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Olympic Games in Brazil come with personal, global health implications

Olympic Games in Brazil come with personal, global health implications
May 24, 2016

The spread of Zika virus in Brazil happens to coincide with the final year of preparations for the Rio de Janeiro Olympics — the first Olympics ever held in South America.

Unlike Major League Baseball, which relocated a recent two-game series from Puerto Rico to Miami over fears about Zika, Olympic organizers have proceeded as planned amid concerns about the virus and other common illnesses spread by mosquitoes and polluted water in Brazil.

In the Journals

Ten percent of pregnant women received flu vaccine from 2005-2014

May 23, 2016
Findings published in Pediatrics showed that only 10% of pregnant women surveyed over 9 years had received the influenza vaccine. In addition, newborns were found to…
In the Journals

HIV patients less likely to receive treatment for many cancers

May 23, 2016
An analysis of more than 2 million U.S. cancer patients suggested that those with HIV are less likely to receive cancer treatment, regardless of insurance status or…
In the Journals

Diabetes increases risk for community-acquired pneumonia

May 23, 2016
Patients with diabetes are more likely to develop community-acquired pneumonia, experience longer hospital stays and have higher mortality rates than those without the…
In the Journals

Alcohol intake increases risk for HCC in patients with HCV-related cirrhosis

May 23, 2016
Alcohol consumption — including light-to-moderate — was associated with an increased risk for hepatocellular carcinoma among patients with hepatitis C virus…
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The Patient with HIV Infection

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The selection of the initial regimen is critical in that it is usually the longest duration regimen that a patient will…
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VIDEO: Limited knowledge about Zika poses challenge in vaccine development

April 25, 2016
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Evolution of HIV Treatment: How to Start, How to Switch, How to Treat HIV/HCV Co-infection

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Improvements in antiretroviral therapy (ART) continue to be made with the development of simplified, single-tablet…
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