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‘Unprecedented’ dengue outbreak in Sri Lanka exceeds 107,000 cases

July 26, 2017

The Epidemiology Unit of Sri Lanka’s ministry of health has been notified of 107,015 suspected cases of dengue fever since January, which WHO estimates is a 4.3-fold increase in the average number of cases usually reported in the country during this period.

The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) reported that there have been nearly 300 deaths linked to the outbreak as of July 24. The organization added that hospitals in Sri Lanka are currently overcrowded with patients suspected of having dengue and are struggling to cope with the burden, particularly those in the Western Providence, where the ministry of health said 44.2% of cases were identified.

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IBD risk lower in children from rural areas

July 26, 2017
People who live in rural areas, especially children who grow up there, have a lower risk for developing inflammatory bowel disease, according to the results of a…
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Oxytocin effective treatment for social deficits in children with autism

July 26, 2017
Intranasal oxytocin can improve social functioning in children with autism spectrum disorder, with specific benefits observed for signaling deficits, according to a…
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Point-of-care HIV testing in infants leads to faster ART start

July 25, 2017
Point-of-care HIV testing in newborns exposed to the virus quickens diagnosis and ART initiation, researchers said. Given sufficient resources, point-of-care testing…
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Dapivirine vaginal ring safe, acceptable for HIV prevention in teens

July 25, 2017
A monthly vaginal ring containing the antiretroviral dapivirine has demonstrated efficacy in girls younger than 18 years, according to phase 2a study results presented…
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Evaluation of a Health Literacy Program for Chronic Conditions

HLRP: Health Literacy Research and Practice, Summer 2017, Volume 1 Issue 3
Although much is known about health literacy in concept and practice, more research is needed to understand the…
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Dermatology: A Morphologic Approach to Differential Diagnosis: August 2015

Keck School of Medicine of USC and Pediatric Annals

Most primary care pediatricians will agree that on any given day they evaluate a fair number of dermatology concerns…
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American Association of Nurse Practitioners National Conference

American Association of Nurse Practitioners National Conference

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VIDEO: Anthony S. Fauci, MD, discusses significant advances in HIV/AIDS epidemic

April 10, 2017
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