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Sixty-ninth World Health Assembly update

Delegates at the World Health Assembly have agreed resolutions and decisions on air pollution, chemicals, the health workforce, childhood obesity, violence, noncommunicable diseases, and the election of the next Director-General.  
who.int
over 4 years ago
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Johnson and Johnson faces lawsuit over vaginal mesh devices

The US states of California and Washington have filed a suit against the drug and device maker Johnson and Johnson, alleging that the company hid its knowledge about potential adverse effects, some of which were permanent, associated with its vaginal mesh devices used to treat pelvic prolapse and stress incontinence.  
feeds.bmj.com
over 4 years ago
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Seven days in medicine: 18-24 May

Junior doctors in England will vote from 17 June to 1 July on whether to accept the latest contract on their terms and conditions, and the result will be made known on 6 July. The BMA and the government agreed the details of the new contract on 18 May after 10 days of talks (full story doi:1136/bmj.i2853). For more coverage on the junior doctor contract in BMJ Careers see http://bit.ly/25jl3hP and http://bit.ly/20FtFvH.  
feeds.bmj.com
over 4 years ago
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After Skin Cancer, Sun Protection Is Still Spotty

Even though people may be more careful in the sun after skin cancer, having had a malignancy still doesn't convince everybody to take basic precautions like wearing hats or sunscreen, a recent U.S. study suggests.  
medscape.com
over 4 years ago
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AstraZeneca Combo for Type 2 Diabetes Gets Green Light in EU

The EMA has given the green light to a fixed-dose combination of saxagliptin and dapagliflozin, the first combination of DPP-4/SGLT2 inhibitor in Europe, for the treatment of type 2 diabetes.  
medscape.com
over 4 years ago
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Air Travel Can Cause Turbulence in Diabetes Management

Medication adjustments may be necessary when crossing multiple time zones, and insulin-pump users should disconnect on ascent.  
medscape.com
over 4 years ago
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Funtabulously Frivolous Friday Five 147 FFFF

Get ready to be challenged with some good old fashioned medical trivia...introducing Funtabulously Frivolous Friday Five 147 FFFF  
lifeinthefastlane.com
over 4 years ago
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EU Regulators OK Two Hepatitis C Drugs, One for All Genotypes

Both drugs achieve high cure rates in 12 weeks without requiring concomitant use of interferon, known for its harsh adverse events.  
medscape.com
over 4 years ago
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Nearly 1000 Healthcare Workers Killed Since 2014, WHO Says

Over the last 2 years, nearly 960 people have been killed in attacks on healthcare in countries dealing with conflicts, and most were intentionally targeted, WHO says in a new report.  
medscape.com
over 4 years ago
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Text Messages Increase HIV Testing Among Young Women

Young women attending trade colleges in central Kenya were more likely to get tested for HIV after receiving weekly informational text messages about sexual health.  
medscape.com
over 4 years ago
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British Biobank Underused in the United States

A database that contains genetic and lifestyle information on nearly half a million people in the United Kingdom is open to any qualifying researcher, but it is largely unused by American researchers.  
medscape.com
over 4 years ago
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EU Says No to Myeloma Drug, But Likes Cancer Generics

Ixazomib was recently approved in the United States for use in relapsed and/or refractory multiple myeloma, but a European review panel did not see enough evidence of benefit.  
medscape.com
over 4 years ago
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What's Hot in Hematologic Malignancies

Dr Bruce Cheson gives a sneak preview of the presentations in hematologic malignancies at ASCO 2016, with a look at new agents, refined combinations, and strategies to reduce toxicities.  
medscape.com
over 4 years ago
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What to Watch for in Genitourinary Cancers

This year's ASCO annual meeting will feature important developments in bladder cancer, renal cell carcinoma, and prostate cancer.  
medscape.com
over 4 years ago
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American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) 2016 Annual Meeting

American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) 2016 Annual Meeting: Read clinically focused news coverage of key developments from ASCO 2016.  
medscape.com
over 4 years ago
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Rituximab Plus Bendamustine vs Standard Therapy for CLL

For patients with chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL), the combination of rituximab plus bendamustine was less effective than standard therapy, but it was also less toxic.  
medscape.com
over 4 years ago
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Controversies in Traumatic Brain Injury - Intensive Care Network

Simon Finfer discusses the current controversies in the management of traumatic brain injury. Dogma dissected.  
intensivecarenetwork.com
over 4 years ago
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Dr. Smith's ECG Blog: Acute Respiratory Distress, Hypoxia, and a Large Right Ventricle on Bedside Ultrasound

Instructive ECGs in Clinical Context ----Archives, Popular Posts, and an Index of all ECGs are down the right-hand side.  
hqmeded-ecg.blogspot.com
over 4 years ago
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Tracking the Rise of Zika Complications

A new look at the timeline of the recent explosion of Zika cases examines what is known about the neuroimmunologic effects. WFN guidelines for these complications are in the works.  
medscape.com
over 4 years ago
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Stem Cells, B Cells, and T Cells in Focus at CMSC

Presentations at the upcoming Consortium of Multiple Sclerosis Centers meeting will also shed light on working with patients using alternative treatments, such as medical marijuana and dietary supplements.  
medscape.com
over 4 years ago