More Black Former N.F.L. Players Eligible for Concussion Payouts

Tests for dementia were rescored under the N.F.L.’s concussion settlement to avoid race-based criteria.

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What the New C.D.C. Guidelines Mean for You

The new recommendations put the onus on individuals to protect themselves. Here’s how to navigate them.

#centers-for-disease-control-and-prevention, #contact-tracing-public-health, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #education-k-12, #food-and-drug-administration, #masks, #quarantines, #tests-medical, #vaccination-and-immunization, #your-feed-science

When Will the Pandemic End? And Other Pressing Questions, Answered

Three experts weigh in.

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Are Men Getting Duped Seeking Out Testosterone Tests?

Online low-T services have proliferated during the pandemic. But treatment can come with risks.

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Omicron BA.5 Surge: 5 Ways to Stay Safe

The BA.5 surge is a reminder that we need to take precautions to avoid illness, slow the relentless cycle of new variants and minimize the disruption to our daily lives.

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Combined Covid Swabs Would Better Detect Omicron, 2 Papers Suggest

The papers, which have not yet been published in scientific journals, suggest that testing just a single type of sample is likely to miss a large share of infections.

#california-institute-of-technology, #coronavirus-omicron-variant, #infections, #research, #tests-medical

The U.S. May Be Losing the Fight Against Monkeypox, Scientists Say

Longstanding weaknesses in the public health system are giving the virus a chance to become entrenched.

#disease-rates, #laboratories-and-scientific-equipment, #monkeypox, #sexually-transmitted-diseases, #tests-medical, #vaccination-and-immunization, #your-feed-science

No. 2 Theranos Executive Found Guilty of 12 Counts of Fraud

Ramesh Balwani, who helped his ex-girlfriend Elizabeth Holmes lead the failed blood testing start-up, was convicted on Thursday. They will likely be sentenced together.

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How Common Is Pancreatitis After a Colonoscopy? Travis Barker’s Condition, Explained

The musician Travis Barker was hospitalized on Tuesday after reportedly having a colonoscopy. Here’s what to know.

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N.Y.C. to Offer Paxlovid at Mobile Virus Test Sites, First in U.S.

Mayor Eric Adams says that offering immediate prescriptions to people who test positive at the mobile sites will help address concerns over inequities in distributing antiviral treatments.

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Monkeypox Could Exploit a Big Weakness in Sexual Health Care

Without a strong national strategy and budget focused on sexual health, monkeypox could become another entrenched sexually transmitted infection.

#acquired-immune-deficiency-syndrome, #contact-tracing-public-health, #disease-rates, #monkeypox, #tests-medical, #united-states

Uterine Cancer Is on the Rise, Especially Among Black Women

The cancer eventually will become the third most common type among women, experts say. The mortality rate is highest among Black Americans.

#black-people, #cervical-cancer, #deaths-fatalities, #endometrial-cancer, #fibroids, #hysterectomies, #jama-oncology-journal, #menopause, #ovarian-cancer, #race-and-ethnicity, #tests-medical, #united-states, #uterine-cancer, #uterus, #women-and-girls, #your-feed-science

A Better Way to Measure Immunity in Children

Some scientists believe that a clearer picture of Covid vaccine efficacy could have emerged sooner if investigators had tracked certain immune cells, not just antibodies.

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For Its Next Zero Covid Chapter, China Turns to Mass Testing

Residents in many cities must show negative P.C.R. tests to go shopping or use public services. The policy may hamper efforts to revive the economy.

#china, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #economic-conditions-and-trends, #shutdowns-institutional, #tests-medical, #vaccination-and-immunization, #xi-jinping

DNA Can Identify Unknown Soldiers. It Also Reveals Old Mistakes.

With modern tools, the U.S. military is learning that some unidentified remains from 20th century battles are those of service members it thought were found and sent home long ago.

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Blood Tests That Detect Cancers Create Risks for Those Who Use Them

The tests screen for cancers that often go undetected, but they are expensive and some experts worry they could lead to unnecessary treatments without saving patients’ lives.

#blood, #cancer, #clinical-trials, #prostate-gland, #tests-medical

Swimming Safety Tips for Pools, Lakes and Water Parks

Some watering holes are riskier than others.

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Covid at Home: Why Only Some People Test Positive

The key to this household mystery may lie in our vaccination status, experts say.

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To Fight Monkeypox, Remember the Lessons of Covid and H.I.V.

How to keep another epidemic at bay this summer.

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Can I Stop Isolating If I’m Still Testing Positive for the Virus?

Some people may test positive for the coronavirus for 10 days or longer, but interpreting those results remains difficult, experts said.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-omicron-variant, #medicine-and-health, #quarantines, #tests-medical, #your-feed-health, #your-feed-science

Imaging Contrast Dye Shortage Delays Tests for Diseases

Many U.S. hospitals are postponing scans used to diagnose diseases after a Covid lockdown in China hobbled the main U.S. supplier of an imaging chemical.

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Long Covid Symptoms and Treatment: What We Know So Far

There is no universal definition of the complex condition, but clues about causes and potential treatments are beginning to emerge.

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White House Offers Another Round of Free Virus Tests Through U.S.P.S.

The move doubled to 16 the total number of tests available to each U.S. household through a program that debuted over the winter.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #postal-service-us, #tests-medical, #united-states

Why Are Sexually Transmitted Infections Surging?

After reaching historic lows more than a decade ago, rates are on the rise again.

#centers-for-disease-control-and-prevention, #condoms, #discrimination, #disease-rates, #gonorrhea, #sexually-transmitted-diseases, #syphilis, #tests-medical, #united-states

Targeting the Uneven Burden of Kidney Disease on Black Americans

New treatments aim for a gene variant causing the illness in people of sub-Saharan African descent. Some experts worry that focus will neglect other factors.

#black-people, #discrimination, #drugs-pharmaceuticals, #genetics-and-heredity, #kidneys, #north-carolina, #research, #sickle-cell-anemia, #sleeping-sickness, #tests-medical

Seeking Covid Pills, Poor Nations Fear Repeat of AIDS Crisis

The antiviral pills, plentiful in the United States, are scarce overseas. Health groups and the White House want to expand access but face obstacles that evoke the H.I.V. epidemic.

#acquired-immune-deficiency-syndrome, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #drugs-pharmaceuticals, #income-inequality, #molnupiravir-drug, #paxlovid-drug, #tests-medical, #united-states-international-relations, #world-health-organization

Testing Positive for the Coronavirus Overseas: What You Need to Know

Extending your vacation as you wait for negative test results — it’s a luxurious thought. But the reality can be expensive and stressful. Here’s what you need to know.

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Vaccines for Young Children

The federal government is telling us two different stories.

#children-and-childhood, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #internal-storyline-no, #parenting, #tests-medical, #vaccination-and-immunization

Did Faulty Assumptions Dash Parents’ Hope for an Under-5 Vaccine?

The under-5 Covid vaccine should be approved.

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China’s Covid Strategy: Test 20 Million in Beijing Amid Lockdown Fears

China’s capital reported 22 cases as it kicked off an ambitious mandatory testing campaign across the city and reassured residents that food and other supplies were plentiful.

#beijing-china, #china, #communist-party-of-china, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #quarantines, #tests-medical, #vaccination-and-immunization

When Covid Enters the House, What Should We Do?

When someone in the family tests positive for the coronavirus, there are some guidelines to follow.

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A New Covid Breath Test Holds Promise, but Wide Use May Still Be Far Off

The F.D.A. authorized a breath-based test made by a small Texas company, which said it hoped that mobile sites could use the device.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #food-and-drug-administration, #inspectir, #tests-medical, #your-feed-healthcare

STI Testing: When and Where to Get a Screening

New data from the C.D.C. shows that rates of many sexually transmitted diseases continued to climb in 2020.

#chlamydia, #condoms, #gonorrhea, #sex, #sexually-transmitted-diseases, #syphilis, #tests-medical

Are There Better Ways to Track Covid Cases?

An increasing reliance on at-home testing and the closings of mass testing sites are making official case counts less reliable, scientists say.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-omicron-variant, #coronavirus-risks-and-safety-concerns, #disease-rates, #tests-medical, #your-feed-science

He Was Remarkably Healthy Until Chronic Diarrhea Nearly Killed Him

After weeks of having to rush to the bathroom day and night, the 77-year-old had lost 25 pounds. What was wrong?

#bowels, #chronic-condition-health, #diarrhea, #digestive-tract, #emergency-medical-treatment, #tests-medical

China’s ‘Zero-Covid’ Mess Proves Autocracy Hurts Everyone

The fear in China is that the strict coronavirus policy has become another Mao-style political campaign with devastating effects.

#china, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #food, #mao-zedong, #politics-and-government, #quarantines, #shanghai-china, #shortages, #tests-medical, #xi-jinping

Having Covid Can Be Confusing. Here’s What to Expect

Having Covid can be a wildly confusing experience. But you can still make a plan to get through the course of illness.

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What a Negative Result Means on At-Home Covid Tests

If you have symptoms but get a negative home test result, you may need to keep taking precautions and test again (and again).

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-risks-and-safety-concerns, #immune-system, #tests-medical

A New Covid Mystery

Why haven’t cases started rising again in the U.S.?

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-omicron-variant, #coronavirus-return-to-office, #disease-rates, #internal-storyline-no, #tests-medical

Do Home Covid Tests Expire?

A quirk in the regulatory process for home tests can mean the real expiration date doesn’t always match what’s on the box.

#content-type-service, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #food-and-drug-administration, #mina-michael-j, #tests-medical

How to Prepare for BA.2, the Omicron Subvariant

Taking these seven steps now can lower your risk and minimize the disruption to your family’s life.

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Covid Outbreak at Shanghai Hospital Exposes Risks to China’s Seniors

Coronavirus infections have spread at an elder care facility in Shanghai. Workers said deaths are increasing and resources dwindling.

#china, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #deaths-fatalities, #disease-rates, #elder-care, #elderly, #hospitals, #quarantines, #shanghai-china, #tests-medical

For Decades, He Had Strange Episodes of Utter Exhaustion

What was causing these spells, and why were they now more frequent?

#fatigue, #migraine-headaches, #tests-medical

President Biden Pressures Congress for Emergency Covid Funds

Billions of dollars in aid hang in the balance, just as the government is running low on money for additional booster doses and a highly contagious new subvariant looms.

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President Biden Pressures Congress for Emergency Covid Funds

Billions of dollars in aid hang in the balance, just as the government is running low on money for additional booster doses and a highly contagious new subvariant looms.

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What Is ‘Medical Gaslighting’ and How Can You Elevate Health Care

Studies show female patients and people of color are more likely to have their symptoms dismissed by medical providers. Experts say: Keep asking questions.

#discrimination, #medicine-and-health, #mental-health-and-disorders, #tests-medical

Theranos Trial Starts for Ramesh Balwani, Elizabeth Holmes’s Ex-Partner

Prosecutors say Ramesh Balwani worked hand in hand with Elizabeth Holmes, the Theranos chief executive, who was convicted of four counts of fraud.

#balwani-ramesh, #frauds-and-swindling, #holmes-elizabeth-1984, #start-ups, #tests-medical, #theranos-inc

It’s Easier to Find Covid Tests — for Now

Once hard to find, at-home test kits are easily available, and you may have more than you need — for now.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #drugstores, #shortages, #stockpiling, #tests-medical

Two Years Later, New York City’s Lessons from the Pandemic

The city was slow to react, and the vaccine rollout was flawed. Poor neighborhoods still need help. But shutdowns and mandates saved lives.

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Something Seemed to Be Blocking Signals to Her Brain. What Was It?

All her life she had perfect vision — until it suddenly started going haywire.

#autoimmune-diseases, #brain, #eyes-and-eyesight, #magnetic-resonance-imagers, #tests-medical, #tumors