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Hawaii County Declares State of Emergency in Response to Dengue Outbreak

The mayor of Hawaii County (the big island) Bill Kenoi, has declared a state of emergency in order to combat a recent outbreak of dengue fever.

New Guideline on Managing Status Epilepticus Released

The American Epilepsy Society (AES) has issued a new guideline to help clinicians treat prolonged seizures in adults and children.

There's a Life-Expectancy Gap Between the U.S. and Other High-Income Countries: Here's 3 Reasons Why

A study published in JAMA indicates that injury deaths account for a large portion of the gap in life expectancy between the United States and other high-income countries.

Microbiome-Based Oral Drug Looks Promising for Recurrent C. difficile

Positive results have been released from a Phase 1b/2 trial testing the efficacy of a microbiome-based, oral therapeutic drug to treat recurrent C. difficile infection.

Is Immunotherapy Effective for Elderly Patients with Allergic Rhinitis?

According to a new study, immunotherapy for allergy sufferers reduced symptoms by 55% after 3 years and reduced the amount of medication needed for symptom relief by 64%.

CDC Enhances it's Zika Response, Moves EOC to Level 1 Activation

The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's Emergency Operations Center (EOC) is moving to Level 1 activation to enhance its response to the Zika virus outbreak.

Same Efficacy for Cognitive Behavior Therapy and Meds in MDD, Study Finds

For adults with major depressive disorder, cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) and antidepressants have similar efficacy, according to a clinical guideline published online in the Annals of Internal Medicine.

Teens Experiencing Less Severe Metabolic Syndrome in the US

For US adolescents, metabolic syndrome (MetS) severity decreased from 1999 to 2012, according to a study published online in Pediatrics.

Antidepressants Exposure Linked to Postpartum Hemorrhage

Exposure to serotonin-norepinephrine reuptake inhibitors in late pregnancy is associated with increased risk of postpartum hemorrhage, according to a study published in Obstetrics & Gynecology.

APM or Sham Surgery? Benefits to Mechanical Symptoms Examined

For adults with a degenerative medial meniscus tear, arthroscopic partial meniscectomy (APM) has no additional benefit over sham surgery for relief of knee catching or occasional locking, according to a study published online in the Annals of Internal Medicine.