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First Known Zika Infection in U.S. Resident Traveling from Costa Rica

A description of the first known case of Zika virus in a U.S. resident returning from Costa Rica has been released in the Annals of Internal Medicine.

Are NSAIDs Really Better Than Placebo for Chronic Low Back Pain?

A recent Cochrane review has shown that non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) were more effective than placebo regarding pain intensity and disability in chronic back pain but the magnitude of the effects was small.

Survey Shows Many MDD Patients Still Experience Symptoms At Least Weekly

Results from a new survey suggest that significant gaps exist in the treatment for adults in the U.S. with major depressive disorder (MDD).

HIV Study Compares Maraviroc Regimen to Tenofovir/Emtricitabine Regimen

The two-drug regimen of maraviroc + darunavir/ritonavir proved inferior to the three-drug regimen of tenofovir/emtricitabine + darunavir/ritonavir in antiretroviral-naive adults with HIV-1 infection, study authors reported in the journal AIDS.

Spate of Avian (H7N9) Influenza Infections Confirmed in Chinese Hospital

A hospital cluster of avian influenza A (H7N9) infection has been identified, according to a letter to the editor published in the February 11 issue of the New England Journal of Medicine.

Results Released for 40 Year Dementia Study

The incidence of dementia decreased over three decades among participants in the Framingham Heart Study, according to research published in the February 11 issue of the New England Journal of Medicine.

Efficacy of Gastric Bypasses Assessed Among Age Groups

Gastric bypass surgery is associated with improved long-term survival for patients at all ages above 35 years, according to a study published online in JAMA Surgery.

CDC Urges Greater Treatment for Suspected Influenza

Following reports of severe influenza illness, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is encouraging rapid antiviral treatment for very ill and high-risk patients with suspected influenza.

Ketogenic Diet Evaluated for Reducing Seizure Frequency in Children

The high-fat, low-carb ketogenic diet (KD) may provide positive effects for child epilepsy patients.

Can Cola Help Manage an Erlotinib-PPI Drug Interaction?

Taking erlotinib with cola resulted in a clinically relevant and statistically significant increase in erlotinib bioavailability during esomeprazole treatment, findings from a study published in the Journal of Clinical Oncology, showed.