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Suffering from flu, RSV or COVID-19? How you can tell the difference

Suffering from flu, RSV or COVID-19? How you can tell the difference

(NEW YORK) -- The U.S. is facing a surge of respiratory viruses, mainly driven by COVID-19, influenza and respiratory syncytial virus, or RSV. Flu and RSV have appeared earlier than usual and have particularly affected children, leading to 78% of pediatric hospital beds being full, according to the U.S. Department…
Surgeon General Vivek Murthy advises on flu, RSV and COVID-19

Surgeon General Vivek Murthy advises on flu, RSV and COVID-19

(WASHINGTON) -- Health officials are warning of a "triple threat" of flu, RSV and COVID-19 across the country and hospitals are continuing to see a surge in pediatric RSV cases. U.S. Surgeon General Dr. Vivek Murthy joined GMA3 to discuss how people can best prepare themselves for the winter months,…
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%…