Monthly Archives: March 2016

Hopkins begins nation’s first HIV-positive organ transplants

WASHINGTON – Surgeons in Baltimore for the first time have transplanted organs between an HIV-positive donor and HIV-positive recipients. It’s a long-awaited new option for patients with the AIDS virus whose kidneys or livers also are failing. Johns Hopkins University … Continue reading

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FDA Proposes Ban on Most Powdered Medical Gloves

Today, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced a proposal to ban most powdered gloves in the United States. While use of these gloves is decreasing, they pose an unreasonable and substantial risk of illness or injury to healthcare providers, … Continue reading

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‘Substantial proportion’ of U.S. measles cases linked to anti-vaxxers, study suggests’

A recently published study in the Journal of the American Medical Association says “the phenomenon of vaccine refusal” increases the risk for measles among individuals who are not or refuse to get vaccinated, and among those who are already fully … Continue reading

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Significant increase in flu-related deaths and hospitalizations across Alberta | Globalnews.ca

The south region has now reported its first flu-related death. In Calgary, Alberta Health Services says: Ten individuals have died after having lab-confirmed influenza at the time of death; None of the fatal cases had been immunized; Eight were between … Continue reading

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