Today's Health News

Loan Forgiveness, Educational Debt May Affect Practice Patterns

Graduates with loan forgiveness/repayment program more likely to enter primary care fields

National Hand Hygiene Initiative Successful in Australia

Overall hand hygiene compliance increased from 2009 to 2017; associated drop seen in HA-SAB incidence

Naltrexone Implant Helps HIV Patients Prevent Opioid Relapse

Compared with oral naltrexone, implant also improved HIV outcomes among those with opioid dependence

Infections May Up Risk for Developing Sjögren Syndrome

Lung, skin, urogenital infections tied to increased risk for developing primary Sjögren syndrome

UB-421 Monotherapy Maintains HIV Viral Suppression

Suppression maintained for up to 16 weeks in HIV-infected undergoing analytic treatment interruption

Surgical Site Infection Rates May Differ by Gender

SSI rates differ by gender for certain procedures, including increased risk for women after heart surgery

Sixty People Charged in Massive Opioid Painkiller Investigation

Individuals linked to about 350,000 prescriptions and 32 million pills

Parenteral Antimicrobial Tx at Home Burdens Children’s Caregivers

Compared with those who receive oral therapy, caregivers miss more work, have lower QoL scores

Hand Hygiene Compliance Poor in Task Transitions

Hand hygiene compliance was 50.8 percent when health care workers moved from dirtier to cleaner tasks

CDC: Raw Tuna Linked to Salmonella Outbreak in Seven States

Raw ground tuna supplied by Jensen Tuna is likely source of outbreak