• Survey Finds Many Physicians, Clinicians Work Sick Despite Risk to Patients
    Many physicians and advanced practice clinicians, including registered nurse practitioners, midwives and physician assistants, reported to work while being sick despite recognizing this could put patients at risk, according to the results of a small survey published online ...More
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  • Researchers Develop World's Most Sensitive Test to Detect Superbugs
    Infectious diseases such as hepatitis C and some of the world's deadliest superbugs -- C. difficile and MRSA among them -- could soon be detected much earlier by a unique diagnostic test, designed to easily and quickly identify dangerous pathogens. Researchers at McMaster ...More
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  • Research Team Finds Bacterial Biofilms May Play a Role in Lupus
    Lupus, multiple sclerosis, and type-1 diabetes are among more than a score of diseases in which the immune system attacks the body it was designed to defend. But just why the immune system begins its misdirected assault has remained a mystery. Now, researchers at Temple ...More
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  • Blacklegged Tick Populations Have Expanded Via Migration
    Lyme disease cases are on the rise, with diagnoses occurring in areas that were historically Lyme-free. Scientists attribute the spread to the fact that populations of blacklegged ticks, which carry the bacteria that causes the disease, now flourish in areas once thought to ...More
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  • Study Provides New Insights Into the Genetics of Drug-Resistant Fungal Infections
    A study by a multidisciplinary research team, co-directed by Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI), offers new insights into how virulent fungi adapt through genetic modifications to fight back against the effects of medication designed to block their spread, and how that ...More
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  • Vanderbilt Research Could Lead to Vaccines and Treatment for Dengue Virus
    Researchers at Vanderbilt University and the National University of Singapore have determined the structure of a human monoclonal antibody which, in an animal model, strongly neutralizes a type of the potentially lethal dengue virus. The finding, reported July 2 in the ...More
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  • Parents' Vaccine Views are Shifting
    Over the same time period that multiple outbreaks of measles and whooping cough made headlines around the country, parents' views on vaccines became more favorable, according to a new nationally representative poll. The University of Michigan C.S. Mott Children's Hospital ...More
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  • Study Explains How Dengue Virus Adapts As It Travels, Increasing Chances for Outbreaks
    A researcher from the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston is an integral member of a collaborative group that is the first to explain the mechanisms that the dengue virus has developed to optimize its ability to cause outbreaks as it travels across the globe to ...More
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  • Global Cholera Risks are High but Disease Can be Controlled
    From Tanzania to South Sudan, and Nepal to Yemen, cholera – and the threat of a cholera outbreak – is a major public health concern for governments and the international health community. Use of oral cholera vaccines (OCV) is proving to be an efficient tool to ...More
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  • CMS and AMA Announce Efforts to Help Providers Get Ready for ICD-10
    With fewer than three months remaining until the nation switches from ICD-9 to ICD-10 coding for medical diagnoses and inpatient hospital procedures, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) and the American Medical Association (AMA) are announcing ...More
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