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Gastric Endoscopic Myotomy Showing Promise for Gastroparesis

For patients with refractory disease, gastric peroral endoscopic myotomy (G-POEM) can reduce hospitalizations, improve symptoms, and normalize gastric emptying time, early research suggests.  
medscape.com
about 4 years ago
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Geriatrics Unit Reduces Catheter Use, Reports Fewer Deaths

A program to reduce the catheterization of patients was effective at cutting mortality rates.  
medscape.com
about 4 years ago
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Exam stress 'among teen suicide causes' - BBC News

Exam pressures and physical health problems, like acne, are major contributory factors in the suicides of young people, according to new research.  
bbc.co.uk
about 4 years ago
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Portable UV Device Disinfects Personal Items, Small Areas

The machine can disinfect hospital rooms contaminated with multidrug-resistant organisms as effectively as an older, larger, more expensive UV cleaner, new research shows.  
medscape.com
about 4 years ago
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Low-Residue Diet Acceptable for Bowel Prep

Bowel cleansing was more effective when patients consumed a low-residue diet the day before colonoscopy, rather than the conventional clear-liquid diet, new research shows, and patients were happier.  
medscape.com
about 4 years ago
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“Corrupt” dietary guidelines must be rewritten to tackle obesity and diabetes, report warns

A “complete overhaul” of dietary advice is needed because current public health recommendations have been influenced by the food industry and are actually fuelling obesity and type 2 diabetes rather than reducing them, a hard hitting report has warned.1  
feeds.bmj.com
about 4 years ago
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Closure of community pharmacies in deprived areas will increase GP consultations, says report

More than one in four people who would usually seek advice on common ailments from their local pharmacy would make an appointment with their GP surgery instead if the pharmacy closed, says a report exploring the potential impact of government funding cuts that are likely to result in pharmacy closures.1  
feeds.bmj.com
about 4 years ago
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“Corrupt” dietary guidelines must be rewritten to tackle obesity and diabetes, report warns

A “complete overhaul” of dietary advice is needed because current public health recommendations have been influenced by the food industry and are actually fuelling obesity and type 2 diabetes rather than reducing them, a hard hitting report has warned.1  
feeds.bmj.com
about 4 years ago
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“Corrupt” dietary guidelines must be rewritten to tackle obesity and diabetes, report warns

A “complete overhaul” of dietary advice is needed because current public health recommendations have been influenced by the food industry and are actually fuelling obesity and type 2 diabetes rather than reducing them, a hard hitting report has warned.1  
feeds.bmj.com
about 4 years ago
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Coconut Oil Nutrient Ups Risk for Ulcerative Colitis Flares

The myristic acid in coconut oil nearly quadruples flare risk in patients with ulcerative colitis, according to research that confirms the association between flares and multiple dietary elements.  
medscape.com
about 4 years ago
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Education, Reminders Reduce Risky Prescriptions for Elders

Education and electronic reminders can reduce the prescription of potentially inappropriate medication to older patients discharged from the emergency department, new research shows.  
medscape.com
about 4 years ago
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Time to Colonoscopy Counts After Positive Stool Test

When diagnostic colonoscopy after a positive fecal immunochemical test is delayed beyond 6 months, the risk for colorectal cancer increases, new research suggests.  
medscape.com
about 4 years ago
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Hormones, Metabolism, and Cancer Take Center Stage at ECE 2016

Testosterone trials, new guidelines on adrenal incidentaloma, ovarian transplant, and the bionic pancreas, are just a few of highlights at ECE 2016, appealing to clinicians and research scientists alike.  
medscape.com
about 4 years ago
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The Perils of Reliance on Industry Funding of Medical Research

As the incremental benefits of new therapies diminish, perhaps the next big innovation in cardiovascular medicine is basic lifestyle changes. But how will we know if no one funds that research, argues Dr Mandrola.  
medscape.com
about 4 years ago
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Older people benefit from intensive blood pressure control

Elderly patients would benefit from a lower target level for systolic blood pressure, research published in JAMA has found.  
feeds.bmj.com
about 4 years ago
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Pentoxifylline Is Ineffective for Severe Alcoholic Hepatitis

Should patients with severe alcoholic hepatitis receive pentoxifylline? New research answers whether this drug reduces mortality and need for liver transplant.  
medscape.com
about 4 years ago
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Older people benefit from intensive blood pressure control

Elderly patients would benefit from a lower target level for systolic blood pressure, research published in JAMA has found.  
feeds.bmj.com
about 4 years ago
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Combo May Help Stave Off Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome

Early intervention in the emergency department improves outcomes for patients with hypoxemia, who are at high risk for acute respiratory distress syndrome, new research shows.  
medscape.com
about 4 years ago
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Are Potatoes Linked to High Blood Pressure?

Whether you like your potatoes boiled, baked, mashed or as chips, new US research has linked them to an increased risk of developing high blood pressure.  
medscape.com
about 4 years ago
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ECT an Effective Treatment Option for Schizophrenia

Electroconvulsive therapy may be an effective treatment option for patients with schizophrenia, new research suggests.  
medscape.com
about 4 years ago