During a recent hearing of the House Committee on Oversight and Accountability, Republican lawmakers did not hold back in their criticism of FDA Commissioner Robert Califf, MD. Committee Chair Rep. James Comer (R-Ky.) kicked off the proceedings by accusing the FDA under President Biden of dysfunction and not fulfilling its responsibility to ensure the safety
Recent research conducted by Matthew McCoy, PhD, and his team at the University of Pennsylvania revealed concerning findings regarding hospital websites and their privacy policies. The analysis of 100 hospital websites showed that nearly all of them transferred user information to third parties, yet almost one-third of the websites did not have a privacy policy
A recent retrospective study conducted by Bharati Prasad, MD, MS, and colleagues at the University of Illinois at Chicago explored the relationship between obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) and the use of non-invasive ventilation (NIV) in hospitalized veterans with COVID-19. The study also examined the impact of booster vaccination on respiratory failure progression in this population.
Recent studies have shown a potential link between maternal vitamin C supplementation during pregnancy and improved airway function in children of smoking mothers. This association has raised questions about the role of prenatal interventions in mitigating respiratory issues in offspring. A recent secondary analysis of clinical trial data sheds light on the impact of vitamin
Prostate cancer is a prevalent and serious health concern for men worldwide. Screening for prostate cancer traditionally involved the use of a prostate-specific antigen (PSA) test, but recent advancements in medical technology have allowed for the integration of biomarkers and imaging to enhance the accuracy of detection and reduce the overdiagnosis of low-grade cancers. The
Recent findings by the CDC have brought to light the potential risks associated with the highly pathogenic avian influenza A(H5N1) virus, commonly known as bird flu. Health authorities have identified a case where a farmworker on a commercial dairy farm was infected with the H5N1 virus after exposure to presumably infected cattle. This case marks
Invasive group A Streptococcus infections, particularly cases of streptococcal toxic shock syndrome (STSS), present a significant challenge to healthcare providers. STSS is a severe infection characterized by shock and organ dysfunction, making it a complex and rapidly evolving condition to manage. As an infectious disease, emergency medicine, and critical care physician, I have personally witnessed