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Birth Defects Linked with UTI Antibiotics during Pregnancy

The antibiotics trimethoprim-sulfamethoxazole ( Bactrim ) and nitrofurantoin ( Macrobid ) have been linked to a small risk for birth defects in pregnant women when given in the first trimester. According to a report from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, despite the risk, many pregnant women are still getting these antibiotics. The study report was published in the  Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report

Introduction of BPCI Advanced Model for Physicians

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announced the introduction of the Bundled Payments for Care Improvement Advanced (BPCI Advanced) model for physicians and other healthcare professionals to try to increase their Medicare reimbursement with an initiative centred on bundling pay for episodes of care, such as a major joint replacement.

42 Million Protein Molecules In A Simple Cell; Scientists Reveal

Researchers from the University of Toronto's Donnelly Centre for Cellular and Biomolecular Research, they revealed that there are some 42 million protein molecules in a simple cell. Analyzing data from almost two dozen large studies of protein abundance in yeast cells, the team could produce for the first-time reliable estimates for the number of molecules for each protein. The study published in the journal Cell Systems.