10 most interesting clinical research findings to know this week

Here are 10 articles on some of the most interesting medical research study findings and advancements from the week of March 28.

1. A study in the American Journal of Infection Control found hospital air is a potential route of transmission of beta-lactam-resistant bacteria, such as Acinetobacter and Staphylococcus. Read more.

2. When terminal cancer patients choose to die at home, as opposed to staying in the hospital, they tend to live longer, according to a new study published in the journal Cancer. Read more.

3. Ear infection rates in infants can be significantly reduced by breastfeeding, according to a study published in Pediatrics. Read more.

4. Recent research examining antibiotic adherence in patients with S. aureus skin infections found they finished just 57 percent of their prescribed doses after discharge. Read more.

5. Combining an older version of pertussis vaccine with a newer one could significantly reduce whooping cough infections and save big on hospital costs, according new study findings. Read more.

6. Researchers at Orlando (Fla.) Health were able to identify evidence of concussions in patients up to a week after an injury with a simple blood test, according to a new study in JAMA Neurology. Read more.

7. Researchers from the University of Georgia in Athens and Sanofi Pasteur, the vaccines division of Sanofi, have developed a vaccine that protects against seasonal and pandemic strains of H1N1 influenza. Read more.

8. Despite a series of early ultrasounds, Zika remained undetected for nearly half of a women's pregnancy, according to a new case study appearing in The New England Journal of Medicine. Read more.

9. Two new studies add to the growing pool of evidence that suggests a causal link between the mosquito-borne Zika virus and the birth defect called microcephaly. Read more.

10. At least one-third of older adults are given at least one potentially inappropriate prescription when they are discharged from the hospital, according to a study published in the Journal of Evaluation in Clinical Practice. Read more.

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