For US health care facilities, participation in the World Health Organization global campaign to improve hand hygiene practices is associated with improved hand hygiene, according to a study published in the March issue of the American Journal of Infection Control.
Human subjects protections policies do not provide regulatory coverage for all clinical trials, while up to about a quarter of trials are considered overlap trials, according to a research letter published in the March 5 issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association.
The human papillomavirus vaccine is effective at protecting against cervical abnormalities in young women, according to a study published March 4 in BMJ.
By Jacquelyn Gray
To curb the symptoms associated with Kawasaki Disease, researchers are recommended use of the drug infliximab, according to a study published online in the February 24 issue of The Lancet.
By Jacquelyn Gray
The implementation of DSM-5 criteria will result in a decrease of autism spectrum disorder diagnoses, according to a meta-analysis published in the February issue of the Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders.
More than half of osteopathic medical students and recent graduates are matched into primary care residency programs, according to a report from the American Osteopathic Association.
The annual meeting of the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology was held from Feb. 28 to March 4 in San Diego and attracted more than 5,000 participants from around the world, including clinicians, academicians, allied health professionals, and others interested in allergic and immunologic disease. The conference highlighted recent advances in allergy, asthma, and immunology.
Interventions to encourage moving out of high-poverty neighborhoods are associated with increased rates of mental disorders in adolescent boys, but decreased rates of disorders among girls, according to a study published in the March 5 issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association.
For children and adolescents, having a television in the bedroom is associated with increased body mass index, while active video gaming can increase physical activity and weight loss, according to two studies published online March 3 in JAMA Pediatrics.