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Coronavirus Delta Variant Spreading Rapidly in the United States

The delta variant of the coronavirus that once crippled India now accounts for 20 percent of infections in the United States, Anthony Fauci, M.D., director...

Study Suggests COVID Vaccine Booster Shots Will Be Needed

One dose of a two-dose mRNA COVID-19 vaccine is enough to protect previously infected people, but it's likely they and everyone with two doses will still...

Pandemic May Have Created a 'Baby Bust,' Not Boom

The pandemic not only cost hundreds of thousands of American lives, but it also appears to have triggered a deep drop in births, U.S. health officials...

FDA Approves Pradaxa (dabigatran) as First Oral Blood Thinning Medication for Children

Today, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved Pradaxa (dabigatran etexilate) oral pellets to treat children 3 months to less than 12 years old...

No Good Evidence Weight Loss Supplements Work: Study

Losing weight is hard, but many weight loss supplements promise to make the journey easy. Unfortunately, there's little high-quality research to back these...

Rash, Itch After COVID Vaccine Rare & Quickly Resolves

Rashes, itchiness and other skin problems can develop after people receive COVID-19 vaccines, but such problems are rare and go away quickly, new research...

C-Section Babies Miss Out on Mom's 'Microbiome,' But Treatment Can Change That

When a baby is born, the mother's body provides a pathway into the world, but the journey also exposes them to beneficial bacteria that live in and on...

App to Monitor RA Symptoms Does Not Improve Disease Outcomes

Use of a smartphone application (app) to monitor patient-reported outcomes does not improve satisfaction or disease outcomes in rheumatoid arthritis (RA),...

White House Says July 4 Vaccination Goal Will Not Be Met

As vaccination rates among young Americans lag, the White House acknowledged on Tuesday that it will miss two key benchmarks in its nationwide campaign...

Claims Data Indicate Overuse of Levothyroxine in the U.S.

Levothyroxine treatment is frequently initiated for mildly increased thyrotropin levels, with no change in the median thyrotropin level upon treatment...

Preventable Risk Factors Widespread in Patients Undergoing Angioplasty

Modifiable risk factors remain widely prevalent among patients undergoing their first percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI), according to a study published...

Monoclonal Antibodies for COVID-19 Effective for Transplant Patients

Monoclonal antibody therapy seems to be beneficial for solid organ transplant recipients with mild-to-moderate COVID-19, according to a study published...

Prophylactic Anticoagulation Aids Hospitalized COVID-19 Patients

Prophylactic-dose venous thromboembolism (VTE) anticoagulation may be optimal therapy for patients hospitalized with COVID-19, according to a study published...

Four in 10 Diabetes Patients Have Kidney Disease

More than four in 10 patients with diabetes have diabetic kidney disease (DKD), according to a study published online June 14 in BMJ Open Diabetes Research...

Sotagliflozin Ups Days Alive, Out of Hospital in T2DM, Heart Failure

For patients with type 2 diabetes with worsening heart failure, the rate of days alive and out of the hospital (DAOH) is increased with sotagliflozin versus...

Suicide Deaths by Firearms Up Significantly in Young People

Deaths from suicide, particularly by firearms, are dramatically increasing among young people, according to a study published online May 31 in the Annals...

Cannabis Use Linked to Suicidality in Young Adults

The adjusted prevalence of suicidal ideation, plan, and attempt in young U.S. adults increased from 2008-2009 to 2018-2019 after controlling for major...

BMI in Adolescence Linked to Poor Health Outcomes in Adulthood

Adolescent body mass index (BMI) is a risk factor for poor health outcomes in adults, regardless of adult BMI, according to a research letter published...

Ibrutinib + Venetoclax Promising for Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia

Combination therapy with ibrutinib and venetoclax seems beneficial for patients with previously untreated chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL), according...

Mold Exposure Tied to Worse COPD Outcomes

Activities potentially leading to mold exposure are associated with adverse chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) outcomes, according to a study...

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