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TUESDAY, May 17, 2022 (HealthDay News) -- Vaccination against the virus that causes most cervical cancers has spurred a widespread reduction of infections among young Americans — including those who are unvaccinated, a new government study finds.
Since the early days of the pandemic, loss of smell and taste have been tied to COVID-19 infection. But a new study shows those telltale traits are much less likely with the Omicron variant than the earlier Alpha and Delta versions of the coronavirus.
In April, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention launched a new center to better forecast infectious disease outbreaks. It also underwent a month-long review to examine their current systems and inform future strategies.
Together, these announcements paint a picture of an agency at a crossroads, in the wake of enormous public scrutiny during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Five children have died in a mysterious wave of acute hepatitis that has sickened dozens of kids across the United States during the past seven months, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevent...
In an estimate that far exceeds reported totals, an expert panel appointed by the World Health Organization (WHO) said Thursday that there were nearly 15 million more deaths worldwide during the first two years of the pandemic than would normally have been expected.
That compares with an official tally of 6.2 million COVID-19 deaths r...
If you're still wiping down groceries, doorknobs and light switches in an attempt to thwart COVID-19, maybe you can relax a little: You're 1,000 times more likely to get COVID from the air you breathe than from surfaces you touch, a new study suggests.
University of Michigan researchers tested air and surface samples around their campus and found odds are greater for inhaling virus partic...
Despite what you may have heard, rats and other city wildlife aren't likely to trigger future pandemics in people, according to a new study.
The COVID-19 pandemic has scientists trying to determine where future outbreaks are most likely to start. It's long been suspected that critters in cities might act as reservoirs for viruses that could cause outbreaks in humans.
FRIDAY, April 29, 2022 (HealthDay News) -- The origins of a continuing outbreak of acute, potentially lethal hepatitis striking children in countries around the world has experts mystified. But a cluster of recent cases in Alabama all show ties to common viruses, according to a
A new Omicron subvariant called BA.4 appears to be driving a sharp rise in COVID-19 cases in South Africa, health experts say.
The number of daily cases reported by the country has shot up from just a few hundred a few weeks ago to just over 6,000, and the rate of positive tests has jumped from 4% in mid-April to 19% as of Thursday, according to the Associated Press.
Thousands of COVID-19 deaths in the U.S. South could have been avoided if more people masked, social distanced, kept kids from school and made other behavioral changes to reduce the spread of the virus, researchers say.
In other words, if they had acted more like folks up North.
The study authors suggested that if the entire United States had followed the lead of the Northeast in t...
If you're unlucky enough to need hospitalization for COVID-19, it won't really matter which variant you're infected with: The same level of care is required for patients with either Delta or Omicron, a new study reveals.
This is true even though people infected with the Omicron variant of...
THURSDAY, April 28, 2022 (HealthDay News) – The European Union (EU) announced Wednesday that Europe is moving out of the emergency phase of the pandemic, and the EU will now focus on vaccination, surveillance and testing in preparation for a possible COVID surge next fall.
“New variants can emerge and spread fast,” said EU President Ms. Ursula von der Leyen, The New York Times
By Cara Murez and Robin Foster HealthDay Reporters
As health experts around the world try to understand why nearly 200 children in 12 countries have fallen seriously ill with severe hepatitis, doctors in Alabama are investigating nine such cases in that state.
In each case, seemingly healthy kids ended up in hospital with acute liver inflammation.
It remains one of the most painful images of the pandemic: Families who were not allowed to be by their loved ones' bedside as they waged a lonely battle against COVID in a hospital ICU, with some forced to say goodbye via a smartphone or tablet held by a compassionate nurse who didn't want a patient to die alone.
Now, new research suggests that many of those relatives went on to dev...
Are you vaccinated and wonder what your chances are of a breakthrough COVID-19 infection?
A new study answers that question: Breakthrough COVID infections in fully vaccinated people are least likely to occur in those who've received an mRNA vaccine and who were infected with the coronavirus before vaccination.
The study included more than 8 million adults in Belgium, aged 18 and old...
A year after being hospitalized with COVID-19, only about 25% of people felt fully recovered, a new study shows, and the risk of long COVID was highest among women, obese people and those who were on a ventilator.
Nearly 9 in 10 children ages 5-11 who were hospitalized for COVID-19 from mid-December to late February were unvaccinated, a rate that was two times higher than for vaccinated children, a new government study shows.
Researchers from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention also found<...
The U.S. Department of Justice said Tuesday that it will appeal a Florida judge's ruling that struck down a federal mask mandate on airplanes and other forms of public transportation only if the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention determines such a mandate is still needed.
"The Department of Justice [DOJ] and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention disagree with the dis...
A new forecasting center for infectious diseases was officially launched by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Tuesday.
The goal of the Center for Forecasting and Outbreak Analytics is to act as a "National Weather Service" for infectious disease outbreaks, and to guide public health decisions during outbreaks. These can include developing vaccines, distributing antivi...
Moderna Inc. announced Tuesday that an updated COVID booster shot that combines Moderna's original vaccine with protection against the Beta variant appears more effective than current booster shots against Omicron and a number of other variants.
Before the highly transmissible Omicron variant surfaced, Moderna was tweaking its original vaccine to provide added protection against the earli...
People with substance abuse disorders, depression and other mental health conditions may be at higher risk for COVID-19 -- even when they are fully vaccinated, new research suggests.
"Individuals with psychiatric disorders, and especially older adults with psychiatric disorders, may be particularly vulnerable to breakthrough infections," said study author Kristen Nishimi, a postdoctoral f...