In the Journals

Levofloxacin disrupts gut microbiome less than broad-spectrum beta-lactams

June 10, 2019
In patients with hematologic malignancies, receipt of prophylactic levofloxacin was associated with less disruption of the gut microbiome than…
In the Journals

Parkinson’s disease rates lower in patients treated vs. untreated for HCV

June 10, 2019
Patients who received interferon-based antiviral therapy for chronic hepatitis C had a significantly lower incidence rate of Parkinson’s…
In the Journals

Flu-related hospitalization rates, risk for death increase with age among elderly

June 10, 2019
Among adults aged 65 years or older, increasing age was associated with higher rates of influenza-related hospitalizations and higher risk for death…
In the Journals

Shingles incidence 78% higher among unvaccinated children

June 10, 2019
Children who did not receive varicella vaccination after its introduction had a 78% higher incidence of herpes zoster, or HZ, infection compared with…
In the Journals

Flu virus coinfection occurs more often than previously thought

June 10, 2019
A case-control study conducted in southern Brazil described the first case of triple influenza virus infection, and researchers said their findings…
In the Journals

Genetically modified fungus provides new option for malaria vector control

June 9, 2019
Through genetic modification, researchers have weaponized the fungus Metarhizium pingshaense, which is a natural pathogen to mosquitos that carry…
In the Journals

HIV drug cabotegravir not associated with weight gain

June 8, 2019
The novel integrase inhibitor cabotegravir — which is currently in development for both HIV prevention and treatment — was not associated…
In the Journals

Few infants in NYC with possible ZIKV exposure have associated birth defects

June 7, 2019
Approximately 5% of infants with possible congenital Zika virus exposure had defects at birth potentially associated with the infection, according to…
In the Journals

‘Proactive’ syringe services could have reduced HIV transmission in Indiana outbreak

June 7, 2019
In 2015, Scott County, Indiana, experienced the largest HIV outbreak among people who inject drugs in a nonurban setting in the United States, with…
In the Journals

Tool identifies adverse drug events in limited situations

June 7, 2019
A tool that researchers dubbed the “patient-report adverse drug event instrument” only identified adverse drug events in older patients…

US may soon lose measles elimination status, CDC says

June 7, 2019
The United States may soon lose the measles elimination status it achieved in 2000, the CDC recently warned. The warning came just before the number…
In the Journals

Impaired lung function, coronary artery disease increase mortality risk in adults with HIV

June 7, 2019
In a new study, researchers observed a relationship between impaired lung function and coronary artery disease linked with increased mortality in…
In the Journals

Vaccine attitudes improve by connecting with people who have suffered from diseases

June 7, 2019
Vaccine-hesitant college students who spoke with family or community members who experienced a vaccine-preventable disease, or VPD, softened their…

5 stories for the first World Food Safety Day

June 7, 2019
Today, June 7, marks the first U.N. World Food Safety Day. According to WHO, contaminated food sickens nearly one in 10 people worldwide, or roughly…
Feature

Q&A: Measles cases top 1,000 in US, so what does that mean?

June 6, 2019
This week, the CDC reported that measles cases have reached over 1,000 cases in the United States for the year despite a vaccine available that…

More than 2,000 cases reported in DRC Ebola outbreak

June 6, 2019
WHO announced that number of Ebola virus cases in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, or DRC, have now reached over 2,000 cases, including 1,357…
Feature

New association ‘overdue’ to support health care providers on social media

June 6, 2019
In this guest commentary, Austin Chiang, MD, MPH, director of the e ndoscopic bariatric program and
Feature

Second reported data breach in as many days prompts cybersecurity warnings, tips

June 6, 2019
The health care diagnostics company LabCorp announced that “unauthorized activity” occurred on the webpage of American Medical Collection…
Perspective

WHO: 1 million new urogenital STIs acquired each day worldwide

June 6, 2019
There was an estimated global total of 376.4 million new chlamydia, gonorrhea, trichomoniasis and syphilis infections in men and women aged 15 to 49…
Meeting News

Pembrolizumab demonstrates acceptable safety among patients with cancer and HIV

June 6, 2019
CHICAGO — Pembrolizumab exhibited an acceptable safety profile among patients with cancer and HIV who had more than 100 CD4 cells/µL and…