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January 17, 2018

Health Alert: Antivirals Shouldn’t Be Delayed in Suspected High-Risk Flu Cases
Influenza activity has jumped up so much in the last few weeks that the CDC has issued a health alert. It essentially urges clinicians to consider influenza as a likely diagnosis and to initiative antiviral medications as soon as possible. Here are the details.

ADHD Medications Appear to Lower STI Rates in Males Who Use Them
ADHD substantially increases risky behavior among teenagers and young adults, leading to more sexually transmitted infections (STIs), according to a new study. Treating the condition, however, substantially reduces STIs in males. Here is more information.

No Clear Benefit for Hormones to Prevent Postmenopausal Chronic Conditions
Balancing benefits and risks, hormone therapy is not advised for menopausal women to help prevent a range of conditions, including cardiovascular disease. Find out why the U.S.Preventive Services Task Force came to that conclusion.

Lyme Disease Bacteria Appears to Survive Standard Antibiotic Treatment
Even after taking nearly a month of antibiotics, Lyme-disease patients often grapple with a variety of lingering symptoms. New research with primates might help explain the phenomenon in humans, as well as why a longer course of treatment might be necessary. Here are the details.

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