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

Conception by IVF May Increase Risk for Rare Childhood Cancer

Rate of hepatic tumors higher among children conceived via IVF

National Hand Hygiene Initiative Successful in Australia

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

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

Late-Pregnancy US Could Prevent Undiagnosed Breech Presentation

Universal ultrasound at 36 weeks in nulliparous women would ID thousands of undetected cases

CDC: Recent Decline Seen in High-Grade Cervical Lesions

Vast majority of cervical precancer cases attributable to HPV types targeted by 9-valent HPV vaccine

Sixty People Charged in Massive Opioid Painkiller Investigation

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

Perinatal Complications Tied to Childhood Social Anxiety

Perinatal birth complications associated with childhood social anxiety symptoms and behavioral inhibition

Hand Hygiene Compliance Poor in Task Transitions

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