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Faster approach for starting extended-release naltrexone to treat opioid use disorder shown effective

NIH-supported clinical trial addresses important barrier to opioid use disorder treatment.
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Over 115 million pills containing illicit fentanyl seized by law enforcement in 2023

NIH-supported study highlights increasingly dangerous illicit drug supply, risk of pills not coming from a pharmacy.
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Antibiotic Resistance

WHO reports widespread overuse of antibiotics in patients hospitalized with COVID-19

Findings were presented in a WHO scientific poster shared at the ESCMID Global Congress.
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New guidance aims to reduce bloodstream infections from catheter use

Poor practices in the insertion, maintenance, and removal of these catheters carry a high risk of introducing germs directly to the bloodstream.
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More than 321,000 U.S. children lost a parent to drug overdose from 2011 to 2021

Federal study shows lives lost from overdose crisis are felt across generations, emphasizing need to include children and families in support.
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QIAGEN receives European IVDR certification for QIAGEN Clinical Insight Interpret, its medical device software for clinical decision support

Over 4 million NGS patient test cases for oncology and hereditary diseases worldwide processed with QIAGEN Clinical Insight Interpret.
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Information Technology

HHS announces LEAP in health IT

Special emphasis notice for AI and behavioral health focused projects in fiscal year 2024.
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Infectious Disease

An entirely new COVID-related syndrome

UC San Diego joins forces with UK researchers in a retrospective observational study to solve a medical mystery.
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NIH-funded clinical trial links frequent anger to increased risk of heart disease

Findings demonstrate impairment of blood vessel function; may lead to heart attack, stroke.
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Researchers review findings and clinical messages from the Women’s Health Initiative 30 years after launch

Data from influential study underscore the importance of personalized and shared decision-making to support the health of postmenopausal women.
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Scientists discover how an essential nutrient enters the brain

NIH-funded study may inform the design of new therapies that cross the blood-brain barrier.
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QIAGEN receives FDA clearance for QIAstat-Dx respiratory syndromic testing panel for fast and accurate results

Panel generates results in about one hour with less than one minute of hands-on time; offers easy access to Ct values and amplification curves.
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Scientists track ‘doubling’ in origin of cancer cells

The findings could be used to develop therapies that interrupt snags in the cell cycle, and have the potential to stop the growth of cancers, the researchers suggest.

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Testing for inflammation

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Low oxygen during sleep and sleep apnea linked to epilepsy in older adults

Findings provide further insight into the complex relationship between sleep disorders and epilepsy.

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ADLM releases guidance to help healthcare professionals navigate respiratory virus testing in a post-COVID world

As respiratory virus testing continues to evolve rapidly in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, this guidance aims to ensure that patients benefit fully from emerging technologies...
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