The United States confirmed its first case of polio in almost ten years in New York last month, but a new report from CDC suggests the virus has been circulating in the state as early as April—and with community transmission still ongoing, those who are unvaccinated are at risk of paralysis.
FDA on Tuesday finalized a rule making hearing aids available over-the-counter for individuals with mild-to-moderate hearing loss, widely expanding the availability of the devices and potentially reducing their cost by thousands of dollars.
Some individuals have reported a bad taste that has been described "as sun-baked trash-bag liquid, a mouthful of dirty pennies and rotten soymilk" after taking Pfizer's Covid-19 antiviral drug Paxlovid. Writing for the Wall Street Journal, Alex Janin explains why "Paxlovid mouth" occurs and suggests ways to address the unpleasant side effect.
Mount Sinai genomics spinoff Sema4 let go of 250 employees, bringing the company's 2022 workforce reduction to 30%, in today's bite-sized hospital and health industry news from Connecticut, Florida, and South Carolina.
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