In the Journals

Higher risk of complications for children with MRSA despite lower mortality rate

May 26, 2017
Although mortality rates were lower for children with methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus compared with adults, children experienced more…
Perspective

WHO reports first three Zika virus cases in India

May 26, 2017
Officials have confirmed the first three cases of Zika virus to surface in India, according to WHO. India’s Ministry of Health and Family…

Recent developments in allergy, asthma care during the height of the season

May 26, 2017
The Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America designates May as National Asthma and Allergy Awareness Month each year to raise awareness for these…
In the Journals

Psychological factors impact pediatric Crohn's symptoms, disability

May 26, 2017
Symptoms of Crohn’s disease in children are driven by disease severity and psychological factors, suggesting that physicians should consider…
Meeting News

Acute respiratory infections in infancy linked to recurring wheeze

May 26, 2017
Viral acute respiratory infections within an infant’s first year of life may leave them susceptible to developing recurrent wheeze due to their

AAFP, AMA: Congressional Budget Office report shows AHCA needs work

May 25, 2017
The groups’ comments come after the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) and Joint Committee on Taxation released a report on Wednesday that…
Meeting News

Asthma in boys linked to maternal prenatal stress, air pollution

May 25, 2017
Male infants who were exposed to ambient fine particulate matter and maternal psychosocial stress in utero were more likely to develop asthma by 6

Congressional Budget Office estimates $119 billion in savings over 10 years for House-passed AHCA

May 24, 2017
The Congressional Budget Office — a non-partisan scoring agency — and the staff of the Joint Committee on Taxation released its cost…
In the Journals

Piperacillin not associated with adverse events among neonates

May 24, 2017
No statistically significant connections between piperacillin and adverse events, such as seizures and rashes, in infants were observed in a study of…
Perspective

Prescription drug prices rose nearly 10% in 2016

May 24, 2017
The cost of prescription drugs increased by 8.77% last year, the fourth consecutive year drug prices have gone up, according to data from the…
In the Journals

High-risk pools may raise health care costs for all Americans

May 24, 2017
Reinstituting high-risk pools as a state option as part of the American Health Care Act that was recently passed by the U.S. House of Representatives…
In the Journals

AAP urges disaster preparation plans for NICUs

May 24, 2017
Neonatologists and other providers within neonatal intensive care units are critical for the creation of emergency preparedness plans, including the…

WHO elects Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus first African director-general

May 23, 2017
WHO has elected former Ethiopian minister of health and minister of foreign affairs Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, PhD,

Federal budget proposal would deal ‘devastating blow’ to medical research

May 23, 2017
The Trump administration’s proposed 2018 budget would decimate scientific research and innovation while jeopardizing millions of…

ACP offers recommendations to Congress for health care reform

May 23, 2017
Today, the ACP released a new policy agenda containing several recommendations for Congress to improve American health care. The paper, titled A
Perspective

Norovirus outbreak grows to 2,800 cases in northern California schools

May 23, 2017
Health officials from Yolo County in northern California have reported an outbreak of norovirus in the county schools with 2,836 cases among…
In the Journals

Amphotericin B safe, effective for pediatric treatment of visceral leishmaniasis

May 23, 2017
The use of short-course liposomal amphotericin B for the treatment of visceral leishmaniasis obtained in the Mediterranean demonstrated safety and…

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…

Symptom education crucial during National Asthma and Allergy Awareness Month

May 22, 2017
While asthma and allergies continue to be common conditions in the United States, with over 60 million people experiencing symptoms, many people are…
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