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Q&A: Improving confidential health care for teens

July 24, 2019
With STDs on the rise in the United States, appropriate screening and treatment are crucial to curbing transmission. However, this can be difficult…
In the Journals

Age not associated with hospital-onset CDI in colonized patients, study suggests

July 24, 2019
Increasing length of stay, exposure to multiple classes of antibiotics, use of opioids and cirrhosis are all independently associated with an…
FDA NewsPerspective

FDA warns against use of Herbal Doctor Remedies’ medications

July 24, 2019
The FDA is warning consumers against the use of drugs manufactured by Herbal Doctor Remedies in Monterey Park, California, after a recent inspection…
In the Journals

EHRs can help identify potential PrEP candidates

July 24, 2019
Researchers identified ways that clinicians may be able to use electronic health records to identify candidates for HIV prevention medication…

Sanofi signs deal for exclusive over-the-counter rights to Tamiflu

July 23, 2019
Sanofi announced that it signed a deal with Roche for exclusive over-the-counter rights to Tamiflu to prevent and treat influenza in the U.S. The…

WHO: Pretreatment HIV drug resistance exceeds 10% in many places

July 23, 2019
Among adults initiating ART, levels of pretreatment HIV drug resistance to two non-nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitors, or NNRTIs, exceeded…
In the Journals

Ivacaftor may reduce respiratory infections in cystic fibrosis

July 23, 2019
Among patients with cystic fibrosis, the use of ivacaftor was associated with a 32% reduction in the rate of Pseudomonas aeruginosa infection and a…
Perspective

Syphilis cases reach all-time high in Europe, up 70% in 7 years

July 23, 2019
Syphilis rates in Europe have steadily increased over the past decade, reaching an all-time recorded high in 2017 with more than 33,000 cases…
Breaking News

Senators announce bipartisan plan to lower drug prices

July 23, 2019
Two lawmakers introduced legislation today that they said would lower the price of prescription drugs for Americans, according to a press release. …
In the Journals

USPSTF: Screen pregnant women for hepatitis B

July 23, 2019
The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force recently gave an ‘A’ level recommendation to screening women for hepatitis B during their first…
In the JournalsPerspective

Poor outcomes, unidentified causes still common in encephalitis cases

July 23, 2019
Findings from a retrospective cohort study showed that testing and treatment for encephalitis is inadequate among all age groups, and is worst among…
In the Journals

Nonprescription antibiotic use widespread, further studies needed

July 22, 2019
The use of nonprescription antibiotics is a widespread public health issue in the United States that requires further attention, according to a…
In the JournalsPerspective

HIV persists in CSF of patients on ART; linked to cognitive impairment

July 22, 2019
Almost half of patients with HIV who are on long-term ART have HIV-infected cells present in their cerebrospinal fluid, or CSF, and these cells are…
In the Journals

Higher levels of anti-NA antibodies may blunt severity of flu

July 22, 2019
Study findings showed that antibodies against the influenza surface protein neuraminidase are associated with a significantly shortened period of…
Perspective

Tsepamo: 3 in 1,000 infants exposed to dolutegravir have neural tube defects

July 22, 2019
According to results from the ongoing Tsepamo study in Botswana, infants born to women who took the integrase inhibitor dolutegravir for HIV…

Colorado State University receives $9.5M to develop Rift Valley fever vaccine

July 22, 2019
Colorado State University announced a $9.5 million partnering agreement with the Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness Innovations, or CEPI, to develop…
In the Journals

Around 1,500 MERS cases, 500 deaths averted since 2016

July 21, 2019
Researchers estimated that nearly 1,500 cases of Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus, or MERS-CoV, and around 500 related deaths may have…
In the Journals

Screening detects mcr-1 gene in E. coli isolates in Michigan

July 20, 2019
A surveillance program within Michigan Medicine identified four patients with mcr-1–positive colistin-resistant Escherichia coli, the…
In the Journals

Palivizumab does not improve long-term outcomes in kids with cystic fibrosis

July 19, 2019
Palivizumab — a monoclonal antibody that prevents respiratory syncytial virus, or RSV, in high-risk infants — did not improve long-term…
Editorial

Time for bold action to quell Ebola outbreak in DRC

Infectious Disease News, July 2019
Lawrence O. Gostin, JD
Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus was wise to reconvene the emergency committee for the third time to review the Ebola outbreak in the Democratic…