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Limited evidence is available for over-the-counter treatments for nasal symptoms of the common cold

Limited Evidence for OTC Preps to Treat Nasal Symptoms of Colds

Nasal decongestants can be used for short periods for adults; their safety is unclear for children
Interoperability of health care information technology must be improved to facilitate creation of a fully integrated health care system that can improve health and health care at lower cost

Procurement Requirements Drive Interoperability in Health Care IT

Steps outlined for health systems to establish comprehensive, ongoing procurement strategies
Caffeine intake from coffee is inversely associated with the risk for incident rosacea

Consuming Caffeine From Coffee Reduces Incident Rosacea

Significant inverse association for caffeinated coffee consumption; no link for decaffeinated coffee
Clostridium difficile spores are able to survive laundering through a commercial washer extractor

Clostridium difficile Spores Survive Laundering of Sheets

Spores on bed sheets able to survive laundering through a commercial washer extractor
Patients with diabetes have increased mortality due to suicide

Mortality Due to Suicide, Alcohol, Accidents Up in Diabetes

Patients with diabetes have higher mortality in nearly all end points, especially for insulin-treated
The United States will have the largest drop in life expectancy rankings of all high-income countries by 2040

Sharp Drop in U.S. Life Expectancy Rankings by 2040

U.S. expected to fall from 43rd in 2016 to 64th by 2040, with an average life expectancy of 79.8
The latest Ebola outbreak in Congo is not yet severe enough to be declared a global emergency

WHO: Congo Ebola Outbreak Not a Global Emergency

There have been 181 confirmed cases, including 104 deaths, so far in the outbreak
A seven-day dose of metronidazole is associated with reduced likelihood of being Trichomonas vaginalis-positive at test of cure compared with single-dose treatment

Seven-Day Metronidazole Better for Trichomoniasis Tx in Women

Women in the seven-day-dose group less likely to be positive at test of cure versus single-dose group
Annual lung cancer mortality was 28 percent lower in California than in the rest of the United States in 2013

Lung Cancer Deaths 28% Lower in California Than Rest of U.S.

Among those aged 18 to 35, California has had larger drops in smoking initiation, intensity, more quitting

American Academy of Otolaryngology, Oct. 7-10

The 122nd American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery Foundation Annual Meeting and OTO Experience The annual meeting of the American Academy of...