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CDC Addresses Rebound of Mycoplasma Pneumonia in Kids

β€” Numbers were indeed up in the fall of 2023, but higher before the pandemic

2 Hrs Ago
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Another COVID Toll: Over 134,000 Undiagnosed Cancers During Height of Pandemic

Diagnosis rates remained low throughout 2020, with mortality increase projected

Feb 22, 2024
Study Backs Recommended Antibiotic Approach for Aspiration Pneumonia

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

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
Arginine Starvation Boosts OS in Mesothelioma

With frontline immunotherapy now standard, strategy could potentially find home in second-line

Feb 16, 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

Arginine Starvation Boosts OS in Mesothelioma

With frontline immunotherapy now standard, strategy could potentially find home in second-line

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Diagnosing Obstructive Sleep Apnea: Do At-Home Testing Devices Measure Up?

Home test showed 52 apnea-hypopnea events per hour in woman with high blood pressure, weight gain

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Why Is a Fit Swimmer Breathless and Coughing Up Blood?

Case highlights a little-known, potentially dangerous, often recurrent condition of swimmers

A photo of a mature female swimmer adjusting her goggles.
What's Behind the Hoarseness, Laryngeal Obstruction in a Healthy Nonsmoker?

Biopsy provides the key to this diagnostic puzzle

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Perioperative Tislelizumab Demonstrates Survival Benefit in NSCLC

But how well will the results from China translate to Western populations?

Feb 16, 2024
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Tepotinib Gains Full Approval for Metastatic NSCLC

Agency converts accelerated approval for subset with MET exon 14 mutations

Feb 16, 2024
FDA APPROVED tepotinib (Tepmetko) over a computer rendering of a transparent body with lung cancer highlighted.
E-Cigs Show Some Benefit as Smoking Cessation Aid in Clinical Trial

More people able to abstain from smoking tobacco than after traditional counseling alone

Feb 14, 2024
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Safety Events at Hospitals More Common in Black and Hispanic Kids

"Many factors could be driving these disparities," researcher says

Feb 14, 2024
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Female Reproductive Factors Linked to COPD Risk

Age at menarche and menopause, number of children seem to play a role

Feb 13, 2024
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Sleep Apnea Smartwatch Feature Gets FDA Authorization

Software is first of its kind to receive agency greenlight, set to roll out this year

Feb 12, 2024
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Flu Hangs on in the U.S., Fading in Some Areas and Intensifying in Others

COVID seems to have peaked at around the same time

Feb 11, 2024
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Smokers Who Quit and Stick With It See Greatest Reduction in Cancer Risk

Cessation at any age proved helpful for lowering cancer risk

Feb 06, 2024
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Smoking Tied to Increased Mortality From Early-Stage Melanoma

Association only see among current smokers, however

Feb 06, 2024
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Patients and Doctors Push Back Against the Harsh Side Effects of Cancer Drugs

"If the patients are not taking the drug, then it's not going to work"

Feb 06, 2024
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Sleep Disorders Are More Common Than You Think

Plus, how primary care providers can squeeze this topic into their discussions with patients

Feb 05, 2024
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FDA Advisory Panel Generally Pleased With Pulse Oximetry Clinical Trial Proposal

But some questions arose regarding number of participants, permissible variance in measurements

Feb 03, 2024
FDA ADCOMM Pulse oximeters over a photo of one on a man’s finger.
CDC: Biennial Surge in Acute Flaccid Myelitis Has Come to a Halt

When to expect next spike in cases is unclear, researchers say

Feb 02, 2024
A photo of a little boy who is paralyzed due to acute flaccid myelitis wearing a motorized orthotic brace.
Health Effects of Extreme Heat, Wildfire Smoke Worse When Combined

And the negative effects harm low-income and nonwhite communities the most

Feb 02, 2024
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