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Einstein in the News interviews Lou Weiss, M.D., M.P.H., about a new blood test that determines whether a person's respiratory illness is caused by virus or bacteria. Dr. Weiss explains that the test, which provides results in only 12 hours, has the potential to be extremely beneficial because it can help with diagnosis and prevent doctors from giving unnecessary antibiotics, which drives the growing problem of antibiotic resistance. Dr. Weiss is professor of pathology and of medicine at Einstein.

(Tuesday, September 24, 2013)


Reuters reports that a common parasite is linked to self-harm and suicide in women, although Lou Weiss, M.D., M.P.H., notes that the overall risk remains low. Dr. Weiss remarks that because toxoplasma gondii resides in the brain, there has long been a suspicion it affects human behavior. Dr. Weiss is professor of medicine and of pathology and co-director of Einstein’s Global Health Center.

(Monday, July 09, 2012)

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