Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Argentina announces curfew as coronavirus cases rise

Argentina's President Alberto Fernandez on Wednesday announced a three-week nighttime curfew after a second consecutive day of record coronavirus infections.

HIV & AIDS

Among Blacks, late-stage HIV diagnosis varies by rurality

(HealthDay)—The percentage of Black people with late-stage HIV diagnosis varies according to population area of residence and is higher in rural than urban and metropolitan areas, according to research published in the ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Segregation, income disparity fueled high COVID-19 numbers

The growth rate of COVID‐19 cases and deaths was higher for U.S. metropolitan areas that exhibited greater Black and white or Hispanic and white segregation, a new University of Michigan study shows.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

'This is not a game': Global virus death toll hits 2 million

The global death toll from COVID-19 topped 2 million Friday, crossing the threshold amid a vaccine rollout so immense but so uneven that in some countries there is real hope of vanquishing the outbreak, while in other, less-developed ...

Medical research

Men more susceptible to COVID-19 than women

Males are more likely to test positive for COVID-19, more likely to have complications and more likely to die from the virus than females, independent of age, according to a new study published this week in the open-access ...

Obstetrics & gynaecology

Few OB-GYNs can prescribe buprenorphine for opioid use

(HealthDay)—Fewer than 2 percent of obstetrician-gynecologists who accept Medicaid are able to prescribe buprenorphine, according to a study published online Dec. 11 in JAMA Network Open.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

States plan for vaccines as daily US virus deaths top 3,100

States drafted plans Thursday for who will go to the front of the line when the first doses of COVID-19 vaccine become available later this month, as U.S. deaths from the outbreak eclipsed 3,100 in a single day, obliterating ...

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