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Article ID: 710107

Bacteria in Urine Doesn’t Always Indicate Infection

Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA)

Doctors should think carefully before testing patients for a urinary tract infection (UTI) to avoid over-diagnosis and unnecessary antibiotic treatment, according to updated asymptomatic bacteriuria (ASB) guidelines released by the Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA) and published in Clinical Infectious Diseases.

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22-Mar-2019 4:05 PM EDT
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Article ID: 710091

Pathogenic, drug-resistant bacteria found in wastewater treatment plants

Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory

Infections caused by drug-resistant bacteria are a global public health threat causing serious illness and even death. Strains of the bacterium Enterococcus faecium (E. faecium) are generally harmless in healthy people, but can be pathogenic in immunocompromised or severely ill patients.

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22-Mar-2019 12:05 PM EDT
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Article ID: 710043

First of its Kind Statistics on Pregnant Women in U.S. Prisons

Johns Hopkins Medicine

In what is believed to be a first-of-its-kind systematic look at pregnancy frequency and outcomes among imprisoned U.S. women, researchers from Johns Hopkins Medicine say almost 1,400 pregnant women were admitted to 22 U.S. state and all federal prisons in a recent year. They also found that most of the prison pregnancies — over 90 percent — ended in live births with no maternal deaths.

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21-Mar-2019 4:00 PM EDT
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Article ID: 709917

Media Advisory: First of its Kind Stats on Pregnant Women in U.S. Prisons Tele-Briefing

Johns Hopkins Medicine

A telebriefing will be held to discuss findings from a first-of-its-kind report on pregnancy statistics of incarcerated women.

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20-Mar-2019 9:00 AM EDT
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Article ID: 710046

Improving TB Treatment—and Survival—in the World’s Poorest Places

Rutgers University-New Brunswick

Tuberculosis researcher Christopher Vinnard of Rutgers’ Public Health Research Institute is developing a urine test that can pinpoint—easily and resourcefully—the effectiveness of patients’ TB treatment dosages. This new test would be more accessible to clinicians in low-income countries.

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21-Mar-2019 2:15 PM EDT
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Article ID: 710026

Naltrexone Implant Helps HIV Patients with Opioid Dependence Adhere to Medications, Prevent Relapse

Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

A new study, published this month in Lancet HIV by Penn Medicine researchers, shows that a naltrexone implant placed under the skin was more effective at helping HIV-positive patients with an opioid addiction reduce relapse and have better HIV-related outcomes compared to the oral drug.

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21-Mar-2019 12:00 PM EDT
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Article ID: 709810

Study Shows Alarming Increases of Firearm Deaths in U.S. School-age Children

Florida Atlantic University

From 1999 to 2017, 38,942 U.S. children ages 5 to 18 years old were killed by firearms, averaging more than 2,000 deaths a year. In 2017 alone, 2,462 school-age children were killed by firearms compared to 144 police officers and 1,000 active military worldwide who died in the line of duty. The study finds significant increases that began with an epidemic in 2009, followed by another one in 2014. Each of these epidemics has continued through 2017.

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19-Mar-2019 10:00 AM EDT
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Article ID: 709710

Analyzing a Facebook-Fueled Anti-Vaccination Attack: ‘It’s Not All About Autism’

Health Sciences at the University of Pittsburgh

Social media has given those espousing anti-vaccination sentiments an effective medium to spread their message. An analysis of a viral Facebook campaign against a pediatric practice reveals that anti-vaccination arguments center around four distinct themes that can appeal to diverse audiences.

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18-Mar-2019 8:30 AM EDT

Article ID: 709954

Drinking hot tea linked with elevated risk of esophageal cancer

Wiley

Previous studies have revealed a link between hot tea drinking and risk of esophageal cancer, but until now, no study has examined this association using prospectively and objectively measured tea drinking temperature. A new International Journal of Cancer study achieved this by following 50,045 individuals aged 40 to 75 years for a median of 10 years.

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20-Mar-2019 12:05 PM EDT

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