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'Superbug' surfaces at UCLA — What you need to know

According to recent reports, UCLA's Ronald Reagan Medical Center in Los Angeles has potentially infected nearly 180 patients with the "superbug" known as carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae, or CRE. UCLA has traced the source of the spread to duodenoscopes that are used...

source: By Joan Spitrey
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Diabetes is an epidemic that affects both individuals who suffer from the disease and the overall economy. As with many chronic conditions, the toll is not only financial but also emotional. Coping with the rigors of routine monitoring, blood tests and medical visits can...

source: By Karen R. Thomas

Over time, patients with advanced kidney disease have been starting dialysis progressively earlier in the course of their disease, likely because doctors are embracing higher levels of kidney function as being appropriate for dialysis initiation. The findings come from a...

source: Medical Xpress

A new study developed at the University of Colorado School of Medicine at the Anschutz Medical Campus links the virus that causes chicken pox and shingles to a condition that inflames blood vessels on the temples and scalp in the...

source: The Medical News

Older people with systolic blood pressure lower than 140 millimeters of mercury (mm Hg) have a lower risk of stroke, revealed in a study study presented at the American Stroke Association's International Stroke Conference 2015. A report published in JAMA in 2014, advised...

source: Health News Track

The complex design of endoscopes that have been linked to a "superbug" outbreak at the UCLA Health System in California may hinder proper cleaning, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration warned on Feb. 19. The hospital system said seven patients were infected with a potentially...

source: Reuters

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is reporting on the discovery of a new virus that may have contributed to the death of a previously healthy man in eastern Kansas in late spring 2014. A CDC study details the progression of the man's illness and actions taken...

source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention


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