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New York Law Offers Nurses More Recognition, Responsibility

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If past experience is anything to go by, nurse practitioners in New York State are about to get a lot more recognition for their contributions to primary care.

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One Route to Malaria Drug Resistance Found

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Researchers have uncovered a way the malaria parasite becomes resistant to an investigational drug. The discovery, at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, also is relevant for other infectious diseases including bacterial infections and tuberculosis.

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Vanderbilt Physicians Seeing Increase in Brown Recluse Spider Bites

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Vanderbilt medical toxicologists are reporting an increase in patients seen with brown recluse spider bites this summer.

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Beyond the “Go Kit”: Empowering Older Adults in Disasters

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Drawing on the lessons of Superstorm Sandy, a new report from The New York Academy of Medicine (NYAM), “Resilient Communities: Empowering Older Adults in Disasters and Daily Life,” presents an innovative set of recommendations to strengthen and connect formal and informal support systems to keep older adults safe during future disasters.

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Number of People Susceptible to Painful Mosquito-Borne Virus Increasing, Says Leading Researcher

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Kansas State University leading researcher in chikungunya virus says many more people are at risk of getting infected now that mosquitoes in the U.S. are carrying the virus.

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Life Expectancy Gains Threatened as More Older Americans Suffer From Multiple Medical Conditions

With nearly four in five older Americans living with multiple chronic medical conditions, a new study by researchers at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health finds that the more ailments you have after retirement age, the shorter your life expectancy. The analysis, one of the first to examine the burden of multiple chronic conditions on life expectancy among the elderly, may help explain why increases in life expectancy among older Americans are slowing.

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Researchers Create Vaccine for Dust-Mite Allergies

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University of Iowa researchers have created a vaccine for dust-mite allergies. In lab tests and animal trials, the nano-sized vaccine package was readily absorbed by immune cells and dramatically lowered allergic responses. Results appear in the AAPS Journal.

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Low-Income Students in High-Performing High Schools Less Likely to Engage in Risky Behaviors

Low-income minority adolescents who were admitted to public charter high schools in Los Angeles were significantly less likely to engage in risky health behaviors than their peers who were not admitted to those schools, and scored significantly better on standardized math and English tests.

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In a @JAMA_current Editorial, @msaagmd Talks About Treatment Costs for #HepC/HIV Coinfected Patients #AIDS2014

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Antibody to Mycobacterium Tuberculosis (Anti-TB) (Chemiluminescent Immunoassay)

Chemclin’s Anti-TB assay provides components for in-vitro qualitative determination of Antibody to Mycobacterium Tuberculosis (Anti-TB) in human serum or plasma by an indirect chemiluminescent assay method.

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