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More Mpox Cases Reported as Health Officials Fear a Summer Resurgence

U.S. cases are still at less than three per day, with 32 infections diagnosed in May so far

Salmonella Infections in Six States Linked to Papa Murphy’s Raw Cookie Dough

Two individuals have been hospitalized in connection with the infections; no deaths reported

Microdosed Incisional Clindamycin Cuts SSI After Skin Cancer Surgery

Significantly fewer lesions receiving microdosed clindamycin, flucloxacillin required postoperative systemic antibiotics

More Parents Citing Safety as Reason for HPV Vaccine Hesitancy

2010 to 2018 saw 15.6 percent annual increase in proportion of parents citing 'safety or side effects' as reason for hesitancy

Low Risk of Recurrent Thrombotic Events After COVID-19-Linked VTE

Risk of recurrent thrombotic events similar to that of patients with VTE linked to hospitalization for other acute medical illness

Physical Activity Affects Flu, Pneumonia Mortality

Aerobic activity, even below recommended level, linked to lower mortality, while J-shaped pattern seen for muscle-strengthening activity

HPV Self-Collection Kits Increase Uptake of Cervical Cancer Screening

Mailed HPV self-collection kits with appointment-scheduling assistance leads to greater uptake of screening in underscreened women

CDC: Incidence of HIV Continues to Decline, Reaching 32,100 in 2021

Rates of HIV decreased for those aged 13 to 24 years and for infections attributable to male-to-male sexual contact

Economic Burden of Health Inequities Very High in the United States

Estimated economic burden of racial and ethnic health inequities $421 or $451 billion using MEPS and BRFSS data

Another Death, More Cases of Vision Loss Linked to Tainted Eye Drops

In all, four people have died, with one new death now being reported by the CDC