Adjunctive antibiotic therapy improves cure rates for simple skin abscesses

June 28, 2017
Another study has shown the clinical benefit of adding antibiotic therapy to incision and drainage treatment for uncomplicated skin abscesses.

EASL responds to unfavorable DAA review

June 28, 2017
The European Association for the Study of the Liver responded with serious concern to a systematic review published by the Cochrane Group Review that…
In the Journals

CDC annual report: Prescription drug use, obesity rates increase

June 28, 2017
Life expectancy is up and tobacco use is down, but there are still several concerning health indicators in the CDC’s 40th annual report on…
In the Journals Plus

Low-cost, yeast-based assay reliably detects fungal pathogens

June 28, 2017
Researchers at Columbia University have developed a tool that uses baker’s yeast to detect fungal pathogens responsible for human disease…

ACP: Supreme Court permitting parts of travel ban ‘creates uncertainty’

June 28, 2017
The June 26 Supreme Court decision to allow parts of President Trump’s travel ban on six Muslim-majority countries to take effect generates…

Kenya introduces generic version of first-line HIV drug

June 28, 2017
The Kenyan government is partnering with Unitaid to provide dolutegravir, a first-line drug, to people living with HIV, according to a press release…

ACP: Postponed vote confirms flaws of the Senate health care act

June 28, 2017
The Senate’s decision to postpone the vote on its Better Care Reconciliation Act confirms that the legislation is vitally flawed, according to…

Painless microneedle influenza vaccine patches effective in early-phase trial

June 28, 2017
Patches that deliver influenza vaccine produced robust immune responses in a phase 1 clinical trial and were preferred over traditional injection by…
In the Journals

Parkinson’s disease proteins linked to upper GI infections

June 27, 2017
Alpha-Synuclein, a nerve cell protein linked to Parkinson’s disease and other neurogenerative diseases, appears to induce an immune response in…
In the Journals Plus

Lethal DMAC persists among patients with HIV

June 27, 2017
Despite the availability of effective ART, disseminated Mycobacterium avium complex, or DMAC, is still a mortal danger to patients with HIV/AIDS…

‘Lives of our patients are at stake’ as concerns about Senate health care bill mount

June 27, 2017
The cost savings that would be realized under the Senate’s proposed health care bill would have a dramatic negative effect on the quality of…
In the Journals

Mortality risk likely to be higher among uninsured patients

June 27, 2017
With the Congressional Budget Office report indicating that 22 million Americans will lose insurance coverage by 2026 under
FDA News

FDA releases plan to expedite, promote generic drug development

June 27, 2017
As part of its effort to increase competition in the prescription drug market, the FDA released a list of drugs that are off-patent and…

Armed with CBO report, AAFP sharply critical of Senate health care bill

June 27, 2017
AAFP has unleashed a new round of criticism in the wake of the Congressional Budget Office releasing an analysis of the Senate health care bill known…

Suspected cholera cases in war-torn Yemen exceed 200,000

June 27, 2017
The cholera outbreak caused by Yemen’s bloody civil war continues to grow, with health officials saying the number of suspected cases now…
In the Journals

Cryotherapy may be used as first-line therapy for anogenital warts

June 27, 2017
Cryotherapy did not differ in efficacy from other treatments for anogenital warts, and could be used as first-line therapy, according to recently…

Infectious Disease News lists top stories for National HIV Testing Day

June 27, 2017
Today on National HIV Testing Day, recognized each year on June 27, the CDC is promoting this year’s theme, “Test Your Way. Do It…
In the Journals

Whole-genome sequencing shows unclear clinical value in primary care

June 26, 2017
Whole-genome sequencing revealed a risk for rare genetic disease in 20% of healthy primary care patients; however, the technology could lead to…

New HIV diagnoses among MSM in London fall by 25%

June 26, 2017
New HIV diagnoses among men who have sex with men in London fell by 25% over a recent period, including a 32% decline in five selected clinics…

AMA opposed to Senate Health Care bill

June 26, 2017
The AMA sent a letter to Senate leaders stating its overwhelming disapproval with the U.S. Senate’s proposal to repeal and replace the…
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