As more people stopped following the safety measures meant to slow the spread of Covid-19, other viral and bacterial diseases that seemed to have dissipated over the past two years have returned—and many of them are "behaving in unexpected ways," Helen Branswell writes for STAT News.
CDC on Tuesday issued a warning saying that patients who complete a five-day course of Paxlovid and experience a return of Covid-19 symptoms should isolate for an additional five days, marking the first guidance the agency has issued on what patients should do if they test positive for Covid-19 days after testing negative.
Two omicron subvariants, BA.2 and BA.2.12.1, are currently driving a rise in Covid-19 cases across the United States, largely due to their increased transmissibility and ability to partially evade immunity.
A study published this month in Science Translational Medicine suggests that a commonly prescribed pain-management treatment may actually lead to chronic back pain, Gina Kolata reports for the New York Times.
As families continue to struggle with the ongoing infant formula shortage, the federal government has implemented several measures to help bolster supply, including importing formula from Europe and easing regulations for foreign manufacturers.
New York Attorney General Letitia James filed a lawsuit to help recover retirement benefits for over 1,100 former hospital workers, in today's bite-sized hospital and health industry news from Connecticut, New York, and Utah.
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