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Zika may remain in semen for prolonged period

February 12, 2016

Zika virus may remain in semen for a prolonged period, indicating the potential for an extended risk for sexual transmission, according to samples from an imported case of the disease in England.

Data from a 2014 case of a man, aged 68 years, who returned to England from the Cook Islands showed that his semen was positive for Zika virus more than 2 months after the onset of symptoms, researchers wrote in a letter in Emerging Infectious Diseases.

Senate Health Committee passes Advancing Research for Neurological Diseases Act of 2015

February 12, 2016
The Senate Health Committee passed the “Advancing Research for Neurological Diseases Act of 2015” (S. 849)” on Tuesday, which will establish a national…
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New Borrelia species causes Lyme disease in upper Midwest

February 12, 2016
A new species of bacteria is causing Lyme disease in people bitten by ticks in the upper Midwest, according to the results of a recent study.Researchers cautioned that…

Senate health committee passes Next Generation Researchers Act

February 12, 2016
The Senate health committee passed the Next Generation Researchers Act (S. 2014) with bipartisan support on Tuesday, which aims to increase opportunities for young…
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Senate: Health care IT bill will ‘end unfair practices’ for patients, providers

February 12, 2016
The U.S. Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions unanimously recommended a measure designed to improve health care information technology.The purpose…
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Proper Immunization of the Adolescent Patient

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Prior to 2005, the tetanus and diphtheria toxoids (Td) booster was the sole vaccine routinely recommended for healthy…
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VIDEO: First TAF-based HIV regimen simplifies treatment, reduces toxicity

December 16, 2015
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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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