- Current Flu Vaccine Half as Effective as Previous Years. People receiving this year’s seasonal influenza vaccine are 23% less likely to seek medical treatment for flu-type symptoms relative to unvaccinated individuals, according to an interim CDC estimate based on reports submitted so far for the current season.
- New Board Offers New Recert Route. The American Board of Medical Specialties (ABMS) has competition for the board recertification process: the newly established National Board of Physicians and Surgeons (NBPAS).
- Post TIA Microbleed Signals Recurrent Risk. The presence of cerebral microbleeds on brain imaging was found to be an independent predictor of early recurrent stroke following transient ischemic attack (TIA).
- More Drugs, Better Survival in Metastatic Colon Cancer. Twice as many patients with metastatic colorectal cancer remained alive after 5 years with a four-drug chemotherapy regimen plus bevacizumab (Avastin) versus three drugs and the angiogenesis inhibitor.
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