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World-first trial shows benefits of finding and treating undiagnosed asthma and COPD

Finding and treating people with undiagnosed asthma or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) improved their health and reduced their health care visits for respiratory symptoms in the year after diagnosis, according ...

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Hospitals caring for diverse patient populations found to have higher mechanical ventilation mortality

The odds of death for patients receiving mechanical ventilation for pneumonia or sepsis increase along with the diversity of hospitals' patient populations, suggesting more systemic factors such as lack of resources and income ...

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More leptospirosis cases occur after floods, study shows

A recent study, published by researchers at the Faculty of ITC in the International Journal of Health Geographics, has shown that flooding leads to increased leptospirosis cases.

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Quality improvement initiative boosts early HPV vaccine rates

A multipronged primary care quality improvement initiative increases early human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine initiation across racial/ethnic, sociodemographic, insurance, and geographic groups, according to a study presented ...

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FDA approves first self-test collection kit for HPV

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved a kit that will allow women to collect their own vaginal sample for HPV screening, a move that could increase early detection in those at risk for cervical cancer.

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Researchers find microplastics in canine and human testicular tissue

University of New Mexico researchers have detected significant concentrations of microplastics in the testicular tissue of both humans and dogs, adding to growing concern about their possible effect on human reproductive ...