- Statins and RA: No Joint Benefit. The use of statins does not reduce onset of new joint pain or stiffness in middle-age or older women but their use is associated with poor physical functioning and poor self-rated health.
- Expert Groups Clarify HPV Testing Recommendations. Primary cervical cancer screening with a test for human papillomavirus (HPV) DNA represents a reasonable and effective alternative to cytology or co-testing with cytology and the HPV assay.
- Is ESRD Finally on the Decline? New cases of end-stage renal disease in the U.S. have declined for the third year in a row, potentially signaling a downward trend.
- CDC: Start Antivirals on Admission for Suspected Flu. Clinicians should give influenza antiviral drugs without delay to hospitalized and high-risk patients with unconfirmed but suspected flu.
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