Today's Health News

10 Percent of CRE Cases in U.S. Not Tied to Health Care Risk Factors

Of the 12 community-associated carbapenem-resistant Enterobacterales isolates sequenced, five harbored a carbapenemase gene

CDC Director Says Agency Needs Major Overhaul

Walensky aims to prioritize public health needs, deemphasize publication of scientific papers about rare diseases

Biden Administration May Stop Buying COVID-19 Vaccines, Treatments by Fall

Tests, vaccines, and treatments would be provided through the regular health care system

Patients Have Higher Health Care Use After COVID-19 Infection

Alopecia, bronchitis, pulmonary embolism or deep vein thrombosis, and dyspnea are the most common conditions tied to higher use

Betadine Solution, Ag-Gel Combo Effective for Eliminating Bacteria

Combination more effective than 5 percent betadine solution or silver colloidal gel alone for all bacteria, including K. pneumoniae

Monkeypox Virus Detected in Anorectal Samples From Asymptomatic Patients

6.5 percent of men who have sex with men had anal swabs that were positive for MPXV, despite reporting no symptoms

Universal Health Care Affects Childhood Vaccination Rates

Countries with greater progress toward UHC had smaller declines in childhood immunization coverage during COVID-19 pandemic

Multidose BCG Protects Against COVID-19 in At-Risk Individuals

Efficacy of 92 percent found among at-risk COVID-19-unvaccinated individuals with type 1 diabetes

First Lady Jill Biden Has COVID-19

First Lady has received two vaccines plus two boosters, and so far, her symptoms are mild

USPSTF Continues to Recommend Against Genital Herpes Screening

No new evidence identified to support changes to the 2016 recommendation against routine serologic screening for genital herpes