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CDC Whistleblower Claims Agency has been Using Wrong Zika Test | Feature

In the midst of the fight to control Zika, the top public health agency in the United States has been engaged in an intense internal debate about

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scientist-research-petri-dish-bacteria

A 25-year-old’s Answer to Antibiotic Resistance | Feature

Could this be the end of superbugs? A 25-year-old student has just come up with a way to fight drug-resistant superbugs without antibiotics. The new approach has

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uti-urimary-tract-infection

UTI testing technology cuts screening time to four hours | Feature

Researchers using DNA sequencing to profile antibiotic resistance in infection have achieved a turnaround time from ‘sample to answer’ of less than four hours for urinary tract

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Ancient Remedy Becomes Novel Approach to Treating Clostridium Difficile Infection | Feature

Modern medicine is taking a new look at an ancient remedy for severe diarrhea as a novel approach to treat a serious gastrointestinal infection. Clostridium difficile, or

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The Impact of Abuse-Deterrent Opioids | Feature

The introduction of abuse-deterrent opioids and the withdrawal of propoxyphene appear to have led to substantial decreases in both prescription opioid dispensing and overdose. Opioid formulation changes may be a viable option toward reducing abuse of these drugs.

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Impact-Abuse-DeterrentOpioids-Feature

CME: The Impact of Abuse-Deterrent Opioids | Feature

The introduction of abuse-deterrent opioids and the withdrawal of propoxyphene appear to have led to substantial decreases in both prescription opioid dispensing and overdose. Opioid formulation changes may be a viable option toward reducing abuse of these drugs.

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Survey-OTC-DrugUse-Percept-Feature

Surveying OTC Drug Use Perceptions | Feature

According to the American Academy of Pain Medicine, about 100 million Americans suffer from chronic pain, an incidence rate that is higher than the combined number of

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meeting-conference-chairs-discussion-presentation-board

Superbug crisis: World leaders meet as threat grows | Feature

It is only the fourth time the general assembly has held a high-level meeting for a health issue. The UN secretary general, Ban Ki-moon, said antimicrobial resistance

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doctor-worried-upset-depressed-angry-burnout

Disclosing Your Own Errors: How, When & Why | Medical Blog

So, do you have to tell a patient if you make an error in their care and, if so, under what circumstances? Dr. MedLaw discusses what advantages

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scientist-research-petri-dish-bacteria

Repurposed deworming drugs & C. Difficile epidemic | Medical Blog

Scientists at The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) have discovered a potential new weapon against Clostridium difficile, a bacterium that causes hundreds of thousands of severe intestinal infections

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Is burnout inevitable during medical training? | Medical Blog

An emergency medicine resident blogging on KevinMD, thinks so. Here’s why. He started with the competition for grades in college and the process of applying to medical

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lungs-pneumonia-xray

Molecules released by Klebsiella pneumoniae bacterium pave the way for invasive infection | Medical Blog

It’s been known that the bacterium Klebsiella pneumoniae secretes small molecules called siderophores that enable it to acquire iron from a host and fuel its spread. Now,

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CME: Chest CT & Blunt Trauma Cases | Medical Blog

A study has found that use of chest CT scans for ED patients with blunt trauma could be reduced without compromising the detection of major injuries. The research team developed and evaluated decision-making tools that may help avoid unnecessary diagnostic imaging and reduce medical costs, patient stays, and exposure to radiation.

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How much do outpatient bloodstream infections for pediatric transplant and cancer patients cost? | Medical Blog

Pediatric stem cell transplant and cancer patients often are discharged from the hospital with an external central venous line for medications that parents or other caregivers must

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FDA issues final rule on safety and effectiveness of antibacterial soaps | Medical Blog

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today issued a final rule establishing that over-the-counter (OTC) consumer antiseptic wash products containing certain active ingredients can no longer be

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CME: Dietary Supplements & ED Visits | Medical Blog

A study has found that more than 23,000 ED visits occur each year in the United States for adverse events associated with dietary supplements. Findings of the study may help target interventions to reduce these risks in the future.

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Guidance on Treating Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis | Feature

Experts from societies and associations around the world have joined forces to update guidelines on idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis treatment.

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chestct-blunttraumacases-feature

Chest CT & Blunt Trauma Cases | Feature

A study has found that use of chest CT scans for ED patients with blunt trauma could be reduced without compromising the detection of major injuries. The research team developed and evaluated decision-making tools that may help avoid unnecessary diagnostic imaging and reduce medical costs, patient stays, and exposure to radiation.

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Zika: Two Billion at Risk in Africa and Asia, Study Says | Feature

More than two billion people could be at risk from Zika virus outbreaks in parts of Africa and Asia, according to scientists writing in The Lancet Infectious

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Dietary Supplements & ED Visits | Feature

A study has found that more than 23,000 ED visits occur each year in the United States for adverse events associated with dietary supplements. Findings of the study may help target interventions to reduce these risks in the future.

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