Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Common virus may cause serious disease in transplant patients

A common virus that causes no harm in most people may be a danger to organ transplant recipients and other immunocompromised people, say researchers at Columbia University Irving Medical Center.

Other

Hospital patient without COVID shot denied heart transplant

A Boston hospital is defending itself after a man's family claimed he was denied a new heart for refusing to be vaccinated against COVID-19, saying most transplant programs around the country set similar requirements to improve ...

Oncology & Cancer

Cancer shortens lifespan in transplant recipients

People who have received organ transplants face an elevated risk of developing cancer, primarily due to immunosuppression from medications to prevent organ rejection, as well as underlying medical conditions. An important ...

Vaccination

Extra COVID vaccine OK'd for those with weak immune systems

U.S. regulators say transplant recipients and others with severely weakened immune systems can get an extra dose of the Pfizer or Moderna COVID-19 vaccines to better protect them as the delta variant continues to surge.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

India records more than 45,000 cases of 'black fungus'

India recorded more than 45,000 cases of the deadly "black fungus" over the last two months, the health ministry said, as a nationwide outbreak sweeps through COVID-19 patients.

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