's disease & dementia

Physical exercise modulates iron in Alzheimer's disease

A recent experimental study shows how regular physical exercise modulates iron metabolism in both the brain and the muscles. The findings also help to better understand the benefits of exercise in Alzheimer's disease. The ...

Medical economics

Study links economic mobility to racial mortality gaps

A new study suggests structural racism measured by the racial economic mobility gap between Black and White persons with a similar parental income (as an indicator of similar childhood socioeconomic status) is strongly associated ...

Medical research

Vaccines from BioNTech/Pfizer and Moderna can be combined

More people in Norway are being offered a vaccine from the drug manufacturer Moderna for their second dose, even though they received a vaccine from BioNTech / Pfizer for their first dose. Combining vaccines provides similar ...

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