Case 14-2021: A 64-Year-Old Woman with Fever and Pancytopenia

May 13th, 2021|

Presentation of Case. Dr. Kathleen W. Miller (Medicine): A 64-year-old woman was admitted to this hospital in early winter with fever and pancytopenia. The patient, who had multiple sclerosis, had been in her usual state of health until 7 months before admission, when nausea and fatigue developed.… ...

Management of Recurrent Acute Otitis Media

May 13th, 2021|

Acute otitis media is one of the most common indications for both seeking medical care and prescribing antibiotics for children. The disorder is attributable to eustachian-tube dysfunction, which is most often caused by viral upper respiratory infections, and its prevalence is highest in children… ...

First Person: ‘God save us from famine’

May 13th, 2021|

The conflict in Yemen forced Asia El-Sayeed Ali and her family from her home in Aden’s Al Tawahi district, where there was active fighting, in 2015. Today, she works at a health clinic supported by the World Food Programme (WFP), where she cares for children, and their mothers, suffering from malnutrition....

EARLY RELEASE: Demographic and Social Factors Associated with COVID-19 Vaccination Initiation Among Adults Aged ≥65 Years – United States, December 14, 2020-April 10, 2021

May 11th, 2021|

After the first 3.5 months of the U.S. COVID-19 vaccination program, 79.1% of adults aged ≥65 years had received ≥1 dose, with higher vaccination initiation among men. Counties with lower vaccination initiation rates had higher percentages of older adults with social vulnerabilities. ...

COVID’s grip keeps world in ‘perilous situation’

May 10th, 2021|

Amidst an “unacceptably high plateau” in COVID-19 cases and deaths globally, the UN health agency chief on Monday shone a light on last week’s death toll that totalled almost 90 thousand people and 5.4 million reported cases.  ...

What can the UN do to support India through its deadly COVID-19 surge?

May 8th, 2021|

The UN is at the forefront of efforts to help India extricate itself from the almost unimaginable scale of suffering its citizens are undergoing, as a result of a devastating wave of COVID-19 infections. Earlier this week, UN News spoke to the country chiefs based in India, for the World Health...

WHO approves Chinese COVID-19 vaccine for emergency use

May 7th, 2021|

A COVID-19 vaccine produced in China has been given the green light for global rollout, potentially paving the way for its use in underserved countries, the World Health Organization (WHO) announced on Friday.    ...