A powerful method for deducing microbial relationships has been edging its way into civil and criminal investigations. But courts should proceed with caution.
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(MedPage Today) -- Here are the best mobile apps for emergency medicine physicians gleaned from a recent EMJ paper by Michelle Lin, MD, Iltifat Husain, MD, Salim Rezaie, MD, and remixed with a talk from last month's AAEM meeting by Graham Walker, MD.
(MedPage Today) -- Among U.S. Army troops with suicidal behaviors and other mental problems, large fractions reported having mental problems before they joined up, according to a large survey.
(MedPage Today) -- Use of overall survival as the primary endpoint has decreased significantly in clinical trials of advanced lung cancer, as has the magnitude of clinically relevant improvement, a review of 200 studies showed.
Findings from the now-disabled Kepler probe have been validated, quadrupling its booty of extrasolar worlds.
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(MedPage Today) -- The risk for post-vaccination fever was significantly higher in children who received trivalent inactivated influenza and pneumococcal (PCV13) vaccines together compared with children who were given either vaccine alone, researchers reported.
(MedPage Today) -- During a Monday press briefing, Sen. Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) called on Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius to overturn the FDA's approval of Zohydro, a potent hydrocodone-only opioid approved last October.
(MedPage Today) -- About 2.7 million people in the U.S., or about 1.0% of the population, have chronic hepatitis C (HCV), according to new CDC prevalence estimates for the period from 2003 through 2010.
(MedPage Today) -- A vitamin D overdose could manifest as persistent vomiting, as was the case for one woman who was given a megadose following knee surgery.
SAN DIEGO (MedPage Today) -- Anti-inflammatory plant estrogen compounds found in soy and flaxseed were associated with less asthma and allergic disease, a national observational study showed.
(MedPage Today) -- Preventive use of probiotics reduced crying, vomiting, constipation, and healthcare-related costs among infants in a placebo-controlled trial, researchers reported.
(MedPage Today) -- Transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI) has been incorporated into the updated valvular heart disease guidelines from the American Heart Association and American College of Cardiology.
(MedPage Today) -- The FDA has approved a new means of delivery for weekly exenatide (Bydureon) - a pen formulation - for patients with type 2 diabetes.
(MedPage Today) -- MedPage Today recently chatted with S. Ian Drew, MD, chief medical officer of Heritage Provider Network, to share best practices for upstart or aspiring ACOs that they learned from their experience.
SAN DIEGO (MedPage Today) -- After a child outgrows a food allergy, eosinophilic esophagitis (EoE) can emerge independently from the same trigger, a study subanalysis showed.
(MedPage Today) -- Yes, there's a code for that. To mark the forthcoming move to the ICD-10 coding system, MedPage Today is spotlighting some of those thousands of new codes that might just be getting a bit too granular.
SAN DIEGO (MedPage Today) -- A skin patch offered peanut-allergy immunotherapy without risk of systemic reactions but also with questionable efficacy, a pilot trial showed.
(MedPage Today) -- What is needed to show that accountable care organizations can save money and provide more efficient and effective care? We asked four experts in the field. They talked about what ACOs need to thrive and what we need to study about their work.