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Screen All Adults for Hepatitis C, Say Researchers

August 29, 2016

hepatitis C virusAccording to Johns Hopkins researchers, universal screening for hepatitis C would identify up to 25% of adults with undiagnosed infection who would not be detected by current screening guidelines. Photo source: National Cancer Institute

On the Horizon: Study Suggests Blood Test May Predict Response to Antidepressants

August 3, 2016

Woman sitting looking sadBritish researchers have developed a blood test that may be able to predict whether patients dealing with depression will respond to common drugs used to treat the condition. About half of all patients dealing with clinical depression don't respond to commonly used antidepressants and a third don't respond to any of the drugs, making it necessary for healthcare practitioners to try different combinations over time while patients remain without effective treatment. Photo source: National Cancer Institute

CDC: Cases of Legionnaires Disease on the Rise in U.S.

July 29, 2016

Xray image of chestCases of Legionnaires disease, a serious, often fatal form of pneumonia, nearly quadrupled from 2000 to 2014, according to a recent report from the CDC. The most common source of recent outbreaks was potable (drinkable) water used for common purposes, such as showering, followed by cooling towers, hot tubs, and decorative fountains. Photo source: CDC, Betty Partin

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