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Article ID: 708526

Chemical added to consumer products impairs response to antibiotic treatment

Washington University in St. Louis

Grocery store aisles are stocked with products that promise to kill bacteria. However, new research from Washington University in St. Louis finds that a chemical that is supposed to kill bacteria is actually making them stronger and more capable of surviving antibiotic treatment.

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22-Feb-2019 9:40 AM EST
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Article ID: 708158

Study looks at seasonal and geographic trends in syphilis

PLOS

Much of the public health impact of syphilis revolves around its impact on fetuses and neonates through the mother-to-child transmission of the disease. Researchers reporting in PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases have now analyzed temporal and demographic patterns in gestational syphilis (GS) and mother-to-child-transmission (MTCT) of syphilis.

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15-Feb-2019 10:05 AM EST
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    21-Feb-2019 10:00 AM EST

Article ID: 708338

Unnecessary testing for UTIs cut by nearly half

Washington University in St. Louis

Over-testing for urinary tract infections (UTIs) leads to unnecessary antibiotic use, which spreads antibiotic resistance. Infectious disease specialists at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis made changes to hospital procedures that cut urine tests by nearly half without compromising doctors’ abilities to detect UTIs.

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19-Feb-2019 4:05 PM EST
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Article ID: 708393

District Court Acts on Evidence Countering Military HIV Policy

Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA)

A District Court injunction preventing the military discharge of two Air Force members living with HIV was responsive to medical evidence and reflected important recognition of advances in treatment for HIV, as well as of the abilities of people with the virus to enjoy productive healthy lives.

Released:
21-Feb-2019 8:50 AM EST

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Article ID: 707508

Rehabilitation May Improve Significant Functional Declines in People with West Nile Neuro-Invasive Disease

Association of Academic Physiatrists (AAP)

People with West Nile neuro-invasive disease, a severe and systemic illness caused by infection with the mosquito-borne West Nile virus, can have significant functional and cognitive declines and may benefit from individualized, brain injury-specific rehabilitation as a cornerstone of their recovery.

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18-Feb-2019 6:00 AM EST
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Article ID: 708299

Mayo Clinic researchers review modern cases of leprosy

Mayo Clinic

Leprosy has a history that has spanned centuries and societies across the globe. Yet, it continues to be a problem — even in the modern era. Sufferers from the chronic and infectious skin disease still face the social stigma and lack of medical care that people have endured since the origins of the disease itself. Although leprosy can be treated, the World Health Organization reported 216,108 cases in 2016, with some of these patients seeking treatment at Mayo Clinic's Rochester campus.

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19-Feb-2019 12:05 PM EST
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Article ID: 708184

Tracking Cholera in a Drop of Blood

University of Utah Health

A multi-institutional, international team of researchers has developed a method that identifies individuals recently infected with Vibrio cholerae O1. The results of the study are available online in the February 20 issue of the journal Science Translational Medicine.

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18-Feb-2019 2:00 PM EST
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Article ID: 708220

New Tool For Tracking Cholera Outbreaks Could Make It Easier to Detect and Stop Deadly Epidemics

Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

Algorithms using data from antibody signatures in peoples’ blood may enable scientists to assess the size of cholera outbreaks and identify hotspots of cholera transmission more accurately than ever, according to a study led by scientists at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.

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18-Feb-2019 10:45 AM EST
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Article ID: 708321

Yale Cancer Center researchers combine targeted therapies to fight head and neck cancers

Yale Cancer Center

Yale Cancer Center researchers have identified a potential therapy that combines two types of molecularly targeted drugs to produce a synergistic effect against head and neck cancer.

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19-Feb-2019 2:20 PM EST

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