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Opioid use increases risk of invasive pneumococcal disease

Opioid use increases risk of invasive pneumococcal disease

The risk of invasive pneumococcal disease is correlated with the prescription opioid use.

Hepatitis B infection prevention: ACIP updated recommendations

The Work Group who authored the new recommendations was made up of professionals from academic medicine, federal and state public health agencies, and medical societies.

Once daily glecaprevir-pibrentasvir treats HCV genotype 1,3

Once daily glecaprevir-pibrentasvir for 8 or 12 weeks successfully treated HCV genotype 1 and 3.

Opinion

Nurse practitioner treatment of hepatitis C in primary care

Hepatitis C treatment improves outcomes and experiences for patient and provider.

The flu vaccine's influence on public health

Improving influenza vaccination rates will require a much greater commitment to preventative public health to change public perception of the importance and efficacy of flu vaccination.

Treatment for cutaneous abscesses

Antibiotics do not always need to be used for cutaneous abscesses, but the condition must be evaluated on a case-by-case basis to make a final decision regarding the appropriate course of treatment for any individual.

Clinical Features

The race to develop a universal influenza vaccine

The race to develop a universal influenza vaccine

NIH's National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases is researching ways to develop a universal influenza vaccine against multiple strains.

The flu pandemic of 1918: 100 years later

The flu pandemic of 1918: 100 years later

In 1918, between 50 and 100 million people are thought to have died from the great influenza pandemic, representing as much as 5% of the world's population.

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