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A beauty clay sold at major retail outlets may put users at risk for lead poisoning

FDA Warns of Lead Poisoning Risk From Cosmetic Clay

Agency tells users of Bentonite Me Baby to stop using product, get checked by their doctor
Zepatier (elbasvir and grazoprevir) has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to treat chronic hepatitis C virus genotypes 1 and 4 infections.

FDA Approves Zepatier for Chronic Hepatitis C

Medication indicated for patients with hepatitis C virus genotypes 1 and 4 infections
HIV resistance to the antiretroviral drug tenofovir (Viread) is common

High Level of Tenofovir Resistance for Those With HIV

Resistance affects almost two-thirds of those taking tenofovir in sub-Sahara Africa
Soy intake may modify the association between bisphenol A and fertility in women undergoing assisted reproduction

Soy Foods May Blunt Reproductive Harm From BPA

Potential interaction between soy and bisphenol A may protect fertility in women undergoing IVF
Demand for medical office space for ambulatory care is at a high point and looks likely to continue increasing

Demand for Medical Office Space High and Increasing

Vacancy rate for medical office buildings 9.5 percent in third quarter of 2015; lowest since 2007
Most flavored electronic cigarettes contain benzaldehyde

Many Flavored E-Cigarettes Contain Benzaldehyde

Highest levels in cherry-flavored e-cigarettes; levels >1,000-fold lower than those in workplace
The Society of Teachers of Family Medicine has released an innovative app as part of its national oral health curriculum

Innovative Oral Health App Helps With Diagnosis, Treatment

Society of Teachers of Family Medicine app helps family doctors formulate diagnoses, treatment plans
Dermatologists can help with the physical transformation of transgender individuals

Dermatologists Have a Role in Care of Transgender Patients

Can contribute to physical transformation, especially facial transformation for women
Pneumococcal vaccines can trigger a severe local and systemic inflammatory reaction in patients with cryopyrin-associated periodic syndromes

Severe Reaction to Pneumococcal Vaccines in Patients With CAPS

Severe local, inflammatory reaction triggered in those with cryopyrin-associated periodic syndromes
Earlier age at menarche is associated with increased risk of gestational diabetes mellitus

Earlier Age at Menarche Linked to Increased Risk of GDM

Association partly mediated by prepregnancy body mass index