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Wednesday, November 26, 2014
Pneumococcal conjugate vaccine 13 should be administered to certain children aged 6 through 18 years who are at high risk of invasive pneumococcal disease, according to a policy statement published online Nov. 24 in Pediatrics.
Wednesday, November 26, 2014
By Rachel Lutz
Hepatitis C virus, fibrosis, and cirrhosis patients with sustained virological response can have survival rates comparable to the general population, according to research published in JAMA.
Tuesday, November 25, 2014
By Rachel Lutz
Research teams examining the safety and efficacy of zanamivir and oseltamivir for influenza treatment concluded they are not as effective as popularly believed.
Tuesday, November 25, 2014
For individuals with HIV-1 infection, deferral of antiretroviral therapy beyond 12 months is associated with worse outcomes, according to research published online Nov. 24 in JAMA Internal Medicine.
Tuesday, November 25, 2014
Data suggest that gentler, thoughtful approach helps boost patient outcomes
Tuesday, November 25, 2014
Air-blown hand dryers in public restrooms may spread far more germs than conventional paper towels, according to a new study published in the Journal of Hospital Infection and presented at the Healthcare Infection Society International Conference in Lyon, France.
Monday, November 24, 2014
By Rachel Lutz
Lung infection bacteria levels will be tested via blood samples in emergency department patients in a new study being conducted at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center.
Monday, November 24, 2014
Millions of Americans bought health insurance coverage through the Affordable Care Act in the past year and physicians may be reluctant to accept these patients.
Monday, November 24, 2014
Although primary care providers are generally familiar with guideline recommendations for antibiotic drug selection, they do not always comply with these guidelines, according to research published in the December issue of the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's Emerging Infectious Diseases.
Monday, November 24, 2014
Gender inequality still exists in medicine, according to an article published by the American Medical Association.
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