News

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. People who have had prior SARS-CoV-2 infection report significantly more symptoms of cognitive dysfunction and specifically executive dysfunction than people in the general population with no such infection, according to new data published on the preprint server medRxiv. Researchers, led by
0 Comments
You used to come to us struggling to breathe and begging for our help, and while we stood over you preparing for intubation, we would feel all the feels while looking into eyes that we knew might never open again. We would break down and cry while telling your family that you didn’t make it
0 Comments
Adolescents ages 12-15 can now get a booster dose of Pfizer/BioNTech’s COVID-19 vaccine (Comirnaty) under emergency use authorization (EUA), the FDA said on Monday. The agency also changed the interval for boosters shots of Pfizer’s vaccine in all individuals 12 and up to at least 5 months after the second dose (was previously 6 months),
0 Comments
Federal officials will allow some flexibility in meeting new requirements on covering the costs of clinical trials for people enrolled in Medicaid, seeking to accommodate states where legislatures will not meet in time to make needed changes in rules. Congress in 2020 ordered US states to have their Medicaid programs cover expenses related to participation
0 Comments
Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. Certain modifications to face masks, such as double masking and adjusting the fit more tightly around the face, can greatly reduce the transmission of respiratory particles, says a study involving five types of masks, eight modifications, and both mannequins and human
0 Comments
A new meta-analysis suggests the risk for violence is higher in patients with schizophrenia, but some experts beg to differ, calling out study limitations and urging caution when interpreting the findings. The study suggests patients with schizophrenia spectrum disorder (SSD) are 4.5 times more likely than individuals in the general population to perpetrate violence against
0 Comments
Like real estate, the quality of diabetes care comes down to “location, location, location,” a large cohort study led by a team from Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota, has found. Adults with diabetes who live in rural areas, as well as those who live in areas of socioeconomic disadvantage, were much less likely to achieve optimal
0 Comments
Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. The FDA is expected to broaden eligibility for COVID-19 vaccine booster shots on Monday, allowing ages 12-15 to get third doses of the Pfizer vaccine, according to The New York Times. In addition, the FDA plans to allow both adults and
0 Comments
Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. The CDC released two studies on Thursday that showed vaccine safety for ages 5-11 and emphasized the importance of vaccinating children against the coronavirus to prevent serious illness and hospitalization. In one study, researchers found that serious problems were rare among
0 Comments
In this video, Katie Boston-Leary, PhD, director of nursing programs for the American Nurses Association (ANA), discusses criticisms of the CDC’s new policy shortening quarantine periods for positive individuals and shares concerns about its effect on healthcare professionals. The following is a transcript of her remarks: The ANA’s criticisms of the guidance for healthcare workers
0 Comments
Patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) who are both frail and who have poor lung function or dyspnea are at especially high risk of disability within 3 to 5 years as well as all-cause mortality years later, a prospective cohort study of community-dwelling adults has shown. “Frailty, a widely recognized geriatric syndrome characterized by
0 Comments
A growing body of data further strengthened the case for Omicron being a less severe variant than Delta, said Anthony Fauci, MD, chief medical advisor to President Biden, during a White House COVID-19 Response Team phone briefing on Wednesday. Given certain caveats, “all indications point to a lesser severity of Omicron versus Delta,” Fauci said.
0 Comments
At this point in the COVID vaccination campaign, nearly all American adults who want the vaccine have gotten it and are gratefully snapping up their boosters too. Those who decline vaccination are largely impervious to public service announcements, community pressure, and case counts turbocharged by the Omicron variant. Public health experts emphasize that primary care
0 Comments
The study covered in this summary was published on medRxiv.org as a preprint and has not yet been peer reviewed. Key Takeaways UK residents with type 2 diabetes had a significantly higher mortality rate compared with people without diabetes. This excess risk increased with the age at diagnosis. The mortality hazard from type 2 diabetes
0 Comments