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The New York Times' Well blog reports on a study in the Journal of Endodontics that is 9 year longitudinal study on hospitalizations due to periapical abcesses. According to the study, between 2000 and 2009, "a total of 61,439 hospitalizations were primarily attributed to periapical abscesses in the...
NPR's "shots" blog reports that a new study shows that the faster a patient receive intravenous thrombolysis for a stroke, the less brain damage they suffer. The study revealed that "people treated with a clotbusting drug [such as alteplase] within 90 minutes of having symptoms of a stroke had excellent...
An article in the CDC's Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report says that a drug for the treatment of infections from free-living amoeba (FLA) is now available from the CDC. According to the CDC, these infections include, "primary amebic meningoencephalitis caused by Naegleria fowleri and granulomatous...