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Latest Infectious Disease Headlines
By Desiree Cox, MBBS, PhD
A large multinational observational study of patients with hepatitis C reveals etiology does not play a major role in HCV survival rates and that early detection and access to treatment have a greater impact.
The patient-clinician relationship has a small but significant effect on health care outcomes, according to a study published online April 9 in PLOS ONE.
The key issues for future physicians are discussed in an article published by the American Medical Association.
Physicians who use Windows XP in their practices may be affected by Microsoft's recent discontinuation of support for the program, according to an article published April 8 in Medical Economics.
Many Americans are paying less for prescription drugs, but some are having to deal with sharp rises in the cost of specialty medicines for rare or serious diseases, according to a new report.
The H1N1 flu was the predominant influenza strain in the United States this year, but it packed a lot less punch than in 2009 when it caused a worldwide pandemic, health officials report.
By Rachel Lutz
The survival rate of mice infected with lethal amounts of H1N1 virus increased after a molecule was blocked, according to research published in Immunity.
As a major outbreak of Ebola virus spreads through the West African nations of Guinea and Liberia, public health officials are struggling to contain the pathogen before it slips into neighboring countries.
Binge alcohol exposure impairs key components of the immune system involved in wound repair, which may account for the delayed wound healing seen in people who are injured while intoxicated, according to an animal study published online April 1 in Alcoholism: Clinical & Experimental Research.
By Jacquelyn Gray
By growing vaginal skin cells outside of the human body, a team of researchers has pinpointed which bacteria fight against HIV.
Physician's Money Digest
Nearly half of all physicians are age 50 or older, and many would retire today if they had the means. The importance of advance planning when it comes to an exit or retirement strategy cannot be overstated.
Reverse mortgages have been advertised more and more during the recent run-up in home prices, but not every senior is a good candidate for one.
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