helping children cope with gunfights; 1 of 5 has post-COVID condition; birth rate increases

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A pediatric emergency medicine doctor discussed how to help children cope with the Uvalde, Texas, elementary school shooting that killed 19 students and two adults. (KXAN Austin)

Mental health experts stressed the importance of addressing the Texas shooting with children. (WCBV Boston)

In recent years, calls for gun restrictions have grown louder from doctors and medical groups. (Washington Post)

Recent cases of monkeypox appear to be spread primarily through sexual contact, the World Health Organization said. (CNBC)

A “probable” case of monkeypox linked to travel in Europe is being investigated in Sacramento County. (Sacramento Bee)

The US is working to release monkeypox vaccine from the national stockpile. (UPI)

Monkeypox and COVID are different in a good way. (NPR)

The recent wave of COVID-19 cases in the US may go largely unnoticed. (abc news)

Gyms could be particularly compatible with the spread of SARS-CoV-2. (Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences)

As of 8:00 a.m. EDT Wednesday, the unofficial U.S. COVID toll stood at 83,479,053 cases and 1,003,645 deaths, up 72,642 and 309, respectively, from this time Tuesday morning.

One in five adults under the age of 65 and one in four older people have experienced at least one post-COVID incident that may have been linked to a previous SARS-CoV-2 infection. (Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report)

Brain fog and other neurological effects of a long COVID can last for more than a year, according to a small, single-center study. (Annals of Clinical and Translational Neurology)

Employers have refused to take on workers disabled due to long-term COVID, disability activists told a House subcommittee. (The hill)

On a case-by-case basis, Abbott will launch about 300,000 cans of EleCare specialty baby formula and about 2 million cans of formula will arrive in the US next month from Kendal Nutricare in the UK, the FDA said.

The Federal Trade Commission opened an investigation into the ongoing national shortage of infant formula.

The US Preventive Services Task Force concluded that the current evidence is insufficient to make a recommendation for screening for primary open-angle glaucoma in adults. (JAMA)

Other products made with Jif peanut butter have been recalled, including some peanut butter crackers and candies, due to possible salmonella infections.

The World Health Organization announced that Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, PhD, has been re-elected to a second five-year term.

U.S. births rose 1% in 2021, the first increase since 2014, preliminary CDC data showed.

Ten cases of Legionnaires’ disease have now been confirmed in the Bronx, New York health officials said. (NBC New York)

A new FDA guideline eased restrictions on blood donations from people who may have been at geographic risk of exposure to bovine spongiform encephalopathy (mad cow disease) because they have been to the UK, France or Ireland.

The agency also declined to approve a treatment called VP-102 for molluscum contagiosum, Verrica Pharmaceuticals said.

The closure of Teva’s manufacturing facility in Irvine, California could cause shortages of up to 24 generic sterile injectable drugs, including five essential drugs, the End Drug Shortages Alliance has warned.

  • Judy George reports on neurology and neuroscience news for MedPage Today, writing about brain aging, Alzheimer’s, dementia, MS, rare diseases, epilepsy, autism, headaches, stroke, Parkinson’s, ALS, concussion, CTE, sleep, pain and more. Follow

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