Wearing a surgical face mask provides a high protective effect against aerosols while posing low airflow resistance, in contrast to plastic face shields which offer little to no protection, a study reveals.
Daily use of a mouthwash which has demonstrated inhibition of Neisseria gonorrhoeae (N. gonorrhoeae) growth in vitro did not reduce the risk of oropharyngeal gonorrhoea in men who have sex with men (MSM), according to results of the OMEGA* study from Australia.
Some factors associated with rheumatoid arthritis (RA), such as treatment with leflunomide, azathioprine, and prednisolone and concomitant obstructive lung disease, can elevate the risk of tuberculosis (TB) in biologic-naïve patients with RA, reveals a study.
Most symptomatic children who tested positive for SARS-CoV-2 recovered within a week, and only a small subset of children experienced lingering symptoms in the COVID Symptom Study, one of the largest UK citizen participatory epidemiological studies thus far.
The addition of azithromycin to standard care did not reduce hospitalization or mortality risk in patients with mild-to-moderate COVID-19 who underwent ambulatory management, according to results of the ATOMIC2 trial presented at ECCMID 2021.
As the number of daily new coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) cases grow, household electricity consumption in Singapore likewise increases, particularly before a lockdown is enforced, according to a recent study.
Patients with moderate-to-severe COVID-19 who have severe serum 25-hydroxyvitamin D (25[OH]D) deficiency (<10 ng/mL) tend to be hospitalized longer than those with higher 25(OH)D concentrations, a study in Brazil has shown. However, such association is not significant in multivariable analysis.
Universal access to direct-acting antivirals (DAAs) may have led to the low prevalence of hepatitis C viraemia among people living with HIV (PLHIV) in The Netherlands, according to a study presented at IAS 2021.