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Jury out on anti-arryhthmics for cardiac arrest

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – There is no conclusive evidence that anti-arryhthmic drugs extend overall survival after cardiac arrest, the authors of a new research review conclude. These medications are standard treatment for cardiac arrest patients, but...

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One less rabies vaccine dose recommended for post-exposure prophylaxis

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) and the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommend reducing the number of doses of rabies vaccine given for...

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Discolored sputum shouldn’t equal antibiotic prescription

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – Doctors shouldn’t rely on sputum color when deciding whether to prescribe antibiotics to cough patients, according to a new study in the European Respiratory Journal. Researchers led by Dr. Christopher Butler of...