HIV & AIDS

CDC: HIV tests rare in medical settings among WVa drug users

Emergency departments and inpatient medical personnel rarely conducted HIV testing on intravenous drug users in a West Virginia county with one of the nation's highest spikes in such cases, according to a federal investigation ...

Health

Watchdog: Nursing home deaths up 32% in 2020 amid pandemic

Deaths among Medicare patients in nursing homes soared by 32% last year, with two devastating spikes eight months apart, a government watchdog reported Tuesday in the most comprehensive look yet at the ravages of COVID-19 ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

WHO wants invite to China's probe into virus origins

The World Health Organization said Friday it hoped China would invite it to take part in its investigations into the animal origins of the novel coronavirus.

Medical economics

Women scientists get less federal funding than men, new study finds

First-time women principal investigator scientists received considerably less funding from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) compared to first-time male principal investigators, even at top research institutions, reports ...

Medications

AstraZeneca says DOJ closes probe into drug trial

British drugmaker AstraZeneca says the U.S. Department of Justice has closed its investigation into a clinical trial of the company's blood thinner Brilinta, and plans no further action.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Report: NPS hantavirus response followed policy

(AP)—Federal investigators probing the hantavirus outbreak blamed for three deaths at Yosemite National Park recommend that design changes to tent cabins and other lodging run by private concessionaires first be reviewed ...

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