Tag Archives: Second

Weight-reduction surgery for severely obese adults may prevent second heart attack, death

People with severe obesity (BMI >35) and a prior heart attack who undergo weight-reduction surgery may lower their risk of a second heart attack, major cardiovascular event, heart failure and death compared to people with similar medical histories who did not have weight-reduction surgery, according to new research published today in Circulation, the flagship journal… Read More »

Italy WILL face a deadlier second coronavirus wave, grim Imperial College London study finds

Is a more deadly second peak inevitable? Italy WILL face another coronavirus wave that is even more lethal as lockdown is eased, according to grim Imperial College London projection London researchers mathematically modelled how virus would spread and kill in Italy in three scenarios If population went back to just 20 per cent of their… Read More »

Second case of unintended HIV transmission during HIV cure study prompts questions about PrEP provision

A second case of HIV transmission from someone interrupting their HIV therapy as part of a cure study has been published. The report, by Dr Ainoa Ugarte, Dr Lorna Leal and colleagues from Barcelona University Hospital (Ugarte reference below) has prompted discussion about whether the HIV-negative partners of people involved in studies that feature so-called analytical treatment interruptions… Read More »

A second person in Massachusetts has died after contracting Eastern equine encephalitis

This was the 10th confirmed human case in the commonwealth. Another Massachusetts EEE patient, Laurie Sylvia, died in August. There are 35 Massachusetts communities now at critical risk of EEE and 40 at high risk of the mosquito-borne virus. Tests show the EEE virus has been found in 421 mosquito samples there this year, many… Read More »

HHS offers second draft of TEFCA, extends reg comment period

The Department of Health and Human Services continued its push to improve interoperability and increase access to health information with new rule-making efforts. On Friday morning, HHS through the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT issued a second draft of the Trusted Exchange Framework and Common Agreement (TEFCA), among other steps to promote… Read More »