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Learn how to assess, diagnose, and utilize treatment for the management of protozoan infectious diarrhea in the infant and pediatric community. Review the pathophysiology, risk factors, epidemiology and differential diagnosis, and practice treatments that...
An experimental T-Cell therapy which genetically programs a patient’s cells to fight disease is showing promise in bringing remission to leukemia patients, The New York Times reports. According to a study published in The New England Journal of...
According to The New York Times, President Obama is considering appointing an ‘Ebola czar’ to spearhead the government’s response to the virus which has made its way into the US. Schools in two states have already closed, airline...
A healthcare worker who handled a lab specimen of the US Ebola patient Thomas Eric Duncan is currently being monitored for signs of the infection on board a cruise ship in the Caribbean, CBS News reports. After experiencing symptoms of the disease, the...
According to The New York Times, the FDA has approved a pair of drugs that can slow the progression of idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis. Roche’s Esbriet and Boehringer Ingelheim’s Ofev do not cure the disease, but can slow the rate at which it...
Mike Schultz, founder, Biodapt Inc. describes the unique prosthetics he designed to serve amputee athletes, particularly for high impact sports. After losing his leg in a snowmobile race, Schultz went about creating the Moto Knee, a prosthetic, high...
Binge eating disorder (BED) is defined by eating large amounts and feeling a loss of self-control when eating. The most common eating disorder, binge eating affects roughly 3 percent of the United States. Objectives of this program include describing the...
Just one day prior to exhibiting symptoms of the Ebola virus and being placed in isolation, Amber Vinson, the Dallas nurse who tested positive for Ebola boarded a plane after visiting her family in Ohio. According to CBS News, the CDC is working to...

Public Health & Prevention

Ebola Fears Spur Travel Bans

After five US airports implemented Ebola screenings for passengers arriving from Liberia, Guinea, and Sierra Leone, other countries are taking precautionary measures to the next level says CBS News. The island of St. Lucia has banned entry to travelers...
Staff reviewers at the FDA have confirmed that Novartis‘ new psoriasis drug, secukinumab, poses no major safety issues to patients. According to Reuters, secukinumab (AIN457) is expected to lead the way in immunosuppresant therapy, a class of drugs...