NIH awards nearly half a billion for long COVID researchSeptember 17th 2021
Long COVID remains a mystery, more than a year after the condition first arose. To find answers, the National Institutes of Health (NIH) has created a research initiative, awarding grants totaling roughly $470 million.
Visby Medical ™ handheld STI testing device gets approvalSeptember 8th 2021
The US Food and Drug Administration has issued 501(k) clearance for Visby Medical’s Sexual Health Click Test, a single-use, instrument-free polymerase chain reaction diagnostic test for sexually transmitted infections.
Assessing COVID-19’s impact: Adolescent psychosocial functioning and suicidal ideation in outpatient pediatric practiceAugust 12th 2021
The long-term impact of COVID-19 on mental health may not be known for years, but right now it's vital to assess mental health in teenagers to help them get the help they may require.
CDC updates guidelines for diagnosing and treating STIsAugust 10th 2021
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) updated its guidelines for the treatment of sexually transmitted infections (STIs), notably for Neisseria gonorrhoeae, Chlamydia trachomatis, Trichomonas vaginalis, and pelvic inflammatory disease.
Improving flu shot rates in hospitalized childrenJuly 27th 2021
Hospitalized children are often at risk of influenza morbidity and mortality, which means that influenza vaccination before discharge can help mitigate those risks. A study discusses how a quality improvement program could make a difference.
Examining the disparities in school reopening last fallJuly 21st 2021
Much was made about how virtual learning was an imperfect substitute for in-person education that left many sociodemographic groups behind. When schools reopened for in-person education, were those groups left behind again?