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Bone Resorption in Pregnancy and Passage of Lead Burden to Baby

Bone resorption increases during pregnancy and continues to be high postpartum, according to new findings using lead testing to measure bone turnover.  
medscape.com
about 3 years ago
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How to Succeed as a Teacher - Introduction (episode 5) | EMBlog Mayo Clinic

https://youtu.be/bbNSeb_ZG4k  
emblog.mayo.edu
about 3 years ago
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UMEM Educational Pearls - University of Maryland School of Medicine, Department of Emergency Medicine

1. Laine L, Jensen DM. Management of patients with ulcer bleeding. Am J Gastroenterol. 2012 Mar;107(3):345-60; quiz 361. doi: 10.1038/ajg.2011.480. Epub 2012 Feb 7. Review. PubMed PMID: 22310222.  
umem.org
about 3 years ago
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Second-generation Antipsychotics: Not All Equal

A systematic review and meta-analysis of various second-generation antipsychotic agents in the treatment of first-episode psychosis finds that not all are created equal.  
medscape.com
about 3 years ago
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American Society of Clinical Psychopharmacology (ASCP) 2016 Annual Meeting

American Society of Clinical Psychopharmacology (ASCP) 2016 Annual Meeting : Read clinically focused news coverage of key developments from ASCP 2016.  
medscape.com
about 3 years ago
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White Male Physicians Make 35% More Than Black Counterparts

Female physicians make less than white or black male colleagues, two national surveys show. Previous studies have been smaller, have analyzed older data, and often have focused on gender.  
medscape.com
about 3 years ago
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APEX: Hopeful Sign Despite Betrixaban Miss for VTE Prevention

The novel oral agent didn't win out over enoxaparin in the trial's primary cohort but did in the larger overall cohort; the later finding was exploratory but convincing nonetheless, say researchers.  
medscape.com
about 3 years ago
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Abuse, Misuse of Antidiarrheal Linked to Serious Heart Problems

Abuse and misuse of the commonly available antidiarrheal medication loperamide has been linked to life-threatening cardiac events, according to a warning issued by the US Food and Drug Administration.  
medscape.com
about 3 years ago
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Novel Antibody Shows Efficacy in Small-Cell Lung Cancer

Early data show promising activity in small-cell lung cancer with a new antibody-drug conjugate that targets delta-like protein DLL3.  
medscape.com
about 3 years ago
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Cigarette-Pack Warnings Work Better With Photos

Gruesome pictures on cigarette packages may convince more smokers to quit, a U.S. study suggests.  
medscape.com
about 3 years ago
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Cuts in health prevention budgets will hit the NHS, says NHS England chief

The NHS in England can expect to feel the effects of cuts by local authorities to key public health and prevention services, NHS England chief executive Simon Stevens has told MPs.  
feeds.bmj.com
about 3 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
about 3 years ago
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Behind the Smile

Register for a free trial to thebmj.com to receive unlimited access to all content on thebmj.com for 14 days. Sign up for a free trial  
feeds.bmj.com
about 3 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
about 3 years ago
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TV comedian writes off $15m in US medical debt

In a television show highlighting the practices of the US debt buying industry, the comedian John Oliver wrote off nearly $15m (£10.3m; €13.2m) in medical debt owed by nearly 9000 people.1  
feeds.bmj.com
about 3 years ago
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MPs question whether adults with personal care budgets get best care

Some people in England with personal budgets for social care may not be getting genuinely personalised care, MPs on the Public Accounts Committee have warned.  
feeds.bmj.com
about 3 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.  
feeds.bmj.com
about 3 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
about 3 years ago
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Cardiovascular screening to reduce the burden from cardiovascular disease: microsimulation study to quantify policy options

Objectives To estimate the potential impact of universal screening for primary prevention of cardiovascular disease (National Health Service Health Checks) on disease burden and socioeconomic inequalities in health in England, and to compare universal screening with alternative feasible strategies.  
feeds.bmj.com
about 3 years ago
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X-rays Questioned for Asthma Exacerbation Without Fever, Hypoxia

Radiography should not be used routinely to detect pneumonia in young children with asthma who do not have fever or hypoxia, according to new research.  
medscape.com
about 3 years ago