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Study Backs Recommended Antibiotic Approach for Aspiration Pneumonia

— Evidence of more side effects, lack of survival benefit with extended anaerobic coverage

An x-ray image of a patient's lungs with aspiration pneumonia

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How Common Are False Positive Rapid COVID Tests?

Persistent false positives more common in women, autoimmune disorders

Feb 21, 2024
Largest COVID Vax Safety Study; Kratom Deaths Rising; Gov. Threatens Hospital Chain

Health news and commentary from around the Web gathered by ľ¹ÏÖ±²¥ staff

Feb 21, 2024
AGA Backs Fecal Microbiota-Based Therapies for Recurrent C. Diff

But new guidelines do not recommend use in inflammatory bowel disease or irritable bowel syndrome

Feb 21, 2024
Opinion
When It Comes to Isolation, COVID Shouldn't Be Singled Out From the Pack

It's time for CDC to update its guidance

Feb 20, 2024
AGA Backs Fecal Microbiota-Based Therapies for Recurrent C. Diff

But new guidelines do not recommend use in inflammatory bowel disease or irritable bowel syndrome

Opinion
When It Comes to Isolation, COVID Shouldn't Be Singled Out From the Pack

It's time for CDC to update its guidance

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Solitary Penile Ulcer Could Signal Various Sexually Transmitted Infections

PCR testing reveals an unusual presentation of an increasingly common disease

A computer rendering of an mpox lesion and an mpox virus.
What Caused a Mysterious Grayish Tongue Plaque in a Healthy Man?

Man presented with irregular gray-white ulcers on the soft palate, uvula, and tonsils

A photo of a young male physician inspecting the tongue of a mature man.

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To Combat Dengue, Brazil's Health Agents Scour Junkyards, Roofs for Mosquitos

It's not clear if cases have reached peak levels, or if the worst is yet to come

Feb 19, 2024
A photo rain water collected on top of a construction container in front of beach crowds in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Do We Simply Not Care About Old People?

The pandemic was a wake-up call on how we care for older adults

Feb 18, 2024
A photo of a senior woman receiving a covid vaccination at a drive through clinic.
Reversing Anticoagulation in Hemorrhagic Stroke; E-Cigs for Smoking Cessation

Also in TTHealthWatch: an online program for long COVID

Feb 17, 2024
TTUHSC EL PASO HEALTHWATCH with their logo and photos of Rick Lange, MD, and Elizabeth Tracey
Opinion
Hospital-at-Home Could Be a Double-Edged Sword

Equity and infection prevention are cause for concern

Feb 17, 2024
A photo of a female healthcare worker changing a bandage on a senior man lying in his bed at home.
Discrimination Rampant in Healthcare; Spring COVID Booster? Lyme Disease Jumps 69%

Health news and commentary from around the Web gathered by ľ¹ÏÖ±²¥ staff

Feb 16, 2024
Morning Break over illustration of a syringe, Covid virus, and DNA helix over a photo of green vegetation.
Lawmakers Clash Over COVID Vaccine Safety at House Hearing

Purpose of CDC's VAERS reporting system debated

Feb 15, 2024
A screenshot of Peter Marks, MD, PhD, speaking during this hearing.
Shingrix Tied to Higher Risk of Ophthalmic Shingles Recurrence

Patients with a history of herpes zoster ophthalmicus who get the vaccine need careful monitoring

Feb 15, 2024
A photo of a man with a herpes zoster shingles rash above his eye
Opinion
COVID's Latest Adaptation: It Has Lulled us to Sleep

My doctor's refusal to prescribe "just-in-case" Paxlovid speaks volumes

Feb 15, 2024
A photo of boxes and blister packs of Paxlovid
CDC's Tracking a New COVID Variant: BA.2.87.1

More than 30 changes in its spike protein has prompted agency to keep a close eye

Feb 15, 2024
A computer rendering of COVID viruses.
Shooting at Super Bowl Parade; Accidental Incest; Chronic Fatigue After COVID

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Feb 15, 2024
Morning Break over illustration of a syringe, Covid virus, and DNA helix over a photo of green vegetation.
Novel Antibiotic Combo Bests Meropenem for Complicated UTIs

Cefepime-taniborbactam had sustained efficacy for up to a month after treatment

Feb 14, 2024
A computer rendering of a urinary tract infection
Oldest Patient 'Cured' of HIV Still in Remission 5 Years After Transplant for AML

But it's unlikely stem cell transplants will ever be large-scale cure for HIV, says expert

Feb 14, 2024
A scanning electron microscope image of an HIV-1 virus.
Exercise and COVID; Can Smells Help Depression? Car Crashes Into Hospital ED

Health news and commentary from around the Web gathered by ľ¹ÏÖ±²¥ staff

Feb 14, 2024
Morning Break over illustration of a syringe, Covid virus, and DNA helix over a photo of green vegetation.
Study: Let's Revisit Extended Antibiotic Prophylaxis in Joint Replacement

One center's experience puts recent policy in doubt

Feb 13, 2024
AAOS over a photo of Moscone Center in San Francisco, CA
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