Demographic characteristics can help identify immigrants at high risk of TB in Canada

February 26, 2018 Demographic characteristics can help identify groups of immigrants in Canada at high risk of tuberculosis (TB), according to new research in CMAJ (Canadian Medical Association Journal). “Screening latent TB infection based on demographic factors at the time of immigration is a necessary first step toward eliminating TB in migrants to Canada,” says […]

FDA Warns Heart Patients About Antibiotic Clarithromycin

FDA Warns Heart Patients About Antibiotic Clarithromycin FRIDAY, Feb. 23, 2018 — The antibiotic clarithromycin (brand name: Biaxin) may increase the long-term risk of heart problems and death in patients with heart disease, according to U.S. health officials. As a result, the federal Food and Drug Administration said Thursday that it’s recommending that doctors carefully […]