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France Ends Law Banning Blood Donation From Homosexual Men

France has decided to end a more than 30-year old law that banned homosexual men from donating blood, a measure originally put in place to stop the spread of diseases such as HIV.  
medscape.com
almost 5 years ago
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Germany considers legalising cannabis for medical use

Germany’s health ministry has drafted a proposed new law that would create a government operated “cannabis agency” to oversee production of marijuana and its distribution for use in cannabis based medicines to treat pain and other ailments.  
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almost 5 years ago
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Europe Concludes Syndromes Are Not Caused by HPV Vaccine

The European Medicines Agency has concluded its safety review of the HPV vaccines, and says the evidence does not support causation of syndromes.  
medscape.com
almost 5 years ago
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Germany considers legalising cannabis for medical use

Germany’s health ministry has drafted a proposed new law that would create a government operated “cannabis agency” to oversee production of marijuana and its distribution for use in cannabis based medicines to treat pain and other ailments.  
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almost 5 years ago
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Triton App Glances at Surgical Sponges, Measures Blood Loss, Now Approved in Europe |

Gauss Surgical (Los Altos, CA) won the European CE Mark to introduce its novel Triton app that measures blood loss during surgeries by taking pictures of e  
medgadget.com
almost 5 years ago
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University Medical Centre Utrecht, a Hospital That Built The First MRI/Linac Machine Previously Thought Impossible |

University Medical Centre Utrecht in The Netherlands is one of Europe's most advanced hospitals. We've been to high end teaching hospitals and clinical res  
medgadget.com
almost 5 years ago
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NeuroSigma's Monarch eTNS, First Non-Drug Treatment for ADHD Approved in Europe |

Authorities in Europe just approved the first non-pharma treatment for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). The Monarch eTNS system from NeuroS  
medgadget.com
almost 5 years ago
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Europe Again Says HPV Vax Safe, but Petition in Spain

Europe has again said that HPV vaccination is safe and that it is not causally linked to chronic syndromes, but some doctors remain unconvinced.  
medscape.com
almost 5 years ago
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First Enbrel Biosimilar Recommended for Approval in Europe

The EMA has recommended Benepali, an etanercept biosimilar for the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis, psoriatic arthritis, axial spondyloarthritis, and plaque psoriasis.  
medscape.com
almost 5 years ago
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Boston Sci's WATCHMAN FLX Left Atrial Appendage Closure Approved in Europe |

Boston Scientific won CE Mark approval and is reporting first implantations of its new WATCHMAN FLX Left Atrial Appendage Closure (LAAC) Device. The implan  
medgadget.com
almost 5 years ago
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Top World Universities | US News Best Global Universities - US News

See the rankings for the best universities in the world at US News. Top university rankings for Asia, Australia, Europe and more.  
usnews.com
almost 5 years ago
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Folic acid fortification for Europe?

In 1991 the UK Medical Research Council published the exciting finding that women who took folic acid before conception could reduce their babies’ risk of a neural tube defect by as much as 72%.1 The US Public Health Service met and quickly issued a recommendation that all women of childbearing age capable of becoming pregnant should take 400 µg folic acid daily.2 Some of us who attended the meeting had doubts that women would take folic acid as instructed. Half of pregnancies are unplanned, and these women could be less motivated to take folic acid. In fact, many folate related neural tube defects were not prevented despite this recommendation and voluntary fortification in the United States. This led the United States to institute mandatory fortification of all enriched cereal grains (cereal, bread, rice, pasta) in 1998.3 Almost 80 countries have now instituted similar programs, and countries that fortify have experienced dramatic falls in rates of neural tube defects. Given that the recommendation that women take supplements had a modest effect in the …  
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almost 5 years ago
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Folic acid fortification for Europe?

In 1991 the UK Medical Research Council published the exciting finding that women who took folic acid before conception could reduce their babies’ risk of a neural tube defect by as much as 72%.1 The US Public Health Service met and quickly issued a recommendation that all women of childbearing age capable of becoming pregnant should take 400 µg folic acid daily.2 Some of us who attended the meeting had doubts that women would take folic acid as instructed. Half of pregnancies are unplanned, and these women could be less motivated to take folic acid. In fact, many folate related neural tube defects were not prevented despite this recommendation and voluntary fortification in the United States. This led the United States to institute mandatory fortification of all enriched cereal grains (cereal, bread, rice, pasta) in 1998.3 Almost 80 countries have now instituted similar programs, and countries that fortify have experienced dramatic falls in rates of neural tube defects. Given that the recommendation that women take supplements had a modest effect in the …  
feeds.bmj.com
almost 5 years ago
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Folic acid fortification for Europe?

In 1991 the UK Medical Research Council published the exciting finding that women who took folic acid before conception could reduce their babies’ risk of a neural tube defect by as much as 72%.1 The US Public Health Service met and quickly issued a recommendation that all women of childbearing age capable of becoming pregnant should take 400 µg folic acid daily.2 Some of us who attended the meeting had doubts that women would take folic acid as instructed. Half of pregnancies are unplanned, and these women could be less motivated to take folic acid. In fact, many folate related neural tube defects were not prevented despite this recommendation and voluntary fortification in the United States. This led the United States to institute mandatory fortification of all enriched cereal grains (cereal, bread, rice, pasta) in 1998.3 Almost 80 countries have now instituted similar programs, and countries that fortify have experienced dramatic falls in rates of neural tube defects. Given that the recommendation that women take supplements had a modest effect in the …  
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almost 5 years ago
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Anti-TNF agents for paediatric psoriasis | Cochrane

Psoriasis is a long-term skin disease that may develop at any age. Estimates for the United States and Europe suggest that psoriasis accounts for 4% of skin diseases in children. In most cases, the condition is mild and can be treated with creams. However, a small percentage of children have moderate to severe disease that requires drugs, such as ciclosporin or methotrexate, and some will require injections with newer biological agents, such as anti-TNF (tumour necrosis factor) drugs. Anti-TNF drugs (among them etanercept, infliximab, and adalimumab) are designed to reduce inflammation in the body caused by tumour necrosis factor.  
cochrane.org
almost 5 years ago
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Fewer Than Half Return to Work After Liver Transplant in France

Fewer than half of liver recipients in France return to work after their transplant, according to a new study.  
medscape.com
almost 5 years ago
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Elocta Approved in Europe for Hemophilia A

The European Commission has approved Elocta for the treatment of hemophilia A in all 28 European Union member states, Iceland, Liechtenstein, and Norway.  
medscape.com
almost 5 years ago
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#ICEicle: AMEE Guides

For more than 15 years, the Association of Medical Educators of Europe (AMEE) has been producing high quality reviews of important topics in #MedEd.  With more than 100 guides, many of the key areas in health professions education are addressed in the catalogue. I divide questions into background v. foreground.  Background questions are foundational and…  
icenetblog.royalcollege.ca
almost 5 years ago
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New cases of HIV in Europe reach highest level since 1980s

Europe has recorded the highest number of new HIV cases ever, and most of the growth came from eastern European countries, figures have shown.  
feeds.bmj.com
almost 5 years ago