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Oklahoma hospital used dirty gastroscopes on almost 1,000 patients; no infections reported

(Reuters) – An unnamed hospital in Oklahoma used contaminated gastroscopes in procedures performed on nearly a thousand patients in recent months, device maker Pentax Medical told U.S. regulators last month, putting the patients at risk of exposure to bacteria that can cause infections. In a July 22 report here that only recently became public and… Read More »

First Death in a Spate of Vaping Sicknesses Reported by Health Officials

A patient in Illinois is the first to die of a mysterious lung illness linked to vaping, public health officials announced on Friday. The death occurred as doctors and hospitals nationwide report an increasing number of vaping-related respiratory illnesses this summer: 193 cases have now been reported in 22 states, including 22 cases in Illinois,… Read More »

Two cases of HIV transmission through breastfeeding in mothers with undetectable viral load reported

Two cases of HIV transmission from mother to infant during the breastfeeding period when mothers had an undetectable viral load have been reported by PROMISE, a large international study of the effectiveness of antiretroviral treatment in preventing vertical HIV transmission. The findings were presented in a poster at the 22nd International AIDS Conference in Amsterdam… Read More »