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Public Health Emergency Declared in IN Following HIV Outbreak

The Governor of Indiana has declared a public health emergency in Scott County due to an HIV outbreak that has become an epidemic.

Study: Hospital Readmissions, Length of Stay Greater for C. diff Patients

Patients with Clostridium difficile infection (CDI) are twice as likely to be readmitted to the hospital compared to patients without this infection, according to a new research.

Does the Aviation Industry Need Better Mental Health Screening?

The intentional crash of a Germanwings jetliner by a co-pilot on Tuesday has raised concerns about screening for mental illness in the aviation industry, but experts state that rates of suicide and suicide-homicide are extremely low and that screening may not prevent all deaths.

National Strategy to Fight Superbugs Released by the White House

The White House has released a comprehensive national strategy that identifies necessary action steps for key Federal departments and agencies to combat the rise of antibiotic-resistant bacteria.

Gene Mutation May Explain Severe Flu in Healthy Children

A rare genetic mutation may explain why a small number of otherwise healthy children require hospitalization for severe influenza disease, reports a new case study appearing in the journal Science.

What Clinicians Need to Know About Chikungunya in the U.S.

The mosquito-borne alphavirus chikungunya virus is predicted to soon spread to the United States from areas like the Caribbean, Central America, Mexico, and South America but treatment options are limited, reports a review article in the New England Journal of Medicine.

Elderly Patients May Be Better Off With Available Older Donor Kidneys

Older patients who need a kidney transplant are better off receiving an available organ from an older deceased donor rather than waiting for one from a younger donor, according to a new study.

Study Recommends Discontinuing Statins for Terminally Ill Patients

Discontinuing the use of cholesterol-lowering statins in terminally ill patients may improve their quality of life, according to a new study.

Most Young Pediatricians in Survey Satisfied With First Jobs

For pediatricians, most first jobs meet career goals and desired responsibilities, according to a new study.

Laparoscopic, Abdominal Hysterectomy for Fibroid Tumors Compared in Study

Laparoscopic hysterectomy with morcellation is associated with better outcomes than abdominal hysterectomy for women with presumed fibroid tumors, according to new research.