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Repeat syphilis episodes in MSM highlight need for increased awareness, novel strategies

January 18, 2020
Sexual risk behaviors appear to be a large driver of novel syphilis infections among men who have sex with men, or MSM, who are HIV-positive and have…

US to test travelers for Chinese coronavirus at 3 airports

January 17, 2020
The CDC and Department of Homeland Security’s Customs and Border Protection will begin carrying out heightened health screenings among…
In the Journals

Hepatitis D coinfection found in ‘household clusters’ in Cameroon

January 17, 2020
Investigation into the epidemiology of hepatitis D in Cameroon revealed intrahousehold infection and large differences in prevalence between regions…
In the Journals

Pathogen-specific strategies may augment current efforts used for prevention of CLABSIs

January 17, 2020
A greater understanding of the pathogens associated with central line-associated bloodstream infections may increase the efficacy of current…
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Faith in vaccines falls 10 percentage points in US poll

January 16, 2020
The percentage of Americans who feel strongly that parents should get their children vaccinated has dropped by 10 percentage points since 2001…

Many transgender women with HIV not interviewed for partner services

January 16, 2020
Many transgender women with HIV are not interviewed for HIV partner services during health care encounters, according to data published in MMWR. In…
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Five ways climate change impacts health — and how clinicians can mitigate its effect

January 16, 2020
Although the link between climate change and health is “becoming increasingly clear,” the medical community is generally unaware of how…
Residency to Retirement Resource Center

Where does your financial advisor’s duty lie?

January 16, 2020
In the first article of this three-part series on investing we discussed the potential pitfalls of going it alone; current evidence suggests that…
In the Journals

ID consult lowers risk for death from bloodstream infection by fourfold

January 16, 2020
Among patients with common bloodstream infections, lack of infectious disease consultation was associated with a more than fourfold increased hazard…

FDA, NIDA call for marijuana legislation to advance public health

January 15, 2020
Leaders from the FDA and the National Institute on Drug Abuse said during a recent House Committee on Energy and Commerce hearing that there is a…
FDA News

FDA grants fast track designation to NanoFlu for influenza vaccination in older adults

January 15, 2020
The FDA granted fast track designation to NanoFlu for adults 65 years and older. “The FDA’s decision to grant Fast Track Designation for…
In the Journals

Targeted strategy demonstrates efficacy for reducing C. difficile infection rates

January 15, 2020
The Targeted Assessment for Prevention Strategy, a quality improvement framework for infection prevention, significantly reduced the number of…
In the Journals

JAK inhibitors may increase risk for herpes zoster in patients with IBD

January 15, 2020
Patients with inflammatory bowel disease and other immune-mediated diseases who receive Janus kinase inhibitors may be at increased risk for herpes…
In the Journals

Discontinuing contact precautions may lead to rise in VRE infections

January 15, 2020
Hospitals that discontinued contact precautions saw an associated increase in vancomycin-resistant Enterococcus, or VRE, bloodstream infections in…
In the Journals

Decolonization reduces parent-to-child S. aureus transmission in NICU

January 15, 2020
Parental application of nasal antibiotic ointment and use of antiseptic wipes may significantly reduce parent-to-infant transmission of…
In the Journals

New biomarker may identify septic patients at higher risk for mortality

January 14, 2020
Researchers identified a protein, oncostatin-M, as a potential prognostic biomarker and therapeutic target for sepsis, according to a study published…
In the Journals

S. aureus infection almost seven-times higher for patients with buttonhole cannulation for dialysis

January 14, 2020
Published research suggests access-related Staphylococcus aureus bacteremia rates were nearly seven-times higher for patients on hemodialysis who…
In the Journals

Nosocomial bloodstream infections in kids drive negative outcomes, raise costs

January 14, 2020
Health care-acquired bloodstream infections in pediatric patients have a “significant impact” on mortality, length of stay and health…

WHO lists 10 ‘urgent’ global health challenges for the new decade

January 14, 2020
WHO published a list of 10 global health challenges for the next decade that it said “reflects a deep concern that leaders are failing to…

Thailand reports case of novel coronavirus in traveler from China

January 13, 2020
A patient in Thailand is being treated for a novel coronavirus that has been linked to an outbreak of pneumonia in China, according to WHO. Thai…