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CMS Rule Set to Stabilize Small Health Insurance Markets

Rule includes special enrollment period pre-enrollment verification, flexibility in level of cover

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HIV-1 Variants Are Specific for Transmission Route

Intrauterine transmission selects for infant variants with shorter, less-glycosylated V1 loops

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albacore on ice background

Increase in Foodborne Disease Outbreaks Tied to Imported Food

Aquatic products responsible for 55 percent of outbreaks, produce accounts for 33 percent

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Doctors Often Write Rx for Antibiotics If Patients Expect It

Findings held true even if doctor did not suspect bacterial infection

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Experts Warn of Health Threats From Climate Change

Additional 250,000 deaths/year projected from heat stress, malnutrition, infectious diseases

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zika1271

D.C. Zika Tests Were Flawed

One of the issues with tests was a mathematical error

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59094

CDC: Influenza Vaccine 48 Percent Effective Overall

More severe H3N2 strain a factor in reduced coverage

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HCH005ML

Health Care Spending Expected to Grow 5.6% Annually to 2025

National health expenditures expected to represent 19.9 percent of gross domestic product by 2025

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MIC084ML

Smoking, T4 Tumors Up Distant Mets in HPV+ Oropharyngeal CA

Increased rates of distant metastases for active smokers, T4 tumors among those with HPV+ cancer

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zika292

Zika RNA Appears to Clear Semen After About Three Months

But scientists say recs urging abstinence, condoms for six months after infection should still be followed

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Bacteria, Fungi Found in Some Medicinal Marijuana Samples

Man undergoing cancer treatment died from fungal infection thought to come from medical marijuana

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Short-Course Tocilizumab May Up Hep B Reactivation in RA

Three patients with chronic HBV infection had reactivation, but they were asymptomatic

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Reduced Immune Response After Intradermal Flu Shot in Eczema

Reduced immune response after intradermal vaccination among patients colonized with S. aureus

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Rise in Unsafe Practices Among Men Who Have Sex With Men

Researchers report increased beliefs that treatments prevent HIV and increased condomless anal sex

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Adherence to Bronchiolitis Guidelines Cuts LOS, Costs

High adherence to bronchiolitis clinical pathway recommendations linked to shorter LOS, lower costs

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Fecal Transplant Feasible for C. difficile Infection in Pregnancy

Following transplant at 18 weeks’ gestation, patient no longer needed antibiotics for rest of pregnancy

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Post-Cesarean Maternal Infection in 8.8 Percent of C-Sections

Odds of maternal infection up with black race, non-transverse uterine incision, surgery >49 minutes

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SS36041

Valproic Acid Plasma Levels Down With Concomitant Meropenem

Concomitant use of meropenem linked to decrease in VPA plasma level, regardless of MEPM dose

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young baby sleeping, studio picture

Evaluation of Sepsis Varies Across Newborn Nurseries

Obstetric diagnosis of chorioamnionitis is most commonly used factor to identify risk for EOS

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Infection Risk Lower for Etanercept Vs Monoclonal Ab Rx

Findings from meta-analysis of patients with rheumatoid arthritis

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