How Frequent Is Long COVID? Ivana Trump’s Death; 25M Kids Skip Basic Vaccines

How Frequent Is Long COVID? Ivana Trump’s Death; 25M Kids Skip Basic Vaccines

July 15, 2022 0 By Jennifer Walker

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How often are patients experiencing long COVID? Experts say it’s hard to tell. (Gizmodo)

Interferon treatment may reduce COVID-19 severity in patients with specific genetic factors that put them at a higher risk of hospitalization. (Nature Genetics)

The FDA sent warnings to more than 100 synthetic nicotine manufacturers about sales of unauthorized nicotine products or sales to underage buyers, but lawmakers and advocates say they missed the deadline to take more aggressive action. (CNN)

Patients with diabetic macular edema who underwent step therapy — in which they started with a cheaper medication and then switched to a more expensive drug — experienced good vision outcomes. (New England Journal of Medicine)

Ivana Trump, who had been married to former President Donald Trump, died at age 73. (New York Times)

The House will vote on two bills Friday that aim to provide federal protections for abortion post-Roe. (AP)

Iowa Senator Chuck Grassley (R) said it would be “unconstitutional” to restrict people from crossing state lines to seek abortion care. (Des Moines Register)

Indiana asked the U.S. Supreme Court to let it enforce a law that would increase parental notice requirements for minors seeking abortion. (The Hill)

In Texas, Attorney General Ken Paxton (R) sued the Biden administration for its new rule requiring abortions to be provided in medical emergencies to save the life of the mother. (Washington Post)

Health officials in South Dakota identified the state’s first assumed monkeypox case. (U.S. News & World Report)

What went wrong with the rollout of the monkeypox vaccine? (NBC News)

University Hospitals in Ohio said it will end inpatient, surgical and emergency services at two of its hospitals, citing staff shortages. (Becker’s Hospital Review)

Peer comparison at work — showing people how their performance matched up to their colleagues — was associated with decreased job satisfaction and increased burnout among physicians, according to a study in PNAS.

The FTC settled charges that the Hikma Pharmaceuticals $375 million acquisition of Custopharm would have harmed competition for the corticosteroid drug triamcinolone acetonide, or TCA.

Approximately 25 million kids worldwide missed routine vaccinations for diseases such as diphtheria, tetanus, and pertussis last year, largely because of pandemic disruptions and vaccine misinformation, according to the UN. (AP)

  • Amanda D’Ambrosio is a reporter on MedPage Today’s enterprise & investigative team. She covers obstetrics-gynecology and other clinical news, and writes features about the U.S. healthcare system. Follow