• Q&A: CDC mask guidance ‘still too cautious and too complicated'

    1 month ago - By Healio

    As the COVID-19 vaccine rollout continues, the CDC has continued to update its mask guidance for the public, recently revising recommendations for outdoor mask use and children's summer and overnight camps.
    We spoke with Amesh A. Adalja, MD, senior scholar at the Johns Hopkins Center for Health Security, about the effectiveness and timing of the CDC's guidance on masks over the course of the pandemic.
    Healio: Has the CDC done a good job of communicating where, when and how masks should be worn?
    Adalja: I think the guidance is still too cautious and too complicated. The recent outdoor
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  • NSAIDs Don't Make COVID-19 Worse in Hospitalized Patients

    NSAIDs Don't Make COVID-19 Worse in Hospitalized Patients

    1 month ago - By Medscape

    In a British study, hospitalized patients didn't fare worse if they'd taken NSAIDs regularly before admission.
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  • Social vulnerabilities associated with low vaccination rates among older Americans

    Social vulnerabilities associated with low vaccination rates among older Americans

    1 month ago - By Healio

    Counties with low COVID-19 vaccination rates have significantly higher percentages of older adults living with certain social vulnerabilities, such as lack of access to a computer, according to CDC researchers.
    In a new MMWR report, the researchers also noted that vaccination rates were higher among older men than older women, and among adults aged 65 to 74 years compared with adults 75 years or older.
    “Monitoring demographic and social factors affecting COVID-19 vaccine access for older adults and prioritizing efforts to ensure equitable access to COVID-19 vaccine are needed to ensure
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  • CDC has stopped counting every 'breakthrough' Covid infection in fully vaccinated people

    CDC has stopped counting every 'breakthrough' Covid infection in fully vaccinated people

    1 month ago - By Daily Mail

    The CDC is no longer counting every COVID-19 infection among people who fell ill after being fully immunized with the vaccine and only reporting those who are hospitalized or die.
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  • FDA Clears Cap Device for 'Smart' Insulin Pens for Diabetes

    1 month ago - By Medscape

    The Bigfoot Unity System is comprised of a cap that attaches to insulin pens to provide CGM readings and dose recommendations for people with type 1 or type 2 diabetes who take multiple daily injections.
    FDA Approvals
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  • DKA common among children with type 1 diabetes hospitalized for COVID-19

    DKA common among children with type 1 diabetes hospitalized for COVID-19

    1 month ago - By Healio

    Most children with type 1 diabetes who test positive for COVID-19 do not require hospitalization, although most hospitalized children had diabetic ketoacidosis at admission, according to study findings.
    “Most children with type 1 diabetes who had COVID-19 were cared for at home without adverse outcomes, and only 2% of patients needed respiratory support,” G. Todd Alonso, MD, an associate professor at the Barbara Davis Center for Diabetes at the University of Colorado, told Healio. “Nearly three-quarters of those who were admitted to the hospital experienced DKA on admission,
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