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Oseltamivir for influenza in adults and children: systematic review of clinical study reports and summary of regulatory comments

Objective To describe the potential benefits and harms of oseltamivir by reviewing all clinical study reports (or similar document when no clinical study report exists) of randomised placebo controlled trials and regulatory comments (“regulatory information”).  
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over 7 years ago
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Cutting Europe’s meat and dairy consumption would benefit health and environment, says report

If Europeans cut their meat and dairy consumption by 50% it would help their health and the environment, a new report has said.  
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over 7 years ago
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Warning over sunbeds as melanoma cases increase - BBC News

A report warns that continued use of sunbeds could be a key factor in a sharp increase in the rate of skin cancer in Scotland.  
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over 7 years ago
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Trials of autologous bone marrow stem cells for heart disease

The report by Nowbar and colleagues (doi:10.1136/bmj.g2688) on the relation between the number of discrepancies observed in clinical trials of autologous bone marrow stem cells for ischaemic heart disease and ejection fraction includes shambolic and poorly conducted research that reflects poorly on every part of the research process.1 On average, trials with many errors show improved ejection fraction, while trials with no errors find no benefit. How should we react to this finding and what lessons can we learn? In An Essay on Criticism, Alexander Pope stated that “to err is human,” but surely there is no place for errors in development of evidence that will inform treatment decisions?2  
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over 7 years ago
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Cervical cancer screening trials in India spark controversy

A report on three clinical trials of screening for cervical cancer in India has provoked controversy, as it showed that 254 women in the unscreened groups had died of the disease. The report, published on 17 April in the Indian Journal of Medical Ethics, sparked accusations that the trials were not ethical.1  
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over 7 years ago
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WHO | 7 million premature deaths annually linked to air pollution

In new estimates released today, WHO reports that in 2012 around 7 million people died - one in eight of total global deaths – as a result of air pollution exposure. This finding more than doubles previous estimates and confirms that air pollution is now the world’s largest single environmental health risk. Reducing air pollution could save millions of lives.  
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over 7 years ago
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WHO | WHO’s first global report on antibiotic resistance reveals serious, worldwide threat to public health

New WHO report provides the most comprehensive picture of antibiotic resistance to date, with data from 114 countries  
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over 7 years ago
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WHO | Many countries lack capacity to prevent and treat hearing loss

Many of the countries who responded to a new WHO survey lack the capacity to prevent and care for hearing loss, according to a report published on International Ear Care Day, 3 March.  
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over 7 years ago
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Antimicrobial resistance is now widespread, warns WHO

Widespread resistance to antimicrobial drugs is not a future threat—it is happening now in hospitals and in the community, a report from the World Health Organization warns.1  
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over 7 years ago
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Asthma deaths report warns complacency is costing lives - BBC News

People with asthma are dying unnecessarily because of complacency among both medical staff and patients, a national study claims.  
BBC News
over 7 years ago
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WHO | United Nations agencies report steady progress in saving mothers’ lives

New United Nations data show a 45% reduction in maternal deaths since 1990. An estimated 289 000 women died in 2013 due to complications in pregnancy and childbirth, down from 523 000 in 1990.  
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over 7 years ago
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Government denies that introduction of Better Care Fund will be delayed

The future of the Better Care Fund is in doubt after a report that the Cabinet Office has ordered a review1 and a damning criticism of the plans by a leading health policy analyst.  
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over 7 years ago
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Worldwide maternal mortality rate falls by 45% in 13 years

The number of women dying in labour has nearly halved since 1990 but a lack of data is hampering efforts to reduce maternal mortality, a report from the World Health Organization has said.1  
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over 7 years ago
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Planned cap on social care costs 'will help few people' - BBC News

Pensioners expecting a government cap on the cost of elderly social care in England will mean help paying their bill are "in for a shock", a report warns.  
BBC News
over 7 years ago