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Nearly One In Five Tibetan Refugee School Children Have Tuberculosis Infection

In a tuberculosis screening and treatment initiative covering the entire population of Tibetan refugee schoolchildren in northern India, a team directed by researchers at Johns Hopkins Medicine and the University of Wisconsin says it has found not only a startlingly high prevalence of TB disease and infection but also a potentially workable strategy to eliminate the disease in a large, high-risk group.

Early Postpartum Initiation Of Opioids With Persistent Use

Vanderbilt researchers have published findings indicating that regardless of whether a woman delivers a child by cesarean section or by vaginal birth if they fill prescriptions for opioid pain medications early in the postpartum period, they are at increased risk of developing persistent opioid use.

Study: Cannabidiol May Worsen Glaucoma

One of the most commonly proposed uses of medical marijuana is to treat glaucoma. But a study from researchers at Indiana University has found that a significant chemical component in the substance appears to worsen the primary underpinning of the disease: a rise in pressure inside the eye.