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Top stories reported by our editors from the 2016 International AIDS Conference

New studies from the 2016 International AIDS Conference

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Study nixes link between antidepressants and endometrial cancer

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MMWR: HCV vertical transmission on the rise

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Zika: CDC updates guidelines for preventing sexual transmission

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Olympics: athletes with asthma have outperformed non-asthmatic rivals

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Meningococcal vaccine: lower than expected immunogenicity against outbreak antigens

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R/R HL: single-agent brentuximab vedotin delivers impressive sustained remission

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Electrochemotherapy: a promising strategy for skin cancer, superficial metastases

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Cystic fibrosis: novel nonviral gene therapy improves lung function

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I think my distant friend is suffering from a mental illness—how can I help them?

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Do I really need this skin check?

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Rates of uninsured, unpaid medical bills down in Medicaid expansion states

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Large corporations begin offering employees mental health benefits via smartphone

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Psychiatrists, psychotherapists prefer working with those patients who can pay

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Primary care physicians may experience an economic boon under risk-based payment models

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R/R MM: bendamustine-based regimen offers encouraging efficacy in phase 2 study

Efficacy and safety profiles overlapped those reported with higher bendamustine doses.

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Prostate cancer: less intensive surveillance possible for men with stable disease

Men who were not upgraded on initial surveillance biopsy had a very low risk for subsequent disease reclassification.

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Ovarian cancer surveillance: CA-125 tests and CT scans routinely used despite unproven benefit

Recommendations to avoid routine CT scans have not been widely adopted into US clinical practice.

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Lung cancer: neoadjuvant chemotherapy + resection improves survival vs chemoradiation alone

Findings support use of preoperative chemotherapy followed by resection whenever possible.

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Maternal morbidity highest in low- and high-volume hospitals

More analysis needed to tease out risk factors.

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Post-op pain after cardiac surgery: parasternal block superior to TENS

This is the first head-to-head comparison in a population undergoing cardiac surgery through median sternotomy.

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COPD: baseline eosinophil counts under 2% bump pneumonia risk

Blood eosinophil counts under 2% have been linked to reduced benefit from inhaled corticosteroids.

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Zika virus: CDC expands testing time frame in pregnacy to 14 days

Zika may persist in serum for longer than previously reported.

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Congenital heart defects surgery: surveillance for heart failure recommended

Long-term surveillance and clinical vigilance are recommended after congenital surgery for severe defects.

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Public health: modelling software predicts efficacy of maternal and child health interventions

Estimates of improved morbidity and mortality may help drive implementation of programs.

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Influenza-like illness: is clinical course worse in children with multiple viruses?

Routine screening and cohorting are recommended only for those with common respiratory pathogens.

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Cannabis: unintentional pediatric exposure jumps with Colorado legalization

Continued surveillance is critical, as more states consider legalization of cannabis.

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CHA2 DS2–VASc predicts adverse outcomes for systolic HF in sinus rhythm

Prediction accuracy for HF patients of this Afib screen is modest

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Teasing out the causes of autism: no link to induction of labor

This large population based study refutes prior speculation.

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