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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
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Bacteria that cause typhoid fever are becoming increasingly resistant to common antibiotics worldwide, a new analysis indicates. Resistant strains of Salmonella enterica serovar Typhi (S Typhi) — almost all originating in South Asia — have spread across borders nearly 200 times since 1990. Until now, analysis has been limited by small samples. This genome analysis
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An open-label extension of Biogen’s phase 3 VALOR study shows statistically significant benefits for the company’s novel antisense oligonucleotide (ASO), tofersen, in patients with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) caused by superoxide dismutase 1 (SOD1) gene mutations. The 1-year results, presented at the European Network for the Cure of Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ENCALS) 2022 meeting, show
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Thanks to effective treatment, people with HIV are living longer. But as they age, they face higher rates of age-related comorbidities and hospitalizations, according to a recent study of hospitalized patients. Decisionmakers will need to allocate resources, train providers, and plan ways to manage chronic diseases, such as diabetes and cancer, among geriatric HIV inpatients,
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Typhoid-causing bacteria from Asia are reportedly spreading across the globe, and they bring a threat to the public since they are also becoming increasingly resistant to antibiotics.  New research published in The Lancet has shed light on how Salmonella enterica serovar Typhi or S. Typhi appeared to have spread internationally in the last three decades.  Scientists found that the
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Children and adolescents with COVID had more prevalent long-lasting symptoms than those never infected with SARS-CoV-2, the Long COVID Kids DK study showed. In every age group, previously infected children in Denmark had higher odds of experiencing at least one symptom lasting more than 2 months than their uninfected peers, reported Selina Kikkenborg Berg, PhD,
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It’s rare for a child to die after a tonsillectomy, but children who die are more likely to have a complex chronic condition such as cerebral palsy or Down syndrome, according to a retrospective cohort study published in JAMA. “Among children undergoing tonsillectomy, the rate of postoperative death was 7 per 100,000 operations overall, [but] among
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People may have varying opinions about tattoos, but a team of researchers has developed an “electronic tattoo” that can actually be a valuable tool in health monitoring as it can measure blood pressure. The graphene e-tattoo that the researchers created is far from the rather bulky blood pressure measuring devices that we are used to. Theirs
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Many infants in some countries are misdiagnosed with allergy to cow, sheep, or goat milk, and they’re prescribed specialized formulas they don’t need, according to a  consensus study. “Milk allergy overdiagnosis is common in some regions and can potentially harm mothers and infants,” the authors write in Clinical & Experimental Allergy. “These new consensus recommendations
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As long COVID research continues to gain steam, scientists unearthed more shocking information about the condition. Among them is the idea that women are significantly more likely to develop long-term COVID-19 symptoms than men.  After analyzing data from more than 1.3 million patients, researchers from Johnson & Johnson’s Office of the Chief Medical Officer for
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We all know that physicians can make a good amount of money every month, but they’re not exempt from financial blunders at some point in their lives. It is essential for both young and experienced physicians to understand what possible mistakes they can make and how to avoid them. Here are some of the most
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