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Rift Valley fever virus associated with miscarriage in Sudanese women

September 29, 2016

Infection with Rift Valley fever virus was associated with a sevenfold increased risk for miscarriage in pregnant women in Sudan, according to a recent study.

“Outbreaks of Rift Valley fever lead to mass abortions in livestock, but such abortions have not been identified in human beings,” the researchers wrote in The Lancet Global Health. “Our aim was to investigate the cause of miscarriages in febrile pregnant women in an area endemic for Rift Valley fever.”

New analyses support blocking Anthem-Cigna and Aetna-Humana mergers

September 29, 2016
Two new American Medical Association analyses support the blocking of the Anthem-Cigna and Aetna-Humana mergers. “The [American Medical Association] AMA analyses…
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Zika transmission through sweat, tears reported

September 29, 2016
Researchers from the University of Utah School of Medicine have reported a case in which it is likely that a patient contracted the Zika virus from the sweat or tears of…
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Partial HPV vaccination linked to cervical intraepithelial neoplasia decreases

September 29, 2016
Partial HPV vaccination has resulted in population-level decreases in cervical intraepithelial neoplasia, according to research published in JAMA Oncology. These data…
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Congenital Zika virus increases risk for sensorineural hearing loss

September 29, 2016
Children impacted by congenital Zika virus should be considered at an increased risk for hearing impairment and late-onset hearing loss, warranting regular follow-up…
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Differentiating and Managing Diarrhea: A Persistent Dilemma

This activity is supported by an educational grant from Romark, L.C.

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