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From the Blogs: Antibiotics for Cough, PJP vs. PCP, TB-Sniffing Rats, Raw Water, and Other Quick ID Items to Ponder

Physician's First Watch - 14 hours 25 min ago
As we head into week 3 of 52 of this new year, Dr. Paul Sax poses some "quick questions" with an infectious disease theme...
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Flu Activity Widespread Across U.S., But Season May Have Peaked

Physician's First Watch - 14 hours 25 min ago
The entire continental U.S. is experiencing widespread influenza activity, the CDC reported on Friday. This is the first time in at least 13 years that...
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Early Menarche, Other Reproductive Factors Tied to Higher CV Risk in Women

Physician's First Watch - 14 hours 25 min ago
Several reproductive factors — including age at menarche — are associated with increased cardiovascular risk later in a woman's life, according to a Heart study. Researchers used...
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FDA Approves Olaparib for Patients with Metastatic Breast Cancer and BRCA Mutation

Physician's First Watch - 14 hours 25 min ago
The FDA has expanded the approval of olaparib (Lynparza) for patients with metastatic breast cancer who have a germline BRCA genetic mutation. Olaparib, a PARP...
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Your NEJM Group Today: MS Review / HIV PrEP for Women / Texas Medical Director Opportunity

Physician's First Watch - 14 hours 25 min ago
Here's what we selected for you today: NEJM Clinical Practice Center: Review: A number of interventions to modify the course of multiple sclerosis have been...
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Psoriasis Improved Following Hepatitis C Treatment

Physician's First Watch - 14 hours 25 min ago
One man's psoriasis lesions cleared following treatment for chronic hepatitis C infection with direct-acting antivirals. The case report appears in the Annals of Internal...
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Most Popular NEJM Group Feature This Week: What's Your Favorite Diagnostic Test in Infectious Diseases?

Physician's First Watch - 14 hours 25 min ago
Here's the most clicked-on item we featured from NEJM Group this week, in case you missed it the first time around: HIV and ID...
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Prescription Opioid Cough and Cold Medicines Restricted to Adult Use

Physician's First Watch - 14 hours 25 min ago
Prescription cough and cold medications containing opioids like codeine and hydrocodone will no longer be indicated for patients under age 18, the FDA announced on...
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Meta-Analysis: Acid-Suppressing Drugs in Pregnancy Tied to Higher Asthma Risk in Offspring

Physician's First Watch - 14 hours 25 min ago
Taking acid-suppressive drugs during pregnancy is associated with elevated asthma risk among offspring, according to a meta-analysis in Pediatrics. Researchers assessed eight observational...
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Your NEJM Group Today: Bloom's Taxonomy / Updated MS Diagnostic Criteria / Nebraska Emergency Department Opportunity

Physician's First Watch - 14 hours 25 min ago
Here's what we chose for you from NEJM Group today: NEJM Knowledge+ Blog: Identify. Recognize. Interpret. Distinguish. What do these words have in common? They...
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The Salk Institute and Indivumed partner to advance global cancer research

EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - Mon, 2018-01-15 21:00
(Salk Institute) Salk and Indivumed have established a strategic partnership to advance research in precision oncology and personalized medicine by utilizing the highest quality molecular and clinical data in cancer.
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Being bilingual may help autistic children

EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - Mon, 2018-01-15 21:00
(McGill University) Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) often have a hard time switching gears from one task to another. But being bilingual may actually make it a bit easier for them to do so, according to a new study which was recently published in Child Development.
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From a novel support group to a book, learning from seven widowed fathers

EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - Mon, 2018-01-15 21:00
(UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center) UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center's Donald Rosenstein, MD, and Justin Yopp, PhD, have published 'The Group: Seven Widowed Fathers Reimagine Life,' which tells the story of personal transformation through the eyes and voice of a group of widowed fathers trying to make sense of being a single parent while grieving the loss of their spouse and helping their children address the loss of a parent.
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Math can predict how cancer cells evolve

EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - Mon, 2018-01-15 21:00
(University of Waterloo) Applied mathematics can be a powerful tool in helping predict the genesis and evolution of different types of cancers, a study from the University of Waterloo has found.
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FDA grants approval for first drug to treat inherited breast cancer

News-Medical.Net Pharmaceutical News - Mon, 2018-01-15 19:01
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today expanded the approved use of Lynparza (olaparib tablets) to include the treatment of patients with certain types of breast cancer that have spread (metastasized) and whose tumors have a specific inherited (germline) genetic mutation, making it the first drug in its class (PARP inhibitor) approved to treat breast cancer, and it is the first time any drug has been approved to treat certain patients with metastatic breast cancer who have a "BRCA" gene mutation.
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An efficient approach of conjugated tetraenes from butadiene and alkynes

EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - Sun, 2018-01-14 21:00
(Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology) TUAT researchers have achieved the new synthetic route of conjugated tetraenes from inexpensive and easily available 1,3-butadiene and substituted acetylenes by a one-pot approach under mild conditions. This is the most straightforward synthetic method ever reported. This new method has been published in the ACS journal, Organometallics.
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Feinstein Institute discovers genes that repair spinal cord in fish are also in humans

EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - Sun, 2018-01-14 21:00
(Northwell Health) Northwell Health's Feinstein Institute for Medical Research Associate Professor Ona E. Bloom, PhD, along with colleagues at the Marine Biological Laboratory (MBL), published today in Scientific Reports that many of the genes that repair an injured spinal cord in a fish called the lamprey are also active in the repair of the peripheral nervous system in mammals.
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Stop the clots, spare the coagulation

EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - Sun, 2018-01-14 21:00
(Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering at Harvard) In the fight to cure thromboinflammatory diseases, one of the target molecules is thrombin, a protein that promotes inflammation and can cause blood clots. However, inhibiting thrombin too much can lead to uncontrolled bleeding, limiting the use of anti-inflammatory drugs. Now, researchers from BIDMC and the Wyss Institute have found that a class of small molecule called 'parmodulins' can reduce inflammation without compromising normal blood clotting, making parmodulins attractive candidates for new, safer drugs.
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Energy drinks can negatively impact health of youth

EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - Sun, 2018-01-14 21:00
(University of Waterloo) Over half of Canadian youth and young adults who have consumed energy drinks have experienced negative health effects as a result, according to a study from the University of Waterloo.
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New Carnegie Mellon dynamic statistical model follows gene expressions over time

EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - Sun, 2018-01-14 21:00
(Carnegie Mellon University) Published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, the model now gives researchers a tool that extends past observing static networks at a single snapshot in time, which is hugely beneficial since network data are usually dynamic.
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