HIV tests dropped by one-third during COVID-19 pandemic: CDC

HIV tests dropped by one-third during COVID-19 pandemic: CDC

(ATLANTA) -- The number of HIV tests and people diagnosed with the virus dropped significantly during the COVID-19 pandemic, according to new federal data. The report, published Thursday by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, looked at data from two commercial laboratories and found decreases during the first half…
CDC expands polio wastewater testing to Michigan and Pennsylvania

CDC expands polio wastewater testing to Michigan and Pennsylvania

(NEW YORK) -- The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced Wednesday it will expand wastewater testing for polio to select communities across the U.S. after a person tested positive for the disease in New York this summer. The initiative will start in two communities: Oakland County, Michigan, and a…
Concerns grow over online ADHD diagnoses

Concerns grow over online ADHD diagnoses

(NEW YORK) -- Approximately 10 million adults have attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), according to CHADD, a respected ADHD organization founded in 1987. Now, some telemedicine services which advertise an easy path to get evaluated for a possible ADHD diagnosis and obtain a prescription, completely virtually, have entered the landscape and some…
New data shows Alzheimer’s drug can slow cognitive decline

New data shows Alzheimer’s drug can slow cognitive decline

(NEW YORK) -- Promising data shows that an Alzheimer's drug can slow cognitive decline. In a phase III clinical trial, with results published Tuesday in The New England Journal of Medicine, the drug, Lecanemab -- developed by Eisai and Biogen Inc. -- slowed the rate of cognitive decline by 27%…