That outcome contradicted some critics’ predictions that so-called pre-exposure prophylaxis, or PrEP, would lead to less condom use and more H.I.V. infections.

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When you’ve got a bladder infection, the word “urgent” means right now. Not urgent as in, wait two hours at the urgent care clinic. Not urgent as in, wait some more to get the prescription filled. So when a doctor says that women should be able to self-prescribe antibiotics for simple urinary tract infections, that sounds like an idea whose time has come

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It began with anxiety and depression. A few months later, hallucinations appeared. Then the Texas man, in his 40s, couldn’t feel or move the left side of his face. He thought the symptoms were because of a recent car accident. But the psychiatric problems got worse. And some doctors thought the man might have bipolar disorder

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Pham tells the paper in an interview published Saturday that she will file a lawsuit Monday in Dallas County against Texas Health Resources, the parent company of the Dallas hospital where she worked. She says the hospital lacked proper training and proper equipment

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Dr. Craig Spencer, New York’s first and to date only Ebola patient, said in an essay published on Wednesday that he was falsely accused of putting the public at risk and was superficially depicted as “a fraud, a hipster and a hero” after he was hospitalized last fall

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“This is a wake-up call to make sure that we keep measles from regaining a foothold in our country.” Dr. Anne Schuchat of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention told reporters

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Regulating Rites

September 11, 2012

Although obtaining parental consent for ritual circumcision that includes metzizah b’peh (direct orogenital suction) is a necessary and appropriate step, some commentators have suggested that it is not sufficient

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