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Article ID: 693536

Smartphone App Keeps an ‘Eye’ on Daily Tuberculosis Therapy

Johns Hopkins Medicine

Johns Hopkins researchers report success with a smart phone video-based app that substitutes for a daily in-person visit by a health care worker required for tuberculosis treatment known as directly observed therapy, or DOT. The preliminary study showed that the app may be less costly and may improve privacy concerns raised by patients compared to in-person visits.

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26-Apr-2018 8:00 AM EDT
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Article ID: 693403

Children's Hospital of Philadelphia's Dr. Paul Offit Receives the 2018 Albert B. Sabin Gold Medal

Children's Hospital of Philadelphia

The Sabin Vaccine Institute has awarded Paul Offit, MD, of Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, the 2018 Albert B. Sabin Gold Medal. Sabin recognized Dr. Offit as co-inventor of an oral rotavirus vaccine and for his leadership as one of the United States’ most vocal and dedicated advocates for immunization.

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26-Apr-2018 7:00 AM EDT
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Article ID: 693503

Microbiome Food for Thought

Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

How can dietary changes shape a person’s gut bacteria, and then how do those bacteria shape health and diseases, like obesity, diabetes, and susceptibility to infection diseases?

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25-Apr-2018 4:05 PM EDT
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Article ID: 693471

Study: Drug-Filled, 3-D Printed Dentures Could Fight Off Infections

University at Buffalo

University at Buffalo researchers have developed 3-D printed dentures filled with antifungal medication to better treat oral fungal infections.

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25-Apr-2018 1:05 PM EDT
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Article ID: 693448

Fungal Highways on Cheese Rinds Influence Food Safety, Ripeness

Tufts University

Bacteria traveling along "fungal highways" on cheese rinds can spread more quickly and ruin quality or cause foodborne illnesses, but cheesemakers could manipulate the same highways to help cheese mature faster and taste better, according to new research from Tufts University.

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25-Apr-2018 11:05 AM EDT
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Article ID: 693246

New Lyme Disease Tests Could Offer Quicker, More Accurate Detection

Rutgers University

Scientists from Rutgers, Harvard and Yale universities say new diagnostic methods offer a better chance for more accurate detection of the infection from the Lyme bacteria.Improved tests will allow for earlier diagnosis, which should improve patient outcomes.

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25-Apr-2018 9:00 AM EDT
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Article ID: 693420

Queen’s University Belfast Researchers Make Significant Discovery Around How Inflammation Works

Queen's University Belfast

A research team from Queen’s University Belfast, in collaboration with an international team of experts, have made ground-breaking insights into how inflammatory diseases work.

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25-Apr-2018 4:05 AM EDT
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Article ID: 693047

Drinking Affects Mouth Bacteria Linked to Diseases

NYU Langone Health

When compared with nondrinkers, men and women who had one or more alcoholic drinks per day had an overabundance of oral bacteria linked to gum disease, some cancers, and heart disease. By contrast, drinkers had fewer bacteria known to check the growth of other, harmful germs.

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18-Apr-2018 10:05 AM EDT
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Article ID: 693253

Unraveling Genetic Mystery Next Step in Zika and Dengue Fight

Vanderbilt University

How a bacteria hijacked insect fertility remained a mystery for five decades, until Associate Professor of Biological Sciences Seth Bordenstein and his team helped solve it.

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20-Apr-2018 7:00 PM EDT
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Article ID: 670310

PTSD Therapies, Safety Measures in Low-Income Countries, Race and Opioids, and More in the Public Health News Source

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The latest research, experts and features in Public Health in the Public Health News Source

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22-Apr-2018 5:05 PM EDT
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