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Sixty-three more cases of illness in a Salmonella outbreak linked to raw turkey products have been reported since Dec. 21

CDC: Salmonella Cases Tied to Raw Turkey Products Now at 279

Cases reported in 41 states and the District of Columbia; 107 people have been hospitalized
The use of plasma infusion therapies (often called "vampire" treatments

FDA Warns About ‘Miracle’ Young Blood Infusion Treatments

Expensive 'fountain of youth' therapies are unproven, potentially harmful
There is an increased stroke risk in late life among patients with late-onset migraine with aura

Late-Onset Migraine With Aura Linked to Increased Stroke Risk

But onset before age 50 and migraine without aura not associated with higher risk for stroke
Lower serum 25-hydroxyvitamin D concentrations appear to be associated with high blood glucose levels in women

Low Vitamin D Tied to High Blood Glucose Levels in Women

Serum 25(OH)D level <30 ng/mL positively associated with blood glucose level ≥100 mg/dL
Vaccination with recombinant zoster vaccine seems cost-effective under a wide range of conditions

Recombinant Zoster Vaccine Cost-Effective in Simulation

Incremental cost-effectiveness ratio varied from $10,000 to $47,000 per QALY for RZV versus no vaccine
Children with amblyopia have significantly lower mean peer acceptance and physical competence scores at age 3 to 7 years

Lower Self-Perception Observed in Children With Amblyopia

Mean peer acceptance, physical competence scores lower at ages 3 to 7 compared with controls
The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) recommends screening for women at increased risk for carrying a BRCA1/2 mutation as well as genetic counseling and testing as indicated for those screening positive. These recommendations form the basis of a draft recommendation statement published online Feb. 19 by the USPSTF.

USPSTF Says Screen Women With Higher Risk for BRCA Mutations

Those with positive results should be provided with genetic counseling, testing if indicated
Despite adequate levels of prescriber

Inappropriate Use of Fentanyl Preps Seen Despite Awareness

Claims data show many prescribed transmucosal immediate-release fentanyl were opioid-nontolerant
Chronic wasting disease has been found in wild deer

Chronic Wasting Disease Found in Deer in 24 States

No evidence disease can spread to humans, but hunters should be careful around potentially infected animals
Screening for diabetic retinopathy in primary care settings has the potential to reach most U.S. adults with diabetes

Primary Care Providers Can Improve Diabetic Retinopathy Screening

Most adults with diabetes, including high-risk patients, seen by a primary care doc in previous year