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New Virus, Not EV-D68, Now Suspected in Childhood Paralysis
A novel virus from Peru and the Republic of Congo called enterovirus C105 is now suspected in last year's wave of mysterious cases of sudden childhood paralysis.
As more research is done the more it appears brown fat will play a key role in the future treatment of diabetes.
Weighing the pros and cons of prescription opioid use for chronic pain is an ongoing battle, and new research may have just added to the list of disadvantages.
More than 262 million courses of antibiotics were prescribed to outpatients in the US in 2011, translating to nearly 842 courses per 1,000 patients each year.
The amount of money paid for expensive new hepatitis C drug treatments skyrocketed in the first quarter of 2015, according to a report released by Express Scripts.
A number of widely reported studies have concluded that the rapid growth in testosterone therapy prescriptions has led to overuse, but an analysis published in Urology indicates that underuse may also be a problem.
Bereavement and depression may have similar symptoms, but should remain clinically differentiated, according to researchers from KU Leuven in Belgium.


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