Medical research

Study finds COVID without symptoms may be very rare

(HealthDay)—Healthy, unvaccinated adults who get COVID are unlikely to be symptom-free, according to a new study that challenges other research suggesting that asymptomatic infection is common.

Medications

Pediatric antibiotic prescribing dropped during pandemic

(HealthDay)—In pediatric primary care practices, there was a substantial reduction in antibiotic prescribing, beginning in April 2020, which was mainly due to a reduction in prescriptions at visits for respiratory tract ...

Medications

FDA approves first-in-class treatment for myasthenia gravis

(HealthDay)—Vyvgart (efgartigimod), a neonatal Fc receptor blocker (FcRn), was approved to treat generalized myasthenia gravis in adults who test positive for the anti-acetylcholine receptor (AChR) antibody, the U.S. Food ...

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