Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Guidelines updated for treatment of sexually transmitted infections

(HealthDay)—Guidelines for the treatment of people with or at risk for sexually transmitted infections (STIs) have been updated, according to a report published in the July 23 issue of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control ...

Cardiology

New recommendations for popliteal artery aneurysms

(HealthDay)—In a clinical practice guideline issued by the Society for Vascular Surgery (SVS) and published in the Journal of Vascular Surgery, recommendations are presented for the medical management of popliteal artery ...

Obstetrics & gynaecology

Study challenges recommended wait time between pregnancies

New Curtin University-led research has called into question existing health advice that mothers wait a minimum of two years after giving birth to become pregnant again, in order to reduce the risk of adverse pregnancy outcomes, ...

Oncology & Cancer

Updated recommendations for managing hereditary breast cancer

(HealthDay)—One year of adjuvant olaparib should be offered to patients with high-risk early-stage human epidermal growth factor receptor 2 (HER2)-negative breast cancer and germline BRCA mutations after completion of (neo)adjuvant ...

Arthritis & Rheumatism

Unifying terminology for difficult-to-treat rheumatoid arthritis

Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is an inflammatory autoimmune disease that causes pain, swelling and stiffness in the joints. It can also cause fatigue, and the underlying inflammation may affect other body systems. A significant ...

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