HIV & AIDS

New HIV infections remained stable in U.S. from 2013 to 2017

From 2013 to 2017, the number of new HIV infections remained stable, and only 18.1 percent of the 1.2 million people with indications for pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) had been prescribed the medication in 2018, according ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Some progress made in slowing antibiotic resistance-linked deaths

(HealthDay)—Progress has been made in slowing antibiotic resistance-associated deaths, but more than 2.8 million antibiotic-resistant infections occur each year in the United States, according to a report published by the ...

Medications

Beware probiotics in ICU patients

It's become common for patients in the intensive care unit (ICU), both children and adults, to receive probiotics. Often, they are started at home to counteract diarrhea caused by antibiotics. There is also interest in using ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Do I have the flu or not?

A person has all the signs of flu: fever, chills, cough, headache and fatigue. But just because the signs are there, it's not a foregone conclusion that flu is the cause as there are other viruses and illnesses with shared ...

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