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Smoking, obesity, older age predict increased VTE risk

January 16, 2019
Older age, smoking and obesity were consistently associated with increased risk for venous thromboembolism, according to a study published in JAMA
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Urine-based TB testing identifies additional cases

March 6, 2018
BOSTON — The addition of systematic urine screening to sputum screening identified more cases of tuberculosis and was associated with a 50%…
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Inducing labor at 40 weeks in older women reduces perinatal death

December 13, 2017
Women aged 35 to 50 years who had labor induced at 40 weeks gestation had nearly two-thirds lower risk for perinatal death than those who underwent…
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Rapid malaria tests curb needless ACT, increase antibiotic use

August 7, 2017
Rapid testing for malaria has decreased the unnecessary use of antimalarial drugs in a range of developing countries but increased the use of other…

Malaria over 3 decades: Progress and pessimism

Infectious Disease News, May 2017
Drug resistance is considered one of the most important threats hindering the control — and elimination — of malaria

Study finds no causal association between vitamin D and AMD

Ocular Surgery News U.S. Edition, January 25, 2017
The hypothesis of a causal association between vitamin D and age-related macular edema cannot be substantiated, according to a study in…

Experts call for England's National Health Service to fund PrEP

July 12, 2016
A pair of editorials recently published in The BMJ are urging England’s National Health Service to begin publicly funding pre-exposure…
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Global treatment plays key role in HIV prevention

Infectious Disease News, March 2016
As antiretroviral therapy becomes better tolerated and less costly, a growing number of domestic and international public health organizations are…
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Nurse-led empirical TB treatment for HIV patients does not reduce death, hospitalization

February 25, 2016
BOSTON — An empirical treatment strategy for HIV patients demonstrating risk factors for tuberculosis infection that involved nurses did not…
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Vertical Transmission of HCV: The Next Big Treatment Frontier

HCV Next, January
Novel antiviral therapies with overwhelmingly positive sustained virologic response rates have dominated headlines in hepatitis C virus for the past…
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Global health leaders issue call to action for vaccines in next decade

Infectious Diseases in Children, September 2011
Intensified research and development, advocacy, increased financing and increased communication about the benefits of vaccines are being advocated…