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MMWR: Current flu vaccine does not protect elderly
influenza vaccine is only about 36% effective this year, preventing infections in just over a third of people who receive it, according to the Feb. 16 issue of Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report.The elderly are not among them. Although the vaccine was ......(full story)
Mercury vapor from skin cream caused neurotoxicity in toddler
to mercury from skin contact or vapor can be challenging to diagnose because of the wide variation in reactions, researchers at the University of Arizona, Tucson, found in the case of a toddler who presented with puzzling symptoms.“Although mercury toxicity is rare ......(full story)
‘Real-world’ study finds treat-to-target benefits out to 5 years
treat-to-target (T2T) strategy in daily clinical practice for patients with early rheumatoid arthritis proved successful in maintaining good disease- and patient-related outcomes over a 5-year period at two rheumatology clinics in the Netherlands.The observational study builds on previous research on the long-term ......(full story)
Dermatology practice gaps: Missed diagnoses
HAWAII – Up to 130,000 patients hospitalized for treatment of lower extremity cellulitis annually in the United States turn out to have been misdiagnosed – and therein lies an opportunity for dermatologists to make a difference, according to Erik J. Stratman, MD, ......(full story)
Melanoma incidence increased in older non-Hispanic whites
incidence of melanoma has increased in non-Hispanic whites in recent years, particularly in men over 54 years of age and women over 44 years of age, reported Dawn M. Holman, MPH, of the division of cancer prevention and control at the Centers ......(full story)
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