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Glass-Fronted Fireplaces Pose Burn Dangers for Kids

FRIDAY, Feb. 15, 2019 — Glass-fronted gas fireplaces can pose a serious risk to young children, an emergency room physician warns. Dr. Michael Gittelman, from Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, cited the case of a 3-year-old boy whose hand was badly burned when he touched the glass door of the family’s gas fireplace. “Young children, […]

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Searching for side effects

Extracting relevant information from the scientific literature about side effects and adverse drug reactions to pharmaceutical products is an important part of data mining in this area. Writing in the International Journal of Data Mining and Bioinformatics, a team from China has developed a new search strategy that offers the optimal trade-off between retrieving pertinent […]

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BCG treatment for bladder cancer: What to know

In this article, we will discuss what Bacillus Calmette–Guerin (BCG) therapy is, when doctors use it, and what to expect during treatment. We also cover side effects, alternative treatment options, and the outlook associated with bladder cancer. What is BCG therapy? BCG is a bacterium similar to that which gives rise to tuberculosis (TB). However, […]

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Updated ACIP immunization schedule released for adults

(HealthDay)—The Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices has released its updated adult immunization schedule for 2019; the schedule was published online Feb. 5 in the Annals of Internal Medicine. David K. Kim, M.D., from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta, and Paul Hunter, M.D., from the University of Wisconsin in Madison, provide […]

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Making the case for fluoridated water

A recent University of Alaska study that found an increase in childhood dental decay in two cities that halted the use of fluoridated water demonstrates why this public health measure is needed, says Dean Cecile A. Feldman of Rutgers School of Dental Medicine. Feldman explains how fluoride in drinking water plays a key role in […]

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Assay Aids Anticoagulant Dosing of Obese Patients for Bariatric Sx

FRIDAY, Jan. 25, 2019 — Endogenous thrombin potential (ETP) may provide better information than anti-factor Xa (anti-XA) in determining the best dosage for blood thinners among obese patients undergoing bariatric surgery, according to a study recently published in Surgery for Obesity and Related Disorders. Luigi Brunetti, Pharm.D., M.P.H., from the State University of New Jersey […]