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Month: June 2013

Combination Therapy Improves Meningitis Outcomes

Among HIV patients with cryptococcal meningitis, therapy with amphotericin B plus flucytosine appears to improve survival when compared with using amphotericin B alone. The combination was also associated with significantly...

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Allergies Common Among Asthmatics

Allergies appear to be common among adults with asthma, according to findings from a national survey. The study found that 75.4% of people with asthma aged 20 to 40 and 65.2% of those aged 55 and older reported sensitization to...

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Analyzing Mortality in Critical Access Hospitals

The 30-day mortality rates among patients with acute myocardial infarction, congestive heart failure, or pneumonia appear to be comparable at critical access hospitals (CAHs) and non-CAHs. Results of a retrospective study showed...

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Prediabetes in the United States

About one-third of American adults aged 20 or older had prediabetes in 2010, according to a report from the CDC. The report, available at http://www.cdc.gov/mmwr, notes that only 11% of adults in the United States with...

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Cancer Survivorship Rates Predicted to Soar

A National Cancer Institute study has found that approximately 13.7 million cancer survivors were living in the United States as of 2012, a figure which is expected to approach 18 million by 2022. About two-thirds of cancer...

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