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Similar Outcomes for Permissive Underfeeding, Standard Feeding

For critically ill patients, outcomes similar in those at high, low nutritional risk

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Long-Term Exposure to Air Pollution Ups Insulin Resistance

Effect estimates much larger and highly significant for individuals with prediabetes

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67061

Platelet-Rich Plasma, Hyaluronic Acid Improves Aging Facial Skin

Clinically visible, significant improvement noted; number of injections linked to overall satisfaction

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doc_teen2262

Pregnancy Screens Lacking for Teens With Leukemia

Low rates for teens with acute leukemia and ER visits before teratogenic exposures

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Imaging Shows Zika-Linked Congenital Brain Abnormalities

Images of the brains of Brazilian newborns and fetuses suggest the virus affects multiple sites

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New Research Shows Vaccine Protection Against Zika Virus

Promising preclinical studies suggest human vaccine will likely be feasible. The rapid development of a safe and effective vaccine to prevent the Zika virus (ZIKV) is a

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FDA Approves Epclusa for Chronic Hepatitis C

Combination drug treats six major strains of hepatitis C virus infection

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DNA-gene

Virus uses ‘stolen’ CRISPR to hack its host’s immune system

Microbiologists have discovered that the Cyanophage N1 virus carries a DNA sequence—a CRISPR—that is generally used by bacteria to fight off viral infection. The virus appears to

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aHSCT Should Be Standard of Care for HIV-Related Lymphoma

Outcomes after the therapy similar to those for patients who don’t carry the virus

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MIC084ML

Hepatitis C Found to Up Odds for Certain Head and Neck Cancers

Researcher sees need for improved screening, treatment

Radical Procedures

“Ye are not having a heart attack. Ye just ate too much turkey.”

Neurosurgeon Predicts 90% Success of Head Transplant

Dr. Sergio Canavero, Director of the Turin Advanced Neuromodulation Group, announced that he would perform the world’s first human head transplant, scheduled for December 2017, if preparations

Study: No patient harm with flexible surgical resident duty hours

Patients had no greater risk of death or serious morbidity when cared for by surgical residents working flexible duty hours compared to those working standard Accreditation Council

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Testing, Testing, 1, 2, 3…

A national survey measuring physician views on unnecessary tests and procedures has found the following.

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Non-Obstructive CAD & Heart Attack Risks | Feature

Non-obstructive coronary artery disease (CAD) is atherosclerotic coronary artery plaques that do not obstruct blood flow or result in anginal symptoms. Non-obstructive CAD occurs in 10% to

The Costs of Fatal Injuries | Feature

Combined medical and work-loss costs for fatal injuries exceeded $214 billion in 2013, according a report from the CDC. Available for free at www.cdc.gov, the report states

Medication Persistence Low After AMI | News Brief

Results of a large study indicate that nearly one-third of patients are no longer persistent with prescribed medications when assessed at 6 months after an acute myocardial

Bariatric Surgery & Urinary Incontinence | News Brief

American investigators suggest that bariatric surgery appears to substantially reduce urinary incontinence over 3 years among severely obese patients. Weight loss was independently related to urinary incontinence

ED Revisits & Mortality in Older Adults after a Fall | News Brief

Researchers in Boston indicate that more than one-third of older adult ED fall patients appear to have an ED revisit or die within 1 year. Among patients

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How Online Medical Crowdsourcing Helped Save a Life | Medical Blog

"There are many advantages to medical crowdsourcing. It truly has the potential to save lives all across the world. The days of playing phone tag to try to get a curbside consult are finished. "

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