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Thursday, January 29, 2015
By Amy Jacob
Bristol-Myers Squibb announced today the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA), had granted approval for Evotaz tablets in combination with other antiretroviral agents for an innovative treatment option for adults suffering from HIV-1 infection – delivering proven suppression through 48 weeks.
Thursday, January 29, 2015
From 2002 to 2011 there was a decrease in the rate of hospitalizations for hepatitis A, according to a study published in the February issue of Hepatology.
Wednesday, January 28, 2015
For critically ill patients, chlorhexidine bathing does not reduce health care-associated infections, according to a study published in the Jan. 27 issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association.
Tuesday, January 27, 2015
By Jackie Syrop
The recent US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) surveillance report stated that this year’s flu season has crossed the threshold for being considered an epidemic – that is, the proportion of deaths attributed to pneumonia and influenza (8.5%) through the 122 Cities Mortality Reporting System was above the agency’s epidemic threshold of 7%.
Tuesday, January 27, 2015
By Jackie Syrop
Persistent infection with oral HPV16 is believed to play a part in the development of most oropharyngeal cancers.
Tuesday, January 27, 2015
By Adam Hochron
A case study published in the Indian Journal of Critical Care Medicine observed the effect of Cryptococcus neoformans on patients with already compromised immune systems.
Monday, January 26, 2015
By HCPLive staff
The CDC has deemed the 2014-2015 flu season as reaching epidemic proportions. In part 2 of our flu series interview with Rob Pedowitz, DO, from CentraState Healthcare System, discusses what makes it an epidemic as well as issues with the current flu vaccine.
Monday, January 26, 2015
By Adam Hochron
In the past few months patients diagnosed with Hepatitis C have seen what had been terminal conditions be cured. The technology used to find these curative treatments can now be applied to other conditions.
Sunday, January 25, 2015
Only about half of American girls begin receiving the human papillomavirus vaccine at the recommended age, according to a study published in the Jan. 29 issue of Vaccine.
Sunday, January 25, 2015
The number of people infected with measles linked to the outbreak at Disney amusement parks in Southern California now stands at 70, health officials reported Thursday.
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