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Adults with diabetes more likely to contract TB

July 28, 2015

Adults with diabetes are up to seven times more likely to contract tuberculosis than the general population, even in countries with a low burden of the infectious disease, according to research in the American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene.

In a 20-year retrospective study examining the medical records of patients with TB admitted to a teaching hospital in Australia, researchers found that an immune-suppressing condition such as diabetes is correlated with both an increased risk for bacterial infections and a poorer prognosis.

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Research on underexamined animal infections benefits human health

July 28, 2015
Just 10 diseases accounted for approximately half of all published research on wildlife-to-livestock infections in the past century, according to data in Proceedings of
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MRSA colonization 'not currently a problem' among patients with HIV in Spain

July 28, 2015
Community-associated MRSA colonization was not determined to be “a problem” in a cohort of patients with HIV in Barcelona, although Staphylococcus
New poll shows over 50% of Americans unaware of HBV vaccine

New poll shows over 50% of Americans unaware of HBV vaccine

July 28, 2015
In a new national poll, consultants found that more than 50% of Americans did not know a vaccine for hepatitis B virus infection existed, according to a press release…
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River surfing source of Swiss leptospirosis cases

July 28, 2015
Leptospirosis can be contracted during recreational activities in resource-rich countries and may even be more common than occupational acquisition, according to recent…
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The Patient with Protozoan Illness

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This CME activity will focus on the diagnosis and management of patients with protozoan illness.
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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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