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Most Toddlers Getting Vaccines, But Second Doses Lagging

Most Toddlers Getting Vaccines, But Second Doses Lagging

More than 90% of children 19-35 months of age are getting the vaccines that prevent measles, mumps, and rubella, polio, hepatitis B, and varicella, but booster shots and second doses lagging for 2-year-olds.

Ebola Outbreak Could Infect Over 20,000 People, U.N. Says

Ebola Outbreak Could Infect Over 20,000 People, U.N. Says

The deadly Ebola outbreak hitting four West African nations could eventually infect more than 20,000 people, the World Health Organization announced.

Physician Turnover Rate Stable, But Highest Since 2005

Physician Turnover Rate Stable, But Highest Since 2005

For the second year running, physician turnover remains at the highest rate since 2005, according to a new report.

Ethical Dilemmas Common Among Doctors

Ethical Dilemmas Common Among Doctors

For physicians trying to balance various financial and time pressures, ethical dilemmas are common.

Autism-Vaccine Study Pulled Amid Concerns

Autism-Vaccine Study Pulled Amid Concerns

A study published earlier this month has been removed from the website due to concerns regarding the validity of the study conclusions on vaccines and autism.

Spironolactone After Heart Failure: Assessing 30-Day Outcomes

Spironolactone After Heart Failure: Assessing 30-Day Outcomes

Research indicates that spironolactone may reduce rehospitalizations and 30-day mortality in patients with acute heart failure (AHF).

Lab-Created Antibiotic Could be New Superbug Weapon

Lab-Created Antibiotic Could be New Superbug Weapon

Researchers at Rice University have created a synthetic version of the fungus-derived antibiotic viridicatumtoxin B that could one day fight serious infections without contributing to antibiotic resistance.

Budesonide for Crohn's Disease: Once Daily vs. 3 Times Daily Dosing

A new study details a trial comparing budesonide 9mg once-daily to budesonide 3mg three-times daily in patients with mild-to-moderately active ileocolonic Crohn's disease.

Report: Acute Renal Failure After Excessive Energy-Drink Consumption

Report: Acute Renal Failure After Excessive Energy-Drink Consumption

Although acute kidney injury has rarely been tied to energy drink consumption, a case report discusses the possibility of such a link in a 40-year old man who presented with acute renal failure.

Depression in Cancer Patients Often Untreated

Depression in Cancer Patients Often Untreated

Patients with cancer and depression frequently do not receive effective treatment, but an integrated program is effective in patients with cancer, specifically lung cancer.