vitals.lifehacker.comMG Is a Rare STD That May Soon Become a Lot More CommonAs if there weren’t enough sexually transmitted diseases to worry about, Mycoplasma genitalium is now being more closely scrutinized by public officials. A British sexual health organization has released new guidelines for stopping it from becoming the next superbug, and the least we can do is be aware that it exists.
health.10ztalk.comA Simple Emergency Room Intervention Can Help Cut Suicide Risk ⋆ health.10ztalk.comMany people who attempt suicide end up in an emergency room for immediate treatment. But few of those suicide survivors get the follow-up care they need at a time when they are especially likely to attempt suicide again. Now, a study shows that a simple intervention conducted by staff in emergency departments can reduce the …1
health.10ztalk.comTafenoquine May Prove Mettle in 'Radical Cure' for Malaria ⋆ health.10ztalk.comInvestigational drug tafenoquine (GlaxoSmithKline) seemed effective and generally well-tolerated in clinical trials designed to evaluate the therapy as part of a radical cure for Plasmodium vivax malaria in patients age 16 and older, according to briefing documents released by the FDA prior to an advisory committee meeting on Thursday. Studies found “a statistically significant treatment …1
vitals.lifehacker.comCipro's Safety Warnings Just Got ScarierI was prescribed Cipro once. When I got the bottle of pills home, I took a minute to read the leaflet that the pharmacy stuffs in the bag—mostly just to be a diligent nerd, not because I expected any shocking news. But when I got to the part that said one side effect is tendon rupture(!!!), I put the leaflet down and called my doctor to ask for a different drug.