SARS-CoV-2 Antibodies Identified Before Cases Recognized in U.S.

Severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) antibodies were identified in individuals before the first cases of infection were recognized, according to a study published online June 15 in Clinical...

Tue, Jun. 15, 2021

Financial Toxicity More Prevalent for ASCVD Than Cancer Patients

Financial toxicity (FT) is more prevalent among individuals with atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease (ASCVD) than individuals with cancer, according to a study published in the June 1 issue of JACC:...

Tue, Jun. 15, 2021

Stressors of Integrating Work, Life Higher for Female Faculty

The stressors of integrating work and life are higher among female than male faculty and were more noticeable since the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a study published online June 15 in JAMA Network Open. Susan A....

Tue, Jun. 15, 2021

California Lifts Most COVID-19 Restrictions

Most of California's COVID-19 restrictions were lifted on Tuesday and the nation's most populous state is "poised to come roaring back," according to Gov. Gavin Newsom. State social distancing rules and capacity limits at...

Tue, Jun. 15, 2021

American Society of Clinical Oncology, June 4-8

The annual meeting of the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) was held virtually from June 4 to 8 and attracted participants from around the world, including clinicians, academicians, allied health professionals, and others interested in...

Tue, Jun. 15, 2021

Cognitive Outcomes Studied for In Utero Exposure to Antiseizure Meds

Neurodevelopment in children born to mothers with epilepsy and exposed to antiseizure medications (ASMs) in the third trimester is similar to that in children born to healthy mothers, according to a study published online...

Tue, Jun. 15, 2021

Stroke Risk Up for Offspring of Moms With HTN in Pregnancy

Offspring of mothers with hypertensive disorders during pregnancy (HDP) may have an increased risk for developing stroke later in life, according to a study presented at ESC Heart & Stroke 2021, the International...

Tue, Jun. 15, 2021

Family History Doubles Asthma Risk for Preschoolers

Children with a family history of asthma have more than twofold higher rates of asthma through age 4 years, according to a study published online May 17 in JAMA Pediatrics. Christine Cole Johnson, Ph.D., M.P.H., from the...

Tue, Jun. 15, 2021

ED Visits for Youth Suicide Attempts Began Increasing in May 2020

Among individuals aged 12 to 25 years, emergency department visits for suspected suicide attempts began increasing by early May 2020, according to research published in the June 11 early-release issue of the U.S. Centers...

Tue, Jun. 15, 2021

AMA: 96 Percent of Physicians Fully Vaccinated Against COVID-19

Ninety-six percent of physicians are fully vaccinated against COVID-19, according to the results of a survey conducted by the American Medical Association (AMA). The survey was developed by the AMA and was fielded to 301...

Tue, Jun. 15, 2021

Plant-Centered Diet May Lower LDL Cholesterol, CVD Risk

Dietary strategies aimed solely at lowering saturated fat intake may be less effective in reducing cardiovascular disease (CVD) than recommendations for a plant-centered diet, according to a study presented during Nutrition...

Tue, Jun. 15, 2021

SARS-CoV-2 Infection Cuts Risk for Reinfection for Up to 10 Months

The presence of immunoglobulin G (IgG) antibodies to severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) nucleocapsid protein is associated with a reduced risk for reinfection at long-term care facilities (LTCFs),...

Tue, Jun. 15, 2021

Rates of Reamputation High in Patients With Diabetes

Nearly four in 10 patients with diabetes who have undergone initial amputations secondary to diabetes will have a reamputation within five years, according to a review published online June 10 in BMJ Open Diabetes Research...

Tue, Jun. 15, 2021

Many Older Women Not Eligible to Quit Cervical Cancer Screening

About two-thirds of older women fail to qualify for discontinuation of cervical cancer screening, according to a study published online June 3 in Gynecologic Oncology. Jacqueline M. Mills, M.D., from the Boston University...

Tue, Jun. 15, 2021

Third COVID-19 Vaccine Dose Tried in Organ Transplant Recipients

A third dose of COVID-19 vaccine may boost the antibody response in some solid organ transplant recipients, according to a research letter published online June 15 in the Annals of Internal Medicine. William A. Werbel,...

Tue, Jun. 15, 2021

AMA Plan to Fight Racism Criticized by Some Members

The American Medical Association is facing backlash from some of its members over a plan to fight racism and bias in medicine. The opponents, including some White Southern delegates, contend the plan amounts to reverse...

Mon, Jun. 14, 2021

Catch-Up Vaccinations for Children, Teens Lagging Behind

Catch-up vaccinations for routine childhood and adolescent vaccinations are lagging behind after a decline during March to May 2020, according to research published in the June 11 issue of the U.S. Centers for Disease...

Mon, Jun. 14, 2021

CDC Changes Mask Rules for Fully Vaccinated People Using Public Transportation

Masks are no longer necessary in outdoor waiting areas or open-air seating for fully vaccinated people who use public transportation, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says. The agency said the new policy...

Mon, Jun. 14, 2021

Judge Dismisses Lawsuit Over Hospital's COVID-19 Vaccine Policy

A lawsuit brought by a group of Houston Methodist employees over the hospital's mandatory COVID-19 vaccination policy was dismissed Saturday by a federal judge. The lawsuit was signed by 117 of 178 workers who were...

Mon, Jun. 14, 2021

Novavax COVID-19 Vaccine Shines in Latest Trial

Novavax, a Maryland biotechnology company that has struggled mightily with delays in developing its COVID-19 vaccine, announced Monday that its two-shot regimen was more than 90 percent effective overall in a trial that...

Mon, Jun. 14, 2021