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Concerns over Zika virus growing rapidly

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has issued additional travel warnings for pregnant women as the Zika virus outbreak continues. Initially, the CDC listed 14 countries, but they just added eight more countries in South America, the Caribbean and Polynesia....

source: By Joan Spitrey
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High blood pressure, particularly in middle age, might open the door to dementia, the American Heart Association warns in a new scientific statement. Dementia affects some 30 million to 40 million people worldwide. That number is expected to triple by 2050, as the world's...

source: HealthDay News

Human clinicians made a correct diagnosis more than twice as often as 23 commonly used symptom-checker apps in a head-to-head comparison. The research, published in JAMA Internal Medicine, builds on a previous evaluation of symptom-checker...

source: FireceHealthcare

Total alcohol abstinence remains the cornerstone of treatment for patients with alcoholic liver disease (ALD), and a combination of psychosocial interventions, pharmacologic therapy, and medical management is the most effective management...

source: The Clinical Advisor

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved a quadrivalent formulation of Flublok influenza vaccine (Protein Sciences). Flublok Quadrivalent contains the three strains found in trivalent Flublok plus an additional B strain. Compared to other quadrivalent influenza...

source: Monthly Prescribing Reference

The use of technology-based strategies for engaging patients was limited within practice-based research networks, despite evidence that they improve knowledge and decrease decisional conflict, according to data published in the...

source: Healio

Crohn's disease is notoriously difficult to treat due to the course and severity of the disease varying from one case to another. Research by University of North Carolina School of Medicine has discovered two subtypes of the disease...

source: Medical News Today


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