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Widely available antibiotic helps prevent bacterial STIs in certain populations, UW clinical trial finds

Widely available antibiotic helps prevent bacterial STIs in certain populations, UW clinical trial finds

New research has found an antibiotic that’s been around for decades could help prevent sexually transmitted bacterial diseases, according to a recent University of Washington clinical trial that proved so effective in certain populations it ended early. In the study, UW researchers teamed up with infectious disease experts from the University of California, San Francisco, …

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Long COVID is proving to be common, but it’s still not clear how to prevent or treat it

Long COVID is proving to be common, but it’s still not clear how to prevent or treat it

Two years after the first COVID-19 patients raised alarms that symptoms could last for months, it’s clear the phenomenon is common — but medical experts still don’t know much about what causes it or how to treat it. A study from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention looking at 353,000 COVID-19 survivors found that …

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The CDC is sending monkeypox vaccines to people at high risk in a race to prevent the spread

The CDC is sending monkeypox vaccines to people at high risk in a race to prevent the spread

Test tubes labelled “Monkeypox virus positive and negative” are seen in this illustration taken May 23, 2022.  Dado Ruvic | Reuters The Biden administration has distributed 1,200 monkeypox vaccine doses for people who have had high-risk exposures to the virus, part of a nationwide public health response to stamp out the disease before it causes …

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