Cybersecurity expert: 5 things physicians should consider to help protect data

May 22, 2017
In this guest commentary, Zuly Gonzalez, co-founder and CEO of Light Point Security and former cybersecurity expert at the National Security

Q&A: Why health care remains a target to cyberattacks like WannaCry

May 22, 2017
Earlier this month, hackers executed a worldwide ransomware attack that has impacted more than 100 countries and infected tens of thousands of…
Meeting News

Circumcised men at twice the risk for cancer-causing HPV, study shows

May 22, 2017
Circumcised men should be as vigilant in preventing oncogenic HPV infection as those who are uncircumcised, new research suggests. Circumcised…
In the Journals

Hepatic steatosis worsens faster in HIV mono-infection than HIV/HCV

May 22, 2017
Hepatic steatosis progressed faster and was more often associated with liber fibrosis progression among patients with HIV mono-infection compared…
In the Journals

Two doses of HPV vaccine effectively prevent genital warts

May 22, 2017
Two doses of HPV vaccine gave girls aged 9 to 14 years as much protection as three doses against genital warts, and both regimens provided…
In the Journals Plus

SSIs more common in warm weather

May 22, 2017
The risk for surgical site infection varies by season and is linked with warm weather, according to findings recently published in Infection Control

WHO: 302 attacks on health care workers in 2016, most in Syria

May 22, 2017
WHO counted 302 attacks on health care workers in 20 countries last year, leading to 372 deaths and 491 injuries. But the agency said these types of…
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Nearly one in four adult outpatients with CAP fail antibiotic therapy

May 21, 2017
Approximately one in four adult outpatients prescribed antibiotic therapy for community-acquired pneumonia did not adequately respond to treatment…
In the Journals Plus

C. kroppenstedtii-related mastitis potentially linked to psychiatric illness

May 20, 2017
At least one-third of patients with Corynebacterium kroppenstedtii mastitis experienced psychiatric illness in a recent study. Researchers suspect…

Q&A: How to identify patients with HCV

May 19, 2017
Hepatitis Awareness Month and Hepatitis Testing Day are observed annually in May to raise awareness of the disease and encourage clinicians to test…

Most doctors disapprove of Trump approach to health care

May 19, 2017
A new survey shows that the majority of U.S. doctors do not like President Donald J. Trump’s job performance when it comes to health care…

Physician groups promote CDC guide to HCV testing

May 19, 2017
To mark Hepatitis Testing Day on May 19, two physicians’ organizations are directing clinicians to the CDC’s newest guide to hepatitis C…
In the Journals

CDC: National Hepatitis C Testing Day is May 19

May 19, 2017
May 19 is the sixth annual National Hepatitis C Testing Day, a part of Hepatitis C Awareness Month. According to the CDC, many people live with…
In the Journals

‘Handshake stewardship’ reduced hospital antimicrobial use by almost 11%

May 19, 2017
Rather than preauthorizing antibiotics or imposing restriction policies, an antibiotic stewardship program in which a team of pharmacists and…
In the Journals Plus

Transmission of HIV drug resistance increases among illegal drug users in Vancouver

May 19, 2017
The prevalence of transmitted drug resistance in people with HIV who were using illegal drugs increased significantly over a 20-year period in…

Extent of Ebola outbreak in DRC may not be known for weeks

May 18, 2017
The extent of the Ebola virus outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo may not be known for weeks as more teams are deployed to the remote…
In the Journals

Patients with psoriasis treated with biologics have minimal risk of hepatitis B, C reactivation

May 18, 2017
Patients with moderate-to-severe psoriasis without hepatitis who were seropositive for hepatitis B core antibody only or hepatitis C infection, and…
In the Journals Plus

Record levels of in-home HIV test sales linked to the ‘Charlie Sheen effect’

May 18, 2017
After actor Charlie Sheen announced that he was HIV-positive during an interview on NBC’s Today Show on Nov. 17, 2015, researchers found that…
Meeting News

Women unlikely to adhere to screening guidelines after HPV vaccination

May 18, 2017
Women who have received the HPV vaccination were less likely to adhere to cervical cancer screening guidelines, suggesting an unintended consequence…

Top stories for HIV Vaccine Awareness Day

May 18, 2017
The first HIV vaccine clinical trial was launched in 1987 at the NIH Clinical Center in Bethesda, Maryland, according to the HHS. Thirty years later…
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