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News Summary for November 2012

During the month of November 2012, there were a total of 290 links to news items posted on Daily Updates.

The top news areas included:

  • The CDC reported an early-season flu rise
  • The count on novel coronavirus cases increased. WHO issued interim recommendations.
  • A new UN-backed initiative that aims to halve HIV-associated tuberculosis deaths was announced
  • The ADA backed the APHA amalgam safety policy
  • The United States Meningitis outbreak toll increased as complications surfaced
  • Parts of the United States focused on recovery after Hurricane Sandy

Other noteworthy areas of interest include:

  • The Tdap vaccine was shown to be safe in older patients
  • A research expert predicted a spike in computer-related injuries in medical workers
  • AHRQ issued a report on emergency department visits for dental-related conditions
  • The risk of pertussis increases as time since last dose of DTaP vaccine lengthens
  • Cases of Marburg and Ebola increased in Uganda
  • The FDA approved a new type of flu shot
  • The Preventive Services Task Force recommended HIV screening between ages 15 and 65
  • Europe reported a continued rise in antibiotic resistance
  • Oklahoma's rise in diabetes is the highest in the nation
  • Genome sequencing was reported to have been used to control a MRSA outbreak
  • A NIH study found that leisure-time physical activity extends life expectancy by as much as 4.5 years

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