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Monkeypox and COVID: Public Health Has to Increase Trust
https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/976081

Jun 28th, 2022 - As a long-standing HIV doctor (where we use harm reduction messaging as a matter of course), I have watched with interest the excellent messaging by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) on monkeypox and contrasted that with the "abstinence only" messaging that occurred with COVID-19. Harm reduction messaging — which incorporates the needs of individuals while working to minimize...

COVID: Amid the Turmoil of COVID, Biosafety Legislation Gets Political
https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/976236

Jun 27th, 2022 - Editor's note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape's Coronavirus Resource Center. In March 2021, three members of Congress sent a long letter to the director of the National Institutes of Health, the country's premier funder of biomedical research. The lawmakers help lead a House subcommittee overseeing public health, and they wanted details about the agency's support of coro...

Army Guard Troops Risk Dismissal as Vaccine Deadline Looms
https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/976241

Jun 27th, 2022 - Editor's note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape's Coronavirus Resource Center. WASHINGTON (AP) — Up to 40,000 Army National Guard soldiers across the country — or about 13% of the force — have not yet gotten the mandated COVID-19 vaccine, and as the deadline for shots looms, at least 14,000 of them have flatly refused and could be forced out of the service. Guard soldiers ...

COVID-19 Tied to Increased Risk for Alzheimer's, Parkinson's Disease
https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/976244

Jun 27th, 2022 - Editor's note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape's Coronavirus Resource Center. COVID-19 has been associated with a threefold increased risk of Alzheimer's disease (AD) and a doubling of Parkinson's disease (PD) risk, a new study suggests. However, the research also showed there was no excess risk of these neurologic disorders following COVID than other respiratory infectio...

ACC/AHA Issue Clinical Lexicon for Complications of COVID-19
https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/976259

Jun 27th, 2022 - The American College of Cardiology (ACC) and the American Heart Association (AHA) have jointly issued a comprehensive set of data standards to help clarify definitions of the cardiovascular (CV) and non-CV complications of COVID-19. It's the work of the ACC/AHA Task Force on Clinical Data Standards and has been endorsed by the Heart Failure Society of America and Society for Cardiac Angiography...

Pfizer Says Updated Vaccines Boost Protection Against Omicron
https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/976276

Jun 27th, 2022 - Editor's note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape's Coronavirus Resource Center. Pfizer and BioNTech announced Saturday that their two Omicron-targeted vaccines are safe and effective against the coronavirus, including the latest Omicron subvariants, according to The Associated Press. The announcement comes days before the FDA is slated to meet to discuss whether Americans s...

Pandemic Stress Tied to Increased Headache Burden in Teens
https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/976281

Jun 27th, 2022 - Editor's note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape's Coronavirus Resource Center. Contrary to previous research findings, the stress of the COVID-19 pandemic has been linked to an increased headache burden in teens. Investigators found factors contributing to headache for preteens and teens during the pandemic included increased screen time for online learning, depression, an...

Pandemic Increased Burnout Among Academic Medical Faculty
https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/976144

Jun 24th, 2022 - Dr Sonia Anand Already high levels of physician burnout climbed even higher during the COVID-19 pandemic as academic medical faculty faced increased demands on their time, both at work and at home, according to a new report. The rate of burnout reached nearly 76%, and rates were higher among women and faculty early in their careers. "When physicians experience burnout, they are not able to deli...

Noninvasive Brain Stimulation Promising for COVID-Related Smell Loss
https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/976167

Jun 24th, 2022 - Noninvasive brain stimulation may help restore a sense of smell in patients with chronic anosmia or hyposmia related to COVID-19, early research suggests. Results of a small, double-blind, sham-controlled study showed anodal transcranial direct current stimulation (A-tDCS) combined with olfactory training (OT) provided notable and durable improvement in seven patients with persistent COVID-19–r...

Acute Hepatitis Cases in Children Show Declining Trend; Adenovirus, COVID-19 Remain Key Leads
https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/976174

Jun 24th, 2022 - LONDON ― Case numbers of acute hepatitis in children show "a declining trajectory," and COVID-19 and adenovirus remain the most likely, but as yet unproven, causative agents, said experts in an update at the International Liver Congress (ILC) 2022. Philippa Easterbrook, MD, medical expert at the World Health Organization (WHO) Global HIV, Hepatitis, and STI Programme, shared the latest case num...

CDC Releases New Details on Mysterious Hepatitis in Children
https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/976200

Jun 24th, 2022 - A new analysis from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) provides further details on mysterious cases of pediatric hepatitis identified across the United States. While 45% percent of patients have tested positive for adenovirus infection, it is likely that these children "represent a heterogenous group of hepatitis etiologies," the CDC authors write. Of the 296 children diagnose...

Childhood Melatonin Poisonings Skyrocket in the Past 10 Years
https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/976201

Jun 24th, 2022 - The number of children in the United States who unintentionally ingested melatonin supplements over the past 10 years has skyrocketed to the point where, as of 2021, melatonin ingestions by children accounted for almost 5% of all poisonings reported to poison control centers in the United States, data from the National Poison Data System (NPDS) indicate. This compared with only 0.6% of melatoni...

Scabies on the Rise in Spain
https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/976183

Jun 24th, 2022 - MADRID — Experts in the field feel it, and evidence proves it: scabies (mange) has become a new "real-time" challenge for dermatologists, especially since the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic. Yolanda Gilaberte, MD, PhD, president-elect of the Spanish Academy of Dermatology and Venereology (AEDV), spoke at the association's 49th congress, which was held in Malaga from June 1 through 4. "Scabie...

We Should Vaccinate Gay and Bisexual Men for Monkeypox Now
https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/976100

Jun 23rd, 2022 - I previously reported on the history of the current outbreak of monkeypox among mainly men who have sex with men (MSM) in this Medscape blog. As we discussed, there is a large monkeypox outbreak going on across the United Kingdom, Europe, Australia, Canada, the United States, and other countries. Prior to this outbreak, monkeypox had usually been reported from West and Central Africa (regions i...

Publix Supermarkets Not Offering COVID Vaccine to Young Kids
https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/976127

Jun 23rd, 2022 - Editor's note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape's Coronavirus Resource Center. FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — The Florida-based Publix grocery store chain is not offering the COVID-19 vaccine to children younger than 5 but has not explained its decision. The supermarket chain with 1,288 stores in seven Southern states was instrumental in distributing the vaccine when it was ...

Vaccines Prevented Nearly 20M COVID Deaths Globally in First Year: Study
https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/976135

Jun 23rd, 2022 - Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape's Coronavirus Resource Center. Vaccinations prevented nearly 20 million deaths from COVID-19 in 185 countries and territories in the first 12 months the shots were available, a mathematical modeling study calculates. The study, co-led by Oliver J. Watson, PhD, and Gregory Barnsley, MSc, with the MRC Centre for Global Infectious Disease Anal...

Long COVID: A Very Big Umbrella
https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/974060

Jun 23rd, 2022 - Abraham Verghese talks with Stanford's Dr Linda Geng, who is studying the puzzling and poorly understood postviral phenomenon known as long COVID. Follow Medscape on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and YouTube

Tennessee GOP Leaders Urge Delay of Toddler COVID-19 Shots
https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/976111

Jun 23rd, 2022 - Editor's note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape's Coronavirus Resource Center. NASHVILLE, Tennessee (AP) — Top Republican leaders of the Tennessee House of Representatives on Wednesday urged Gov. Bill Lee to delay the state's health department from distributing and promoting the COVID-19 vaccines to infants, toddlers, and preschoolers. In a letter sent to the Republican go...

Moderna: Data Show COVID Booster 'Potent' vs Newer Omicron Variants
https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/976034

Jun 22nd, 2022 - Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape's Coronavirus Resource Center. Moderna released new study results today showing a fivefold increase in neutralizing antibodies for its combination COVID-19 vaccine booster. The new booster in development contains the original mRNA-1273 (Spikevax) vaccine and one specifically designed to target the more recent BA.4 and BA.5 Omicron subvarian...

COVID Vaccination in DMT-Treated MS Patients: New Data
https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/975977

Jun 21st, 2022 - NATIONAL HARBOR, Maryland ― The latest updates on COVID-19 vaccination response among patients with multiple sclerosis (MS) who are treated with disease-modifying therapy (DMT) show that if patients do contract the virus, cases are mild, and serious infections are rare. However, vaccine antibody response remains lower with anti-CD20 therapies. One of several late-breaking studies on these issue...