Top stories in health and medicine, February 26, 2015

medpagetodayFrom MedPage Today:

  1. Studies Cement Value of HIV Prophylaxis. re-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) with a single pill prevented HIV infection among more than 85% of two groups of men who have sex with men.
  2. NSAIDs: A Risky Addition to Post-MI Antithrombotics. Adding a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) to antithrombotic therapy after a heart attack might boost bleeding risk, even if taken briefly as a painkiller.
  3. How Perinatal Hospice Helps Parents Cope. When a baby is given a prenatal diagnosis of a life-limiting illness, providers often suggest termination.
  4. Patients Opt for Stronger Opioids. More patients are using stronger opioids than they were a decade ago.

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