Today's Health News

ACIP Provides Recommendations on Meningococcal Vaccination

Vaccination with MenACWY recommended for adolescents aged 11 to 12 years with booster at 16 years

Median Age of COVID-19 Cases Declined in May to August in U.S.

In Southern U.S., increases in positive PCR tests in adults age 20 to 39 preceded those in adults ≥60

Rheumatoid Arthritis Linked to Higher Risk for Type 2 Diabetes

RA linked to increased risk for developing diabetes; association remained in sensitivity analysis

Diagnoses of Common Conditions Declined in March to May 2020

Common mental health diagnoses reduced 50 percent; similar drops seen in circulatory system diseases, T2DM

HRRP Tied to Decrease in 30-Day Readmission Rates for COPD

But increase seen in 30-day risk-standardized postdischarge mortality rates for COPD patients

Performance of Commercial SARS-CoV-2 Ab Tests Varies

Performance highly dependent on time of sampling in head-to-head comparisons

Poorer Exercise Capacity Persists With Ventricular Septal Defects

Difference between patients with surgically repaired, unrepaired VSDs versus controls increased with age

Fertility Treatment Cancellations Due to COVID-19 Impact Mental Health

Several protective psychosocial factors can help women cope during the pandemic

One-Fifth of Those With SARS-CoV-2 Infection Asymptomatic

No significant differences seen in mean cycle threshold values for asymptomatic, symptomatic patients

COVID-19 Risk in Assisted Living Similar to Nursing Homes

Assisted living communities with more minority residents have more COVID-19 cases