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Sleep duration influences infection susceptibility

September 2, 2015

Sleeping less than 6 hours each night may be associated with an increased risk for infection, according to recently published data.

“Short sleep was more important than any other factor in predicting subjects’ likelihood of catching cold,” researcher Aric A. Prather, PhD, assistant professor of psychiatry at the University of California, San Francisco, said in a press release. “It didn’t matter how old people were, their stress levels, their race, education or income. It didn’t matter if they were a smoker. With all those things taken into account, statistically sleep still carried the day.”

Children infected with vaccine-derived polio in Ukraine

September 2, 2015
Two children have contracted circulating vaccine-derived poliovirus type 1 with accompanying paralysis in southwestern Ukraine, according to WHO.“Discussions are…
SLA/LP antibodies, early cirrhosis indicate poor outcomes in autoimmune hepatitis In the Journals

SLA/LP antibodies, early cirrhosis indicate poor outcomes in autoimmune hepatitis

September 2, 2015
Antibodies for the soluble liver antigen/liver pancreas antigen and diagnosis of cirrhosis before 18 years of age were found to be major risk factors for poor short- and…
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Algorithm correctly predicts septic shock in 85% of patients

September 2, 2015
Johns Hopkins University researchers have developed an algorithm that correctly predicted septic shock in 85% of patients a median of 28.2 hours before onset, according…
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Back-to-school reminder for parents and students: Check out college tax credits

September 2, 2015
With another school year here, the Internal Revenue Service reminds parents and students that now is a good time to see if they will qualify for either of two college…
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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 with Acute-Bacterial Skin and Skin-Structure Infections

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This CME activity will focus on the diagnosis and management of patients with acute-bacterial skin and skin-structure…
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