IDSA Infectious Diarrhea guidelines recommend when to test, when to treat
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New culture-independent tests are much more sensitive than traditional diagnostic methods in detecting the cause of infectious diarrhea, a significant problem that leads to nearly 500,000 hospitalizations and more than 5,000 ...
Visceral adipose tissue index IDs risk of HCC in cirrhosis
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(HealthDay)—For male patients with cirrhosis, visceral adipose tissue index (VATI) is an independent risk factor for hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC), according to a study published online Oct. 10 in Hepatology.
Seychelles schools re-open as plague cases test negative
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Two suspected cases of plague in the Seychelles have tested negative, the government said Wednesday, as children returned to schools which had closed as panic swept the island nation last week.
C-Path and CDISC announce therapeutic area user guide for Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy
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Critical Path Institute (C-Path) and The Clinical Data Interchange Standards Consortium (CDISC) announce the open availability of a Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy Therapeutic Area User Guide ( TAUG-DMD v1.0), which describes ...
Researchers define burden of Hepatitis in Democratic Republic of the Congo
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Hepatitis C virus is a curable infectious disease, but treatment remains unavailable in resource-limited settings like the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). The DRC Ministry of Health asked the University of North Carolina ...
New insights into herpes virus could inform vaccine development
21 hours ago
A team of scientists has discovered new insights into the mechanisms of Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) infection, as well as two antibodies that block the virus' entry into cells. The findings, published in Proceedings of the National ...
Madagascar plague death toll climbs to 74
22 hours ago
An outbreak of highly contagious plague has claimed 74 lives in Madagascar over the past two months with the capital particularly affected, according to a new official toll published Tuesday.
Anxiety and depression linked to migraines
Oct 18, 2017
In a study of 588 patients who attended an outpatient headache clinic, more frequent migraines were experienced by participants with symptoms of anxiety and depression. In the Headache study, poor sleep quality was also found ...
Is HPV vaccination safe for adult women?
Oct 18, 2017
In a Journal of Internal Medicine study of more than 3 million Danish and Swedish adult women, human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccination was not linked with 44 serious chronic diseases. The authors did report an increased risk ...
Finding the right osteoporosis medication
Oct 17, 2017
Dear Mayo Clinic: The bisphosphonate drugs I take for osteoporosis aren't working in my case. My doctor has suggested a few alternatives. Any thoughts on what might be best?