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An experimental test to check blood donations for the Zika virus has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

FDA Allows Use of Investigational Zika Test for Blood Donations

But agency still asks those who've possibly been exposed to the virus to forgo giving blood right now
Women receiving trivalent influenza vaccination are less likely to experience a stillbirth

Stillbirth Less Likely for Women Receiving Trivalent Flu Vaccine

Largest relative reduction in stillbirths seen for births occurring just after influenza season
For women with breast cancer

Breast Cancer Recurrence Up With Nightly Fasting <13 Hours

Nightly fasting of less than 13 hours not linked to breast cancer mortality, all-cause mortality
Specific cannabis dependence risk alleles have been identified

Genetic Factors Associated With Cannabis Dependence Identified

Genome-wide association ID'd three independent regions with single nucleotide polymorphisms
Early-career pediatricians commonly struggle with work-life balance

Pediatricians Struggle to Find Work-Life Balance Early in Career

Good health, peer support, patient care resources tied to higher satisfaction
Groundbreaking liver and kidney transplants from an HIV-positive donor to HIV-positive recipients were announced Wednesday by surgeons at Johns Hopkins University.

Johns Hopkins Announces HIV-to-HIV Organ Transplants

One donor supplied a kidney to one patient and a liver to another patient
In a letter to the editor published online March 24 in Clinical & Experimental Ophthalmology

Reactivation of HSV Described in Patient After Cataract Surgery

Herpes simplex uveitis ID'd as cause of persistently elevated intraocular pressure after cataract sx
For patients with type 2 diabetes newly treated with antidiabetic drugs

Pioglitazone Linked to Increased Risk of Bladder Cancer

Duration- and dose-response associations for pioglitazone; no correlation for rosiglitazone
The American College of Cardiology and the American Heart Association Task Force on Clinical Practice Guidelines has updated the recommendations regarding duration of dual antiplatelet therapy for patients with coronary artery disease. The updated practice guideline was published online March 29 in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology.

Guidelines Updated on Duration of Dual Antiplatelet Tx in CAD

Longer-duration tx represents trade-off between decreased risk of cardiac events, increased bleeding
Neuronal heparan sulfates modulate brain amyloid-β clearance and aggregation in a mouse model of Alzheimer's disease

Neuronal Heparan Sulfates Play Role in Amyloid Pathology

Removal of neuronal HS linked to reduction in Aβ oligomerization and deposition of amyloid plaques