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Flu Expert: More Than Half of the Country is Seeing a Spike in Flu Cases Due to Rapidly Evolving H3 Strains

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Common Birth Control Shot Linked to Risk of HIV Infection

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Replacing the popular contraceptive shot known as DMPA with alternative methods of contraception could help protect women in sub-Saharan Africa and other high-risk regions from becoming infected with HIV.

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Cedars-Sinai Epidemiologist Discusses Best Ways to Stay Healthy as Flu Season Peaks

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Influenza is a serious illness that sometimes can result in death. Jonathan Grein, MD, Cedars-Sinai medical director of Hospital Epidemiology, is available to discuss ways to keep healthy as flu activity surges dramatically.

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Lyme Disease and Anesthesia: Five Facts

An article in the American Association of Nurse Anesthetists’ AANA Journal, “Lyme Disease and Anesthesia Considerations,” discusses possible effects of anesthesia on Lyme disease patients undergoing surgery.

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Paper Urges Researchers, Clinicians to Regard Chlamydia Differently Given Oral Sex Practices

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A perspective piece in the Journal of Infectious Diseases urges scientists to rethink their views of Chlamydia trachomatis.

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How Zika Infection Drives Fetal Demise

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An interferon cell receptor spurs cell suicide in fetuses infected with the Zika virus and could play a role in certain pregnancy complications.

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DNA Analysis of Ancient Mummy, Thought to Have Smallpox, Points to Hepatitis B Infection Instead

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Scientists have sequenced the complete genome of an ancient strain of Hepatitis B, shedding new light on a pathogen that today kills nearly one million people every year. The findings, based on data extracted from the mummified remains of a small child buried in Naples, Italy, confirm the idea that HBV has existed in humans for centuries.

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Common Birth Control Shot Linked to Risk of HIV Infection

Transitioning away from a popular contraceptive shot known as DMPA could help protect women in Sub-Saharan Africa and other high-risk regions from becoming infected with HIV, according to a research review published in the Endocrine Society’s journal Endocrine Reviews.







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