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Rachel Levine Nominated as U.S. Assistant Health Secretary

Levine is secretary of health for Pennsylvania and is currently leading the state's response to the COVID-19 pandemic

HealthDay In-Depth The AI Revolution: Giving Docs a Diagnostic Assist

Nearly One in Four Doctors Report Harassment on Social Media

No gender difference seen in personal attacks; women significantly more likely to report online sexual harassment


Tool Can Predict Chemo Toxicity for Seniors With Breast Cancer

Score has been developed and validated that includes eight independent predictors of grade 3 to 5 chemotherapy toxicity

Social Cognitive Performance Similar With Schizophrenia

Rates of Suicide, Suicide Attempts Up for Individuals With Autism

More than 90 percent of those with ASD with suicide attempt, suicide had another comorbid condition

Routine COVID-19 Testing Improves Safety of Elective Surgery

BinaxNOW Rapid Antigen Test Has Lower Sensitivity Than RT-PCR

Sensitivity 64.2 and 35.8 percent for specimens from symptomatic and asymptomatic persons, with near 100 percent specificity

In Utero Exposures May Up Thyroid Cancer Risk in Offspring

Maternal benign thyroid conditions strongly associated with increased thyroid cancer risk in offspring

Continuing Blood Pressure Meds Safe for Those With COVID-19

No difference in outcomes seen among hospitalized COVID-19 patients continuing, discontinuing renin-angiotensin system inhibitors

Drug-Linked Endogenous Endophthalmitis Hospitalizations Up

Retinal Changes Linked to Cognitive Function in T1DM Patients

Structural and vascular changes detected on noninvasive retinal imaging tied to performance on tests of cognitive function

Operation Warp Speed Program Selects Five Companies Most Likely to Deliver a COVID-19 Vaccine

New York City May Run Out of COVID-19 Vaccines

Mayor asked the federal government to send more vaccine doses as soon as possible

Smoking Marijuana Ups Toxic Chemical Levels in Blood, Urine

However, levels of smoke-related chemicals lower compared with those seen with tobacco smoking