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After one year of research accounts, finally the CDC updates recommendations on COVID-19 airborne transmission

After one year of research accounts, finally the CDC updates recommendations on COVID-19 airborne transmission

Schematic representation of the respiratory system with the corresponding penetration of particles of different size. Credit: University of Kentucky On Friday May 7, the United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released new public recommendations to account for the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) airborne transmission. The CDC now accounts both transmission of the …

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Fetal exposure to antibiotics in mid to late pregnancy linked to childhood asthma risk

Study supports recommendations to avoid pregnancy for at least 12 months after obesity surgery

Credit: Unsplash/CC0 Public Domain A study presented at this year’s European Congress on Obesity (held online, 10-13 May) supports recommendations to avoid pregnancy for 12 months after bariatric (obesity) surgery due to an association with adverse outcomes in pregnancy including an elevated risk of preterm birth. The study is by Dr. Laura Heusschen, Vitalys Obesity …

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Pragmatic recommendations for management of COVID-19 in low- and middle-income countries

Pragmatic recommendations for management of COVID-19 in low- and middle-income countries

A new supplement offering guidance on severe COVID-19 management in resource-limited settings is now available on the American Journal of Tropical Medicine (AJTMH) website. Pragmatic Recommendations for the Management of Hospitalized COVID-19 Patients in Low- and Middle-Income Countries was coordinated by a COVID-LMIC Task Force headed by Alfred Papali, MD, of Atrium Health, Charlotte, NC, …

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Short- and long-term recommendations for babies born preterm

Short- and long-term recommendations for babies born preterm

Credit: CC0 Public Domain Research findings published online Feb. 23 in the Journal of Pediatric Health Care show that being born preterm can have long-term consequences, including impaired school performance, behavioral and mental health issues, heart and lung problems, and motor delays. Michelle M. Kelly, Ph.D., CRNP, CNE, associate professor at Villanova University’s M. Louise …

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New recommendations on social distancing after vaccination are coming: Fauci

New recommendations on social distancing after vaccination are coming: Fauci

New guidance on what social distancing measures are best for people who are fully vaccinated is on the way, Dr. Anthony Fauci said Monday. Right now, the advice from health officials is to keep wearing your mask, keep social distancing and keep away from gatherings after you receive both shots of coronavirus vaccine. But during …

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CDC Recommendations for Quality Clinical Services for Sexually Transmitted Diseases

CDC Recommendations for Quality Clinical Services for Sexually Transmitted Diseases

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released recommendations for providing quality clinical services (QCS) for sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) in primary care and STD specialty care settings. These recommendations, published in the Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report and henceforth referred to as STD QCS, are intended to complement the CDC’s STD Guidelines, 2015 …

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Cholera Vaccine Recommendations Issued by ACIP

Cholera Vaccine Recommendations Issued by ACIP

The Advisory Committee on Immunization Practice (ACIP) has adopted and published recommendations regarding the use of cholera vaccine. Currently, Vaxchora (cholera vaccine, live, oral; ParVax) is the only vaccine available in the US for active immunization against disease caused by Vibrio cholerae serogroup O1. The recommendation states that US adults (aged 18–64 years) who travel …

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COVID-19

Pooled testing among recommendations to fix test, trace and isolate system

Pooled testing among recommendations to fix test, trace and isolate system Pooled testing among recommendations to fix test, trace and isolate system Credit: Unsplash/CC0 Public Domain In a series of recommendations to fix the struggling COVID-19 test, trace and isolate system in England, health researchers from University College London and the London School of Hygiene …

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New research comparing HIV medications set to change international recommendations

New research comparing HIV medications set to change international recommendations New research comparing HIV medications set to change international recommendations Scanning electromicrograph of an HIV-infected T cell. Credit: NIAID A new study by UBC researchers is set to change international treatment recommendations for people who are newly diagnosed with HIV—an update that could affect nearly …

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Clearing up confusion over breast cancer screening recommendations

Clearing up confusion over breast cancer screening recommendations Clearing up confusion over breast cancer screening recommendations Credit: CC0 Public Domain What are the current recommendations for breast cancer screening? It sounds like it should be a simple question with a simple answer. However, the answers to that question can vary, says Dr. Katie Hunt, a …

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