CDC releases new clinical details in cases of unusual hepatitis in children

CDC releases new clinical details in cases of unusual hepatitis in children

So far, there have been at least 18 cases reported in at least four states — and dozens more in Europe. The latest clinical details shared by the CDC on Friday come from Alabama, where the first cases were found. Clinical records were analyzed for nine total patients admitted to a children’s hospital after October … Read more

Exercise and weight-loss are key to combating crippling arthritis, health watchdog says

Physical activity may be a better option for relieving pain than painkillers such as paracetamol, the health watchdog says

Arthritis patients will be told by the NHS to lose weight and exercise the main therapies for their condition under new clinical guidelines. Physical activity is a better option for relieving pain caused by osteoarthritis than painkillers such as acetaminophen, the health watchdog says. Moving millions of patients with the condition onto an exercise regimen … Read more

The US is ‘out of the pandemic phase,’ Fauci says

The US is 'out of the pandemic phase,' Fauci says

“We are certainly, right now, in this country, out of the pandemic phase,” Fauci said on PBS’s “NewsHour” on Tuesday. “Namely, we don’t have 900,000 new infections a day and tens and tens and tens of thousands of hospitalizations and thousands of deaths. We are at a low level right now. So if you’re saying, … Read more

Singapore executes Malaysian despite pleas he was disabled

Singapore executes Malaysian despite pleas he was disabled

SINGAPORE (AP) — Singapore on Wednesday executed a Malaysian man convicted of drug smuggling after a court dismissed a last-minute challenge from his mother and international pleas to spare him on grounds he was mentally disabled. Nagaenthran K. Dharmalingam, 34, had been on death row for over a decade after he was found guilty of … Read more

CDC estimates 3 in 4 kids have had coronavirus infections

CDC estimates 3 in 4 kids have had coronavirus infections

NEW YORK (AP) — Three out of every four US children have been infected with the coronavirus and more than half of all Americans had signs of previous infections, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention researchers estimated in a report Tuesday. The researchers examined blood samples from more than 200.000 Americans and looked for virus-fighting … Read more

Stock Market Falls Ahead of Alphabet, Microsoft Earnings

Stock Market Falls Ahead of Alphabet, Microsoft Earnings

US stocks fell, extending their April losses, investors digested earnings reports from leading companies and weighed concerns about inflation and the spread of Covid-19 in China. The S&P 500 shed 2% in Tuesday afternoon trading, a day after tech stocks led major indexes higher. The Dow Jones Industrial Average declined 1.8%, while the technology-heavy Nasdaq … Read more

Task force’s updated guidelines do not recommend daily aspirin for heart health for most adults

Task force's updated guidelines do not recommend daily aspirin for heart health for most adults

The US Preventive Service Task Force has finalized its latest recommendations on low-dose aspirin regimens and now says people over 60 should not start taking a daily aspirin for primary prevention of heart problems, in most cases. If you are between 40 and 59 years old, the USPSTF leaves it up to you and your … Read more

Beijing locks down some areas as COVID-19 cases mount

Beijing locks down some areas as COVID-19 cases mount

BEIJING (AP) — China’s capital, Beijing, began mass testing of more than 3 million people on Monday and restricted residents in one part of the city to their compounds, sparking worries of a wider Shanghai-style lockdown. While only 70 cases have been found so far in the city of more than 21 million since a … Read more

Philadelphia to end mask mandate, days after reinstating it

Philadelphia to end mask mandate, days after reinstating it

Philadelphia is ending its indoor mask mandate, city health officials said Thursday night, abruptly reversing course just days after people in the city had to start wearing masks again amid a sharp increase in infections. The Board of Health voted Thursday to rescind the mandate, according to the Philadelphia health department, which released a statement … Read more

CDC issues health advisory about acute hepatitis in children

CDC issues health advisory about acute hepatitis in children

In a health advisory Thursday, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention alerted health care providers and public health authorities to the investigation and recommended that providers consider adenovirus testing in children with hepatitis when the cause is unknown, adding that testing the blood in whole – – not just blood plasma — may … Read more