Task Force Lowers Starting Age for Diabetes Screening to 35

The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force newly recommends that diabetes screening start at age 35 for adults with excess weight or obesity.

U.S. Funds to Boost Supply of Rapid At-Home COVID-19 Tests

A billion-dollar investment from the U.S. government is expected to significantly boost production and availability of at-home COVID-19 tests.

Gestational Diabetes on the Rise in the U.S.

A large study reviewing data from the last 8 years reveals that rates of gestational diabetes have increased significantly.

More Than One-third of Americans Do Not Trust COVID-19 Testing

According to a recent survey, more than one-third of Americans do not trust the accuracy of COVID-19 testing.

Study: Gargle Samples Valid Option for COVID-19 Testing

A new study finds that samples obtained by patients gargling salt water are an acceptable alternative to NP swabs for COVID-19 PCR testing.

People Screened with Faulty Lead Tests Need Rechecks

The FDA has recalled faulty lead tests due to risk of falsely low results. The CDC advises that people tested with these kits get rechecked.

Breast and Cervical Cancer Screenings Dropped Sharply Early in the Pandemic

A recent study examined how the COVID-19 pandemic affected breast and cervical cancer screening services for women of racial and ethnic minority groups.

Survey: 1/4 of Sexually Active Singles Not Worried About Contracting HIV

To gauge the American public’s fear of HIV in 2021, we asked 1,250 single Americans ages 18 and older about their level of concern about contracting HIV.

U.S. Blood Supply Safe Despite COVID-19 Pandemic

A large, new study examined the risk of patients becoming infected with COVID-19 after receiving blood transfusions.

Elevated Blood Clot Risk Persists in Some COVID-19 Cases

A study found that elevated d-dimer levels, a sign of increase blood clotting, can persist in some patients months after a COVID-19 diagnosis.

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