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Healthy food trends

The American Nurses Association (ANA) defines a healthy nurse as one who actively focuses on creating and maintaining a balance and synergy of physical,...

Study reveals connection between intake of fermented soy products and lower mortality risks

A new study published in the BMJ examined the connection between the intake of fermented soy products and lower mortality rates. The research was conducted...

First targeted therapy for rare mutation of gastrointestinal stromal tumors

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently announced the approval of Blueprint Medicines Corporation’s avapritinib (Ayvakit) for the treatment of adult patients with...

Study: Fecal microbiota transplant effective in immunocompromised patients

Fecal microbiota transplant (FMT) for the treatment of Clostridium difficile infection in immunocompromised patients is safe and effective, according to a study in the...

USPSTF recommends hepatitis B screening for high-risk people

The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) has released “Screening for hepatitis B virus infection in nonpregnant adolescents and adults,” which recommends screening in...

The dangers of postop abdominal distention

The rapid response team scrambles to save this patient.

WHO releases new hepatitis C guidelines

The World Health Organization (WHO) has released “Guidelines for the screening, care and treatment of persons with hepatitis C infection.” Access the guidelines.

Celiac disease linked to increased risk for CAD

People with celiac disease may have a nearly twofold increased risk of coronary artery disease compared with the general population, according to research to...

MARS®: The new frontier in treating acute liver failure

A type of dialysis, MARS removes toxins and replaces lost liver functions.

A swift, decisive response to GI bleeding

Coffee-ground emesis tips off caregivers to acute upper GI bleeding.