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Prevalence of Methamphetamine-Related Heart Failure Increasing

MethHF linked to significant morbidity, including worse heart failure symptoms compared with non-methamphetamine-related heart failure

FDA Moves to Ease Restrictions on Gay Men Giving Blood

Administration says it expects to issue updated draft guidance in the coming months

Temporal Improvement Seen in Standard of Care for Hospitalized COVID-19 Patients

Outcomes improved from Adaptive COVID-19 Treatment Trial-2 to ACTT-3, although potential explanatory factors were similar

2000 to 2020 Saw Increase in Drug Overdose Death Rates in Seniors

For men aged 65 to 74 and 75 years or older, drug overdose death rates were higher for non-Hispanic Black men

Medical Masks Similar to N95 Respirators for Preventing COVID-19

No significant difference seen with medical masks versus N95 respirators for health care personnel providing care to COVID-19 patients

Cerebral Palsy Risk Up With Exposure to Maternal Unintentional Injury In Utero

Higher risk of cerebral palsy in offspring seen for severe injuries that resulted in hospitalization, delivery within one week from injury

Demographic Disparities Seen in Firearm Fatality Rates

Maximum rates of firearm homicides higher among non-Hispanic Black and Hispanic versus White men

Second Death in Trial of Experimental Alzheimer Drug Raising Concerns

Doctors suspect that by stripping away amyloid deposits, lecanemab weakens blood vessels and leaves them vulnerable to bleeds

New COVID-19 Variant XBB Gaining Ground Among Americans

New omicron subvariant is taking hold in the United States, health officials say, though it does not look more severe than its predecessors

Clinical Report Addresses Need for POCUS Guidelines for NICU

Hospital-wide POCUS committee should be established, have oversight responsibilities for implementation and QA of POCUS program