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Counseling recommended for mixed HIV status couples planning conception

HIV+ men should be aware of the need for virologic suppression.

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  • The Lancet Infectious Diseases
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Invasive aspergillosis in HIV

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CDC: insufficient evidence to raise HIV screening frequency in MSM

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  • Univadis Medical News
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ECDC calls for increased hepatitis B and C testing

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Blood donation criteria in England revised

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  • Univadis Medical News
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Brain damage reversed in a drowned toddler

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Responding to terror attacks: training manual being developed for doctors in Europe

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Are you meeting stethoscope hygiene standards?

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Watchdog opens investigation into European Medicines Agency

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  • International Medical Press

Calorie reduction next step in childhood obesity plan

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  • International Medical Press

Third of trainee GPs plan to leave NHS within 6 months

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  • International Medical Press

Proposed cuts to sexual health services deemed ‘unsafe’

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  • International Medical Press

Government to cover rising GP indemnity fees

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Type 2 diabetes in children on the rise

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UKSTSG training report gets mixed response

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  • Clinical Essentials from Neurology
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Myasthenia gravis: SQ immunoglobulin quells exacerbations

Self-administered injection shows promise in phase 3 trial.

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Patient participation in hand hygiene initiatives should not be seen as a threat
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Patient participation in hand hygiene initiatives should not be seen as a threat

Almost half of physicians feel patients should not be offering reminders to perform hand hygiene.

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  • Clinical Essentials from Neurology
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Rituximab shows benefit in anti-MuSK myasthenia gravis

Data from a multicenter blinded prospective review.

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  • Clinical Essentials from Aliment Pharmacol Ther
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Zoster vaccine may be safe for IBD patients on anti-TNF drugs

No cases in a 189-patient retrospective study.

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Neuroaminidase inhibitors remain safe for influenza treatment and prophylaxis, says EU expert group
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Neuroaminidase inhibitors remain safe for influenza treatment and prophylaxis, says EU expert group

The antivirals oseltamivir and zanamivir should continue to be stockpiled in advance of potential influenza pandemics, says ECDC.

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  • Clinical Essentials from N Engl J Med
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Nasal influenza vaccine: poor efficacy repeated in 2015-2016

Strain changed for 2015-2016 because of lack of effectiveness in young children.

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  • Clinical Essentials from AIDS
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HIV disease, not treatment, tied to congenital defects

ARV-untreated pregnant women have a higher risk for major congenital malformations.

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  • Clinical Essentials from Obstet Gynecol
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Vertical transmission of HIV does not increase with advancing gestational age

Women with low viral loads can be delivered at or after 40 wk gestation without increased morbidity.

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  • Clinical Essentials from Arthritis Care Res
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RA risk by job

Four occupations are associated with increased risk.

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  • Clinical Essentials from Osteoporos Int
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Pediatric Crohn's: don’t blame all musculoskeletal problems on steroids

Newly diagnosed children have already lost bone and muscle.

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  • Clinical Essentials from Vaccine
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Pediatric CAP cases with high bacterial infection values drop after PCV13 introduction

Overall decline in CAP cases continues.

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  • Clinical Essentials from BMC Neurol
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MS: immunosuppressants tied to sharply higher cancer risk

Risk was 11-fold higher in exposed vs nonexposed patients.

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NHS launches an ambitious PrEP implementation trial for HIV prevention
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NHS launches an ambitious PrEP implementation trial for HIV prevention

First enrolments to begin in September.

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  • Clinical Essentials from Vaccine
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Nasal influenza vaccine: how did last season’s problems influence pediatric uptake?

Perceived effectiveness, ease of administration are main factors in vaccination decisions.

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