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By Adam Hochron
As the number of people falling victim to the most recent outbreak of the Ebola Virus continues to rise past 1000, aid workers’ focus has begun to shift to preventing the spread of Ebola beyond the African continent.
By Adam Hochron
The massive media coverage of the Ebola virus outbreak in West Africa and the coordinated efforts to keep it from spreading has created fertile ground for online scammers peddling so-called Ebola treatments.
By Jeannette Wick
The issue of inappropriate antibiotic prescribing, which increases duration of treatment and hospital length of stay, is complicated in the surgical suite.
Heinrich von Staden, PhD, Professor Emeritus of Classics and History of Science in the School of Historic Studies at the Institute for Advanced Study and one of the world’s foremost authorities on ancient science and medicine, describes how ancient medical concepts apply to modern practice.
By Katherine Marino, MD, and Frank J. Domino, MD
Despite the general consensus that excessive alcohol consumption should be avoided prior to and during pregnancy, there is very little data on the effects alcohol consumption in early gestation has on birth outcomes.
By Jeanette Wick
As more pediatric surgical procedures being conducted as same-day procedures, parents are assuming responsibility for their children’s immediate post-operative pain management.
By Adam Hochron
Between developing its own pipeline of therapies for patients with hepatitis C and acquiring another company known for its work in this field, it looks like Merck is taking steps to be a larger player in HCV market.
While neonatal vitamin K refusal is rare, parents who refuse vitamin K are less likely to immunize their child, according to a study published online Aug. 18 in Pediatrics.
There is a significantly increased risk of cardiac death associated with clarithromycin use, according to a study published online Aug. 19 in BMJ.
By Adam Hochron
As the 2 Americans stricken with Ebola continue to receive treatment in Atlanta, a new potential case of the deadly virus has been reported in California.
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The Artist’s Colony is a must-see attraction; for travelers near Southern Germany, Mathildenhöhe is an open air Art Noveau museum that delights.
Although patients are expressing more of an interest in accessing their health information online, just a third of patients have access to patient portals, and the rest either don't have access or are not sure if they do.
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Between developing its own pipeline of therapies for patients with hepatitis C and acquiring another company known for its work in this field, it looks like Merck is taking steps to be a larger player in HCV market.
A new drug was given tentative approval by the US Food and Drug Administration to help patients with both type 1 and type 2 diabetes.
Fixed-dose tablet is the first sodium glucose cotransporter 2 (SGLT2) inhibitor plus metformin combo product to receive approval in the US.
Orbactiv (oritavancin) is a new antibacterial drug approved to treat patients with acute bacterial skin and skin structure infections.
The US Food and Drug Administration announced the approval of Jardiance (empagliflozin) to treat adults with type 2 diabetes.