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Microbiome studies find lifestyle links, improved 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.

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CDC estimates 30% of antibiotic prescriptions in US unnecessary

May 4, 2016
Approximately one in three antibiotics prescribed in outpatient settings in the United States are unnecessary, according to recent data published in JAMA.The CDC…

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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Antibiotics overused among neonates at lower risk for early-onset sepsis

May 4, 2016
BALTIMORE — Prolonged antibiotic therapy continued to be administered to extremely preterm infants, including those with significantly lower risk for early-onset…
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Woman with rabies infection, no PEP delivers healthy baby in China

May 4, 2016
Investigators reported that a woman in rural China who was infected with rabies while pregnant and did not receive post-exposure prophylaxis, or PEP, later gave birth to…
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The Adolescent Patient with Meningococcal Meningitis

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Although not common, meningococcal meningitis is a serious condition, and can result in extensive morbidity and…
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VIDEO: Limited knowledge about Zika poses challenge in vaccine development

April 25, 2016
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The Patient with an Upper Respiratory Infection

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Respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) is one of the most common infectious diseases of childhood, as it is estimated that…
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