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Plain Packaging for Cigarettes in the UK, Ireland, and France

Following a historic court ruling in the United Kingdom, cigarettes will now have to be sold in plain packaging with prominent graphic health warnings.  
medscape.com
about 4 years ago
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Teen cancer death rate causes alarm - BBC News

Too many teenagers and young adults are dying of some types of cancer, a Europe-wide report warns.  
bbc.co.uk
about 4 years ago
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AstraZeneca Combo for Type 2 Diabetes Gets Green Light in EU

The EMA has given the green light to a fixed-dose combination of saxagliptin and dapagliflozin, the first combination of DPP-4/SGLT2 inhibitor in Europe, for the treatment of type 2 diabetes.  
medscape.com
about 4 years ago
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SCOPE of Kidney Disease Assessed in Europe's Elderly

Nephrologists and geriatricians are joining forces to identify and characterize the full impact of chronic kidney disease on patients older than 75, researchers report.  
medscape.com
about 4 years ago
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Ecstasy is making a comeback, European drugs report warns

Methylenedioxymethamfetamine (MDMA), most commonly used in the form of “ecstasy” tablets, is returning as a stimulant drug of choice for young people in Europe, stated the European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction in its annual report presented in Lisbon, Portugal, on 31 May.1  
feeds.bmj.com
about 4 years ago
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Ecstasy is making a comeback, European drugs report warns

Methylenedioxymethamfetamine (MDMA), most commonly used in the form of “ecstasy” tablets, is returning as a stimulant drug of choice for young people in Europe, stated the European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction in its annual report presented in Lisbon, Portugal, on 31 May.1  
feeds.bmj.com
about 4 years ago
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Specialists attack drug agency’s fast track approval scheme

A plan to fast track the approval of new medicines in Europe has been criticised by a group of leading specialists in pharmacology and public health.  
feeds.bmj.com
about 4 years ago
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Bariatric surgery for obese adolescents to prevent type 2 diabetes

Welbourn and colleagues draw attention to the inequality of surgical provision between the United Kingdom and comparable nations in Europe and North America,1 and the failure to target subgroups with the greatest potential for individual benefit and cost utility to the healthcare system, such as patients with type 2 diabetes.  
feeds.bmj.com
about 4 years ago
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Sugared Beverage Sales: Down in Europe, Up in Much of Middle East

And, almost regardless of country, the data showed a "spectacular rise" in sports or "energy" drinks that somewhat offset declines in soda, "fruit drinks," and other kinds of sugar-sweetened beverages.  
medscape.com
about 4 years ago
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Pregnant women in Scotland to be offered free vitamins

Every pregnant woman in Scotland is to be offered free vitamin supplements from next year as part of a drive to improve the health of mothers and babies. It will make Scotland the only part of the United Kingdom where such support is universally available.  
feeds.bmj.com
about 4 years ago
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UEFA Champions League 1955/56 - History – UEFA.com

Europe's football website, uefa.com, is the official site of UEFA, the Union of European Football Associations, and the governing body of football in Europe. UEFA organises some of the most famous and prestigious football competitions on the European continent including the UEFA Champions League, the UEFA Cup and the UEFA European Football Championship (UEFA EURO 2008, UEFA EURO 2012, etc). The website features live video streaming of many UEFA competitions together with an extensive video archive and mobile service. In addition, via the Football Europe section, there is coverage of the 53 national association domestic leagues, the route to UEFA's club competitions; the UEFA Organisation section covers all corporate activities at UEFA, while Training Ground promotes grassroots football initiatives and elearning modules.  
uefa.com
about 4 years ago
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UEFA Champions League 1959/60 - History – UEFA.com

Europe's football website, uefa.com, is the official site of UEFA, the Union of European Football Associations, and the governing body of football in Europe. UEFA organises some of the most famous and prestigious football competitions on the European continent including the UEFA Champions League, the UEFA Cup and the UEFA European Football Championship (UEFA EURO 2008, UEFA EURO 2012, etc). The website features live video streaming of many UEFA competitions together with an extensive video archive and mobile service. In addition, via the Football Europe section, there is coverage of the 53 national association domestic leagues, the route to UEFA's club competitions; the UEFA Organisation section covers all corporate activities at UEFA, while Training Ground promotes grassroots football initiatives and elearning modules.  
uefa.com
about 4 years ago
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UEFA Champions League 1956/57 - History – UEFA.com

Europe's football website, uefa.com, is the official site of UEFA, the Union of European Football Associations, and the governing body of football in Europe. UEFA organises some of the most famous and prestigious football competitions on the European continent including the UEFA Champions League, the UEFA Cup and the UEFA European Football Championship (UEFA EURO 2008, UEFA EURO 2012, etc). The website features live video streaming of many UEFA competitions together with an extensive video archive and mobile service. In addition, via the Football Europe section, there is coverage of the 53 national association domestic leagues, the route to UEFA's club competitions; the UEFA Organisation section covers all corporate activities at UEFA, while Training Ground promotes grassroots football initiatives and elearning modules.  
uefa.com
about 4 years ago
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Despite 'Exploding' Use, TAVI Still Too Costly in Many Countries

In a survey of countries in Eastern Europe, Latin America, the Asia-Pacific region, Africa, and the Middle East, financial constraints for TAVI were even bigger than in Western Europe.  
medscape.com
about 4 years ago
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Schistosomiasis Risk Underestimated in Europe

Schistosomiasis (Bilharziasis), a parasitic infection normally confined to the tropics, has spread to parts of Southern Europe, according to a new report.  
medscape.com
about 4 years ago
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BBC NEWS | Europe | The rich smells of Paris

BBC correspondent Caroline Wyatt delights in the sights - and evocative smells - of France's capital city.  
news.bbc.co.uk
about 4 years ago
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Euro 2016: Germany beat Italy 6-5 in tense penalty shootout to book semis berth

It will be a clash of titans as Germany face Italy in the third quarterfinal match of Euro 2016 in Bordeaux on Saturday.  
hindustantimes.com
about 4 years ago
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MONTESSORI, biography, pictures, Dr Montessori, Maria Montessori MD,Montessori Method, Montessori schools, Montessori, Italy, India, Nobel Peace Prize

Dr. Maria Montessori, MD, the founder of the Montessoi Method ofeducation, an overview of her life and work  
michaelolaf.net
about 4 years ago
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MONTESSORI, Maria Montessori, MD, Montessori Method, Montessori schools, Montessori, Italy, India, Nobel Peace Prize

Dr. Maria Montessori, MD, the founder of the Montessoi Method ofeducation, an overview of her life and work  
montessori.edu
about 4 years ago
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IF YOU ARE AN EXPAT, AND ENGLISH IS NOT YOUR FIRST LANGUAGE , HAVE YOU HAD TROUBLE WITH IDIOMS?

TROUBLE WITH IDIOMS. After finishing medical school in Louvain Belgium, I came to Schenectady, NY in the US to do my internship. My knowledge of English was what I knew from my high school language classes. this translates into “very little practical knowledge”. At first I struggled but caught on fast (I had to). What did not come so fast was my understanding of the use of idioms. In earlier blogs I related my embarrassment with “pain in the neck” and “prick”. Here is an other one which at the time gave me a red face but now after so many years makes me chuckle. Anne and I lived in a small apartment close to the hospital and got by on a small, very small, salary (this was the late fifties). So did all the other interns. Therefore our entertainment consisted of pot-luck weekend evenings at each other’s apartments on a rotating basis. When it was our turn to host the get together we had told our friends to come around 8:00 pm. In Belgium this means arrival at the earliest around 8:15 or even later. Of course this is quite different in the punctual American culture. That evening the bell rang at 8:01 with the arrival of the first guests. I opened the door, sat them down, started the background music and offered them a drink, as other guests arrived. While they all were sipping their wine, whiskey, or soft drink, someone asked where Anne was. She was still getting ready, not expecting any one until sometime after 8 pm. I told them “Anne is taking a douche.” Now, a douche is actually the French word for shower and is also commonly used in the Dutch language, but of course in the English language that word has quite a different meaning. When I told everyone quite innocently, that Anne was taking a douche, people’s mouths fell open and I could see on their faces the disbelief and hidden thoughts …”what kind of party is this going to be?” A similar confusion occurred toward the end of our stay in Schenectady, when the student nurses, many of whom had befriended Anne, who was now in her first pregnancy, told me that they were planning to give her a baby shower. They asked me not to say anything and keep it as a surprise. However, I felt compelled to warn Anne that she was going to receive a gift of a shower for the baby, rather than a bath. I felt that I needed to prepare her for this unusual gift, as I knew that babies in Belgium are washed in a small bath and not in a shower. Of course we had a good laugh when we realized our misunderstanding. And so it goes!! If you want to read more and similar experiences you can read my book “Crosscultural Doctoring. On and Off the Beaten Path. You can download it for free from Smashwords at: https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/161522. Our just google: Crosscultural Doctoring. I would love to hear about similar experiences from people, medical or non medical, around the world who have had difficulty with english idioms.  
DR William LeMaire
about 4 years ago