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Africa Has Contained Monkey Pox Outbreaks During COVID Pandemic: Africa CDC
https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/974259

May 20th, 2022 - JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - Several outbreaks of monkey pox in Africa have been contained during the COVID pandemic while the world's attention was elsewhere, and outbreaks in Europe and the United States are a concern, Africa's top public health agency said on Thursday. A handful of cases of the virus, which causes fever symptoms and a distinctive bumpy rash, have been reported or are suspected i...

Concerns Over Mandatory Overtime for Nurses Increased During Pandemic
https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/974355

May 20th, 2022 - Nurse fatigue was a concern long before March 2020, but the pandemic has spurred more discussions about the effects that long hours and mandatory overtime have on patient safety and employee well-being. When an internal memo from the University Medical Center of Southern Nevada circulated online recently, detailing the hospital's plans to enact mandatory overtime, the pushback was immediate and...

Rapid Review Quiz: Alcohol Use and Abuse
https://reference.medscape.com/viewarticle/973580

May 20th, 2022 - Alcohol use and abuse is on the rise and is related to a host of acute and chronic health issues. Research indicates that alcohol use disorder is both widespread and undertreated, despite the availability of effective options. Recent research has explored connections between alcohol and dementia, atrial fibrillation (AF), and mortality. Do you know the latest key findings? Test yourself with th...

Should Doctors Keep a Foot in the Exam Room When They Enter the Boardroom?
https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/974021

May 19th, 2022 - John Whyte, MD, MPH No one has a better view of the pandemic's effects on the American public, from the puzzling to the tragic, than physicians. Some patients, stuffed on a diet of disinformation, have targeted us as agents of fantastical conspiracies. Other patients, who haven't visited a doctor in years, become bewildered when asked to do something as simple as disrobing for an exam. And we'v...

When Africans Asked for COVID Shots, They Didn't Get Them. Now They Don't Want Them
https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/974184

May 19th, 2022 - DAKAR/ACCRA (Reuters) - It's noisy inside the Mamprobi clinic in Accra as kids clamber over their mothers while they wait to get their measles vaccines. Outside, an area reserved for COVID-19 shots is empty. A health worker leans back in his chair and scrolls on a tablet. One woman, waiting to get her daughter inoculated, is fully aware of the dangers of measles: the high fever, the rash, the r...

COVID Is Rising in the Americas, Virus 'Not Going Away Anytime Soon': PAHO
https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/974204

May 19th, 2022 - SAO PAULO (Reuters) - COVID-19 is on the rise again in the Americas as many countries have abandoned measures like masking and social distancing and many lag in vaccination rates, the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) said on Wednesday. Cases in the Americas surged 27.2% last week from the prior one, driven primarily by a spike in infections in the United States, according to PAHO. More t...

The Latest in Movement Disorder Research
https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/972408

May 19th, 2022 - This transcript has been edited for clarity. Kathrin LaFaver, MD: Hello, and welcome to Medscape. Today we'll be discussing highlights in movement disorders from the recent American Academy of Neurology (AAN) annual meeting. I have the great pleasure of talking today to Dr Indu Subramanian, who attended the annual meeting. Indu, it's a pleasure to talk to you. Let's jump right in. Last year, AA...

Estrogen Treatment Linked to Reduced COVID Mortality
https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/974267

May 19th, 2022 - Editor's note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape's Coronavirus Resource Center. Women who went on hormone replacement therapy (HRT) with estrogen within six months of catching COVID-19 had a reduced risk of dying, a new study says. The study, coupled with data showing men have higher hospitalization and mortality rates from COVID than women, provides more evidence that estr...

WHO Raises Alarm About 'Healthcare on a Knife-Edge' in Ukraine
https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/974129

May 18th, 2022 - KYIV (Reuters) - The World Health Organization's Europe chief sounded the alarm on Tuesday about healthcare provision in Ukraine during the war with Russia and called for an investigation into more than 200 attacks on the healthcare system. Hans Kluge, WHO Regional Director for Europe, said every third patient had problems with access to medicines, one in five in the conflict zone needed psycho...

How Better Ventilation Can Help ‘COVID-Proof’ Your Home
https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/974193

May 18th, 2022 - For two years, you beat the odds. You masked, kept your distance, got your shots. Now, despite those efforts, you, your child, or someone else in your home has come down with covid-19. And the last thing you want is for the virus to spread to everyone in the family or household. But how do you prevent it from circulating when you live in close quarters? The Centers for Disease Control and Preve...

Two More Bills Targeting COVID Rules Head to AZ Gov. Ducey's Desk
https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/974190

May 18th, 2022 - PHOENIX (AP) — Two more bills restricting responses to the coronavirus pandemic are heading to Republican Gov. Doug Ducey's desk, including one that would impact the ability of future state leaders to respond to another airborne-spreading disease and a second blocking the state from ever requiring schoolchildren to get a COVID-19 vaccine. Tuesday's state Senate votes were the latest moves by GO...

What Do You Think About Preprints?
https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/974198

May 18th, 2022 - Preprints, scientific papers that have not been peer reviewed for publication in a journal, became more prominent during the COVID-19 pandemic, as researchers and physicians sought to share information about the novel disease as quickly as possible. In addition to writing about significant preprints when they are newsworthy for physicians, Medscape has been summarizing preprints in a new sectio...

Youth Mental Health Hospitalization Rates Rose in 2020
https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/974189

May 18th, 2022 - Mental health hospitalization rates rose for Canadian children and youth between ages 5 and 24 years in 2020, despite a slight decrease in the overall number of hospital visits, according to new data. Hospitalizations for eating disorders increased significantly, rising nearly 60% for girls between ages 10 and 17 years. "One of the key questions throughout the pandemic has focused on the uninte...

Are Growing Hospital Expenses Due to Rising Nurse Salaries or Poor Planning?
https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/974183

May 18th, 2022 - A recent report is critical of the steep increase in staffing costs for contract nurses. But experts say it’s important to look at what’s causing nurses to leave the profession and search for ways to improve their experience at work. The workforce report by healthcare consulting firm Kaufman Hall found that hospitals’ use of contract labor for nurses during the COVID-19 pandemic has resulted in...

New Pandemic Peril? Pretending It's Over as Case Numbers Rise
https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/974226

May 18th, 2022 - Just because many people seem more than ready to put the COVID-19 pandemic behind us doesn't mean it's really over. In fact, case numbers are rising again – with new infections reported in about 95,000 Americans each day – and hospitalizations are up 20% as well. It's yet another reminder of the dangers that remain from a virus that has now killed more than 1 million Americans. "There needs to ...

Healthcare Facilities Can Prevent 35% to 70% of Infections. Here's How
https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/974170

May 18th, 2022 - Good hand hygiene and other cost-effective infection prevention and control (IPC) practices can eliminate between 35% and 70% of healthcare-setting infections in all countries regardless of economic status, the World Health Organization (WHO) reports. IPC uses a practical, evidence-based approach to help patients, healthcare workers, and visitors to healthcare facilities avoid harmful infection...

Death Toll on US Roads Rose to Almost 43,000 in 2021
https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/974212

May 18th, 2022 - Nearly 43,000 people were killed on roads across the U.S. last year, marking the highest number in more than a decade. The death toll jumped 10.5% from 2020 as Americans returned to driving after COVID-19 pandemic quarantine and isolation, according to The Associated Press. The increase represents the largest percentage jump in numbers since the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration be...

Gastroenterologists' Income Up 12%, Most Happy With Career Pick
https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/974169

May 17th, 2022 - Gastroenterologists, like many other physicians, fared better financially in 2021 than during the height of the pandemic in 2020, according to the 2022 Medscape Gastroenterology Compensation Report. Gastroenterologists' average annual income rose from $406,000 in 2020 to $453,000 in 2021 — an increase of 12% over the prior year, second only to otolaryngologists (+13%). "Compensation for most ph...

Risk Factors for COVID Death Studied in U.K. Arthritis Patients
https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/974101

May 17th, 2022 - Being identified as someone that was advised to stay at home and shield, or keep away from face-to-face interactions with others, during the COVID-19 pandemic was indicative of an increased risk for dying from COVID-19 within 28 days of infection, a U.K. study of inflammatory arthritis patients versus the general population suggests. In fact, shielding status was the highest ranked of all the r...

New US Hospitals Face Fiscal Crisis Over COVID Relief Money
https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/974126

May 17th, 2022 - THOMASVILLE, Ala. (AP) — A whole town celebrated in 2020 when, early in the coronavirus pandemic, Thomasville Regional Medical Center opened, offering state-of-the-art medicine that was previously unavailable in a poor, isolated part of Alabama. The timing for the ribbon-cutting seemed perfect: New treatment options would be available in an underserved area just as a global health crisis was un...