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Higher Medicaid reimbursement linked to increased cancer screening rates

Halpern MT. Cancer. 2014;doi:10.1002/cncr.28704.
State-specific increased Medicaid reimbursement for office visits was significantly associated with a greater likelihood for breast, cervical and…
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Risk of melanoma doubled in airline pilots, cabin crew

Sanlorenzo M. JAMA Dermatol. 2014. doi:10.1001/jamadermatol.2014.1077.
Airline pilots and cabin crew have approximately twice the incidence of melanoma compared with the general population, according to study findings. …
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Influenza A virus transmitted from swine to humans at 2012 agricultural fairs

Bowman AS. Emerg Infect Dis. 2014;20:1472-1480.
At agricultural fairs in Ohio during 2012, influenza A viruses circulated widely among exhibition swine, and genome testing confirmed that some of…
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HCWs in poorest countries lack gear to protect against HIV, Ebola

Gupta S. Trop Med Int Health. 2014;doi:10.1111/tmi.12371.
New research from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health suggests that health care workers in lower-income countries lack adequate…
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BRCA2 mutation associated with shorter survival in screen-detected prostate cancer

Akbari MR. Br J Cancer. 2014;doi:10.1038/bjc.2014.428.
Men with screen-detected prostate cancer who harbor mutations in the BRCA2 gene demonstrated poorer-than-expected prognosis, according to study…
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National HPV vaccination shows promise in Australia

Smith MA. J Infect Dis. 2014;doi:10.1093/infdis/jiu370.
Among young people in Australia, a significant decline has been reported in hospital admissions related to a diagnosis of genital warts since the…
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One in four patients with head, neck cancers do not receive guideline-directed adjuvant therapy

Chen MM. Cancer. 2014;doi:10.1002/cncr.28870.
About 25% of patients with surgically resected head and neck cancers that exhibit adverse pathologic features do not receive guideline-directed…
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Acquired rifampicin resistance more likely in HIV-coinfected patients

Narendran G. Clin Infect Dis. 2014;doi:10.1093/cid/ciu674.
Patients with HIV and tuberculosis were more likely to develop acquired rifampicin resistance when treated with a thrice-weekly tuberculosis…
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Surgery remains ‘gold standard’ for basal cell carcinoma

Clark CM. Am J Clin Dermatol. 2014;15:197-216.
Surgery remains the ideal treatment for patients with basal cell carcinoma, according to results of an evidence review. Researchers with Columbia…
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Ionic liquids show promise against biofilm-protected bacteria

Zakrewsky M. Proc Natl Acad Sci. 2014;doi:10.1073/pnas.1403995111.
Ionic liquids may be an effective resource in combating bacterial skin infections protected by biofilm, according to recent study data published in…
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S-1 noninferior to UFT/LV for stage III colon cancer

Yoshida M. Ann Oncol. 2014;doi:10.1093/annonc/mdu232.
Adjuvant chemotherapy with the oral fluoropyrimidine derivative S-1 conferred similar DFS rates as tegafur-uracil plus leucovorin among patients with…
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Asymptomatic food handlers common cause of foodborne illness outbreaks

Franck K. J Infect Dis. 2014;doi:10.1093/infdis/jiu479.
Nearly one-quarter of foodborne illness outbreaks from 2005 to 2011 were caused by asymptomatic food handlers, according to researchers from the…
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Sunitinib active in meningioma

Kaley TJ. Neuro Oncol. 2014;doi:10.1093/neuonc/nou148.
Sunitinib demonstrated encouraging activity in patients with recurrent and progressive meningioma, according to results of a prospective…
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R2CHOP appears highly active in DLBCL

Nowakowski GS. J Clin Oncol. 2014;doi:10.1200/JCO.2014.55.5714.
The combination of lenalidomide and R-CHOP demonstrated considerable activity in patients with newly diagnosed diffuse large B-cell lymphoma…
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Genomic sequencing reveals more than 300 mutations in 2014 Ebola virus

Gire SK. Science. 2014;doi:10.1126/science.1259657.
Rapid sequencing and analysis of 99 genomes have enabled researchers to identify more than 300 genetic changes in the Ebola virus genome, according…
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