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Worldwide Map Documents Rotavirus Risk
Michigan State University (MSU) researchers have created the first map to predict rotavirus (RV) prevalence on a global scale.
More than 262 million courses of antibiotics were prescribed to outpatients in the US in 2011, translating to nearly 842 courses per 1,000 patients each year.
The amount of money paid for expensive new hepatitis C drug treatments skyrocketed in the first quarter of 2015, according to a report released by Express Scripts.
Three-year outcomes indicate that bariatric surgery is superior to lifestyle intervention alone for inducing remission of type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) in obese patients, according to research published online July 1 in JAMA Surgery.

US internal medicine (IM) residents report varying knowledge and practice of high-value care (HVC), according to research published online June 16 in Academic Medicine.

With 259 million painkiller prescriptions written in 2012 alone, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), one of the most common side effects experienced by patients being treated for chronic pain is opioid-induced constipation (OIC).
This study evaluated the association between alcohol consumption and all-cause mortality, as well as the relevance of age-specific limits for alcohol consumption. Alcohol use, particularly consumption of excessive amounts, is negatively associated with many acute and chronic diseases. The direct and indirect economic burden due to alcohol use is substantial.

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