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Morning Break: Plan B for Obamacare? Tweeting Cancer Cures; Wide Awake Surgery
(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 - March 27, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Does More Cigarettes Sold Mean More Smokers?
(MedPage Today) -- The CDC reports increase in sales (Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease)
Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease - March 27, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Morning Break: Still No Healthcare Deal; Califf ' s New Gig
(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 - March 23, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Morning Break: AHCA Tweaked; ' The Talk ' with Oldsters; More Drug Ads
(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 - March 21, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Doc Groups Join to Spread the Word on Climate Change
(MedPage Today) -- May face uphill battle as it tries to lobby White House, Congress (Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease)
Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease - March 17, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

This Week in Zika: Expanded Zika Risk Area in South Florida
(MedPage Today) -- Also, research continues on Zika ' s persistence in semen (Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease)
Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease - March 17, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Biomarker Opens New Door in HIV Cure Research (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Molecule could be first step to eradicating virus ' reservoir ' (Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease)
Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease - March 16, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

White House Budget Request Whacks HHS by 18%
(MedPage Today) -- Medical groups alarmed by proposed cutbacks (Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease)
Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease - March 16, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

This Week in Zika: Large Increase in U.S. Birth Defects Observed
(MedPage Today) -- Also, 26 more species of mosquitoes could transmit Zika (Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease)
Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease - March 4, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Antivirals for Expectant Moms Did Not Harm Babies (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Neuraminidase inhibitors not tied to increased risks of adverse outcomes (Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease)
Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease - February 28, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

This Week in Zika: Vaccine Possible in 2018
(MedPage Today) -- Also, more research into Zika ' s full spectrum of effects on kids needed (Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease)
Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease - February 25, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Infection Rates High in Kids with SLE (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Highest rates seen in those with lupus nephritis (Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease)
Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease - February 23, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Morning Break: Planned Parenthood Reprieve; Bad Hospital Design; Longer Life
(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 - February 22, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Novel Treatment Promising for Resistant HIV (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Monoclonal antibody suppresses virus in patients lacking treatment options (Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease)
Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease - February 20, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

HIV Vaccine Shows ' Positive Signal ' in Small Study (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Five of 13 patients control virus without drugs (Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease)
Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease - February 17, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Prednisone Attenuates IRIS in TB-HIV (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Trial suggests use of the steroid with TB treatment reduces risk of complications (Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease)
Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease - February 17, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Antibiotic Prophylaxis Cuts STI Rates (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Marked reduction in syphilis and chlamydia in high-risk men (Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease)
Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease - February 17, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

TB Immune Response in Children May Predict Later Disease (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Higher QFT values meant higher incidence of TB disease (Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease)
Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease - February 16, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Oral PrEP Trumps Abnormal Vaginal Biota (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Flora composition makes no difference in effectiveness (Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease)
Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease - February 16, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

TB Prophylaxis Cuts Mortality in HIV Patients
(MedPage Today) -- Study adds to evidence in favor of prevention (Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease)
Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease - February 16, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

New NNRTI Promising for HIV Suppression (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Novel agent also offered better lipid profile (Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease)
Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease - February 16, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

IDSA Video Conference Reporter: CROI 2017
(MedPage Today) -- Watch all our exclusive comments from study authors and discussants at CROI 2017 (Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease)
Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease - February 15, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Treatment of HIV-Infected Neonates Suppresses Virus (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Some babies appear free of infection (Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease)
Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease - February 15, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Study: Zika ' s Persistence in Body Fluids Surprisingly Long (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Prolonged time to clearance may influence diagnosis, prevention (Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease)
Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease - February 15, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Flag Football Has Higher Youth Injury Rates
(MedPage Today) -- But comparison to tackle leagues hampered by study limitations (Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease)
Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease - February 14, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

New Integrase Inhibitor Matches Existing HIV Tx (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Once-daily bictegravir was highly potent and well tolerated in phase II study (Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease)
Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease - February 14, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

2-Drug Combination Holds HIV in Check (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Well-treated patients switched to dolutegravir plus rilpivirine maintain suppression (Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease)
Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease - February 14, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Infections in Lupus: Do Meds Contribute? (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Steroids and immunosuppressants risky; antimalarials benefit (Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease)
Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease - February 14, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Morning Break: Advice for Dr. Price; Anti-Vaxxers Have a Moment; $89K Price Tag for New MD Drug
(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 - February 13, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Senate Confirms Rep. Tom Price, MD
(MedPage Today) -- Dems object, but cannot stop GOP (Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease)
Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease - February 10, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Morning Break: Docs Sue over Immigration Ban; Solanezumab ' s Last Gasp?
(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 - February 2, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Antimicrobial Stewardship Standard In Play: Pharmacy Practice News Report
(MedPage Today) -- Also, an innovative med management program saves millions (Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease)
Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease - February 2, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Zika: What Do We Know a Year Later?
(MedPage Today) -- SMFM session offers recap; also, more recent Zika research (Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease)
Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease - January 30, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Sepsis Guideline Aims to Build on Past Progress (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- More specific fluid-resuscitation, antibiotic advice (Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease)
Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease - January 23, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Heater-Cooler Infections: Incidence Most Likely Underreported
(MedPage Today) -- ' We ' ve only begun to scratch the surface ' (Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease)
Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease - January 23, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Rapid Sepsis Assessment Highly Accurate Outside ICU (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- qSOFA good predictor of poor outcomes in ED setting (Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease)
Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease - January 17, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Tonsillectomy Improves Short-Term Health, Sleep Outcomes in Kids (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- But firm diagnosis called essential before procedure is indicated (Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease)
Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease - January 17, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

This Week in Zika: Expert Panel Backs Link to Birth Defects
(MedPage Today) -- Also, entomologists say large-scale outbreak unlikely in U.S. (Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease)
Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease - January 6, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Morning Break: Obamacare or Trumpcare? Top Doc Pay Is $335k
(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 - January 5, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

OB-GYNs: Stick with CDC Zika Guidelines
(MedPage Today) -- Special SMFM session clarifies role of serial ultrasound, amniocentesis (Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease)
Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease - December 30, 2016 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

OB/GYNs Reflect on the Year of Zika
(MedPage Today) -- Learning curves, travel awareness shaped practice (Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease)
Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease - December 30, 2016 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Women Uncertain About Giving Up Annual Cervical Ca Screening (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Patients, docs need better education about screening intervals (Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease)
Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease - December 23, 2016 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

PodMed: A Medical News Roundup From Johns Hopkins (with audio)
(MedPage Today) -- This week ' s topics include the benefits of the Mediterranean diet, choice of underwear color, aging wine, and keeping Brussels sprouts green. (Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease)
Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease - December 23, 2016 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

CV Risk Calculator ' Adequate ' For HIV Patients
(MedPage Today) -- HIV-specific factors didn ' t improve on prediction (Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease)
Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease - December 22, 2016 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Morning Break: Swish, Spit to Kill Gonorrhea; Hot Dogs and Asthma; $$$ for Old Drugs
(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 21, 2016 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Bacterial ' Sabotage ' Drives Cystic Fibrosis Inflammation (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Inhibiting Cif enzyme could be novel treatment for CF (Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease)
Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease - December 18, 2016 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Decision Algorithm Cuts Number of PICU Blood Cultures (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Outcomes no worse except for slightly longer ICU stays (Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease)
Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease - December 13, 2016 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Dirty Money: That ' s Improbable!
(MedPage Today) -- Also, what do a chair and your personality have in common? (Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease)
Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease - December 10, 2016 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Does Fetus Promote Mom ' s Persistent Zika Infection?
(MedPage Today) -- Fetus may act as a ' reservoir ' for the virus (Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease)
Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease - December 7, 2016 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

HIV-Positive Patients Fit for Autologous Cell Transplant (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Cell subsets that define immune recovery merge over time (Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease)
Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease - December 6, 2016 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news