Infectious Disease News

Current Antibiotic Stewardship Program Practices Characterized
Key Cystic Fibrosis Pathogens Reduced With Ivacaftor Use
Recommendations Developed for Japanese Encephalitis Vaccine
About One in 20 Patients Exposed to Preventable Harm
Safety Practice Violations ID'd in Septic Arthritis Outbreak
Recarbrio OK'd for Complicated Urinary Tract, Intra-Abdominal Infections
WHO Declares Congo Ebola Outbreak Global Health Emergency
Educational Handout May Increase Receipt of Child Flu Shot
Protocolized Sepsis Care Lowers Sepsis Mortality in NY State
HIV-Infected Cells Persist in CSF in Individuals on Long-Term ART
Congo Officials: First Ebola Case Confirmed in City of Goma
Rabies Warning Issued for Walt Disney World Resort Area
CRP-Guided Testing Cuts Antibiotic Use in COPD Exacerbations
CDC: Workplace Absenteeism High in 2017/2018 Flu Season
Serious Misdiagnosis-Related Harms Mostly Due to 'Big Three'
Awareness, Use of PrEP on Rise Among Men Who Have Sex With Men
Capping Work Hours in Residency Does Not Impact Outcomes Later
Medicare Drug Rebate Plan Withdrawn by Trump Administration
Health Care Professionals Exhibit Gender Bias
Hospitalized Pneumonia Patients Often Get Excess Antibiotics
Exposure to 2009 pH1N1 Vaccine During Pregnancy Seems Safe
Lab Tests Show Experimental Ebola Treatments Effective
Two-Dose Course of Vaccine After HSCT Cuts Incidence of Zoster
Guidance Updated for Managing Infants at Risk for Group B Strep
Two Algorithms Can ID Patients at Risk for HIV, PrEP Candidates
EHR System-Generated In-Basket Messages Linked to Burnout
Fewer New Measles Cases Reported Last Week in U.S.
Rule Requiring Drug Prices in TV Ads Blocked by Judge
CDC Updates Data on Cases Meeting Criterion for Acute Flaccid Myelitis
Infective Endocarditis Prevalence 26 Percent in Patients With E. faecalis
45 Percent of U.S. Adults Have Some Doubts About Vaccine Safety
Most U.S. Adults Are Concerned About Antibiotic Resistance
Interventions Linked to Drop in Unvaccinated Kindergartners
Flesh-Eating Bacteria Claims Life of Florida Woman
Anti-Vaccine Movement a 'Man-Made' Health Crisis, Scientists Warn
Considerable Number of Patients Receive Surprise Hospital Charges
Stewardship Intervention Can Cut Inappropriate Rx by a Third
Better UTI Monitoring Needed After Hospital Admission in Adults
Review: HPV Vaccination Program Has Considerable Impact
Infections Tied to Subsequent Risk for Acute Ischemic Stroke
Increase Seen in Cryptosporidiosis Outbreaks From 2007 to 2019
Less Than 40 Percent of All U.S. Adults Have Ever Had HIV Testing
ACIP: Men as Old as 26 Should Get HPV Vaccine
MSSP ACOs May Not Improve Spending, Quality of Care
Prevention Bundle May Cut Cardiac Device Infections
Americans Concerned About Clinician Burnout
Many Trust Doctors, Nurses Over Other Sources of Health Advice
Death From Specific Causes Up for Veterans With PTSD
Oral Steroids Increase Infection Risk in Inflammatory Disease
Rotavirus Vaccine Led to Reduced Disease Prevalence, Season Duration
2018 to 2019 Influenza Season in U.S. Was Longest in 10 Years
New England Journal of Medicine Picks New Editor-in-Chief
Health Care Workers With ARIs Often Work While Symptomatic
Surgeons' Unprofessional Behavior Tied to Higher Complication Risk
WHO: Congo Ebola Outbreak Still Not Global Emergency
Drug Makers Challenge New Rule Requiring Drug Prices in TV Ads
CDC: U.S. Measles Cases Reach 1,044
U.S. Travelers Should Be Aware of Measles Risk in Europe
New York State Halts Religious Vaccine Exemption
FDA Warns of Infections From Fecal Transplants After One Death
Rotavirus Vaccination Tied to Lower Risk for T1DM in Children
CDC Opens Emergency Operations Center for Congo Ebola Outbreak
HPV16 Antibodies Can Develop Long Before Throat Cancer Diagnosis
HIV Risk Does Not Differ With Three Contraceptive Methods
Most Providers Unaware of Online Feedback About Themselves
Next-Gen Sequencing of CSF Improves Diagnosis of CNS Infections
CDC: Wildlife Rabies, Especially in Bats, Poses Risk in U.S.
Microbes Tied to Pedicle Screw Loosening, Spinal Implant Failure
Pertussis Risk Up for Undervaccinated, Unvaccinated Children
Diagnostic Testing, Antibiotics Overused in Pediatric CAP
Nurse Understaffing Ups Inpatient Infection Risk
Mouth Rinse for HPV DNA May Be Biomarker in Head, Neck Cancer
Access to Health Care Has Little Impact on Longevity
2003 to 2014 Saw Incidence of Herpes Zoster Drop in Children
Cough Sound Analyzer Helps Differentiate Peds Respiratory Disorders
Antibiotic Prophylaxis Before Dental Work Often Unnecessary
Rapid Cycling Work Roster Improves Resident Sleep Practices
WHO: Estimated Incidence of Curable STIs 376.4 Million in 2016
Parkinson Disease Incidence Lower in Hep C Patients Who Receive Antivirals
Survey Indicates Physician Misconduct Is Underreported
Workplace Exposures Contribute to Burden of Respiratory Disease
Immunizations Up in California After Repeal of Nonmedical Exemptions
Staphylococcus aureus Linked to Food Sensitization in Eczema
Zerbaxa Approved for Hospital-Acquired Bacterial Pneumonia
Peripherally Inserted Central Catheters Often Used in CKD
ACP Issues Position on Response to Physician Impairment
Current Strategies for Measles Vaccination Insufficient
Guidelines Issued for Addressing Heart Disease Risk in HIV
Noncompliance Common in Teens Prescribed STI Treatment in ED
Excess Cause-Specific Mortality Tied to Chronic Proton Pump Inhibitor Use
CDC: Reported Measles Cases Reach 971
Many Immunosuppressed Persons Join in Hurricane Cleanup
FDA Approves First Test for Zika in Human Blood
Stepped Tx for Alcohol Use Disorder Studied in HIV Patients
High Costs Associated With Physician Burnout in U.S.
Reading Visit Notes May Improve Medication Management
Hip Fracture Linked to Increased Risk for Death in T2DM Patients
Global Burden of Serious Health-Related Suffering to Double by 2060
Extragenital Tests to Detect Chlamydia, Gonorrhea Cleared for Marketing
FDA Permits Marketing of Test to Detect Periprosthetic Joint Infection
Poverty Ups Risk for Amputation After Knee Replacement
California Bill to Tighten Vaccine Exemptions Moves Forward
Closed ICU Model May Reduce Hospital-Acquired Infections
Some Women With HIV Struggling to Achieve Viral Suppression
Clinical Drug Diversion Costly to Health Care Organizations
Private Insurers Pay 241 Percent of What Medicare Would Pay
Many Lives Could Be Saved if All Hospitals Had Grade A Rating
CDC: Salmonella Outbreaks Linked to Backyard Poultry
Recs Updated for TB Screening, Treatment in Health Care Workers
Smartphone App Could Help Diagnose Ear Infections
FDA: Tattoo Inks Recalled Due to Bacterial Contamination
Herpes Zoster Ophthalmicus Cases Increased in 2004 to 2012
T2Bacteria Panel Accurately IDs Bloodstream Infections
Patients Find Note Reading Important for Health Management
CDC: U.S. Measles Cases in 2019 Reach 839
Fournier Gangrene Is Safety Concern With SGLT2 Inhibitors
Higher Risk for Cancer, Mortality Seen With Pediatric-Onset IBD
Infection Risk Lower With Certain Psoriasis Treatments
Prior Training Increases Internists' Knowledge of PrEP for HIV
CDC: Hepatitis A Virus Reports Increased in 2016 to 2018
Health Professionals Supportive of Medicinal Cannabis
Doctors Aware of Patient Difficulties Affording Medical Care
Registry Can Reduce CRE Carriers, CRE Prevalence
Model Predicts Counties at Risk for Measles Outbreak
2018 Saw More Employed Physicians Than Self-Employed
CDC: HIV Racial Disparity Measure Decreased From 2010 to 2016
Generic Version of Truvada Available in U.S. by Sept. 2020
CDC: Uninsurance Levels Did Not Change Significantly in 2018
Scientology Cruise Ship Passengers, Crew Still Under Quarantine
Prices Will Soon Be Included in TV Drug Ads
In 2015 to 2016, 45.8 Percent of U.S. Population Used Rx Drugs
External Reference Pricing Could Cut Drug Costs in U.S.
Efforts Needed to Ensure Publication of All Trials
Gentamicin Appropriate Second-Line Therapy to Ceftriaxone for Gonorrhea
CDC: Number of Measles Cases in the United States Reaches 764
FDA: French Soft Ripened Cheese Possibly Contaminated
Congo Ebola Outbreak Death Toll Surpasses 1,000
CDC: Foodborne Infections Increased From 2015 to 2018
More Than Half of U.S. Adults Have Medical Financial Hardship
ART Stops HIV Transmission in Serodifferent Gay Couples
FDA Approves Dengue Vaccine for Endemic Regions
Measles Case Leads to Quarantine of Cruise Ship in St. Lucia
'Vampire Facials' at New Mexico Spa Linked to HIV Infections
Patient Hand Contamination With Drug-Resistant Organisms Common
FDA Approves Mavyret for Children, Adolescents With Hep C
CDC: 704 Measles Cases Reported in U.S. Through April 26, 2019
EHR Decision Support Can Reduce Inappropriate GI Testing
12 Percent of Caregivers Have Pediatric Flu Vaccine Hesitancy
CDC: First Confirmed ID of 'Kissing Bug' in Delaware
Hundreds Quarantined for Measles at Two Los Angeles Universities
Gender Differences Seen in Adverse Drug Reactions
U.K. Study IDs Risk Factors Tied to Knee Replacement Revision
CDC: Number of U.S. Measles Cases Reaches New High
New York City Measles Cases Increase to 390
Risk Factors ID'd for Rheumatoid Arthritis Complications
USPSTF Urges Asymptomatic Bacteriuria Screen in Pregnancy
Malawi First Country to Immunize Children Against Malaria
Los Angeles County Measles Outbreak Under Investigation
CDC: United States Set to Break Measles Cases Record
Injection Timing Tied to Risk for Infection in Rotator Cuff Repair
Naltrexone Implant Helps HIV Patients Prevent Opioid Relapse
Loan Forgiveness, Educational Debt May Affect Practice Patterns
National Hand Hygiene Initiative Successful in Australia
Sixty People Charged in Massive Opioid Painkiller Investigation
Infections May Up Risk for Developing Sjögren Syndrome
UB-421 Monotherapy Maintains HIV Viral Suppression
Surgical Site Infection Rates May Differ by Gender
CDC: Raw Tuna Linked to Salmonella Outbreak in Seven States
Parenteral Antimicrobial Tx at Home Burdens Children's Caregivers
Hand Hygiene Compliance Poor in Task Transitions
Standardizing Demographics Ups Accuracy of Patient Matching
WHO: Congo Ebola Outbreak Still Not a Global Emergency
CDC: 555 Confirmed Measles Cases in U.S. Since Jan. 1
AEDs Tied to Higher Pneumonia Risk in Alzheimer Patients
New Scale Helps Identify More Serious Cases of Mononucleosis
Prevalence of Extragenital STDs High in Men Who Have Sex With Men
CDC: Superbug Fungus Has Sickened 600 Americans
Cytomegalovirus Linked to Faster Progression of Cystic Fibrosis
Domestic Responsibilities Tied to Physician Mothers' Satisfaction
SSI Risk Up After C-Section for Medicaid Beneficiaries
CDC: Still No Source As E. Coli Outbreak Grows to 96 Cases
STI Incidence Up After Receipt of HIV Preexposure Prophylaxis
CDC: Measles Cases Reach 465 This Year in the United States
High Response Seen for All Hep C Tx Models in Injection Drug Users
New, Revised Topics Released in ACR Appropriateness Criteria
First Two-Drug Regimen Approved for HIV-1 Treatment
CDC: TB Incidence Declined Slightly in United States in 2017
Alcohol, Drug Misuse Tied to Long-Term Health Problems
Telemedicine Leads to More Antibiotic Rx for Pediatric Respiratory Infection
Model Can Predict Sepsis Risk for Emergency Medical Admissions
October May Be Best Time for Older Adults to Receive Flu Shot
Depressive Symptoms May Up Risk for Death in HIV+ Veterans
Histologic Clearance of CIN2/3 Seen With HPV Therapeutic Vaccine
Early Hospital Intervention for Diabetes Improves Outcomes
Drop Seen in Preinvasive Cervical Disease With HPV Vaccination
Heart, Lungs From Hep C-Infected Donor Can Be Transplanted Safely
Many ICU Workers Contaminated With Drug-Resistant Bacteria
AACR: HPV Vax Low for Adults at High Risk for HIV Infection
U.S. Measles Cases Already Top Last Year's Total
Americans Borrowed $88 Billion in Past Year to Pay for Health Care
Over-the-Counter Meds Save Health Care System Money
Guidelines for Asymptomatic Bacteriuria Updated
Doctors Unclear on Legal Obligations in Caring for Patients With Disability
Nasopharyngeal Microbiota Could Help Diagnose Pediatric LRTIs
Therapeutic Ball Pits Found to Harbor Pathogenic Germs
CDC: 2017 to 2018 Saw Increase in Enterovirus D68 Detection
Guidance Lists New First-Line Treatment for Severe Malaria in the U.S.
Doctors With Malpractice Claims More Likely to Leave Medicine
Douglas County, Colorado, Ranked as Healthiest Community
U.S. Measles Cases Hit 314 This Year
Avocados Recalled by California Company
Mumps Outbreak at Temple University Reaches 74 Cases
HBV, HCV Control Aids Kidney Transplant Outcomes
2019 Residency Match Day Was Largest in History
Analysis IDs Messages Behind Antivaccination Comments
Many Patients Still Employ Strategies to Reduce Prescription Drug Costs
Antibiotics, PPIs Tied to Higher C. Diff Risk in Hospitalized Children
Overall, Physicians Are Happy and Enjoy Their Lives
CDC: New HIV Transmission Often From Those Unaware of Infection
Novel Checklist Can Distinguish Anthrax Exposure From Other Illnesses
Machine-Learning Models Allow Early Detection of Sepsis in NICU
Average of 8.8 Inactive Ingredients Found in Oral Medications
Reported Cases of Spotted Fever Rickettsioses Rarely Confirmed
ACC: Antibacterial Envelope Can Reduce CIED Infections
Physician Burnout Rate Increased From 2014 to 2017
EPA Proposal Will Allow Antibiotic Spraying of Citrus Crops
Guidelines Developed for Polymyxin Antibiotic Use
AAP: Nasal Spray Vaccine Against Flu Acceptable in 2019 to 2020
One-Month Regimen Noninferior for Preventing HIV-Related TB
Short Regimen Noninferior for Rifampin-Resistant Tuberculosis
Head of National Cancer Institute Named Acting FDA Commissioner
Mumps Causes Quarantine of Over 2,200 Immigrant Detainees
Active Bathing in Non-ICU Setting Does Not Cut Infections
Bronchiolitis Hospitalization in Infancy Predicts More Admissions
CDC: Most Americans Report Excellent, Good Health
CDC: 228 Measles Cases Already in 2019
CDC: Flu Season May Have Peaked
Long-Acting Regimen Noninferior to Daily ART for HIV-1
Mumps Outbreak Reported at Temple University
Probiotic Sanitation Cuts Antimicrobial Resistance in Hospitals
Hospital-Onset MRSA Decreased From 2002 to 2015
Second Man HIV-Free After Stem Cell Transplant
AAP: Social Media Companies Must Curb Spread of Vaccine Myths
FDA Commissioner Dr. Scott Gottlieb Resigns
Recommendations Developed for Ulcerative Colitis Management
MMR Not Linked to Autism in Danish Cohort Study
Multidimensional Approach Cuts Unneeded Drug-Drug Interaction Alerts
Readmission for Patients With Sepsis Common and Costly
Pneumococcal Vaccination at Age 50 Prevents the Most Disease
New York City Measles Outbreak Cases Reach 121
FDA Warns Americans Not to Buy Drugs From Canadian Company
HPV Infection Unlikely to Spread From Hand Contact
Antibiotic Delay Leads to Increased Risks in Seniors With UTI
Flu Vaccination During Pregnancy Does Not Cause Miscarriage
Risk Factors ID'd for Site Infection After Orthopedic Surgery in Seniors
CDC: Progress in HIV Prevention Has Stalled in the United States
Stewardship Programs Decrease Inpatient Fluoroquinolone Rx
Decline Observed in HPV Type 16/18 Cervical Precancers in U.S.
Sufficient Investment Could Reduce HIV Epidemic by 2030
Poor Food Intake Common in Hospitalized Patients
Prediction Rule IDs Febrile Infants 0 to 2 Months Old at Low Risk for SBIs
2014 to 2017 Saw Improvement in Burnout for U.S. Physicians
Most Patients Do Not Disclose Complementary Medicine Use
National Health Spending Set to Increase 5.5 Percent Annually
44.4 Million Estimated to Be Diagnosed With Cervical Cancer by 2069
Intervention Can Reduce Orders for Inpatient Urine Cultures
Vertical Integration Has Little Impact on Quality Measures
Plazomicin Noninferior to Meropenem for Complicated UTI
Experimental Test May Quickly Diagnose Sepsis
New Kaiser Permanente Medical School Plans to Waive Tuition
FDA Head Says Feds May Intervene to Cut Vaccine Exemptions
Glottic Carcinoma Can Be HPV-Related Disease in Young Adults
Prenatal Fluconazole Exposure Increases Neonatal Risks
Altered Gut Microbiome Seen in Patients With Active Lupus
Chronic Wasting Disease Found in Deer in 24 States
CDC: Salmonella Cases Tied to Raw Turkey Products Now at 279
Hospital Prices Growing Faster Than Physician Prices
Sepsis Common in Terminal Hospitalizations, Discharges
CDC: Heterosexual Syphilis Transmission Up for Drug Users
CDC: Severity of Influenza Season Low Through Feb. 2, 2019
Risk for MRSA Reduced With Postdischarge Decolonization
Child Enterovirus Infection May Up Risk for Developing Celiac Disease
High Rates of MenB Vaccination Advised in University Outbreaks
Sinks by Toilets in ICU Patient Rooms Harbor Harmful Bacteria
Progress Made in Developing New Antibacterial Agents
Health Care Spending Per Person Increased to $5,641 in 2017
ASA: Opioid Epidemic Tied to Infection-Related Stroke
Many Systematic Reviews Do Not Fully Report Adverse Events
Direct-Acting Antivirals Cut Mortality in Chronic Hepatitis C
Congo Ebola Outbreak Claims Nearly 100 Children's Lives
Smaller Germinal Centers Identified in Recurrent Tonsillitis
Measles Outbreak Triggers Sharp Rise in Demand for Vaccine
Johnson & Johnson to Provide Drug Prices in TV Ads
Vaccine-Preventable Infections Common After Peds Transplant
High-Risk HPV Infection Linked to Increased Risk for CVD in Women
Omadacycline Noninferior to Moxifloxacin for Pneumonia
Recommendations Updated for Tonsillectomy in Children
Patient Tested for Ebola at Philadelphia Hospital
Hepatitis C Infection Rates Up After OxyContin Reformulation
Value-Based Incentive Program Does Not Cut Catheter-Linked UTIs
AAP Releases 2019 Childhood Immunization Schedules
Updated ACIP Immunization Schedule Released for Adults
Washington State Measles Cases Now at 48 Since Jan. 1
CDC Examines Safety of Recombinant Zoster Vaccine
HPV Educational Video May Increase Vaccination Rates
CDC: Most Black HIV Patients Interviewed for Partner Services
Oral Antibiotics Noninferior to IV for Bone, Joint Infection
Infective Endocarditis Related to Injection Drug Use Rising
Hand Hygiene Compliance Low Among EMS Providers
ASA: Flu-Like Illness Linked to Increased Risk for Stroke
Prophylaxis for Gonococcal Eye Infections in Newborns Advised
Public Health Interventions Could Cut Global Burden of Hepatitis C
Washington State Declares Health Emergency as Measles Spreads
Direct-Acting Antivirals Not Tied to Liver Cancer Recurrence
Many Teens Not Up to Date on HPV Vaccination
Report IDs Areas Lacking Good Practice in Health Tech Assessment
Flu-Like Illness Tied to Increased Relative Mortality in ESRD
CDC: Proportion of Increased-Risk Deceased Organ Donors on Rise
Measles Outbreak Prompts Public Emergency in Washington State
Herd Protection Seen With 4-Valent HPV Vaccination
Many New Cancer Patients Unaware of Their Hepatitis Status
Messages for Increasing Parental Confidence in HPV Vaccine ID'd
Inappropriate Antibiotic Rx Common in Privately Insured
Antibiotics Often Inappropriately Prescribed for Bronchiolitis in ED
FDA Down to 5 Weeks of Funding to Review New Drug Applications
WHO: Vaccine Hesitancy a Major Global Health Threat
Nerve Transfer Promising for Acute Flaccid Myelitis Patients
Adoption of Advanced Health IT Capabilities Inconsistent
Review Shares Best Practices for Evaluating Penicillin Allergy
FDA to Resume Inspections of Riskier Foods
Congo Ebola Outbreak Now Second Worst in History
American College of Physicians Releases 7th Edition of Ethics Manual
Study Explores Influence of Genetics, Environment in Disease
U.S. Doctor Released From Omaha Hospital After Ebola Monitoring
Expanding Pharmacist Practice Scope Could Reduce ED Overcrowding
CDC: Flu Cases Hit 7 Million in the United States
Prices Still Explain High U.S. Health Care Spending
Adverse Birth Outcomes Up for Women With H1N1 Flu in ICU
CDC: E. Coli Outbreak Linked to Romaine Lettuce Is Over
U.S. Food Supply May Be at Risk Due to Government Shutdown
FDA: Chocolates, Candies May Be Contaminated With Hepatitis A
Private Equity Acquisition of Physician Practices Discussed
Measles Outbreak in New York State Largest in Recent History
Increase in Brand-Name Drug Cost Mainly Due to Existing Drugs
Many Female Health Care Workers Live in Poverty
Nine Cases of Wound Botulism ID'd in Injection Drug Users
Medical Marketing Has Increased in Past 20 Years
USPSTF Affirms Guidance for Hep B Screening at First Prenatal Visit
ACA Coverage Gains Could Erode Without Individual Mandate
Single-Family Rooms May Benefit Very Preterm Infants
Cervical Cancer Screening Rates 'Unacceptably Low'
Antibiotics Prescribed for Children More Often at Nonpediatric EDs
Screening Donated Blood for Zika Not Cost-Effective
Rx Opioids Up Pneumonia Risk in Patients With, Without HIV
Recent Nasal Preps Less Effective Than Injected Vax for Flu in Kids
In-Hospital Morbidity, Mortality Up With Flu in Heart Failure
Child Pneumonia Rate Dropped Globally From 2000 to 2015
Partner-Delivered HIV Self-Testing Can Up Linkage to Care
U.S. Doctor Monitored for Ebola Exposure in Nebraska Hospital
College Students at Increased Risk for SgB Meningococcal Dz
Low-Priced Generic Drugs Most Likely to Have Shortages
Universal Vaccination for MenB at College Entry Not Cost-Effective
Initiative Can Cut Gender Gap in Medical School Faculty Salaries
Updated Guidelines Developed for Diagnosing, Treating Influenza
Drug Use-Associated Infective Endocarditis Up 2007 to 2017
ACOG: Interpregnancy Period Should Maximize Women's Health
Appalachia, Western States Have Highest Hep C Prevalence
HPV Ups Cervical Cancer Risk, Even With No Cellular Signs
FDA: Fluoroquinolones Tied to Heart Vessel Ruptures, Tears
Infection Control Compliance Not Tied to Knowledge
Growth in Use of Telemedicine Seen From 2005 to 2017
Affordable Care Act Sign-Ups Higher Than Expected
Exclusion of Doctors From Public Health Insurance Up 2007 to 2017
Stethoscopes in ICU Show High Levels of Bacterial Contamination
Risk for Zoster Up Before Dx, During Tx of Hematologic Cancer
Persistent Discrimination ID'd Among Physician Mothers
Racial Disparities Seen Among Teens Undergoing Flu Vaccination
CDC: More Cases in Salmonella Outbreak Linked to Recalled Beef
Medication Errors Resulting in Death Most Common in Elderly
Influenza Hospitalization More Likely in Underweight, Obese
Enrollment Under the Affordable Care Act Down From Last Year
Guidance Offered for Infection Control in Anesthesia Work Area
2017 Saw Slowing in National Health Care Spending
U.S. Medical Schools See Increase in Diversity
Paid Childbearing Policies Lacking for Residents
Case Numbers of U.S. Children With Polio-Like Illness Hit Record High
Mail-Based HPV Testing May Increase Access
Flu Vaccine Linked to Reduced Risk for Death in Heart Failure
Veterans Health Administration Hospitals Outperform Non-VHAs
HIT-Related Stress Linked to Burnout Among Physicians
Tap Water in Neti Pot Linked to Death From Brain-Eating Amoeba
Survival Similar With Donor Hearts From Hepatitis C+ Donors
2012 to 2016 Saw Increase in Syphilis Among Pregnant Women
Most Insured Patients Not Using Online Portals
Lack of Peds Preventive Care Ups Unplanned Hospital Admissions
Pregnant Women Commonly Refuse Vaccines
High Sensitivity, Specificity for Chlamydia Point-of-Care Test
Infections Linked to Increased Later Risk for Mental Disorders
Few Physicians Work in Practices That Use Telemedicine
Many Patients Withhold Information From Clinicians
HHS Issues Draft Strategy for Reducing Health IT Burden
At-Home Self-Collected Samples Valid for Detecting High-Risk HPV
Progress Made Toward Global Measles Milestones
CDC: Acute Flaccid Myelitis Cases Appear to Have Peaked for 2018
Targeted Hep C Testing Misses High Number of Cases in Prisons
More People Worldwide Now Know Their HIV Status
Case Description Can Reliably Define Acute Flaccid Myelitis
Most Bills Enacted Into Law Limit Vaccine Exemptions
Climate Change Ups Heat Deaths, Especially Among Elderly
FDA: Safe to Eat Romaine Lettuce Again, but Check Labels
FDA to Update Medical Device Approvals Process
Four Principles Underlie Patient and Family Partnership in Care
Early Antibiotic Use May Be Tied to Higher Childhood Body Weight
ACA Coverage Substantial, but Did Not Impact Labor Markets
Newborns Infected With Ebola in Congo Outbreak
Probiotics Show No Benefits for Pediatric Acute Gastroenteritis
FDA Approves Drug for Treatment of Travelers' Diarrhea
U of Maryland Student Dies of Adenovirus-Related Illness
Vaccine-Exempt Students Behind N.C. Chickenpox Outbreak
CDC Announces Acute Flaccid Myelitis Task Force
FDA: Another E. coli Outbreak Linked to Romaine Lettuce
Performance of AI Dx Tools May Suffer Across Health Systems
11th Child Dies in Adenovirus Outbreak at N.J. Care Facility
FDA Warns Against Giving Honey-Filled Pacifiers to Infants
Cap'n Crunch Cereal Recalled Due to Salmonella Scare
HIV Transmission Risk Small With Antiretroviral Compliance
Climate Change Expected to Lead to Rise in Lyme Disease
Burden of Liver Cancer Rising in Medicare Patients
CDC: Increase Seen in Salmonella Illnesses From Ground Beef
CDC: 8.8 Percent Uninsured in U.S. in First Half of 2018
Name-Brand Medications Driving Spike in U.S. Drug Spending
Patient Experiences Shed Light on Diagnostic Errors
Option Found for Retreatment of Chronic Hep C Infection
AMA to Collect Data on Suicide Among Doctors-in-Training
CDC: Record Number of Tickborne Disease Cases in U.S. Last Year
2017 Hepatitis A Outbreaks Tied to Drug Use, Homelessness
CDC Probe Continues as Cases of Acute Flaccid Myelitis Rise
No Efficacy Signal for Fluoxetine in EV-D68 Acute Flaccid Myelitis
Ebola Outbreak Worst in Congo's History
Quick New Ebola Test Approved by FDA
Showerhead Mycobacteria Abundant in Regional 'Hot Spots'
Progress Toward Goals in Global Health Is Slowing
CDC Warns of Salmonella Illnesses Linked to Raw Turkey
In-Hospital Infection May Up Readmission After Stroke
Herpes Zoster Recombinant Vaccine Seems Most Effective
Zoliflodacin Seems Effective for Some Gonococcal Infections
Possible Salmonella Prompts Duncan Hines Cake Mix Recall
Medicaid Expansion Approved in Three Republican-Leaning States
Abx-Resistant Enterobacteriaceae Tied to Clinical Failure in UTI
Over Two Million People Living With Hep C From 2013 to 2016
CDC: Cases of Polio-Like Illness Still Increasing in the U.S.
CDC Director Says Congo Ebola Outbreak May Be Uncontainable
Stratifying by Severity May Allow Shorter TB Tx Regimens
AHA: After 2007 Recs, Increase Seen in Infective Endocarditis
Majority of Internists Still Have Financial Ties to Industry
Surgery Restores Boy's Ability to Walk Post-Acute Flaccid Myelitis
Sign-Up Season Begins on HealthCare.gov
AAP: Parents Frequently Save Leftover Antibiotics
HPV Vaccination Uptake Increasing, but Still Too Low
10th Child Dies in Adenovirus Outbreak at N.J. Facility
Infant Ab Levels Highest With Tdap Vax in Early 3rd Trimester
Fewer Parents Have Sexuality, Gender Concerns About HPV Shot
Financial Conflicts of Interest Prevalent Among CPG Authors
2011 to 2015 Saw Decline in Health Care-Associated Infections
Antibiotics, Acid Suppressants in Infancy May Up Obesity Risk
AMA Announces Initiative to Reinvent Physician Training
Community Health Worker Intervention Beneficial
Many Hospitals Noncompliant With Record Request Regulations
Health Officers Express Concerns About Vaccine Exemptions
Low Levels of Flu Reported in U.S. From May to October
In Complicated UTI, Cefiderocol Noninferior to Imipenem-Cilastin
Prior-Season Vaccination Does Not Curb Flu Shot Effectiveness
Trump Administration Announces Plan to Cut Drug Prices
High-Coverage Rollout of PReP Tied to Drop in HIV Diagnoses
ASTRO: Oropharynx CA Survival Rates Worse With RT/Cetuximab
Pneumococcal Vaccine Recs Cause Confusion Among Docs
Nearly Half of Children Seen in ED for Bronchiolitis Get Radiography
Infant HIV Infection Ups Risk for Congenital CMV Infection
Pace of Change Has Accelerated in Alternative Payment Models
Algorithm-Defined Tx Duration Non-Inferior in Staph Bacteremia
FDA Approves First New Influenza Drug in 20 Years
7 Children Dead From Adenovirus Outbreak in New Jersey
Hispanics With HIV Face Higher Risk for HPV-Related Cancer
High-Dose Flu Vaccine May Cut Hospitalization in Dialysis Patients
Most Supplements Contain Prohibited Stimulants
White House Unveils New Insurance Option for Small Firms
Advance Care Planning Lowers Symptoms in Teens With HIV
Postnatal Education Increases Pain Relief Use at Vaccinations
CDC: Vaccination Rates More Than 95 Percent for Kindergartners
Variability in Geographic Availability of New Antibiotics
CDC: First U.S. Case of Rat-Borne Andes Virus Diagnosed
Bioinformatics Tool Can ID Source of Bloodstream Pathogens
2014 to 2016 Saw 470 Percent Increase in HIV PrEP Use in U.S.
HPV Vaccination Not Tied to Risky Sexual Behavior in Teen Girls
Sharp Drop in U.S. Life Expectancy Rankings by 2040
WHO: Congo Ebola Outbreak Not a Global Emergency
CDC: Many Pregnant Women Not Receiving Immunizations
Limited Evidence for OTC Preps to Treat Nasal Symptoms of Colds
Procurement Requirements Drive Interoperability in Health Care IT
Clostridium difficile Spores Survive Laundering of Sheets
Giving Flu Shots in Pharmacies Could Up Vaccination Coverage
CDC Warns of Salmonella Illnesses Linked to Raw Chicken
Seven-Day Metronidazole Better for Trichomoniasis Tx in Women
CDC Warns of Polio-Like Virus Striking More U.S. Children
Number of Children Not Receiving Vaccines Slightly Increased
Without Medicaid Expansion, Poor Patients Forgo Medical Care
Hospitalization Tied to Brain Abnormalities in Older Adults
Population Density, Structure Impact Length of Flu Season
Active Pharmaceuticals ID'd in >700 Dietary Supplements
Flu Vaccine Cuts Hospitalization Rates in Pregnant Women
Nine Cases of Polio-Like Illness Suspected in Children in Illinois
Low Recurrence With Shortened IV Abx Course in GBS Bacteremia
Aetna-CVS Merger Approved
Hand Hygiene Program Beneficial for Day Care Centers
Retention in HIV Care Drops Steadily After Prison Release
FDA Approves HPV Vaccine for People Through Age 45
Polio-Like Condition in Children on Rise Again in the United States
Flea-Borne Typhus Outbreak in Los Angeles County
Minority Residents Experience Burdens Linked to Race/Ethnicity
Industry-Funded Trials Often Involve Employees in Studies
AZ Company Recalls Raw Beef Products Linked to Salmonella
More Than 14 Million Preteens Need to Receive HPV Vaccine
Tips Provided for Budgeting in Medical Residency
Three-Quarters of Health Care Workers Got Flu Shot Last Year
Price Hikes Noted in Small Subset of Generic Drugs
Cancer Risk Varies for Hispanics, Including in Puerto Rico
CDC: Salmonella Outbreak Linked to Gravel Ridge Farms Eggs
Uninsured Rate at 8.8 Percent in First Quarter of 2018
For Employer-Based Plans, Spending Across Services Steady
Interviews Can Help Ensure Physician Candidates Fit Culture
Number of Health-Related Data Breaches Increasing
Telemedicine RTI Visits Shorter When Antibiotic Prescribed
First Human Case of Rat Strain of Hepatitis E Seen in Hong Kong
WHO: 'Very High Risk' That Ebola Will Spread From Congo
FDA Approves New Drug for Antibiotic-Resistant Lung Disease
Risk of Venous Thromboembolism Recurrence High
More Non-Elderly Americans Uninsured in 2017 Versus 2016
Hospital Privacy Curtains Become Increasingly Contaminated
Pharmaceutical Executive Defends 400 Percent Price Hike
Physicians Often Don't Address Their Burnout
No Benefit to Negative Pressure Wound Therapy After C-Section
CDC: Congenital Syphilis More Than Doubled Since 2013
Business Degree Increasingly Useful for Doctors
80,000 Americans Died From Influenza Over Last Year
Final Update on Salmonella-Tainted Honey Smacks Cereal
Practices Should Set Rules for Staff Social Media Use
Burnout, Career Choice Regret Prevalent in U.S. Residents
HIV Infection Diagnoses on the Rise in Young Homosexual Men
Initial Abx Feasible Alternative for Uncomplicated Appendicitis
Critics Demand Stop to 'Guinea Pig' Sepsis Clinical Trial
Physician-Group ACOs Generate Medicare Savings
In 2016, Proportion of Uninsured Americans Down to 10 Percent
Some Clinicians, Patients Record Clinic Visits for Patient Use
Ground Beef Recalled After E. Coli Outbreak
Pediatric End-Stage Liver Disease Score Underestimates Mortality
Dozens of Medical Groups Join Forces to Improve Diagnoses
Research Links Doctor Burnout to Patient Safety Incidents
Residents Should Take Advantage of Paid Time Off
Hospitals Charge 479 Percent of Cost of Drugs on Average
20% of Children, Adolescents Use Prescription Medications
Patient Health Information Often Shared Electronically
Second HPV-Related Primary Cancers Common in Survivors
Global Prevalence of Insufficient Activity 27.5 Percent
Active Choice Intervention Tied to Increase in Flu Shot Rates
Compliance With Requirement to Report Results on EUCTR Is Poor
Drug Prices Increase More Than Expected After Shortages
Scribes Improve Physician Workflow, Patient Interaction
Association Health Plans Can Help Small Businesses Offer Coverage
Mercury in Traditional Tibetan Medicine Could Be Harmful
Final CDC Update on Salmonella Linked to Backyard Poultry
Patrons of 'Vampire Facial' Spa May Have Been Exposed to HIV
Situation Framing, Language Can Influence Decision-Making
Extreme Flooding Can Up Exposure to Pathogens
CDC: Some Sexual Minorities Have Higher Sexual Risk Behaviors
Gains in Insurance Coverage Seen for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual Adults
Six-Step Analysis Can Help Improve Practice Logistics
Residents Working Long Hours Can Increase Alertness
High-Touch Surfaces at Airports Often Covered in Pathogens
AHA: Update on Diagnosis, Tx for Chagas Cardiomyopathy
Total of 43,371 New Cases of HPV-Associated Cancers in 2015
Data Age in Clinical Trials Is About Three Years at Publication
Medicaid Work Requirements Don't Impact Many Enrollees
Many Opportunities for Doctors Using Twitter
Docs, Consumers Agree on Benefits of Virtual Care
Physician Burnout Rates Vary by Medical Specialty
NICU Antibiotic Use Rates Declined From 2013 to 2016
Influenza Caused Emirates Flight to Be Briefly Quarantined at JFK
Southwest Passengers May Have Been Exposed to Measles
Personalized Weighting Could Enhance Hospital Rating Tools
AAP Updates Recommendations for Pediatric Flu Vaccination
Better Training Needed to Boost LGBTQ Patient Health Care
Hospital Groups Launch Own Generic Drug Company
Gaps in Prevention, Management of Tickborne Diseases Identified
Baloxavir Superior to Placebo for Alleviating Flu Symptoms
130 Now Sickened by Salmonella-Tainted Honey Smacks Cereal
Immune Cells' Gene Expression May Predict Flu Susceptibility
CDC: HPV Vaccination Rates Increasing Among Adolescents
~3,000 Excess Deaths Estimated Due to Hurricane Maria
Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program Has Uncertain Future
Enrollment in High-Deductible Health Plans Up From '07 to '17
Relapse-Free Cure From MDR-TB Higher Than Anticipated
CDC: Increase in Rate of STDs for Fourth Consecutive Year in U.S.
USPSTF Reaffirms Screening for Syphilis in Pregnancy
Ground Chuck Products Recalled by Publix Super Markets
Medical Bills in Collections Decrease With Patient Age
Pediatric Revisits, Admissions for UTI Similar With Oral or IV Meds
China Withholding H7N9 Bird Flu Virus Samples From U.S.
FDA: Common Diabetes Meds Tied to Serious Genital Infection
Oral High-Risk HPV Prevalence Appears to Be Low in England
Partial Oral Abx Non-Inferior in Endocarditis on Left Side of Heart
Many ED Visits for Antibiotic Adverse Drug Events in Children
MICs of Isoniazid, Rifampin May Predict Tuberculosis Relapse
No Meaningful Increase in Physician Compensation Last Year
CDC: Salmonella Outbreak in 4 States Linked to Kosher Chicken
Marketplace Premiums Increase More With Monopolist Insurers
CDC: Greater Awareness of Valley Fever Needed Nationally
State Public Health Workforce Grew From 2013 to 2017
Emotional Pain Tied to Health Care-Associated Infections
Medical Practices Should Address Negative Online Reviews
FDA: Hundreds of Human, Pet Homeopathy Products Recalled
Skin Microbiota Differ for Obese, Non-Obese Undergoing C-Section
Artificial Intelligence Holds Promise in Medicine
Experts Address Loss of the National Guideline Clearinghouse
Physicians Lack Knowledge About Serogroup MenB Vaccination
Alcohol Is Leading Risk Factor for Global Disease Burden
Two Ebola Patients Who Received Experimental Tx Have Recovered
Most Research Participants Not Concerned About Data Sharing
Smartphone App Can Help Improve Outcomes With HIV
AMA Adopts Policy Promoting Health Equity As a Goal
FDA: Illnesses Linked to McDonald's Salads Reach 507
Decline in Hospital-Acquired Conditions Continues
Education RE: Herd Immunity Can Up Readiness to Be Vaccinated
1997 to 2015 Saw Increase in HIV Viral Suppression Rates
Small Practices Also at Risk for Data Breaches
4 Experimental Ebola Therapies Approved for Use in Congo
National Provider Identifiers Are Vulnerable to Theft
Teen Smoke Exposure Tied to Increase in Related Symptoms
Strategy Outlined for Shooter Incident in Health Care Facility
Catch-Up HPV Doses Effective to Age 21 Against Cervical Neoplasia
Advantages for HDHP Enrollees in Large Versus Small Firms
Doctors Often Not Discussing Risk Factors With Patients
USPSTF Updates Guidance for Cervical Cancer Screening
Interim Guidance Provided for Men With Possible Zika Infection
Pennsylvania Case Could Affect Evidence for Malpractice Defense
Experts Offer Tips for Provider Appeal of Denied Medical Claims
NYU Becomes First Medical School to Cover All Tuition
Little Global Development Assistance for Adolescent Health
Declines in Life Expectancy in Many High-Income Countries
U.S. Measles Outbreak Hits 107 Cases in 21 States, D.C.
Comments Open on End of NIH Review for Gene Therapy Studies
Residents' Sleep Deteriorates During Training
Report Details Corneal Infection Tied to Sleeping in Contacts
Practice Names, Logos Should Be Carefully Designed
CDC: Brucellosis in Dogs Remains a Public Health Risk
NIH Panel Will No Longer Review Gene Therapy Experiments
Steps Provided for Discharging Patient From Practice
Patient Portals Don't Appear to Have Much Traction
ACA Coverage Gains Include Workers Without Insurance
Ibalizumab Active in Multidrug Resistant HIV-1 Infection
Integration of Opioid, Infectious Disease Treatment Needed
HPV Legislation Doesn't Impact Teen Sexual Behaviors
Trends in HIV/AIDS Have Worsened in African-Americans
Zika, West Nile Cases Reported in Alabama
Completing Sepsis Bundle Within an Hour Cuts Pediatric Mortality
6 Factors Related to Inclusion in Health Care Workplace ID'd
Intervention Cuts Risk for HIV in Young Transgender Women
Four Pros to Integrating EHR, Practice Management Software
Prenatal Tdap Vaccination Not Linked to Autism Risk
CDC: More Than 400 Sickened by McDonald's Salads
C. difficile Tied to Increased Graft Loss in Solid Organ Recipients
FDA Warns Against Long-Term Azithromycin Use for Some
Neurodevelopmental Anomalies, Birth Defects Linked to Zika ID'd
Bundling Doesn't Cut Medicare Payments for Medical Conditions
AMA Adopts Policy on Augmented Intelligence
AMA Adopts Policy to Advance Gender Equity in Medicine
Vaccinations Begin in Congo Ebola Outbreak
Infection Prevention Differs Between Small, Large Hospitals
Cyber Insurance Recommended for All Physician Practices
Measles Case Reported in Minnesota
Steps Taken to Increase Use of Electronic Tools in Medicine
AMA Proposes Policy Opposing Medicaid 'Lockout' Provisions
HIV, Syphilis Screening Low With ED-Diagnosed PID in Adolescents
New Tick Species Spreading in the United States
Death Records Estimate 1,139 Deaths Due to Hurricane Maria
Good Outcomes for HCV-Negative Recipients of HCV Kidneys
Thirteen Confirmed Ebola Cases in Latest Congo Outbreak
Rifampin Effective for Latent Tuberculosis in Children
Variation in Specialty Drug Coverage Across Health Plans
Some Bacteria Now More Tolerant of Alcohol-Based Sanitizers
Groups Urge CMS to Reconsider Suspending Risk Adjustment
Rifampin Similar to Isoniazid for Preventing Active Tuberculosis
Health Affairs Announces Launch of New Three-Year Initiative
Three Financial Metrics Can Improve Practice Performance
CDC: Salmonella Outbreaks in 44 States Linked to Backyard Poultry
New Ebola Outbreak in Congo
How Doctors Receive Feedback Is Key for Antimicrobial Programs
New York City 2013 Measles Outbreak Proved Costly
New Short-Term Health Plans Have Large Coverage Gaps
National Guideline Clearinghouse Offline Due to Funding Cuts
Update on Salmonella Outbreak Tied to Hy-Vee Spring Pasta Salad
Dog's Saliva Caused Bacterial Infection Leading to Amputations
Steps Can Be Taken by Doctors to Minimize Risk of Lawsuits
Several Invasive Procedures Linked to Infective Endocarditis
Evidence Exists for Persistence, Transmission of Ebola Virus
Learning to Change Important for Improving Practice
Flu Vaccine Cuts Mortality in Rheumatoid Arthritis Patients
Weak Recommendation to Screen for Bacteriuria in Pregnancy
Front Desk Staff Can Set Up a Practice for Successful Billing
Few Published Programs Address Medical Trainee Mistreatment
Medical Boards May Contribute to Mental Health Stigma for Doctors
Four Strategies Help Doctors Make Personal, Professional Gains
Infective Endocarditis More Common with Valve Issues
Increased Levels of Human Herpesvirus ID'd in Alzheimer's
No Higher Risk of Autoimmune Disorders After HPV4 Vaccination
NFID Initiative Working to Up Hepatitis B Vaccination Rates
July 28 Is World Hepatitis Day
FDA: Whey Powder Behind Recent Salmonella-Linked Recalls
Assessing, Improving Patient Satisfaction Cuts Malpractice Risk
Canada Updates Guidelines for Hepatitis C Virus Infection
CDC: Salmonella-Tainted Melon Outbreak Appears to Be Over
Guidance Provided for Reporting Foodborne Illness
Insurers May Be Underpaying Doctors
WHO Targets for Chronic Hepatitis B Will Be Cost-Effective
One-Third of Hep C Rx Receive Absolute Denial From Insurers
WHO: Congo Ebola Outbreak Over
Tools, Methods of RCTs Can Be Adapted to Real-World Settings
Guidelines for ART Updated for Those With or at Risk for HIV
Physicians and Practices Should Prepare for Emergencies
Infection Prevention Staffing Needs May Be Underestimated
VA MISSION Act May Up Costs, Lower Vet Health Care Quality
HPV Vaccine Eliminates Advanced Skin Cancer in 97-Year-Old
Salmonella Spurs Recall of Swiss Rolls, Bread
Medical Organizations Must Address Sexual Harassment
Walmart Generic Drug Discounts Often Offer More Patient Savings
Salmonella Spurs Recall of Ritz Crackers
Embezzlement Not Uncommon in Medical Practices
Increased Coverage in States With Medicaid Expansion
Lyme-Bearing Ticks More Widespread in U.S. Than Thought
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