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Patients With Bone Infections May Benefit As Much From Oral Antibiotics As IVs, OVIVA Study Finds

Osteomyelitis with Staphylococci inside bone tissue. 3D illustrationGetty As an Infectious Disease physician, I see many patients with osteomyelitis, or infection of the bone. It’s a common infection especially in patients with diabetes, poor circulation, and following joint replacement. It’s not often I am struck by what appears to be a game-changing study. The OVIVA… Read More »

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NHS to offer paid-for DNA tests if patients share data

People in England will be able to pay the NHS to sequence their genes on condition they share their data. Those taking part in the planned scheme will be given a health report which can predict the risk of developing conditions like cancer or Alzheimer’s. Health Secretary Matt Hancock says it will help develop treatments… Read More »

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Many Medical Marijuana Patients Drive While High

Print this page WEDNESDAY, Jan. 9, 2019 — Medical marijuana may help the thousands of Americans who use it, but far too many of these folks are getting behind the wheel while high, new research shows. In a poll of medical marijuana patients in Michigan, more than half acknowledged having driven within two hours of… Read More »

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