Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

US officially surpasses 1 million COVID-19 deaths

The United States has officially surpassed 1 million reported COVID-19 deaths, according to data from the Johns Hopkins Coronavirus Resource Center.

Health

After a sweeping review, CDC looks to rebuild public trust

In April, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention launched a new center to better forecast infectious disease outbreaks. It also underwent a month-long review to examine their current systems and inform future ...

Addiction

Alcohol use disorder deaths up during the pandemic

Alcohol use disorder (AUD)-related mortality rates increased among all ages and both sexes during the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a research letter published online May 4 in JAMA Network Open.

Obstetrics & gynaecology

New studies detail current and future obstacles to abortion care

With an upcoming U.S. Supreme Court decision that is likely to further restrict abortion access, two new studies from The Ohio State University provide insights into what additional limits on abortion care could mean, particularly ...

Medications

Opioid-related deaths affecting more younger adults, study finds

From 2003 through 2020, as opioid-related mortality in Ontario, Canada increased five-fold, the age distribution also shifted downward—with rates now peaking for people in their mid-30s—according to a new study published ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

What experts know about COVID-19 omicron subvariant BA.2

The World Health Organization designated COVID-19 variant B.1.1.529, named omicron, a "variant of concern" on Nov. 26, 2021, and the first confirmed case in the U.S. was on Dec. 1, 2021. Since then, the Centers for Disease ...

Vaccination

Second COVID-19 booster: who can get one, and when?

Following much debate among public health experts about the benefits of another COVID-19 booster, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration could approve second boosters of the mRNA vaccines as an option for people 50 and older ...

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