Researchers have developed a rapid diagnostic test that can identify Group B Streptococcus colonization in antepartum patients in just 6.5 hours, while simultaneously allowing for the determination of antimicrobial susceptibility.
Around 2.2 million prison detainees worldwide are anti-hepatitis C virus positive, estimate the authors of a global meta-analysis, who say that more must be done to identify and treat HCV in this population.
Danish researchers say that small changes in physical activity can have a significant effect on the bone health of children, after finding that children who spent more time in moderate-to-high level physical activity had improved bone mineral content, bone mineral density, and bone area accretion.
Routine laboratory monitoring for toxicity is unnecessary in children with HIV treated with non-nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitors plus nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitors, research shows.
There is insufficient evidence to determine the role of hormone replacement therapy in the development of breast cancer, suggests a review published in the Journal of Family Planning and Reproductive Health Care.