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Do Doctors Make the Wrong Diagnosis in Their Own Investment Strategies? | Opinion Article

Medicine is one of the highest-paying professions, but whether doctors are able to manage their money wisely is another question. Just 28% of working doctors feel very

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Alzheimer’s Could Stem From Infections, New Study Suggests | Feature

Could it be that Alzheimer’s disease stems from the toxic remnants of the brain’s attempt to fight off infection? New research by a team of investigators at

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Antiretroviral therapy may not be enough to reduce HIV-associated arterial inflammation | Feature

Initiating antiretroviral therapy (ART) soon after diagnosis of an HIV infection did not prevent the progression of significant arterial inflammation in a small group of previously untreated

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HIV-infect-cell

HIV/AIDS cure: Scientists develop new technique to scan body, detect viruses | Feature

The new technique detect HIV is expected to make it easier to cure this deadly disease by finding the mutating virus faster. A group of scientists from

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Condolence letters when patients die: Docs say it’s a personal choice | Feature

No standard practice when it comes to sending a sympathy letter to family – should it stay that way? For doctors, it’s a personal choice whether they

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New type of oxycodone abuse causing spike in heart infections | Feature

The Ontario government banned OxyContin a few years ago to curb rampant abuse of it. But now are now seeing people abuse the drug’s “tamper-proof” replacement –

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Medical errors officially the third leading cause of death in U.S. | Feature

Physicians advocate for changes in how deaths are reported to better reflect reality. A new study published in The BMJ confirms that medical errors are the third

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Single-Dose Drug Decreases Bone Loss in Newly Treated HIV | Feature

A single dose of zoledronic acid administered at ART initiation prevented ART-induced bone loss through the first 48 weeks of ART, the period when ART-induced bone loss

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Conference Highlights: ASH 2016 | Feature

New research was presented at ASH 2016, the annual scientific meeting of the American Society of Hypertension, from May 13 to 17 in New York City. The features below highlight some of the studies that emerged from the conference.

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Developing a new, cheap method detects single viruses in urine | Feature

Scientists have developed a new method to rapidly detect a single virus in urine, which could be adapted to detect HIV, Ebola, Zika, and more. Scientists at

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You are what you eat: Immune cells remember their first meal | Feature

Scientists at the University of Bristol have identified the trigger for immune cells’ inflammatory response—a discovery that may pave the way for new treatments for many human

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CHG wipes may lower rates of central line-associated bloodstream infections | Feature

The use of chlorhexidine gluconate wipes for patient hygiene may lower central line-associated bloodstream infection rates among patients with cancer, according to the results of a study

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ATS-2015-Feature

Conference Highlights: ATS 2016 | Feature

New research was presented at ATS 2016, the annual meeting of the American Thoracic Society, from May 13 to 18 in San Francisco. The features below highlight some of the studies emerging from the conference.

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APS-2015-Feature

Conference Highlights: APS 2016 | Feature

New research was presented at APS 2016, the American Pain Society’s annual meeting, from May 11 to 14 in Austin, TX. The features below highlight some of the studies that emerged from the conference.

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New antibiotic to fight MRSA developed | Feature

A University of Oklahoma team of chemists has developed a new antibiotic formulation to fight the sometimes deadly staph infection caused by methicillin-resistant S. aureus or MRSA

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12 Opioid Prescribing Recommendations: 2016 Guidelines from the CDC | Feature

The CDC issued new 2016 guidelines this week for prescribing opioid medications for chronic pain for patients 18 and older. Here are the 12 recommendations. Determining When to

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AATS-2015-Feature

Conference Highlights: AATS 2016 | Feature

New research was presented at AATS 2016, the annual meeting of the American Association for Thoracic Surgery, from May 14 to 18 in Baltimore. The features below highlight some of the studies emerging from the conference.

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Corticosteroids for managing tuberculous meningitis | Feature

The review authors found that corticosteroids reduce the risk of death by a quarter at two months to two years after the start of treatment. The Cochrane

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Zinc deficiency may contribute to increased inflammation among HIV-positive individuals | Feature

The first investigation to explore zinc levels and inflammation in HIV found that average CRP concentration significantly decreased as serum zinc concentrations increased in men and women

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WHO Issues New Hepatitis C Guidelines | Feature

Several new DAAs have been approved since WHO issued its first hepatitis C guidelines in 2014. Here are the  new guideline highlights. Well-tolerated interferon-free DAA regimens can

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