Reappearance of Victorian Era Diseases Highlight Importance of Clinical Laboratory Vigilance

As admissions for scarlet fever, whooping cough, scurvy, and other “Dickensian Era” diseases rise, medical laboratories must continue to consider uncommon causes when performing tests and providing data to physicians developing treatment plans Resurgence in once-rare diseases and conditions in both the United Kingdom and the United States highlight the importance of recognizing the unlikely […]
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President Trump signed an Executive Order on June 14, 2019, directing federal agencies to terminate a large number of current federal advisory committees that advise agencies on everything ranging from research priorities to public health, environmental, security, and economic policy. The Executive Order on Evaluating and Improving the Utility of Federal Advisory Committees instructs agencies and departments to “evaluate the need” for each of their current advisory committees, whether established by a congressional statute, by the President, or by the head of the agency under the Federal Advisory Committee Act...
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On June 19, 2019, the United States House of Representative voted 226-203 to pass a spending package for fiscal year (FY) 2020. The “minibus” combines four appropriations bills, including Defense, Energy and Water, Labor-Health and Human Services-Education, and State-Foreign Operations. The National Institutes of Health, the largest funder of medical research, would receive $41.1 billion in FY 2020, an increase of $2 billion over the FY 2019 enacted level. The Department of Energy’s Office of Science would receive $ 6.87 billion, an increase of $285 million or 4.3 percent above the FY 2019 level and $1.3...
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Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue announced on June 13, 2019, that the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) will relocate its research agencies — the National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) and the Economic Research Service (ERS) — from Washington, DC, to the Kansas City Region, six weeks after announcing its top three choices for the move. The specific location of the offices is yet to be identified. “Following a rigorous site selection process, the Kansas City Region provides a win-win - maximizing our mission function by putting taxpayer savings into programmatic outputs and providing affo...
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The National Park Service (NPS) is planning for the 10th annual celebration of National Fossil Day, which will take place on October 16, 2019. National Fossil Day is a nationwide celebration that will include paleontology activities planned by partner organizations across the United States. AIBS has partnered with the National Park Service to promote the event. NPS and National Fossil Day partners are sponsoring an art contest as a part of the celebration. The contest theme is “Extinct Giants and Survivors of the Last Ice Age.” For details about participating, go to: https://www.nps.gov/subjects/fossilday/art-...
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[Premium Times] The Nigerian government has hosted 16 Nigerians recently honoured by the United States President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) for their contributions to the control of the HIV epidemic in Nigeria.
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Archaeological dig will be first at building where thousands of Wellington ’s men were treatedA group of 25 British and Dutch military veterans are to join the first excavation of the main field hospital established by the Duke of Wellington during the Battle of Waterloo.The former soldiers, sailors and RAF personnel will work with archaeologists, led by Prof Tony Pollard of Glasgow University, to explore the farm buildings of Mont-St-Jean, where thousands of wounded soldiers received primitive first aid as shot and shell rained down on them.Continue reading...
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It ’s a myth that environmental regulations stifle economic productivity. Harmful chemicals cost the US $340bn a yearThe Trump administration has argued that environmental regulations hold back economic productivity. Yet history suggests that the opposite is the case.Look at phasing out lead in gasoline. To this day, the US receives a $200bn annual economic stimulus package each year because lead levels in children plummeted when the US Environmental Protection Agency moved to protect children.Continue reading...
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United States Medical Licensing Examination | Invitational Conference on USMLE Scoring The United States Medical Licensing Examination (USMLE) assesses a physician's ability to apply knowledge, concepts, and principles, and to demonstrate fundamental patient-centered skills, that are important in health and disease. www.usmle.org The link above has detailed recommendations on USMLE Pass/Fail issue by the decision makers. Here is a direct link to the report... They recommended changing USMLE to Pass/Fail https://www.usmle.org/pdfs/incus/incus_summa...
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Conclusions: The percentage of patients utilizing opioid prescriptions after ankle fracture surgery is much lower than expected, suggesting that routine prescriptions given after ankle fracture surgery and other smaller orthopaedic procedures are not likely to be contributing to the epidemic.
Source: Current Orthopaedic Practice - Category: Orthopaedics Tags: Original Research Source Type: research
Hip fractures are one of the most common major orthopaedic injuries in the United States, with an incidence that is growing with the aging population. These fractures vary significantly in anatomy, pathogenesis, and treatment. Orthopaedists must be able to carefully distinguish between femoral neck, intertrochanteric, and subtrochanteric femoral fractures because diagnosis is essential in guiding treatment. The extent of complex decision-making and management is often underappreciated in this diverse group of fractures. In this review, the relevant background, anatomy, and current treatment considerations essential to opti...
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