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Exercise and Pregnancy in Recreational and Elite Athletes

At what level can female athletes safely continue exercise and sporting activities during pregnancy and the preconception period? Find out what the experts have to say.  
medscape.com
over 4 years ago
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Women 'nearly twice as likely to have anxiety' as men - BBC News

Anxiety disorders need more research and women are nearly twice as likely to be affected as men, a global review by University of Cambridge scientists finds.  
bbc.co.uk
over 4 years ago
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Why I wrote about my wife's miscarriage - BBC News

A husband's online account about the heartbreak involved with starting a family has struck a chord with many couples.  
bbc.co.uk
over 4 years ago
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The power of vaccinating pregnant women - BBC News

Vaccinating pregnant women is crucial, and a way of plugging the "immunisation loophole" and protecting their unborn babies, says Lord Ara Darzi, writing for the BBC News website.  
bbc.co.uk
over 4 years ago
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New blood test targets depression - BBC News

UK scientists have developed a blood test to help doctors pick the best drug for patients with depression.  
bbc.co.uk
over 4 years ago
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Sarah Taylor: England wicketkeeper talks about anxiety issues

England women's wicketkeeper Sarah Taylor talks about her battle with anxiety, which has made her take a break from cricket to seek treatment.  
bbc.co.uk
over 4 years ago
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Women 'nearly twice as likely to have anxiety' as men - BBC News

Hannah Kara, 21, speaks about the social anxiety she has suffered, as a global review reveals women are nearly twice as likely to experience anxiety as men.  
bbc.co.uk
over 4 years ago
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Lab Case 106

A 53 year old with a history of psychiatric issues presents with altered mental state. She is tachypnoeic and looks unwell.  
emergucate.com
over 4 years ago
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Antidepressants of Little Benefit for Complicated Grief

For complicated grief, adding an antidepressant does not significantly enhance the efficacy of targeted psychotherapy but may be helpful in patients with co-occurring depressive symptoms.  
medscape.com
over 4 years ago
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Treadmill Walking Improves Cognition in MS

A pilot study shows regular treadmill walking can improve cognition in multiple sclerosis. The researchers will conduct a larger randomized trial, to be funded by the National Institutes of Health.  
medscape.com
over 4 years ago
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FDA Approves New Device for Insomnia

FDA clears the first insomnia device that reduces sleep latency to stage 1 as well as stage 2 sleep.  
medscape.com
over 4 years ago
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VP Biden Addresses Oncologists, Urges Collaboration

Speaking at the annual ASCO meeting, Vice President Joe Biden urged oncologists and researchers to collaborate with their peers and share data.  
medscape.com
over 4 years ago
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WHO validates countries’ elimination of mother-to-child transmission of HIV and syphilis

The World Health Organization congratulates Thailand and Belarus for eliminating mother-to-child transmission of both HIV and syphilis. WHO also applauds Armenia and the Republic of Moldova for eliminating mother-to-child transmission of HIV, and syphilis, respectively.  
who.int
over 4 years ago
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Seven days in medicine: 1-7 June 2016

New guidance from NHS England and the Royal College of General Practitioners is urging GPs to review prescriptions for patients with learning disabilities or autism and to make sure that psychotropic drugs are continued only when the person poses a severe risk to themselves or others and all other alternatives have been exhausted. A review published last year found that between 30 000 and 35 000 people in the United Kingdom with learning disabilities or autism were taking an antidepressant or an antipsychotic despite not having the conditions for which the drugs are indicated. (See full BMJ story doi:10.1136/bmj.i3137)  
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over 4 years ago
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New blood test could personalise depression treatment

Scientists have developed a blood test to predict whether depressed patients will respond to common antidepressants. They said that this could herald a new area of personalised treatment for people with depression, where patients who have blood inflammation above a certain threshold could receive more aggressive treatment.  
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over 4 years ago
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Female doctors in US earn much less than male doctors, study finds

Female doctors in the United States earn significantly less than their male counterparts, even after adjustment for specialty, experience, and hours worked, research published in The BMJ has found.1 The researchers also found that white male doctors earned more than their black male colleagues.  
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over 4 years ago
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New blood test could personalise depression treatment

Scientists have developed a blood test to predict whether depressed patients will respond to common antidepressants. They said that this could herald a new area of personalised treatment for people with depression, where patients who have blood inflammation above a certain threshold could receive more aggressive treatment.  
feeds.bmj.com
over 4 years ago
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Seven days in medicine: 1-7 June 2016

New guidance from NHS England and the Royal College of General Practitioners is urging GPs to review prescriptions for patients with learning disabilities or autism and to make sure that psychotropic drugs are continued only when the person poses a severe risk to themselves or others and all other alternatives have been exhausted. A review published last year found that between 30 000 and 35 000 people in the United Kingdom with learning disabilities or autism were taking an antidepressant or an antipsychotic despite not having the conditions for which the drugs are indicated. (See full BMJ story doi:10.1136/bmj.i3137)  
feeds.bmj.com
over 4 years ago
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GP who was struck off for lying to police is allowed back on medical register

A South Yorkshire GP who was struck off in November 2009 for lying to police and to a coroner’s inquest has been allowed back on the medical register after a fitness to practise tribunal found that he had made exceptional efforts at remediation.1  
feeds.bmj.com
over 4 years ago
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Adding Electroacupuncture to Splinting for Carpal Tunnel Pain

Combining electroacupuncture with splinting may help relieve pain from chronic carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS), according to a new trial.  
medscape.com
over 4 years ago