Tag: epidemic

A Teachers Union Shaped CDC School Guidance. Is That a Problem?

When the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention issued much-anticipated guidelines for school reopening in February, some critics argued that the nation’s premier health...

Is HIV Criminalization the No. 1 Barrier to Ending the Epidemic?

For many people, being told that they are HIV positive is no longer a death sentence. But for Robert Suttle, a Black gay man and...

AMA Applauds Biden’s Gun Control Directives

The American Medical Association (AMA) commended President Joe Biden on his administration’s executive actions to curb gun violence, which were announced on Thursday . AMA...

Biden’s CDC Director Has Long Used Data to Save Lives

In early December, Dr. Katy Stephenson was watching TV with her family and scrolling through Twitter when she saw a tweet that made her shout. “I said...

Murthy for SG, Levine for HHS Get Mostly Positive Senate Reception

The Biden administration nominees for surgeon general and assistant secretary for health had a mostly positive reception from senators during their first and only confirmation...

Comparing Death Tolls From COVID to Past Wars

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. Sick patients were isolated in converted warehouses during the 1918-19 global...

HHS Will Drop Buprenorphine Waiver Rule for Most Physicians

Federal officials on Thursday announced a plan to largely drop the so-called X-waiver requirement for buprenorphine prescriptions for physicians in a bid to remove an...

HHS Launches National Plan to Attack STI Epidemic

The US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has issued the first national plan to address the exploding rates of sexually transmitted infections (STIs)....

US Drug Overdose Deaths Hit a Record High, CDC Reports

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is warning...

COVID-19 Fuels Surge in Overdose-Related Cardiac Arrests

There has been a sharp increase in overdose-related cardiac arrests in the US during the COVID-19 pandemic, a new analysis shows. Overall rates in 2020...

Rapid Testing Is Less Accurate Than the Government Wants to Admit

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5 Things to Know About Meningococcal Disease

Neisseria meningitidis (meningococcus) is a leading cause of bacterial meningitis and septicemia, with about 1.2 million cases of infection and 135,000 deaths globally each year....

U.S. Tops 100,000 Coronavirus Cases in One Day

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. The records keep falling as the number of U.S. coronavirus cases...

COVID-19 Infection Fatality Ratio Is About 1.15%, Study Says

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. A new study conducted by researchers at Imperial College London found...

‘Overwhelming Evidence’ FDA’s Opioid Approval Process Is Shoddy

Despite the ongoing epidemic of misuse, overuse, and diversion of opioids, the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has set a low bar for approval...

Brigham and Women’s Latest to Battle In-House COVID Outbreak

Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston is experiencing an outbreak of COVID-19 among patients and staff, which the facility blames partly on lapses in infection...

Many Advanced Countries Missing Targets for HCV Elimination

Eleven high-income countries are on track to meet World Health Organization targets to eliminate hepatitis C infection by 2030, compared with nine countries 2 years...

When a Contagion Comes, Women Bear a Heavy Burden

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. Suganya Prakash, 21, left at 8 a.m. from her home in a...

AMA Urges Change After Dramatic Increase in Opioid Fatalities

In the past 5 years, there has been a significant drop in the use of prescription opioids and in deaths associated with such use; but...

Brazil Hits Grim Milestone as COVID-19 Outbreak Worsens

RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) – Brazil is expected to report more than 2 million confirmed coronavirus cases on Thursday, hitting that grim milestone at an...

COVID-19 in ICE Facilities Could Overwhelm Local ICUs

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) reported the first death from COVID-19...

Good Serosurveys Are Needed. Not All Are Good

What your doctor is reading on Medscape.com: MAY 05, 2020 — Medscape has asked top experts to weigh in on the most pressing...

US Initiative Aims to Stem the Tide of Suicide

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. Several federal agencies and private sector groups have launched a national...

How the Bay Area Got Ahead of the COVID-19 Crisis

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s  Coronavirus Resource Center. Sunday was supposed to be a rare day off for Dr....

A Better Way to Prioritize Essential Care During COVID-19

What your doctor is reading on Medscape.com: APRIL 15, 2020 — The COVID-19 epidemic has put unprecedented strain on the US healthcare system....