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Friday, October 31, 2014
Key challenges have been identified for health professionals communicating the role of human papillomavirus in oropharyngeal squamous cell cancer, according to a study published online Oct. 28 in Head & Neck.
Friday, October 31, 2014
By Jeannette Wick
Patients who have HCV infection are at high risk for arthralgia, myalgias, pruritus, neuropathy, and decompensated livers. Until recently the sole available treatment was interferon. After the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved ribavirin, patients who took ribavirin plus interferon responded better. Now, the FDA has approved a small selection of oral antivirals to treat hepatitis C.
Friday, October 31, 2014
The number of medical malpractice payments in the United States has dropped sharply since 2002, according to a new study. And compensation payment amounts and liability insurance costs for many doctors declined in recent years. These findings were published online Oct. 30 in the Journal of the American Medical Association.
Thursday, October 30, 2014
Competition between medical practices helps keep health care costs lower, according to a study published in the Oct. 22/29 issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association.
Wednesday, October 29, 2014
By HCPLive staff
A British company claims it has developed a fast and simple diagnostic test solution specific to the 2014 Ebola outbreak.
Wednesday, October 29, 2014
By HCPLive staff
The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) today announced the approval of Trumenba, the first vaccine licensed in the US to prevent invasive meningococcal disease caused by Neisseria meningitidis serogroup B.
Wednesday, October 29, 2014
Adoption of noneconomic damages caps reduces average malpractice payments by 15 percent, according to research published in the October issue of Health Affairs.
Wednesday, October 29, 2014
Governors in four states have enacted quarantines on health care workers returning from treating Ebola patients in West Africa. The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) says that is not necessary. In interviews with HCPLive’s Gale Scott, two physicians offered sharply different opinions on the states' quarantine policy.
Tuesday, October 28, 2014
By Rachel Lutz
Vaccines do not contribute to multiple sclerosis or other central nervous system demyelinating syndrome onset, according to a study published in JAMA Neurology.
Tuesday, October 28, 2014
More than 10 percent of infants with congenital cytomegalovirus will suffer permanent hearing loss, according to new research published online Oct. 27 in Pediatrics.
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