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Format: 2014-10-30
Format: 2014-10-30

HCW exposure to rabies required conservative approach for PEP

30 Oct 2014
Rabies poses a significant concern for health care workers who are treating patients with rabies, and comprehensive risk screening, counseling and timely post-exposure prophylaxis when necessary...

VIDEO: No hugs for Ebola volunteers

30 Oct 2014
The United Nations is appealing for thousands of healthcare workers to volunteer to help in the countries worst affected by Ebola.

Threat of Lawsuit Could Test Maine’s Quarantine Policy

30 Oct 2014
Kaci Hickox, a nurse who treated Ebola patients in Africa, said she would go to court if she is not freed by Thursday, heightening a debate on how to balance public health and public fears.

Spine health market likely to grow in the future

30 Oct 2014
PHILADELPHIA — Spine disease is an untapped sector of biotechnology and one of the biggest markets in the United States, according to data presented here at the Philadelphia Spine Research Symposium...

VIDEO: 'Drug abuse should be a health issue'

30 Oct 2014
The Liberal Democrat minister responsible for tackling drug use, Norman Baker, says the government should look at drug abuse as a health issue.

$4.3 million NIH grant awarded to explore HIV in brain cells

30 Oct 2014
A $4.3 million grant from the National Institute of Mental Health will fund three research projects investigating HIV residing in brain cells despite conventional antiviral treatments, according to...

Study highlights need for reduced availability of indoor tanning on college campuses

29 Oct 2014
Addressing the availability of indoor tanning facilities on and near college campuses is a crucial target for public health, according to researchers.Using a sample of the top 125 colleges and...

Symposium focuses on consideration of obesity as a disease state

29 Oct 2014
BOSTON — In this video, Caroline M. Apovian, MD, professor of medicine at Boston University School of Medicine and director of the Nutrition and Weight Management Research Center at Boston Medical...

Ebola Slowing in Liberia, W.H.O. Says, but International Support Is Still Necessary

30 Oct 2014
The World Health Organization’s assistant director general said there had been a decline in burials in the West African nation and no increases in confirmed cases.

'No clear winner' between RYGB, gastric banding

29 Oct 2014
Patients who underwent laparoscopic bariatric surgery lost more weight with Roux-en-Y gastric bypass than adjustable gastric banding but had a higher risk for short-term complications and long-term...

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