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There is no significant risk of an Ebola outbreak in the US; however, US health care workers need to be mindful of the importance of testing and isolating sick travelers returning from the affected areas, according to a media briefing conducted by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Monday.
Approved use for Imbruvica (ibrutinib) has been expanded to include people with chronic lymphocytic leukemia who have a deletion in chromosome 17, the US Food and Drug Administration said Monday in a news release.
Researchers say that clasping hands transfers about 10 times more germs from one person to the other than what is known as a "fist bump." They suggest the more casual exchange might suffice as a cultural substitute for the firm gripping of hands. The findings are published in the August issue of the American Journal of Infection Control.
An anti-inflammatory drug could go a long way in helping patients deal with some of the most difficult complications of Parkinson’s disease, according to researchers at Emory University.
Two Americans working to help Ebola victims in the West African country of Liberia have themselves become infected, an aid organization said.
Pharmaceutical sales representatives' access to physicians is continuing to decrease, even in previously rep-friendly specialties, according to a report published by ZS Associates.
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