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Multiple oral direct-acting antiviral regimens effectively treat HCV

FDA-approved oral direct-acting agent therapy produced high rates of safety, tolerability and efficacy for treating hepatitis C virus infection, especially for patient populations considered difficult to cure, according to research published in Annals of Internal Medicine. » Read more Source: Healio

Despite decline in mumps encephalitis, all-cause encephalitis continues to rise

Although hospital admissions for encephalitis related to measles and mumps has decreased significantly in England, the incidence of all-cause childhood encephalitis is increasing, according to a recent study published in Lancet Infectious Diseases. » Read more Source: Healio

Type 1 diabetes associated with higher risk for ischemic, hemorrhagic stroke

Compared with the general population, patients with type 1 diabetes with or without maintaining target HbA1c levels were at increased risk for ischemic and hemorrhagic stroke, which intensified with worse glycemic control, according to research published in the Journal of Internal Medicine. » Read more Source: Healio

Virtual glucose management improves glycemic control in hospitalized patients

A virtual glucose management service reduced hyperglycemia and hypoglycemia among hospitalized patients, according to findings published in Annals of Internal Medicine. » Read more Source: Healio

Personalized therapy reduces cancer risk for diabetes patients

The links between Type 2 diabetes and cancer are complex: people suffering from diabetes mellitus essentially have a higher risk of developing cancer but, on top of that, some diabetes drugs are also suspected of increasing the risk in some cases. However, scientists have demonstrated that these risks can now be practically eliminated by using […]

What you need to know about this year’s flu vaccine

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that approximately 49,000 flu-related deaths occur annually. Internal medicine specialist Dr. Vandana Bhide, who treats many hospitalized flu patients at Mayo Clinic’s campus in Jacksonville, Fla., offers advice and information on this year’s flu strains, available vaccines and tips to avoid getting the flu. » Read more […]

Vitamin D insufficiency and asthma in a US nationwide study

For this research work, the specialists aimed to investigate vitamin D insufficiency, asthma, and lung function among US children and adults. They demonstrate racial/ethnic–specific associations between vitamin D insufficiency and current asthma or wheeze in children and adults. Moreover, they also reported parallel recent decrements in the prevalence of vitamin D insufficiency and asthma. » […]

Common diseases as determinants of menopausal age

In this study, researchers investigate the impact of the diagnosis of common diseases before menopause on age at natural menopause (ANM) onset. It was concluded that the polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) and depression were seen to delay menopause. » Read more Source: MDLinx

Diet can impact migraines

Eliminating that morning ‘Cup of Joe,’ consuming processed foods high in nitrites or monosodium glutamate (MSG) and enjoying too much alcohol are potential headache triggers for individuals battling migraines, says Vincent Martin, MD, professor in the Department of Internal Medicine at the University of Cincinnati (UC) College of Medicine. » Read more Source: Science Daily

ACP: Internists crucial component in pediatric to adult health care transition

To lessen the current health care gap among young adults aged 18 to 25 years, internists can help prepare these patients for a successful transition from pediatric to adult care, according to an article by the ACP published in Annals of Internal Medicine. » Read more Source: Healio