Tag: ENT (ears

Toothbrush Disinfection May Protect Against COVID-19

SARS-CoV-2 can be transmitted, even from asymptomatic individuals, in different ways, including droplets, aerosols and, to a lesser degree, fomites. Now, Brazilian researchers have evaluated...

HPV Throat Cancer and Oral Sex at Younger Age, Multiple Partners

Having oral sex with more than 10 previous partners was associated with a 4.3 times’ greater likelihood of developing human papillomavirus (HPV)–related oropharyngeal cancer, according...

Residency Report Shows New Specialty Data, USMLE Score Changes

The annual residency report from the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) reveals characteristics of medical school graduates and residents, including specialty insights, test scores,...

COVID-19 Survivor Writes Thank-You Note to 116 Medical Workers

A New Yorker who spent a month in a coma with COVID-19 has written a thank-you note to 116 health care workers who helped him...

COVID-19 Appeared in Italy in November 2019, Study Shows

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. Retroactive testing shows COVID-19 appeared in Italy about three months earlier...

What Happened When the Only ER Doctor in a Rural Town Got COVID

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. Kurt Papenfus is the lone full-time emergency room doctor in Cheyenne...

How Much Does a Mask Protect You? The Jury’s Still Out

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. Yes, you should still wear a mask. You may have heard...

States’ Face-Covering Mandates Leave Gaps in Protection

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. College students Colin Berg (left), Connor Dreher and Brady Bowman stroll...

Coughs Can Send Coronavirus Farther Than 6 Feet

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. Droplets from a cough may travel farther than 6 feet and...

Sleep Apnea Found to Impact Pain Severity in Younger Adults

Sleep specialists might want to take a closer look at the connections between obstructive sleep apnea, chronic pain, and reported pain intensity in younger patients....

SRS Instead of WBRT for Patients With Multiple Brain Metastases

Stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS) should replace whole-brain radiotherapy (WBRT) as the new standard of care for patients with four or more brain metastases, say researchers who...

First Confirmed Cases of COVID-19 Reinfections in US

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. A 25-year-old man from Nevada and a 42-year-old man in Virginia...

Young White Men Least Likely to Wash Hands

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. Frequent handwashing can reduce the spread of the coronavirus, yet some...

Expert Tips on Infection Control

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. Dr. Charles Griffis This starts with observing droplet precautions to prevent...

Tough to Tell COVID From Smoke Inhalation Symptoms

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. The patients walk into Dr. Melissa Marshall’s community clinics in Northern...

Seeping Under Doors, Bad Air From West’s Fires Won’t Ease Up

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Dangerously dirty air spewing from the West Coast wildfires is seeping into homes and businesses, sneaking into cars through air conditioning...

Wildfire Smoke Tied to Diverse Health Problems

Since mid-August, wildfires have spewed smoke into California, Oregon, and Washington. In one month, fires in California alone have scorched 3.1 million acres — an...

Distinguishing COVID-19 From Flu in Kids Remains Challenging

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. For children with COVID-19, rates of hospitalization, ICU admission, and ventilator...

The New Neuroscience of Stuttering

Gerald Maguire has stuttered since childhood, but you might not guess it from talking to him. For the past 25 years, Maguire — a psychiatrist...

When Viruses Collide: Flu Season During Pandemic

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. The medical community is about to find out how prepared it...

Some COVID-19 Symptoms Last for Months, Study Finds

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. A British study says many coronavirus patients suffer symptoms such as...

HFNC More Comfortable for Posthypercapnic Patients With COPD

Following invasive ventilation for severe hypercapnic respiratory failure, patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease had similar levels of treatment failure if they received high-flow nasal...

Telemedicine Checklist May Smooth Visits With Older Patients

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. During the pandemic, physicians have raced to set up or expand...

Vitamin D May Reduce Recurrence of Positional Vertigo

Daily supplementation with vitamin D and calcium carbonate significantly reduced recurrence of benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (BPPV), especially in patients with low serum vitamin D,...

Monitor Kids Who Recover From Mysterious COVID-Linked Illness

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. Israel Shippy doesn’t remember much about having COVID-19 — or the...