Annals of Internal Medicine

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Concern About Increase In Number Of High Security Bio-Labs

The CDC is reviewing its safety procedures at high-security labs, some of which had to be closed after a release of anthrax and bird flu. Now, they’re getting input from the medical community.



Over The Counter HIV Test May Not Have All The Answers

It is important for patients to understand both the benefits and limitations of an OTC HIV test so they may make informed decisions about monitoring their HIV status and engaging sexual partners.


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Study Suggests Depression Linked To Chocolate

A recent study looked at over 900 people and found that those who suffered from depression reported consuming more than twice as much chocolate as those who were negative for depression.


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Vitamin D and COPD

We often see COPD as the result of cigarette smoking and the damage done over the years. But now there is a report from the Annals of Internal Medicine that there could be a vitamin deficiency that contributes as well.


The Makeup Of Most Placebos Is Kept Secret

There are no rules in place telling doctors what the makeup of a placebo used in a study has to be yet the composition of placebos could influence results if the substance thought to be inactive actually had some activity against the disease.


One Low Carb Diet Better Than Another

by KYW’s medical editor Dr. Brian McDonough We know that a low-carb diet can be an effective way to lose weight and fads like the South Beach Diet have clearly shown that there can be […]


Doctors Open Medical Records to Patients

by KYW’s medical editor Dr. Brian McDonough If you are a fan of the classic TV series Seinfeld, you may remember the episode where Elaine makes an attempt to read the contents of her medical […]