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DOD halts operations after anthrax contamination

September 4, 2015

Secretary of the Army John M. McHugh has suspended operations at four laboratories that handle live and inactivated Bacillus anthracis and ordered an immediate safety review of all nine Department of Defense laboratories and facilities that handle biologic toxins, according to a statement.

The order expands on an existing moratorium of the production, handling, testing and shipment of inactivated anthrax. According to the statement, the Army found evidence of contamination at the Dugway Proving Ground Life Sciences Test Facility in Utah, although there has been no evidence of exposure to employees or risk to the general public.

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Probiotics before LT help to prevent infection post-transplant

September 4, 2015
Researchers found that giving probiotics and prebiotics to a patient before liver transplantation successfully reduced the rate of infection post-transplant, according…
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Prompt transition between PEP, PrEP, ART benefits HIV patients

September 4, 2015
Immediate transition from post-exposure prophylaxis to pre-exposure prophylaxis and early treatment may prevent the onset of HIV infection and support patient adherence…
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Hormonal contraceptives, genital tract infections influence cervical immunology

September 4, 2015
Interactions between hormonal contraceptives and various genital tract infections may alter cervical immunity and increase the risk for HIV seroconversion among women…

New ACA rule aims to protect patients from sex, disability discrimination

September 4, 2015
The HHS has announced a proposed rule to modify discrimination provisions of the Affordable Care Act, which would help provide equal access to health care and coverage…
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The Patient with Conjunctivitis

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This CME activity will focus on the diagnosis and management of patients with conjunctivitis.
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VIDEO: Cure is ‘next frontier’ of HIV

VIDEO: Cure is ‘next frontier’ of HIV

July 1, 2015
Timothy Brown – the Berlin patient – has led researchers to the next frontier of HIV research, according to…
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The Patient at Risk for HIV Infection

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This CME activity will focus on the utilization of PrEP in patients at risk for developing HIV infection supplemented…
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