Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Drug-resistant TB cured with new approaches in post-war DRC

A high proportion of multidrug-resistant tuberculosis (TB) cases can be cured in conflict-affected communities with molecular diagnostics, shorter treatment periods and socioeconomic incentives, according to the results of ...

Obstetrics & gynaecology

New study explores why women use marijuana during pregnancy

Marijuana use during pregnancy has doubled in the last decade to become the illicit substance most commonly used by pregnant women. A new study from the University of Pittsburgh explores the attitudes of marijuana-using mothers-to-be.

Medical economics

Physician burnout tied to ability to address social needs

(HealthDay)—Improving clinic capacity to respond to patients' social needs may reduce primary care physician burnout, according to a study published in the January-February issue of the Journal of the American Board of ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Protecting those on the frontline from Ebola

In a world where we can travel the globe by jet, diseases that were once thought to plague faraway places can now strike close to home.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Explainer: Why Congo's Ebola outbreak still going strong

The Ebola outbreak in eastern Congo, the second deadliest in history, marks six months on Friday and is moving toward the major border city of Goma, a development that would greatly complicate any hope of stopping the virus' ...

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