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GPs told to end “chemical restraint” of people with learning disabilities

GPs have been urged to cut the number of inappropriate prescriptions of psychotropic drugs for people with learning disabilities.  
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over 3 years ago
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WHO open to “lobbying” by business

The World Health Organization has been warned that it was now open to undue influence from commercial interests after member states agreed a framework for its relations with industry and other bodies.  
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over 3 years ago
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US seeks to reduce sodium consumption by one third

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has released draft guidance for the food industry that agency officials say could reduce the daily average intake of sodium in the US by a third.1 The voluntary guidelines apply to processed and packaged foods as well as restaurant foods and would be implemented over a decade.  
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over 3 years ago
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Egyptian prosecutors investigate the death of a girl during female genital mutilation

An Egyptian private hospital was closed and under investigation after a 17 year old girl died of a suspected stroke during female genital mutilation (FGM).  
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over 3 years ago
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US seeks to reduce sodium consumption by one third

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has released draft guidance for the food industry that agency officials say could reduce the daily average intake of sodium in the US by a third.1 The voluntary guidelines apply to processed and packaged foods as well as restaurant foods and would be implemented over a decade.  
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over 3 years ago
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Egyptian prosecutors investigate the death of a girl during female genital mutilation

An Egyptian private hospital was closed and under investigation after a 17 year old girl died of a suspected stroke during female genital mutilation (FGM).  
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over 3 years ago
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National Obesity Forum campaigners quit over low-fat report - BBC News

Four members of an anti-obesity campaign have resigned after a controversial report suggesting low-fat and lower cholesterol diets are having "disastrous health consequences".  
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over 3 years ago
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Flat lens promises possible revolution in optics - BBC News

A flat lens made of paint whitener on a sliver of glass could revolutionise optics, its US inventors say.  
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over 3 years ago
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NHS racism: It goes to your core, says victim - BBC News

The BBC speaks to a victim of racism within the NHS, after a report found black and ethnic minority staff in England are more likely to report bullying and harassment than white colleagues.  
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over 3 years ago
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Alzheimer's virtual reality app simulates dementia - BBC News

A virtual reality app aims to provide a sense of what it is like to live with Alzheimer's and other forms of dementia.  
bbc.co.uk
over 3 years ago
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'Major win' in pancreatic cancer fight - BBC News

A new combination of chemotherapy drugs should become the main therapy for pancreatic cancer, say UK researchers.  
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over 3 years ago
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US death rates rise slightly

After a decade of steady decline, the death rates in the United States rose slightly last year, according to preliminary data reported by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).1  
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over 3 years ago
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US seeks to reduce sodium consumption by one third

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has released draft guidance for the food industry that agency officials say could reduce the daily average intake of sodium in the US by a third.1 The voluntary guidelines apply to processed and packaged foods as well as restaurant foods and would be implemented over a decade.  
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over 3 years ago
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A pregnant woman with anaemia and thrombocytopenia

A 28 year old woman who was 31 weeks pregnant attended the emergency department of our hospital with acute onset of abdominal pain in her right upper quadrant. She had undergone regular antenatal check-ups in the midwifery clinic, with no problems reported. She had no medical history of note and was not taking any drugs. She was a non-smoker and before she was pregnant she rarely drank alcohol. Her cardiovascular, respiratory, and neurological examinations were unremarkable and she had no peripheral oedema. The fetal heart sounds were normal. Her blood pressure was high (136/104 mm Hg) and her pulse was 88 beats/min. The urine protein to creatinine ratio showed no evidence of proteinuria.  
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over 3 years ago
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A Medical Invention That Sounds Too Good to Be True Often Is

Theranos, with no competitors and no published studies, claimed it could diagnose hundreds of diseases from a finger prick of blood--but, notes ethicist Art Caplan, that's not how science works.  
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over 3 years ago
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Avoralstat Disappoints in Patients With Hereditary Angioedema

A just-published trial suggests the oral plasma-kallikrein inhibitor avoralstat may cut the frequency of attacks in patients with severe hereditary angioedema (HAE). But as-yet-unpublished data from a subsequent, larger study dash those hopes, at least for the liquid formulation.  
medscape.com
over 3 years ago
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Pregnant women are too cautious about risk of medicines

The study of 1120 women found that many were unwilling to medicate common pregnancy symptoms such as nausea, urinary tract infections (UTIs), and aches and pains.  
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over 3 years ago
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NHS England confirms it will not fund HIV prevention pill

NHS England has confirmed its decision not to fund pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) for the prevention of HIV infection, to the anger of AIDS charities.  
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over 3 years ago
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Sixty seconds on . . . Tamiflu

Yes, indeed. A new Cochrane analysis has found insufficient evidence to show that it saved lives in the 2009 H1N1 flu epidemic.1  
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over 3 years ago
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Debate on whether Tamiflu prevents flu deaths reignites after new analysis

A new analysis of data from trials of oseltamivir (Tamiflu) has reopened the debate over whether the drug reduces deaths from H1N1 influenza.  
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over 3 years ago