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Quick SOFA Score Predicts In-Hospital Mortality Risk

Greater prognostic accuracy than SIRS, severe sepsis for patients with suspected infection

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Carbapenem-Resistant Bacteria More Problematic Than Thought

Study of four U.S. hospitals found wide variety of species resistant to antibiotics of last resort

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aids34

Syphilis Risk May Be Higher in HIV Patients on Antiretrovirals

Medications may raise susceptibility to bacterium that causes the sexually transmitted disease

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Physician Excess Charges Create Financial Burden for Patients

Fees affect uninsured Americans, privately insured patients who use out-of-network physicians

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Risk of Post-Op Infections Up in Overweight, Obese Children

Surgical site infections more common for overweight or obese patients

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Tapeworm From Asian Waters Identified in Alaskan Salmon

But infection with the tapeworm appears to be uncommon, authors say

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Fecal Transplant No Better Than Oral Antibiotic for C. difficile

In direct comparison, researchers found no real difference between transplant, antibiotic treatment

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Pace of Influenza Activity Picking Up Across the United States

Dominant strain right now is H3N2, CDC epidemiologist notes

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First U.S. Case of Locally Acquired Zika Described

Case of pregnant woman who has since given birth; infant has no signs of infection

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New Comprehensive Report Looks at Benefits, Harms of Cannabis

Can ease chronic pain, chemo-related nausea, muscle spasms in MS, but researchers cite risks, too

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Excessive FDA Regulation Driving High Drug Prices

First-in-class drugs are fast-tracked while follow-on drugs can take up to 15 years to be approved

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Decline in MRSA Infection Rates in Veterans Affairs Facilities

Decrease in MRSA HAI rates in acute care, spinal cord injury units, long-term-care facilities

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Enteroviruses May Be Linked to Autoimmunity Leading to T1DM

Enteroviruses may induce an autoimmune process against insulin-producing cells in the pancreas

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Social, Economic, Personal-Care Factors Play Role in Readmission Risk

Hospitals find that social determinants of health and disability raise readmission risk. Once a patient is released from a hospital, the caretakers do not want to see

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Pictures Could be the Key to Prevent Prescription Drug Tragedies

New research reveals pictograms on Rx drug labels help seniors understand medication instructions. Simple images designed to convey information about prescription drugs could help save lives and

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African Americans May Be Less Responsive to Asthma Treatment

Black patients are more likely to die from asthma due to a unique type of airway inflammation, according to one of the largest trials on race and

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Time-Restricted Feeding Shown to Help in Shedding Body Fat

Study: eating early in the day lessens daily swings in hunger, changes 24-hour pattern of fat oxidation and energy metabolism. University of Alabama at Birmingham researchers are

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Comparing Heroin-, Opioid-, and Marijuana-Related Overdoses

Tens of thousands of Americans die each year from these drugs, but marijuana has not caused a single death. According to the website, newsindata.com, deaths caused by

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Diabetes Linked to Increased Incidence of Conjunctivitis

No correlation for diabetes with other eye infections; glycemic control not linked to any infection

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Acid Suppression Rx Linked to Risk of C. difficile, Campylobacter

Study suggests long-term use might open door to C. difficile and Campylobacter bacteria

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