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Oral health has been neglected worldwide

Oral diseases, including tooth decay, gum disease and oral cancers, affect almost half of the world's population, yet oral health continues to be isolated from traditional healthcare and health policies around the world, experts have warned. This issu ...

Centinel Spine receives IDE approval for cervical total disc replacement devices

Centinel Spine LLC announced it received investigational device approval from the FDA to begin a two-level clinical trial for its prodisc C anterior cervical total disc devices: prodisc C Vivo and prodisc C SK. ...

Best, brightest in GI to gather in Hollywood for GI Outlook

DOWNERS GROVE, Ill. — As the pace of change in U.S. health care continues to accelerate, gastroenterology physicians and practice managers must proactively seek the best strategies and approaches to run their practices most effectively. The American Societ ...

Depression linked to increased IBD activity

Researchers found that depression was independently associated with greater inflammatory bowel disease, or IBD, activity, and that less positive cognitive bias in emotional recognition partially mediated the effects of disease activity on depression. The r ...

Discordant themes exist in skin cancer assessment outcomes among physicians, patients

Areas of disagreement between patients and physicians on skin cancer-related outcomes include patient fear of the unknown, recurrence and empowering patients to make treatment choices, according to researchers in Dermatologic Surgery. “The shift from a phy ...

Uveal melanoma patient registry planned

Immunocore and Pulse Infoframe announced a partnership to support a global patient registry in uveal melanoma, according to a press release. Institutions from the United States, the United Kingdom and Australia will participate in the registry, which will ...

Dental, optometric access bill introduced in House

Legislation that targets health and vision plan abuses and is backed by the American Optometric Association and the American Dental Association was introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives. The bill is intended to counter abusive practices in the fe ...

NHS boss: Tax bills could mean 'loss of 60 doctors'

Doctors' refusal to work overtime is the issue, its chief executive warns. ...

Time for bold action to quell Ebola outbreak in DRC

Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus was wise to reconvene the emergency committee for the third time to review the Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, or DRC. Again, the committee did not vote to declare a Public Health Emergency of Internat ...

with Niraj C. Patel, MD, MS

Although subspecialization training encompassing two fellowships is almost unheard of, this experience is where I began my journey in infectious disease clinical practice. As a fourth-year medical student rotating on the pediatric infectious disease servic ...

Tick-borne Powassan virus spreads in US

Cases of Powassan virus disease, a potentially fatal tick-borne illness for which there is no vaccine or treatment, have increased in recent years in the United States, with infections reported from an increasing number of states. Powassan virus can cause ...

The midget piranha: N. fowleri

Primary amebic meningoencephalitis, or PAM, caused by Naegleria fowleri is a rare disease, fortunately. However, it will undoubtedly increase in frequency because of global warming. The usually fatal infection is caused by the free-living ameba, N. fowleri ...

Should HAV vaccination be recommended for all adults?

men who have sex with men. Infectious Disease News asked Kelly L. Moore, MD, MPH, a preventive ...

Nasal decolonization: potential mupirocin alternatives for SSI prevention

Staphylococcus aureus nasal carriage is a proven risk factor for the development of staphylococcal surgical site infections, or SSIs. S. aureus infections are associated with increased length of hospital stays, increased mortality and higher costs of medic ...

HAV outbreaks prompt robust public health response

Much attention has been paid to hepatitis B and C viruses, as is evident from public health programs and the drug development pipeline. But three other hepatitis viruses also cause disease in humans: hepatitis A, D and E. HAV, especially, has been a cause ...

Concurrent NASH drives a ‘second hit’ to the liver in patients with HBV

Recent study data showed that concomitant chronic hepatitis B and nonalcoholic steatohepatitis were significantly more likely to lead to advanced fibrosis and liver-related outcomes including mortality compared with chronic hepatitis B alone. “The metaboli ...

Premature adrenarche unlikely to confer cardiometabolic risk in women

Decreased insulin sensitivity observed in a cohort of women with premature adrenarche in childhood is likely associated with increased central adiposity and not prepubertal factors, according to a case-control analysis published in the Journal of the Endoc ...

Corporate report: Report on the Global Ministerial Mental Health Summit 2018

A summary of the first Global Ministerial Mental Health Summit, which was held in London in 2018. ...

Recent in-depth features from Endocrine Today

Each month in its cover story, Endocrine Today offers comprehensive reporting on issues or interest to practicing endocrinologists, diabetes educators and other clinicians. Find stories from this year below and others by clicking Current Issues on the ribb ...

Primary tendon repair superior to physiotherapy in long-term treatment of small-to-medium rotator cuff tears

According to a study with a 10-year follow-up, tendon repair yielded superior results compared with physiotherapy in the treatment of small- and medium-sized rotator cuff tears. “This study presents for the first time long-term results from a comparison be ...