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A new study shows that the World Health Organization's (WHO) 2015 recommendation for immediate treatment of all people living with HIV has become the standard of care across HIV clinics in countries around the world. While most countries have adopted the WHO's ''Treat All'' recommendation, the extent to which these guidelines had been translated into practice at HIV clinics around the world was previously unknown.
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Strong political support and strong public health systems are necessary to combat measles outbreaks, which are growing in frequency around the world, argue public health experts.
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Nurses play a pivotal role in caring for hospitalized patients with social risk factors and preparing them for discharge. Now, a new study illustrates how certain health system constraints present barriers to effective care and impact outcomes for patients with high social risks.
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The tobacco industry's court-ordered anti-smoking advertisements reached just 40.6 percent of US adults and 50.5 percent of current smokers in 2018, according to new research. Exposure to the advertisements was even lower among certain ethnic and socioeconomic subgroups historically targeted by tobacco industry marketing.
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A new study finds that trends in colonoscopy rates did not fully align with the increase in colorectal cancer (CRC) in younger adults, adding to evidence that the rise in early onset CRC is not solely a result of more detection.
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Researchers have proposed a rating system that standardizes and combines data from five leading hospital rating systems into an easy-to-understand composite score of one to 10 that will help guide consumer's hospitals choice.
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More than half of new drugs entering the German healthcare system have not been shown to add benefit, argue researchers.
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For nearly a century, life expectancy in the United States has been increasing. By contrast, research shows that mortality numbers for non-Hispanic whites in the U.S. are now rising, especially for women, 25- to 44-year-olds, and people living in rural areas.
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A new research report shows an increase in patients being prescribed opioids after experiencing an ankle sprain. The authors urge fellow physicians to be aware of the current treatment guidelines.
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A new article describes how the increase in population and the need to feed everyone will give rise to human infectious disease, a situation the authors of the paper consider 'two of the most formidable ecological and public health challenges of the 21st century.'
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