TB Cases Fall Again (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- But 2014 data show the decline in the number of new cases is slowing. (Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease)
Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease - March 19, 2015 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Can Prozac Treat EV-D68 Paralysis in Kids?
(MedPage Today) -- Researcher proposes that fluoxetine may have antiviral activity against EV-D68. (Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease)
Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease - March 16, 2015 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Lupus: Hospitalizations for Infections Continue to Rise (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Skin infections and sepsis top list (Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease)
Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease - March 4, 2015 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Nurses, Midwives, and PAs Fill Gap as Abortion Providers
(MedPage Today) -- When physician is removed does risk increase? (Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease)
Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease - March 3, 2015 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

How to Choose Best Opoid Addiction Treatment
(MedPage Today) -- The pros and cons of methadone and buprenorphine. (Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease)
Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease - March 2, 2015 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Fat, Lean Mass Grows With Raltegravir and Protease Inhibitors (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Unclear if gains are an adverse effect or signal of improved health. (Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease)
Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease - March 1, 2015 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Early ART, TB Prevention Improve HIV Outcomes (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Effects of treating HIV and preventing TB were independently beneficial in randomized trial. (Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease)
Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease - February 27, 2015 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Novel HIV Prodrug Safer Than Its Predecessor (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Investigational compound appears to overcome renal and bone issues linked to tenofovir. (Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease)
Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease - February 27, 2015 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

HIV Prevention Cuts Medical Costs (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Averting a single infection could save up to $338,000 over a lifetime. (Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease)
Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease - February 27, 2015 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

New HIV Maturation Inhibitor Shines in Pilot Study (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Potent lowering of viral load marks proof of concept. (Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease)
Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease - February 26, 2015 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Combination Antiretrovirals Prevent HIV Transmission to Babies (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- But triple therapy may also increase adverse events. (Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease)
Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease - February 25, 2015 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Weekend HIV 'Drug Holiday' Safe in Youths (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Researchers caution longer study is needed to confirm results. (Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease)
Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease - February 25, 2015 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Gel to Prevent HIV Infection Fails -- Again (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Poor adherence proves downfall for tenofovir-based treatment. (Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease)
Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease - February 25, 2015 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Studies Cement Value of HIV Prophylaxis (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Anti-HIV pills, daily or "on-demand," work just the same. (Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease)
Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease - February 25, 2015 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Ebola on Stage at Retrovirus Conference
(MedPage Today) -- Attendees at Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections will learn how West Africa epidemic affects HIV care. (Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease)
Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease - February 20, 2015 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Best Medical Apps Reviewed on iMedicalApps Last Week
(MedPage Today) -- These are the interesting medical apps that were reviewed by the iMedicalApps physician team recently (Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease)
Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease - February 16, 2015 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Warmth + Sugar = Less Vaccination Pain for Babies (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Sweet, warm approach mimics nurses' care. (Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease)
Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease - February 16, 2015 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Tweet of the Week: Love is in the Air ... Achoo!
(MedPage Today) -- This week's tweets are Valentine's Day inspired. (Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease)
Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease - February 13, 2015 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Picking Noses for Pleasure? That's Improbable!
(MedPage Today) -- Also, a study of Pepto-Bismol in diarrhea and a love of loo. (Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease)
Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease - February 7, 2015 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Tweet of the Week: Explaining Vaccines to the Public
(MedPage Today) -- Penn and Teller take on the vaccines-cause-autism canard. (Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease)
Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease - February 6, 2015 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Ordinary Politics: Continuing the Health Reform War by Other Means
(MedPage Today) -- A look at some possible Obamacare compromises that both sides could live with. (Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease)
Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease - February 6, 2015 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

CDC: HIV Killing Fewer Blacks (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Disparities in mortality persist but the gaps are narrowing. (Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease)
Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease - February 6, 2015 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Attitudes Affected Outcome in HIV Prevention Trial (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Adherence low because of fears about HIV and the drugs intended to prevent it. (Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease)
Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease - February 5, 2015 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

FDA Approves Single-Pill HIV Combo
(MedPage Today) -- Green light follows OK for drugs given in separate pills. (Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease)
Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease - February 2, 2015 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Consider Caribbean Virus Before Treating RA (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Chikungunya is spreading, and bringing persistent arthritis with it. (Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease)
Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease - January 23, 2015 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Look for CMV in Kids With Lupus (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Persistent fever is a clue to possible cytomegalovirus infection. (Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease)
Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease - January 20, 2015 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

CDC: Most Nosocomial Infections Fall
(MedPage Today) -- Progress seen at national level, though more mixed in state-by-state analysis. (Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease)
Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease - January 14, 2015 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Ebola Diary: On the Ground in Sierra Leone, Part 3
(MedPage Today) -- Third installment in a CDC fellow's account of her experiences tracking the spread of the Ebola virus in West Africa. (Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease)
Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease - January 6, 2015 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Year in Review: HIV-AIDS
(MedPage Today) -- Tragedy in the skies overshadowed AIDS conference. (Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease)
Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease - December 30, 2014 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

FDA Moves to Ease MSM Blood Donation Ban
(MedPage Today) -- At least some men who have had sex with men may soon be allowed to give blood. (Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease)
Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease - December 23, 2014 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

FDA OKs New Infection Drugs
(MedPage Today) -- Antibacterial and anti-flu products add to weapons against disease. (Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease)
Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease - December 22, 2014 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Side Effects Strike Third of Arthritic Kids on Biologics
(MedPage Today) -- Anti-TNF agents a concern in juvenile idiopathic arthritis, study shows. (Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease)
Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease - December 22, 2014 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Listeriosis Deaths Linked to Caramel Apples
(MedPage Today) -- Outbreak affects 28 people in 10 states, the CDC says. (Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease)
Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease - December 19, 2014 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Friday Feedback: Do We Need a Surgeon General?
(MedPage Today) -- Experts weigh in on the newest "nation's doctor" and what should be his agenda for the country's health. (Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease)
Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease - December 19, 2014 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Popularity of Outpatient Surgery Centers Leads to Questions About Safety
(MedPage Today) -- Joan Rivers' death triggers uptick in questions. (Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease)
Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease - December 18, 2014 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Few States Score Well on Infection Readiness
(MedPage Today) -- "Troubling and persistent" flaws laid bare by Ebola crisis. (Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease)
Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease - December 18, 2014 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Men Still Drive STD Increases
(MedPage Today) -- Overall picture mixed in CDC report on sexually transmitted diseases. (Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease)
Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease - December 16, 2014 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Make the Diagnosis: Growth on palate but no pain
(MedPage Today) -- A 21 year-old HIV-positive male presented with a discolored lobulated growth on his hard palate. He denied pain, but reported that it was causing difficult mastication. What is the most likely diagnosis? (Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease)
Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease - December 15, 2014 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

The Week Ahead: Obamacare Deadline and a Little Ho-Ho-Ho from BMJ
(MedPage Today) -- Individuals who want to start the new year with health insurance Obamacare face a Monday deadline. (Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease)
Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease - December 15, 2014 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

PodMed: A Medical News Roundup From Johns Hopkins (with audio)
(MedPage Today) -- This week's topics include healthcare disparities in the U.S. population, progesterone and traumatic brain injury, PD1 inhibitors and cancer, and a new type of blood thinner. (Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease)
Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease - December 13, 2014 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Mumps Checks NHL Players
(MedPage Today) -- Outbreak affects nine players on three teams. (Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease)
Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease - December 12, 2014 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Morning Break: Merck's Big Antibiotic Bet, Ebola Czar to Exit
(MedPage Today) -- Health news and commentary from around the Web, gathered by the MedPage Today staff. (Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease)
Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease - December 9, 2014 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Does Flu Vaccine Reduce Kids’ ED Visits?
(MedPage Today) -- Vaccination rates have increased, but influenza-related emergency department visits have too. (Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease)
Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease - December 8, 2014 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

CDC: Severe Flu Season Possible
(MedPage Today) -- Vaccine mismatch contributes to increased risk. (Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease)
Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease - December 4, 2014 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

From Polio to Plague: Don't Forget Other Bugs
(MedPage Today) -- Ebola isn't the only pathogen causing outbreaks around the world. (Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease)
Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease - November 25, 2014 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Progress Seen in Ebola Epidemic (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- But CDC cautions that the trends could change direction. (Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease)
Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease - November 24, 2014 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Pneumococcal Vax May Benefit SLE Patients
(MedPage Today) -- Lung infection risk a serious issue in lupus. (Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease)
Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease - November 18, 2014 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

HCV Combo Potent in HIV Co-Infection
(MedPage Today) -- Outcome adds to evidence that hepatitis C/HIV patients can be treated effectively. (Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease)
Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease - November 12, 2014 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

EBOLA: CDC Stockpiling Protective Gear
(MedPage Today) -- Kits would be used if hospitals run short. (Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease)
Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease - November 8, 2014 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

GOP Governor Wins Lower Some Medicaid Expansion Chances
(MedPage Today) -- Expansion possibilities shrink in Florida, Georgia, Wisconsin, Maine, and Kansas. (Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease)
Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease - November 7, 2014 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news