Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Here we go again: The BA.2 version of omicron

At this point in the pandemic, the public is understandably skittish about any news threatening to thwart our progress toward normalcy. Just as we learned that those who are vaccinated and boosted have good protection against ...

Gerontology & Geriatrics

More than one in 10 elderly adults experience mistreatment

(HealthDay)—Elder mistreatment is a common problem, with poor self-reported health tied to increased later risk for mistreatment, according to a study published online Aug. 12 in JAMA Network Open.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Olympics now ended, Japan races to vaccinate as virus surges

The Tokyo Olympics have ended, but it's still vacation season in Japan, and many people are ignoring government pleas to avoid travel and stay away from bars and restaurants even as the coronavirus spikes at record levels.

Cardiology

Odds for death, hospital care rise when statins are stopped

(HealthDay)—Living longer often means living with multiple health problems and numerous medications to manage them. Understandably, many doctors and their patients wonder if any of these drugs can be discontinued safely.

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