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  • ACAAI Food Introduction, Chronic Cough Top Allergy Meeting Lineup The challenge of explaining updated guidelines on the introduction of peanut products will be among the topics addressed at the American College of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology (ACAAI) meeting.
  • Millions of Life Years Saved if Smokers Switch to Vaping Use of e-cigarettes as a smoking cessation method could save lives for smokers who have tried to quit and failed, says a new report. But experts say there is no solid evidence.
  • Health 2.0 Big Data Foretells Future Health Readily available information can be used to make predictions about population and individual health, which can change the healthcare trajectory of patients, experts report.
 

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  • IDSA Updates Guidelines on Acute GastroenteritisNew tests for infectious diarrhea are highly sensitive and may show unfamiliar organisms. Experts can help clarify best treatments. Rehydration is also crucial, especially in vulnerable groups.
  • START Prompted New HIV Guidelines: Did Treatment Deliver?Evidence from the Starting Antiretroviral Treatment Early Improves Outcomes for HIV (START) trial instigated a new strategy, and the promise of that approach will be evaluated at European AIDS.
  • Uncontrolled Hypertension Unchanged in US AdultsNew data from the CDC's National Center for Health Statistics show less than half of US adults with hypertension have their blood pressure under control, basically unchanged since 2010.

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