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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...

Sanofi, GSK Variant-Specific COVID Shot Found Effective Against Omicron
https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/976165

Jun 27th, 2022 - PARIS/LONDON (Reuters) - Late-stage data on an experimental COVID-19 vaccine from Sanofi and GSK show the shot confers protection against the Omicron variant of the virus, the companies said on Friday. The bivalent vaccine targets the Beta variant - first identified in South Africa - as well as the original Wuhan strain of the virus. In a trial involving 13,000 adults, the vaccine - based on re...

The Next COVID Booster Shots Will Likely Be Updated for Omicron
https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/976166

Jun 27th, 2022 - NEW YORK (Reuters) - COVID-19 vaccines this fall are likely to be based on the Omicron variant of the coronavirus rather than the original strain, although some experts suggest they may only offer significant benefits for older and immunocompromised people. Moderna, Pfizer and Novavax have been testing vaccines based on the first Omicron variant that became dominant last winter, BA.1, driving a...

Some Long COVID Patients Still Have Virus in Blood
https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/976197

Jun 27th, 2022 - (Reuters) - Some cases of long COVID may be the immune system's response to a SARS-CoV-2 infection lurking somewhere in the body, new findings from a small study suggest. Researchers analyzed multiple plasma samples collected over time from 63 patients with COVID-19, including 37 who went on to develop long COVID. In the majority of those with long COVID, the spike protein from the surface of t...

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...

Use of Statins for Primary Prevention Tied to Lower Risk of Hospitalization for COVID-19
https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/976151

Jun 27th, 2022 - NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Patients taking statins for primary prevention of cardiovascular disease may have a lower risk of hospitalization for COVID-19 than matched individuals not taking the medications, a large new study suggests. An analysis of data from more than 2 million statin users and a similar number of matched controls revealed a 16% lower risk of hospitalization for COVID-19 amon...

Paxlovid 'Rebound' Patients May Need Longer Treatment
https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/976198

Jun 27th, 2022 - (Reuters) - The rebound of symptoms reported in some COVID-19 patients who took a five-day course of Pfizer's antiviral Paxlovid pills may be the result of insufficient treatment, according to researchers who closely evaluated one such patient. Trial results showed that Paxlovid can reduce the risk of hospitalization and death from COVID-19 in high-risk patients by 89% if taken within five days...

After COVID-19, Kids Have More Symptoms but Less Anxiety
https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/976199

Jun 27th, 2022 - (Reuters) - Persistent health problems were only slightly more common in children after COVID-19 than in similarly-aged kids who avoided the virus, researchers from Denmark reported in The Lancet Child & Adolescent Health. Anxiety levels, however, were higher in children who never had COVID-19, the researchers also found. They said 40% of infants and toddlers with COVID-19 and 27% of their unin...

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...

Nearly 1 in 5 Adults Who Had COVID Have Lingering Symptoms: US Study
https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/976069

Jun 24th, 2022 - (Reuters) - Nearly 1 in 5 American adults in a survey who reported having COVID-19 in the past are still having symptoms of long COVID, according to data collected in the first two weeks of June, U.S. health officials said on Wednesday. Overall, an estimated 1 in 13 adults in the United States have long COVID symptoms lasting for three months or more after first contracting the disease, and whi...

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...

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...

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...

US CDC Advisers Back Moderna COVID Vaccine for Teens, Older Children
https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/976132

Jun 24th, 2022 - (Reuters) - Advisers to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) on Thursday unanimously voted to recommend use of Moderna Inc's COVID-19 vaccine for children and adolescents aged 6 to 17. CDC Director Rochelle Walensky is expected to sign off on the recommendations soon, which would allow the U.S. government to start rolling out the Moderna vaccine for these age groups. That w...

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...

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...