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Two cases of hepatitis C infection that occurred during routine surgeries highlight the need for hospitals to tighten infection control to prevent more transmissions

CDC: Routine Procedures Lead to Two Cases of HCV Transmission

In both cases, there were breaches in safety rules, CDC reports
Chronic fatigue syndrome appears to be linked to specific changes in a person's immune system

Distinct Immune Changes Seen in Patients With Chronic Fatigue Sx

Researchers saw evidence only in first three years of disease; findings could lead to early test
For postmenopausal women

Oral Bisphosphonate Use Tied to Lower Endometrial Cancer Risk

Reduction in endometrial cancer risk with ever use in large cohort of postmenopausal women
Key steps should be taken to minimize the potential risk of liability resulting from use of telemedicine

AMA: Key Steps for Minimizing Liability Risk in Telemedicine

Include defining minimum requirement necessary for establishing doctor-patient relationship
More than nine in 10 epilepsy patients who had brain surgery to try to control their seizures are happy they did so

Patients Give Favorable Report of Epilepsy Surgery

92 percent said it was worthwhile, with fewer seizures and higher quality of life
Many U.S. politicians and media outlets hyped the threat of U.S. cases of Ebola last year

Dr. Craig Spencer Speaks Out About His Ebola Experience

Says society needs to have faith in the science-based infection-control protocols developed
People who drink several cups of coffee every day may have a decreased risk of developing multiple sclerosis

AAN: High Coffee Consumption May Reduce Risk of MS

Studies link several cups daily with reduced odds for the disease
According to a new report

ASPS: Cosmetic Procedures Increased 3 Percent in 2014

15.6 million cosmetic procedures performed in the United States in 2014
The dentist's office may be a good place to screen people for diabetes

Screening for DM at Dental Visit May Be Effective Strategy

Researchers find testing blood from mouth is as accurate as finger prick at diagnosing condition
For many people

Genetic Mutations Found in Leukemia Rise With Age

But just having cancer-linked DNA doesn't mean the disease will develop, study authors stress