Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Q&A: Candida auris, the deadly fungus on the rise

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention issued an alert that infections from the fungus Candida auris are increasing. Theresa O'Meara, Ph.D., an assistant professor in the Department of Microbiology & Immunology at ...

Obstetrics & gynaecology

British Columbia first in Canada to provide free contraception

The Canadian province of British Columbia announced Tuesday that it will make prescription contraceptives free for all, a first in the country at a time when women's rights are under attack in the neighboring United States.


Medical tourism: Traveling outside US for care is common

The recent kidnapping of four Americans in Mexico highlights a common practice for many people in the U.S.: traveling to other countries for medical care that either is not available at home or costs a lot less.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

US to relax COVID testing rules for travelers from China

The Biden administration is preparing to relax COVID-19 testing restrictions for travelers from China as soon as Friday, according to two people familiar with the decision.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

CDC report describes recent trends in prevalence of babesiosis

The prevalence of babesiosis is increasing in certain states, including Maine, New Hampshire, and Vermont, which should now be considered to have endemic transmission, according to research published in the March 17 issue ...

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