MONDAY, Jan. 30, 2023 (HealthDay News) — The pandemic has reached a “transition point,” the World Health Organization (WHO) said Monday. Still, that doesn’t mean the public health emergency of international concern (PHEIC) designation declared by the WHO in January 2020 is over yet. The organization’s International Health Regulations EmergencyContinue Reading

SATURDAY, Jan. 28, 2023 (HealthDay News) — It’s possible to prevent heartworms in many of your furry friends — dogs, cats and ferrets, specifically. Heading off a severe and sometimes deadly illness simply requires regular, year-round preventive treatment through a pill, injection or topical medication, according to the U.S. FoodContinue Reading

THURSDAY, Jan. 26, 2023 (HealthDay News) — The U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s vaccine advisory panel on Thursday voted unanimously to recommend that the agency phase out original versions of COVID vaccines for use in the unvaccinated, in favor of updated bivalent booster shots. Committee members also weighed a proposalContinue Reading

MONDAY, Jan. 23, 2023 (HealthDay News) — Intravenous (IV) lines are generally associated with medical centers — picture a patient in a hospital bed, an IV drip-dropping needed fluids, nutrients and medicines into their arm. But millions now are receiving IV treatments at home, and a new study warns thatContinue Reading

FRIDAY, Jan. 20, 2023 (HealthDay News) — The pandemic brought the utility of testing wastewater to gauge viral spread to the fore. Now, experts at the independent National Academies of Sciences (NAS) have issued a report outlining a roadmap for the broader surveillance of Americans’ wastewater. The report “reviews theContinue Reading

TUESDAY, Jan. 17, 2023 (HealthDay News) — COVID-19 infection in pregnancy raises a woman’s risk of death sevenfold and significantly elevates her odds for needing intensive care, a new study finds. Getting the virus during pregnancy also ups the likelihood of pneumonia, according to researchers at George Washington University inContinue Reading