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Risky Work: SARS-CoV-2 Infections Among Frontline Health Care Workers

Health Care Workers Wearing Personal Protective Equipment getty New results of research by a consortium of thirteen medical centers together with the CDC quantify the risk of infection in health care personnel working with Covid-19 patients.  We have long known that health care workers face some risk of infection with SARS-CoV-2 when caring for Covid-19… Read More »

Racism Linked to Faster Aging Among Blacks

THURSDAY, Jan. 23, 2020 (HealthDay News) — The racism black Americans face may age them prematurely, a new study suggests. This aging is occurring at the cellular level — specifically, the shortening of telomeres, researchers say. Telomeres are the repetitive sequences of DNA that sit at the tips of your chromosomes — like the plastic… Read More »

Hepatitis C screening among PrEP users could eliminate hepatitis C infections in gay men in the UK

Increasing the frequency of hepatitis C screening in gay and bisexual men taking pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) in the United Kingdom has the potential to reduce new hepatitis C infections in the UK by 2030, especially if the proportion of men taking PrEP increases to 25%, researchers report in the journal EClinical Medicine. Background Hepatitis C… Read More »

Kids among 26 killed by flu in Victoria

Twenty-six people, including three children, have died of flu in Victoria during the current season, authorities say. Cases of the flu began being reported in summer, with the early start to the season blamed on people travelling when the flu is at its peak in the northern hemisphere. “We are seeing a lot of communicable… Read More »