Deadly Fungal Infections in U.S. Hospitals Are Up 95%

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is tracking the rise of a deadly, treatment-resistant fungus that’s causing outbreaks in a growing number of health care facilities across the country. New data compiled by a CDC research team, published Mar. 21 in Annals of Internal Medicine, show that Candida auris infections have increased … Read more

Sick With Something That Isn’t COVID-19 or the Flu? Here’s What It Might Be

Flu season is wrapping up, and weekly COVID-19 diagnoses are declining. But if you’re currently sick with a respiratory illness, you’re not alone. Data from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) show that a mixture of respiratory viruses are circulating right now, including common coronaviruses (other than SARS-CoV-2, which causes COVID-19), respiratory … Read more

Scientists Found New Chinese Data Hinting at the Origin of COVID-19. Then It Was Deleted

In another twist to the ongoing search for where COVID-19 originated, an international group of researchers stumbled upon new genetic material that had been posted on a public scientific database—and then abruptly deleted. As first reported in the Atlantic, in early March, Florence Debarre, an evolutionary biologist at the French National Center for Scientific Research, … Read more

Sanofi Is Now the Third Insulin Producer to Slash Prices

Sanofi will cut the U.S. list price of two of its insulins, making it the third major producer of the diabetes medicine to recently slash prices. French pharmaceutical maker Sanofi will reduce the U.S. list price of Lantus, its most-prescribed insulin, by 78%, according to a statement Thursday. The company will also reduce the list … Read more