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ICYMI: The 10 Best Health Stories from April
Another month has come and gone, and April’s best health stories are right up there with the ones from February and March. Check out the top selections made by the editors at MD Magazine.
It turns out that your social network has more to do with just the likelihood of having plans on a Friday night. People with fewer friends have a lower pain tolerance, according to new research from Oxford University in England.
The history of botulinum toxins dates back hundreds of years. What it can mean for the future of medicine and what conditions it can help in the future remains to be seen.
As with many parts of medicine guidelines are constantly being updated across a variety of specialties. The American Academy of Neurology recently released new guidance on how and when to use botulinum toxin in patient care.
Researchers from the University of North Carolina (UNC) analyzed how the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) attacks macrophages – a target that, up until now, was believed to have little to do with infection.
Under the threat of lawsuits, seven major commercial insurers doing business in New York will now cover direct acting antivirals for patients with HCV infection, as will NY's Medicaid program. The plans will also stop denying coverage to patients who abuse drugs or alcohol.
Patients who go to poorly performing hospitals face starkly different health outcomes. Fixing those hospitals is a multi-part problem.
Oral fluconazole (Diflucan) is used to treat yeast infections; but the Food and Drug Adminstration (FDA) is warning that the drug could be linked to miscarriages.
Football results in more concussions than any other competitive sport; but a concussion diagnosis isn’t the sole measure of brain damage.

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