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Attempted Suicide Rates, Risk Groups Mostly Unchanged

Men more often resort to violent means, while women turn to poisoning, drowning

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Announcement Training Ups HPV Vaccination for Adolescents

Training providers in announcements can increase HPV vaccination coverage for girls and boys

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brain89

‘Shock and Kill’ Strategy for Curing HIV May Endanger Patients’ Brains

Combination drug treatments have become successful at long-term control of HIV infection, but the goal of totally wiping out the virus and curing patients has so far

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infectious-diseases-virus

New Mechanism to Control Human Viral Infections Discovered

Researchers discover long sought after mechanism in human cells that could help treat diseases caused by viruses, including influenza and Ebola. A team of researchers, co-led by

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leanawen_screenshot

What doctors won’t disclose

Right now, in the US at least, doctors simply don’t have to disclose that. When physician Leana Wen asked her fellow doctors to open up, the reaction

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Holiday Spirit medical cartoon

Keep the Holiday Spirit in Your Heart

“Keep the Holiday Spirit in your heart all year long. It will leave less room for cholesterol!”            

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aids34

Dapivirine Vaginal Ring Can Help Prevent HIV-1 Infection

Findings among healthy, sexually active women from South Africa and Uganda

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More HIV Patients Exhibiting Multidrug Resistance

Patients resistant to older medications also have problems with newer drugs

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parachute-jump-bail

Should patients bail out when their doctor is burned out? | Feature

Google “physician burnout epidemic,” and you will find quite a few articles and blog posts on the subject. By all accounts, physician burnout is getting worse. Causes

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capitol-hill-dc-laws-legislation

IDSA Statement: House Passes 21st Century Cures Act | Feature

Yesterday, the U.S. House of Representatives passed the 21st Century Cures Act, which will address the worldwide antibiotic resistance crisis, as well as the nation’s opioid epidemic

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CDC: Needle Exchange Program Usage Up Significantly | Feature

Yet, many drug users still share needles sometimes, researchers find

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SEN003MH

Infant Diagnosed With First Case of Zika-Related Glaucoma | Feature

Brazilian baby developed condition after being exposed to virus in womb

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infectious-diseases-virus

Groundbreaking study discovers 1,445 viruses, including several new families | Feature

A pioneering study of invertebrates reveals people have only scratched the surface of the world of viruses. A groundbreaking study of the virosphere of the most populous

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tuberculosis-asthma-lungs-pulmonology-breathing

Administering epurposed drug to treat TB given via lungs vs orally | Feature

Tuberculosis (TB) is responsible for more than 1.8 million deaths each year, according to the World Health Organization, yet there has been little significant improvement in therapies

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Male liver anatomy

Optimal MELD Threshold for HCV Tx Pre-Liver Transplant 23 to 27 | Feature

Treating HCV before liver transplant increased life expectancy if MELD was ≤27

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visit mother and child to the doctor pediatrician

Clinical Practice Guideline on UTI in Febrile Young Reaffirmed | Feature

2011 CPG on urinary tract infection in infants and young children reaffirmed after review of literature

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zika-mosquito

Zika Infection May Affect Adult Brain Cells, Suggesting Risk May Not Be Limited to Pregnant Women | Feature

Concerns over the Zika virus have focused on pregnant women due to mounting evidence that it causes brain abnormalities in developing fetuses. However, new research in mice

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Laboratory Request, Hiv test

Stop Playing Seek-and-Hide With Latent HIV | Feature

A group of researchers at the Centre for Genomic Regulation (CRG) and the Pompeu Fabra University (UPF) in Barcelona, Spain, have developed a new technology that sheds

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sad-depressed-moody

After decades of research, science is no better able to predict suicidal behaviors | Feature

Experts’ ability to predict if someone will attempt to take his or her own life is no better than chance and has not significantly improved over the

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infant-baby

New method for predicting congenital cytomegalovirus infection during the prenatal period | Feature

Congenital cytomegalovirus (CMV) infection can cause serious complications such as hearing difficulties and mental retardation in affected infants. A Japanese research team has discovered a new method

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