Certain flu virus subtypes have more potential to cause severe illness than others, according to a new study published in mBio. For that reason, avian influenza viruses that express the more dangerous subtypes should be monitored closely to prevent the spread of severe disease.
A new Mayo Clinic study published in Microbiome shows that patients with acid reflux who regularly receive proton pump inhibitors have less diverse gut bacteria, which heightens their risk for bone fractures, vitamin deficiencies, and infections such as Clostridium difficile and pneumonia.
A British supermarket is launching an investigation into its pharmacy after a breastfeeding woman said she was advised to buy a potentially unsuitable product.
Excess medical costs for diabetes and lost productivity amounted to more than $322 billion in 2012, a 48% increase from the $218 billion estimate for 2007.
Janssen Research & Development, LLC, is seeking FDA approval for trabectedin in patients with advanced soft tissue sarcoma, including those with liposarcoma and leimyosarcoma who have already underwent chemotherapy involving an anthracycline.
Consumers are advised not to purchase 2 products marketed as weight-loss pills after the FDA found the same hidden drug ingredient in both products.
Of the 1.2 million Americans with human immunodeficiency virus in 2011, 70% did not have their condition under control.