CDC: Syphilis Cases Rising Among Gay, Bisexual Men
The number of cases of syphilis in
the United States jumped 10 percent from 2012 to 2013, with gay
and bisexual men accounting for 75 percent of the increase,
U.S. health officials reported Tuesday.
Digital Self-Scheduling Set to Increase Considerably by 2019
Digital self-scheduling is set to
increase considerably in the next five years, according to a
report published by Accenture.
Fatal Case of Legionnaires' in Infant Following Water Birth
A Texas infant has died from
Legionnaires' disease after being born in a whirlpool tub. The
report of the infant's death appears in the January 2015 issue
of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's
Emerging Infectious Diseases.
FDA: New System Targets Pathogens in Donated Blood Plasma
A new system designed to reduce
pathogens in donated blood plasma and reduce the risk of
transfusion-transmitted infections has been approved by the
U.S. Food and Drug Administration.
Hospital Staff Say 'Crisis Mode' Obstructs Communication
Staff members who perceive a work
climate of crisis mode in their hospital units say that it
leads to problems in exchanging patient information, according
to research published online Dec. 10 in the Journal of
Hypoglycemia Ups Cardio Events, Mortality for Insulin-Treated
For insulin-treated patients with
type 1 and type 2 diabetes, hypoglycemia is associated with
increased risk of cardiovascular events and all-cause
mortality, according to a study published online Dec. 9 in
Internal Carotid Artery Tear Seen in Child After Roller-Coaster Ride
Frequenting roller-coaster rides
may lead to intimal tears within the cervical internal carotid
artery, according to a case report published online Nov. 26 in
Low Risk of Malignancy for Small Complex Adnexal Masses
For older women with small complex
adnexal masses, the overall risk of malignancy is low,
according to a study published in the December issue of the
American Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology.
Low-Glycemic Index Diet Does Not Improve CV Risk Factors
Low-glycemic index diets may not
improve cardiovascular risk factors such as insulin
sensitivity, lipid levels, and systolic blood pressure,
according to research reported in the Dec. 17 issue of the
Journal of the American Medical Association.
Outcomes Best for Early Enrollment in Cardiac Rehab
Early enrollment may improve
outcomes in cardiac rehabilitation, according to research
published in the Dec. 15 issue of The American Journal of
Over 50 FDA-Approved Meds Can Help Battle Ebola Infection
A screening test has identified
more than 50 U.S. Food and Drug Administration-approved
medications that could be helpful in treating people with
Ebola, researchers report. The study was published online Dec.
17 in Emerging Microbes and Infections.
Preeclampsia Prediction Similar, Modest With Two Algorithms
Two algorithms offer similar and
modest performance for predicting preeclampsia in nulliparous
women at 11 to 13 weeks of gestation, according to a study
published online Dec. 4 in BJOG: An International Journal of
Obstetrics & Gynaecology.