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A widely used tuberculosis vaccine is associated with reduced likelihood of contracting COVID-19 (coronavirus), according to a new study by Cedars-Sinai. The findings raise the possibility that a vaccine...

By NewsDesk  @bactiman63 Pennsylvania state health officials reported 6,778 additional positive cases of COVID-19 Saturday, bringing the statewide total to 302,564. There are 3,162 individuals hospitalized...

By NewsDesk  @bactiman63 Auckland health officials are advising people to seek medical advice from their GP if they have severe or persistent allergic reactions from eating fish. They have had reports...

By NewsDesk  @bactiman63 Earlier this week, the Norwegian Institute of Public Health published a rapid review of evidence to inform a recommendation regarding people without respiratory symptoms wearing...

By NewsDesk  @bactiman63 The LA County Health Department reported 4,272 new cases of COVID-19 on Friday and over the last three days, there have been a total of 13,247 new cases reported; a 3-day average...

By NewsDesk  @bactiman63 The measles-mumps-rubella (MMR) vaccine has been theorized to provide protection against COVID-19. In a new study published in mBio, an open-access journal of the American Society...

By NewsDesk  @bactiman63 California state health officials are reporting an increase in disseminated gonococcal infections (DGI), which is an uncommon, but significant complication of untreated gonorrhea. Disseminated...

By NewsDesk  @bactiman63 GSK and Medicines for Malaria Venture (MMV) today presented positive data from the TEACH study of tafenoquine, an 8-aminoquinoline, for the prevention of relapse (radical cure)...

By NewsDesk  @bactiman63 The Cambodian government this month made a commitment to eliminating Plasmodium falciparum (the deadliest strain of malaria and drug resistant)  within the next few months,...

By NewsDesk  @bactiman63 A new article in The Lancet  has called for urgent international action to prevent potentially devastating measles epidemics in the coming years. Lead author Professor Kim...