The COVID-19 pandemic has left an indelible mark on global health, with its impact extending far beyond the acute phase of the disease. A recent Swiss study published in the British Medical Journal (BMJ) has shed light on the long-term effects of COVID-19 in unvaccinated individuals, revealing a worrying trend.
The Rising Threat of Human Metapneumovirus: What You Need to Know
In the realm of public health, awareness is a powerful tool. As we navigate through the complexities of the global health landscape, a new threat has emerged, catching many by surprise. This threat is the Human Metapneumovirus (HMPV), a relatively unknown virus that has seen a significant rise in cases recently.
Antibiotic Alchemy: Transforming Prescribing Practices to Protect Patients and Combat Resistance
In a busy medical setting such as an urgent care or emergency department, physicians may be tempted to prescribe antibiotics to patients who request them, even if they are unlikely to be helpful. However, a major study by researchers at Intermountain Health and Stanford University found that overprescribing and inappropriately prescribing antibiotics leads to antibiotic resistance and significant patient harm.
XBB.1.5 omicron subvariant spreading fast and infecting vaccinated
A highly transmissible new omicron subvariant known as XBB.1.5 accounts for more than 70% of the COVID-19 cases New York City has seen in recent
Paxlovid (Paxzen) reduces risks of later developing long COVID
Researchers from the Veterans Health Administration find that taking the Paxlovid medication also reduce the risks of later developing long COVID, according to a new
Praluent – alirocumab injection approved for cholesterol-lowering treatment by US FDA
Sanofi and Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, Inc. announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved Praluent® (alirocumab) Injection, the first FDA-approved treatment in a new
Talk therapy in psychosocial counseling reduces suicide risk substantially
Suicide risk falls substantially after talk therapy — Researchers find repeat suicide attempts and deaths by suicide plummet even years after treatment – Repeat suicide attempts and deaths by suicide were roughly 25 percent lower among a group of Danish people who underwent voluntary short-term psychosocial counseling after a suicide attempt, new Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health-led research suggests.
Measles cases growing in US – 288 cases reported in 2014
288 cases of measles reported in 2014 in US and measles cases are growing – Measles is an acute, contagious viral disease, usually occurring in childhood and characterized by eruption of red spots on the skin, fever, and catarrhal symptoms. In US, since January, 288 cases of measles were reported and number is growing.
Crohn’s disease – accelerated step-care a best management practice
REACT clinical trial supports new approach of accelerated treatment for Crohn’s disease – The final results from an international clinical trial involving nearly 2,000 patients with Crohn’s disease support the use of a new management strategy referred to as accelerated step-care as a best practice for the care of active Crohn’s disease.
Older people exposed to aircraft noise may face hospitalization from heart problems
Older people exposed to aircraft noise may face greater risk of hospitalization from heart problems – Older people exposed to aircraft noise, especially at high levels, may face increased risk of being hospitalized for cardiovascular disease. Researchers found that, on average, zip codes with 10-decibel higher aircraft noise had a 3.5% higher cardiovascular hospital admission rate.