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New IDSA Guidelines to Diagnose Tuberculosis – Highlights

Patients at risk for latent or active tuberculosis (TB) infection should be assessed with newer tests, including interferon-gamma release assays (IGRAs) and molecular diagnostics, recommend guidelines on

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Prevalence of Disability 2.7 Percent at U.S. Medical Schools

Most common disability is ADHD followed by learning disabilities and psychological disabilities

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prescription-rx-subscribe-doctor-physician

CDC Report: Core Elements of Outpatient Antibiotic Stewardship

The Core Elements of Outpatient Antibiotic Stewardship provides a framework for antibiotic stewardship for outpatient clinicians and facilities that routinely provide antibiotic treatment. This report augments existing

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depression-sad-looking-window-solemn-thinking

Depression, Suicide Ideation Prevalent in Medical Students

Prevalence of depression or depressive symptoms is 27.2 percent; suicide ideation, 11.1 percent

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car-crash-accident-drinking-driving-drive-drink

Missing 1-2 hours of sleep same as driving over legal alcohol limit

Drivers who miss between one to two hours of the recommended seven hours of sleep in a 24-hour period nearly double their risk for a crash, according

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vaccination-vaccine-shot-flu-influenza-needle

New survey: Only half of people plan to get flu shots this year

Americans are split on getting an annual flu shot, with four out of 10 having done so in the past year and around half saying they had

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Zika and glaucoma linked for first time in new study

A team of researchers in Brazil and at the Yale School of Public Health has published the first report demonstrating that the Zika virus can cause glaucoma

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Bridging the Doctor Patient Divide | Medical Blog

Patients are becoming increasingly disgruntled in our current healthcare system. Doctors and other healthcare professionals are equally disenfranchised.  Doctors struggle to practice quality medical care while outside

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Attempted Suicide Rates, Risk Groups Mostly Unchanged | Medical Blog

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

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Announcement Training Ups HPV Vaccination for Adolescents | Medical Blog

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 | Medical Blog

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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New Mechanism to Control Human Viral Infections Discovered | Medical Blog

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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Holiday Spirit medical cartoon

Keep the Holiday Spirit in Your Heart | Medical Blog

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

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Dapivirine Vaginal Ring Can Help Prevent HIV-1 Infection | Medical Blog

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

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More HIV Patients Exhibiting Multidrug Resistance | Medical Blog

Patients resistant to older medications also have problems with newer drugs

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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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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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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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