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Microbiome studies find lifestyle links, improve understanding of fecal transplants

May 4, 2016

A number of new studies featured in a special microbiome-focused issue of the journal Science provide new data on the associations between lifestyle and the gut microbiome, as well as a greater understanding of fecal microbiota transplantation.

Researchers from the Flemish Gut Flora Project presented their first major results since the project’s inception in 2012. Their large population-wide study on the variation of gut microbiota in healthy participants resulted in the identification of 69 factors associated with the composition and diversity of the gut microbiome.

Multistate Listeria outbreak linked to frozen vegetables

May 4, 2016
The CDC announced that a multistate Listeria outbreak responsible for several hospitalizations has been linked to frozen vegetables produced by CRF Frozen Foods.Public…
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Nucleos(t)ide therapy for HBV does not increase risk for all cancers

May 3, 2016
BARCELONA — New data presented at the International Liver Congress showed patients with chronic hepatitis B virus infection who receive long-term treatment with…

Four multistate Salmonella outbreaks in US linked to small turtles

May 2, 2016
Four multistate Salmonella outbreaks in the United States have been linked to small turtles or their environments, according to WHO. Outbreak strains were detected in…
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The Patient with Otitis Media

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Acute otitis media (AOM), a common disease of childhood, is diagnosed by careful otoscopy with an understanding of…
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VIDEO: Findings support development of staphylococcal enterotoxin B protein vaccine

April 22, 2016
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Operation Immunization 2016: Enhancing HPV Immunization

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During the last decade, several new vaccines, including the meningococcal conjugate (MCV4), tetanus, diphtheria…
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In the Journals

Microbiome studies find lifestyle links, improve understanding of fecal transplants

May 4, 2016
A number of new studies featured in a special microbiome-focused issue of the journal Science provide new data on the associations between lifestyle…

Multistate Listeria outbreak linked to frozen vegetables

May 4, 2016
The CDC announced that a multistate Listeria outbreak responsible for several hospitalizations has been linked to frozen vegetables produced by CRF…

Meeting News Coverage

Nucleos(t)ide therapy for HBV does not increase risk for all cancers

May 3, 2016
BARCELONA — New data presented at the International Liver Congress showed patients with chronic hepatitis B virus infection who receive…

Four multistate Salmonella outbreaks in US linked to small turtles

May 2, 2016
Four multistate Salmonella outbreaks in the United States have been linked to small turtles or their environments, according to WHO. Outbreak…

BLOG: Two cases of Diphyllobothrium latum infection in immunocompetent hosts

May 2, 2016
Joseph J. Yoo, MD, is currently an internal medicine resident at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital. He completed his undergraduate training at…

Eiger licenses lambda to investigate potential therapy for hepatitis delta

April 29, 2016
Eiger BioPharmaceuticals Inc. announced it licensed pegylated interferon lambda-1a to Bristol-Myers Squibb to investigate the efficacy and safety of…

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C. difficile increases mortality, colectomy, complication risk in UC

April 28, 2016
Clostridium difficile infection results in a poorer prognosis among patients newly diagnosed with ulcerative colitis, as it increases their risk for…

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Mothers receive inadequate systemic HBV care following pregnancy

April 27, 2016
A majority of mothers with chronic hepatitis B virus infection post-pregnancy received inadequate care, especially in terms of timely liver function…

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Detecting, isolating C. difficile carriers associated with reduced incidence of hospital-acquired infections

April 27, 2016
Screening and isolating asymptomatic Clostridium difficile carriers was associated with lower incidence of health care-associated C. difficile

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Norovirus gastroenteritis creates $60 billion global burden annually

April 26, 2016
Norovirus gastroenteritis is responsible for approximately $60 billion in costs worldwide, the majority of which result from illness-related…

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