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Researchers Discover Never-Before-Seen Tick-Borne Disease

Tick-borne diseases are a major public health problem around the world. Now, just in time for spring and the explosion of ticks in forests, lawns and trails, a new study by researchers from China and the University of Maryland School of Medicine has uncovered a never-before-seen illness transmitted by ticks. It’s possible that the disease could be a “substantial health threat” to humans and animals in areas where the carrier tick is common, the authors say.

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Transgender Patients Are Dodging Doctors

Discussing your sexual history with a doctor, or anyone for that matter, can be an uncomfortable experience. But for many transgender people, the conversation never takes place because they aren’t seeking health care.

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Are Hospitals Doing All They Can to Prevent C. diff Infections? Not Yet, New Study Suggests

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Nearly half of American hospitals aren’t taking key steps to prevent C. difficile, a kind of gut infection that kills nearly 30,000 people annually and sickens hundreds of thousands more – despite strong evidence that such steps work, according to a new study.

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Researchers Make Breakthrough in Detecting Most Common Bacteria Contaminating Oysters

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Researchers at the University of New Hampshire have discovered a new method to detect a bacterium that has contaminated New England oyster beds and sickened consumers who ate the contaminated shellfish. The new detection method is a significant advance in efforts to identify shellfish harboring disease-carrying strains of Vibrio parahaemolyticus.

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HIV Prevention Messages for High-Risk Groups Should Target Bars, Street Corners

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Bars and street corners are ideal venues for broad dissemination of HIV prevention information among drug-using male sex workers and other at-risk populations, according to researchers from The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth).

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Mississippi State University Expert Available to Discuss Avian Flu Crisis

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Quick Diagnosis Key to Containing Avian Influenza Outbreaks

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Hepatitis C Global Media Education Initiative

The World Federation of Science Journalists (WFSJ) is pleased to announce it is launching a Hepatitis C (HCV) global media education initiative. The initiative’s steering committee will convene for the first time on April 24 at the 50th European Association for the Study of the liver (EASL) conference in Vienna, Austria.

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Intensive Care Unit Interventions Developed at Johns Hopkins Sharply Reduce Bloodstream Infections in Abu Dhabi Hospitals

A bundled intervention focused on evidence-based infection prevention practices, safety culture and teamwork, and scheduled measurement of infection rates considerably reduced central line-associated bloodstream infections (CLABSIs) across intensive care units (ICUs) in seven Abu Dhabi hospitals, researchers from the Johns Hopkins Armstrong Institute for Patient Safety and Quality report.