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Microcephaly risk with Zika infection is 1-13% in first trimester, study shows

Maternal infection with the Zika virus in the first trimester of pregnancy was associated with an estimated 1% to 13% risk of microcephaly, researchers from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have reported.1 Their study found “negligible” association between infection and the risk of microcephaly in the second and third trimesters.  
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over 3 years ago
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New Superbug Resistant to Last-Resort Antibiotics

Is this the beginning of the end for antibiotic therapy? This report is the first case of super-resistant bacteria in the United States.  
medscape.org
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
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Seven days in medicine: 25-31 May

The total number of antibiotics prescribed by general practitioners in England fell 7.3% in one year—down from 37 million items in 2014-15 to 34.3 million in 2015-16, data from NHS Improvement showed. This significantly exceeds the 1% reduction target set by the national patient safety team with Public Health England and NHS England. GPs also managed to cut broad spectrum antibiotic prescribing by 16%, beating the 10% reduction target set for the NHS (full BMJ story at doi:10.1136/bmj.i3002).  
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over 3 years ago
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Microcephaly risk with Zika infection is 1-13% in first trimester, study shows

Maternal infection with the Zika virus in the first trimester of pregnancy was associated with an estimated 1% to 13% risk of microcephaly, researchers from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have reported.1 Their study found “negligible” association between infection and the risk of microcephaly in the second and third trimesters.  
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over 3 years ago
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European drug agency recommends limiting colistin use in animals to cut resistance in patients

The European Medicines Agency (EMA) has recommended limiting sales of colistin for use in animals, in new guidance that aims to halt the spread of resistance in patients who receive it as the antibiotic of last resort for multidrug resistant bacterial infections.1  
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over 3 years ago
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Estrogen Benefits Bones in Transgender Hormone Conversion

One year of transgender hormone therapy shows the greatest increase in bone-mineral density in male-to-female conversions, while female-to-male conversions benefit most in postmenopausal women.  
medscape.com
over 3 years ago
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Not All RAS Mutations Mean Thyroid Cancer, New Review Finds

A review of data from 19 studies and the author's own patient population suggest an overinterpretation of the RAS mutation as malignant in cytologically indeterminate thyroid nodules.  
medscape.com
over 3 years ago
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Research and Reviews in the Fastlane 137 | LITFL: Life in the Fast Lane Medical Blog

Welcome to the 137th edition of Research and Reviews in the Fastlane. R&R in the Fastlane is a free resource that harnesses the power of social media t  
lifeinthefastlane.com
over 3 years ago
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Controversial 999 pilot ambulance trust chief executive resigns

The chief executive of an ambulance trust that was criticised for deliberately delaying response times to patients’ emergency call outs and misreporting its own performance has resigned.  
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over 3 years ago
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A failed welfare state

The film I, Daniel Blake, a bleak look at the failures of the UK welfare system, has won the coveted Palme d’Or prize at the recent Cannes film festival. Directed by Ken Loach, the film centres on Daniel Blake, a fictional 59 year old joiner who has worked for most of his life.  
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over 3 years ago
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GPs charged with manslaughter of 12 year old boy are acquitted

Two GPs who were prosecuted for the manslaughter of a 12 year old patient have been acquitted after the judge presiding over the trial at Cardiff Crown Court ruled that there was no case for them to answer.  
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over 3 years ago
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Controversial 999 pilot ambulance trust chief executive resigns

The chief executive of an ambulance trust that was criticised for deliberately delaying response times to patients’ emergency call outs and misreporting its own performance has resigned.  
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over 3 years ago
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Scientists discover an inherited gene for MS - BBC News

Scientists say they have found a gene that causes a rare but inherited form of multiple sclerosis.  
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over 3 years ago
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Tougher Medicare Overpayment Rules: What Must You Do Now?

CMS has amped up a stronger push to recoup Medicare overpayments; how will this affect physicians' practices and efforts to comply?  
medscape.com
over 3 years ago
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Sugared Beverage Sales: Down in Europe, Up in Much of Middle East

And, almost regardless of country, the data showed a "spectacular rise" in sports or "energy" drinks that somewhat offset declines in soda, "fruit drinks," and other kinds of sugar-sweetened beverages.  
medscape.com
over 3 years ago
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Antimicrobial Stewardship Strategies: A How-To Guide

Antimicrobial stewardship guidelines have not described specific strategies for reducing antibiotic use--until now.  
medscape.com
over 3 years ago
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End of Ebola transmission in Guinea

WHO declares the end of Ebola virus transmission in the Republic of Guinea.  
who.int
over 3 years ago
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Are You as Good as You Think? - Simon Carley - Intensive Care Network

Carley has us delve into our confidence, competencies and whats makes for a good self learning environment.  
intensivecarenetwork.com
over 3 years ago
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Post-Embolization Syndrome? | The Trauma Pro | Page 2147483647

Please retype your search in the box in the upper left corner of any page (or touch the magnifying glass above on a mobile device) to find what you are looking for.  
regionstraumapro.com
over 3 years ago