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Over 1,000 Monitored After Measles Exposure in AZ Children's Hospital

Due to potential measles exposure at the Phoenix Children's East Valley Center in Arizona, 200 children are currently being monitored by state health officials in an effort to contain the outbreak that has been traced back to several Disney Parks in California. This bring the total number of patients being monitored in Arizona to 1,000.

Review: Diagnosis, Treatment of C. difficile in Adults

A review in the Journal of the American Medical Association reviewed 116 studies on diagnostic testing and treatment of Clostridium difficile infections (CDIs) in adults 18 years of age and older.

Oscillococcinum: A Homeopathic Alternative for Flu?

Given the recent news that this year's influenza vaccine has low effectiveness against circulating influenza A (H3N2) viruses, patients may be looking for alternatives like homeopathic medicine to help combat the flu.

Five-Fold VTE Risk Seen with Corticosteroids for IBD

Newly released study results suggest that corticosteroid therapy is associated with a nearly five-fold increase of venous venous thromboembolism (VTE) in patients with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) compared to treatment with a biologic agent.

Nutrition Plays Key Role in Mental Health, Argues Study

A new international collaboration published in The Lancet Psychiatry is encouraging the fields of psychiatry and public health to recognize the relationships between diet quality, potential nutritional deficiencies, and mental health.

Single Access Heart Pump OK'd for Right Heart Support

Abiomed announced that the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved the Impella Right Percutaneous System under a Humanitarian Device Exemption (HDE).

New BP Guidelines Could Save Up to 13,000 Lives Per Year

Investing in treatment strategies would yield both health and economic benefits, researcher says

"Pricey" Placebo Works Better Than Cheaper One in Parkinson's Study

Parkinson's patients given fake drugs fared better on 'more expensive' medication

Promising Results for Experimental Ebola Vaccine

Vaccine works against Zaire strain of Ebola currently circulating in West Africa

Chemicals Found in Household Items, Personal Care Products Linked to Earlier Menopause

Association with higher exposures to organic pollutants in household items, environment