Month: July 2022

Authorities have identified Burkholderia pseudomallei in U.S. environmental samples “for the first time.” The bacteria can cause the infectious disease known as melioidosis or Whitmore’s disease. Health officials tested samples after two “unrelated individuals” in the Gulf Coast region of the southern U.S. fell ill with melioidosis on two separate occasions — one in July 2020 and
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While infants exposed to opioids during their mother’s pregnancy have been linked to adverse health outcomes, a new study at the University of Missouri has found prenatal opioid exposure could trigger long-term neurological or behavioral effects later in a child’s life. The key is the opioid’s impact on the developing fetus’ gut microbiome – a
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The 24-hour news cycle is just as important to medicine as it is to politics, finance, or sports. At MedPage Today, new information is posted daily, but keeping up can be a challenge. As an aid for our readers, here is a 10-question quiz based on the news of the week. Topics include the signs
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Dr. Yuanjie Mao has led a study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) Oncology looking at the correlation between daily insulin dose and cancer incidence (the number of new cases) among patients with type 1 diabetes, finding that higher insulin dose is positively associated with cancer incidence and that the association
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While time management and efficiency are key for maximizing productivity, learning how to maintain intense focus for prolonged periods of time is equally important. Start by using the 80/20 Rule. Find the 20% of elements in your life that are leading to 80% of the distractions. Spend five minutes and list out 20 of your
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Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. Evusheld (AstraZeneca), a medication used to prevent SARS-CoV-2 infection in patients at high risk, has problems, namely, supplies of the potentially lifesaving drug outweigh demand. At least 7 million people who are immunocompromised could benefit from it, as could many others
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San Francisco became the first major US city to declare a local health emergency on monkeypox in an effort to strengthen the city’s preparedness and response amid high demand for the vaccine. The declaration, which goes into effect Monday, is a legal action that allows city departments to mobilize and coordinate more effectively, Mayor London
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Past decompensation in alcohol-associated hepatitis may be linked with worse survival following liver transplantation, but it’s not all bad news, according to a retrospective study. Traditionally, patients with alcoholic liver disease were asked to be alcohol free for 6 months before consideration for a liver transplantation. In recent years, there’s been a loosening of that
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