The novel combination treatment is indicated for patients with chronic hepatitis C virus (HCV) genotype 1 infection, including cirrhosis.
Stronger improvement in the immune response was seen in frail senior patients living in nursing homes who received a high-dose flu vaccine.
Metformin treatment correlated with significant reduction in energy intake.
Multiple cause methodologies were used to illustrate HIV/AIDS and hepatitis C infection rates in Massachusetts.
No significant difference in heart health benefit was found between patients who practiced yoga compared with patients who walked for exercise.
The decreasing popularity of tanning salons may be a contributing factor to the drop of emergency care visits because of overexposure to UV radiation.
Younger patients received either incorrect or no information regarding sexual activity after an acute myocardial infarction.
Researchers found no association between patients with clinician-diagnosed migraines and invasive breast cancer.
The Syphilis Health Check test can now be performed by untrained health-care workers in a variety of nontraditional laboratory settings.
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted marketing of the EnLite Neonatal TREC Kit, the first FDA-cleared test to screen for severe combined immunodeficiency (SCID) in newborns.
Opioids such as morphine and oxycodone were drugs most often involved in potentially dangerous drug interactions.
The PLAC test for Lp-PLA2 Activity is intended for patients without a prior history of cardiovascular disease.
Patients who sporadically used heroin had lower CD4 counts compared with patients who frequently reported heroin use.
Colonic propionate may aid in appetite suppression in overweight adult patients.
Patients who were born of Asian parents in a single generation in Australia had an increased risk of peanut allergy.
Women without hormone-dependent disease benefited most in study
Primary-care providers should offer educational materials and genetic counseling to families of newborns with positive results for sickle cell trait.
Prior to the new ruling, cruise lines were immune from medical malpractice lawsuits. Passengers had to sue medical personnel personally.
Currently, California allows up to $250K in noneconomic damages in medical malpractice suits.
CDC officials are urging the public to get the flu vaccine even though it may not be as effective against the mutated H3N2 strain.
The pill is still the most popular birth control method of choice.
The additional types of human papillomavirus cause about 20% of cervical cancers and weren't covered by prior approvals of the vaccine.
When University-authored press releases were exaggerated, often times, national news coverage of the same research would be embellished as well.
A computer-based simulation demonstrated that routine ultrasounds for patients with dense breasts may not be worth the costs of supplemental examination.
A new software program that combines, stores, and rearranges patient and provider information was linked to positive disease control.
The estrogen-like chemical bisphenol A (BPA) has previously been linked to obesity, respiratory issues and behavior problems in children.
Hospitals that implemented a formalized antibiotic stewardship program saw an overall reduction in antibiotic use.
But benefits of cholesterol-lowering drugs outweigh risks, researcher says
Although women who took low-dose aspirin saw a small reduction of CVD and colorectal cancer risk, the risk of gastrointestinal bleeding increased.
Patients who ran more than 15.3 miles per week had a 40% reduced risk of dying from Alzheimer disease.
Even though this year's vaccine does not directly protect against the most widely circulated H3N2 strain this year, CDC still urges clinicians to immunize patients.
Longer telomere length was found in patients who adhered to the Mediterranean diet.
More than 50% of survey respondents reported cancer warning signs, but only 2% considered cancer as a possible cause.
Adiposity and lipid outcomes improved in 15% of obesity prevention programs aimed at children.
Most progress occurred in 2013, when 35,000 fewer patients died in United States hospitals.
Fall-prevention advice may help reduce the risk of injuries at home amongst toddlers.
A vaccine that targets the MAM-A protein demonstrated a 50% halt of disease progression after one year.
New guidelines for irritable bowel syndrome treatment have been released by the American Gastroenterological Association.
The American College of Emergency Physicians has issued another list of five tests and procedures that should be questioned before use.
Maintaining systolic blood pressure at less than 150 mmHG is adequate for preventing hypertension in older adults.
Patient-matched treatments did not demonstrate better outcomes at seven weeks or 12 months compared with unmatched treatments.
A new study indicated that older patients with predialysis chronic kidney disease should take statins.
The rate of diabetes decreased for up to seven years after bariatric surgery for obese patients.
Senior patients who jogged at least 30 minutes three times a week were less likely to have age-related physical decline.
The combined lifetime risk for hip, forearm, and vertebral fractures that will require clinical attention is approximately 40%.
Restaurants that are part of a chain of 20 or more locations doing business under the same name will have to have list calorie content.
Expanding the use of advance practice clinicians such as NPs and PAs may alleviate primary-care provider shortages.
Profilins are complete food allergens in food-allergic patient populations that are exposed to high levels of grass pollen.
Significant positive associations between sugar-sweetened beverage consumption and type 2 diabetes risk was found in Europe and the United States.
Statin therapy for patients with cardiovascular disease, diabetes, or high cholesterol levels is recommended.
Due to a lack of pediatric dermatologists, primary-care clinicians are handling the influx of children with atopic dermatitis.
Inappropriate antibiotic selection more likely a result of demands than with a lack of familiarity with guideline recommendations.
Compared with paper towels, jet air and warm air dryers in public restrooms had higher bacteria levels.
There is not enough evidence to support vitamin D deficiency screenings said the USPSTF in a final recommendation statement.
Are women in positions of power more likely to be depressed?
More research needs to be done in order to demonstrate the effectiveness of interventions designed to improve patient adherence to prescribed medications.
Adults born to women who were overweight before pregnancy may be more likely to die from cardiovascular disease.
Patients who had mentally stimulating jobs appeared to retain sharper thinking even years after retirement.
Hydrocodone bitartrate is difficult to crush, break, or dissolve, making it resistant to abuse.
In 2012,the cost of prediabetes was $44 billion, while the cost of undiagnosed diabetes was $33 billion.
Small but statistically significant improvements in adherence were seen among intervention participants.
The number of hospital visits for COPD has increased by 88,000 from 2001 to 2012.
Compared with patients without chronic pain, opioid users had higher risks of injuries and toxicity/poisoning resulting in hospital inpatient admissions.
Gene variants linked to vitamin levels didn't affect cardiovascular-related mortality.
Compared with patients who kept smoking, the risk of dying was still 34% lower among quitters who did not gain weight.
Men who ate more trans fat demonstrated notably worse performance on the word memory test.
The incidence of deep fungal infections has risen with the increase of biologic treatment in psoriasis patients.
Since 1999, the number of medical malpractice lawsuits filed in Wisconsin has fallen by more than 50%.
Of the 4824 patients who experienced abusive head trauma in 2009, 334 died within 30 days of the trauma.
Poisoning by caffeine can occur at levels higher than 400 mg a day in adults, and above 100 mg a day in teens.
Potassium-containing additives were listed in the ingredients in 63% of sodium-reduced products and 25% of non-reduced products.
Catastrophizing and fear-avoidance beliefs may be linked to poor treatment outcomes in those with low back pain.
More regulation could stop young Americans from picking up the deadly habit.
Treatment-related discomfort, swelling helped by the approaches in two studies.
Having female sex partner with HPV puts men at greater risk for contracting HPV type responsible for throat cancers.
Increasing omega-3 PUFA concentrations reduced cigarette cravings even after intervention.
Rate of preterm delivery, low birth weights did not vary dramatically between the vaccinated and the unvaccinated.
Combination simeprevir and sofosbuvir has been approved by the FDA for treatment of chronic genotype 1 hepatitis C.
CMS announced it has drafted a reimbursement proposal to cover annual computed tomography (CT) scans for high-risk patients.
All subjects successfully self-administered treatment at Week 1, without critical use-related hazards.
HHS released details on how patient information can be shared during a public-health emergency.
Screening elderly patients for heart failure and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease can increase detection.
Nearly 15% of school-aged children with food allergies have had an allergic reaction at school.
Despite noteworthy progress, the United States rate of preterm births is one of the highest among wealthy nations.
Majority of patients reporting penicillin allergy showed no evidence in skin tests.
A phase II study of the combination of lorcaserin and phentermine showed no increased serotonergic effects and increased weight loss.
Patients in Tennessee aged less than two years experienced about 1,300 fewer pneumonia hospitalizations annually in 2011 and 2012.
The Obama administration has asked for over $6 billion to help combat the Ebola epidemic in West Africa and strengthen protection in the United States.
The ballot initiative requiring the drug testing of clinicians and raising of malpractice caps in California has been struck down.
CDC notes that more than half of cervical cancer cases occur among women never or rarely screened
Of the 140 million American adults advised for weight-loss treatment, 83% could be considered for pharmacotherapy.
Patients with non-obstructive coronary artery disease were about 2 to 4.5 times more likely to have suffered an MI or died with no apparent CAD.
Researchers suggest improving self-management support and delivery system design to increase patients' adherence to COPD interventions.
The only significant factor in the recurrence of genital warts was marital status.
In black patients and those with chronic kidney disease, the risk of major bleeding was especially high.
Being overweight or obese increased the risk for ER-negative and progesterone receptor-positive breast tumors among postmenopausal women.
Men acted more quickly when they developed cardiovascular symptoms than women.
The risk of any bone fracture increased 16% in women who drank three or more glasses daily, and the risk of a broken hip increased 60%.
Perceived swallowing difficulties and overnight denture-wearing were independently associated with an approximately 2.3-fold higher risk of pneumonia.
Stenting carries no risk of nerve damage and is associated with a lower risk for heart attack than is endarterectomy.