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Experts Warn of Health Threats From Climate Change

February 17, 2017. 8:00 PM EST. Additional 250,000 deaths/year projected from heat stress, malnutrition, infectious diseases Read article

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IDSA: New Treatment Offers Promise for Complicated UTIs

November 01, 2016 Meropenem-vaborbactam effective against carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae

IDSA: Measles Complication SSPE More Common Than Thought

October 28, 2016 Clinicians to be aware of subacute sclerosing panencephalitis

IDSA: Experimental Rx May Be Option in Drug-Resistant HIV

October 28, 2016 'This is potentially a lifesaving therapy,' researcher says

ISDA: U.S. Prevalence of Immunosuppression 2.7 Percent

October 28, 2016 Prevalence ranged from 1.8 to 3.1 percent; highest among women, whites, those aged 50 to 59 years

IDSA: Cranberry Capsules Don’t Appear to Help Prevent UTIs

October 28, 2016 In female nursing home residents, no significant effect on bacteriuria plus pyuria over one year

Levosimendan Doesn’t Prevent Acute Organ Dysfunction

October 07, 2016 Drug also tied to lower odds of successful weaning from mechanical ventilation in adults with sepsis

Empirical Micafungin Treatment Doesn’t Improve Survival

October 06, 2016 No increase in invasive fungal infection-free survival for ICU-acquired sepsis, Candida colonization

Hydrocortisone Doesn’t Cut Risk of Septic Shock in Sepsis

October 05, 2016 Among adults with severe sepsis not in septic shock, no reduction in septic shock with hydrocortisone

CDC: Higher Levels of Resistance Seen in Gonorrhea Treatment

September 22, 2016 First cluster of cases to show increased resistance to both azithromycin and ceftriaxone

Sound-Based Therapy Can Reduce Blood Pressure, Ease Migraine

September 19, 2016 Sound therapy balances brain signals, researcher says

Consistent Use of Monthly Vaginal Ring Protects Against HIV

July 19, 2016 African study shows women who use dapivirine ring consistently cut their risk of infection

Early Initiation of ART Cuts HIV-1 Infection in Partners

July 18, 2016 Risk of genetically-linked partner infection 93 percent lower with early antiretroviral therapy

Health Care Workers’ Gloves Strong Source of Contamination

June 27, 2016 Clear evidence that gloves of health care workers contaminate hospital surfaces with bacteria

UTI Prevention Strategies Lacking in Nursing Homes

June 10, 2016 UTIs more often linked to causes other than catheter use; many facilities lack preventive measures

ERs May Be Overprescribing Antibiotics for Possible STIs

June 09, 2016 Three in four tests for gonorrhea, chlamydia came back negative