The number of states reporting high influenza-like illness activity have expanded sharply across the United States to include New York City and nine states, up from just two states during the previous flu report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). New York State is getting hit particularly hard. Influenza cases in the state have risen by 72% during the past week, Governor Andrew Cuomo announced in a statement on December 27.
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One in three people living with HIV in Vietnam remain undiagnosed, according to recent estimates. New strategies and models of HIV testing are urgently needed to reach undiagnosed populations and help them enroll in antiretroviral therapy (ART), in Vietnam and throughout the world.
Hospitalized patients with uncomplicated blood infections may only need 7 days of antibiotics instead of the standard 14-day course, according to a study published online in Clinical Infectious Diseases.
According to the National Cancer Institute, patients diagnosed with non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) between the years 1995 and 2001 had 15 percent chance of being alive 5 years later. For patients with stage IV disease, describing cancer that has spread to distant sites beyond the original tumor, that statistic drops to 2 percent. Now to University of Colorado Cancer Center study published in the Journal of Thoracic Oncology tells a much more optimistic story.
Professional athletes in the National Basketball Association may score fewer points and snag fewer rebounds the day after late-night activity on Twitter, a new study suggests. Sleep researchers studied game performance to understand how late-night social media use and sleep deprivation might affect occupational and physical performance the following day.
If quitting smoking is one of your New Year's resolutions, you might want to consider cutting back on your drinking, too. New research has found that heavy drinkers who are trying to stop smoking may find that their alcohol use can also help them quit their daily smoking habit. Heavy drinkers' nicotine metabolite ratio-a biomarker that indicates how quickly a person's body metabolizes nicotine-reduced as they cut back on their drinking .
In an editorial published in CNS Spectrums , Jay Avasarala, MD, Ph.D., takes the research community to task for its lack of presentation in Phase III clinical trials for drugs to treat Multiple Sclerosis (MS).
The European Medicines Agency's (EMA's) Committee for Medicinal Products for Human Use (CHMP) recommended marketing authorization for a hybrid tobramycin nebulizer solution ( Tobramycin PARI, PARI Pharma GmbH) for chronic pulmonary infection from Pseudomonas aeruginosa in patients aged 6 years and older with cystic fibrosis More information on the marketing authorization is available on the EMA website.
Movies, the theater and other cultural events can help you fight the blues as you age. And the more you go, the less depressed you'll be, new research suggests. The British study showed that older folks can cut their depression risk by 32 percent simply by going to cultural activities every few months. And if they go at least once a month, their risk appears to drop by a whopping 48 percent.
Increasing evidence suggests that being an individual type of risk of developing type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease, likely through a combination of poor diet, erratic eating patterns, and irregular sleeping hours, say European researchers.
Progress in fighting Democratic Republic of Congo's Ebola outbreak, the second worst ever, will be reversed if fighting continues around the disease hotspots of Beni and Butembo, the head of the World Health Organization (WHO) said.
Physicians can play an important role during in-flight medical emergencies and can help prevent them through patient education, according to a review. "I recommend that any healthcare provider should feel comfortable providing medical assistance on board and know that resources such as the ground-based medical experts at UPMC are available to provide specific recommendations to the flight crew and healthcare volunteers," Dr. Christian Martin-Gill.