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When antibiotics no longer work - BBC News

As antibiotics resistance grows around the world, for some people even the strongest drugs no longer work  
bbc.co.uk
about 4 years ago
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Diabetes Mellitus Review

What are the complications and most recent treatment guidelines for type 2 diabetes?  
medscape.com
about 4 years ago
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Indwelling Pleural Catheter Safety in Chemotherapy Patients

An indwelling pleural catheter is commonly used in the management of malignant pleural effusion -- but is it safe for patients receiving concurrent chemotherapy?  
medscape.com
about 4 years ago
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Use of Coronary CTA to Guide Management of Coronary Disease

Can coronary computed tomography angiography, a noninvasive diagnostic test for coronary heart disease, appropriately guide referral for more invasive procedures and improve overall outcomes?  
medscape.com
about 4 years ago
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Quality of Life Changes Over Time in Patients With COPD

What are the impacts of this disease on health-related quality of life in these patients?  
medscape.com
about 4 years ago
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Mimics and Chameleons of Optic Neuritis

Optic neuritis is quite common, but often overdiagnosed--frequently due to confusion in terminology. What red flags should prompt reconsideration of a diagnosis?  
medscape.com
about 4 years ago
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Nivolumab for Metastatic Melanoma

This brief profile gives an overview of nivolumab, a human monoclonal antibody against PD-1 receptor, approved for treatment of unresectable or metastatic melanoma that is unresponsive to other drugs.  
medscape.com
about 4 years ago
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Treatment of Chronic Hepatitis C in Patients With Cirrhosis

What is the safest and most effective way to treat patients with chronic hepatitis C with cirrhosis?  
medscape.com
about 4 years ago
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Possible Zika Virus Infection Among Pregnant Women -- US

This is the first in what will be a weekly reporting by the CDC of pregnant women with laboratory evidence of possible Zika virus infection in U.S. states and territories. What are the latest numbers?  
medscape.com
about 4 years ago
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Severe Vision Impairment and Falls in Persons 65 and Older

How does visual impairment impact the frequency of falls among older adults?  
medscape.com
about 4 years ago
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Could eating more fat boost health? - BBC News

Advice to eat more fat is irresponsible and potentially deadly, Public Health England's chief nutritionist has said.  
bbc.co.uk
about 4 years ago
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Why are pharmacies under threat? - BBC News

Thousands of local pharmacies in England are at risk of closure because of cuts by the Department of Health, according to a campaign group.  
bbc.co.uk
about 4 years ago
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ACGME Won't Extend Resident Shifts in 2016-2017

The Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education will take more time to mull over possibly relaxing its duty-hour rules. Meanwhile, a controversial study on resident shifts gets an additional year.  
medscape.com
about 4 years ago
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What should we be eating? - BBC News

With yet more conflicting advice about what makes for a healthy diet, here's what government advisors say we should be eating.  
bbc.co.uk
about 4 years ago
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Fetal Alcohol Syndrome – Don't Forget the Bubbles

Alcohol use is common in Australian women with surveys suggesting that around 90% of 18-45 year olds have had a drink in the last year and that around 39% of these are unaware of the health implications of drinking on the developing fetus. Fetal Alcohol Syndrome is a leading cause of preventable intellectual disability. An Australian diagnostic guide has recently been developed by the Telethon Kids Institute to help clinicians make the diagnosis of Fetal Alcohol Syndrome Disorders. In this post we cover some of the basics of Fetal Alcohol Syndrome and provide some resources for those who want to learn more.  
dontforgetthebubbles.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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Canada’s courts and government disagree on assisted dying as deadline looms

Two weeks before a court imposed deadline for Canada to pass assisted dying legislation, a ruling by Alberta’s Court of Appeal has said that the government’s proposed bill still falls short of offering the full right to die that the country’s Supreme Court said last year was constitutionally guaranteed.  
feeds.bmj.com
about 4 years ago
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Obama calls on Congress to fully fund Zika response

After a White House briefing with his administration’s top health experts on 20 May, US president Barack Obama renewed his call for Congress to fully fund his request for $1.9 billion (£1.31b; €1.7b) in emergency funding to combat the spread of the Zika virus in the US and abroad. Obama made his first request for the funds in February.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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Axa stubs out €1.7bn tobacco industry investment - BBC News

Axa, one of the world's biggest insurers, plans to stop investing in the tobacco industry to help highlight the human and economic cost of smoking.  
bbc.co.uk
about 4 years ago