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New US food labels reflect modern serving sizes and added sugar

Packaged foods in the US will soon bear new, easier to read nutrition labels that will reflect more closely the average serving sizes Americans eat and provide information about the amount of sugars that are added to processed foods, the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced 20 May.1 The revisions are the first significant changes to US food labels in more than 20 years.  
feeds.bmj.com
about 4 years ago
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Patient-Generated Data Empowering Patients, Democratizing Medicine

How will the growth of patient-generated data affect the doctor-patient relationship?  
medscape.com
about 4 years ago
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Turning Patient-Generated Data Into Meaningful Clinical Information

Algorithms hold the promise of turning vast stores of real-time patient health data into clinically relevant information for physicians and patients.  
medscape.com
about 4 years ago
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Nonpharmacologic Treatments for COPD

A range of nonpharmacologic treatments for COPD can provide alternatives to medication and relief for patients.  
medscape.com
about 4 years ago
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Screening for prostate cancer: time to put all the data on the table

Ian Haines and colleagues call for access to all the publicly funded clinical trial data from two major trials to settle the controversies around screening for prostate cancer with prostate specific antigen  
feeds.bmj.com
about 4 years ago
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Skin Cancer Patients Face Deadly Risk Using 'Black Salve' Home Remedy

People who fear they have skin cancer, or know it, and decide to try an unapproved product called "black salve" may face infection, scarring and worse cancer outcomes, doctors warn.  
medscape.com
about 4 years ago
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European Summit Marries All Approaches to Obesity

The inaugural European Obesity Summit will combine surgical, medical, and public-health aspects of managing obesity into one varied and comprehensive program when it arrives in Gothenburg.  
medscape.com
about 4 years ago
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'Historic' Guidelines on Role of Bariatric Surgery in Diabetes

International experts for the first time detail the role of bariatric surgery in obese patients with type 2 diabetes, recommending its use even in patients with mild obesity but poor glycemic control.  
medscape.com
about 4 years ago
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Trachy trouble?  Prioritise patency before “puff” - INTENSIVE

Human beings have a natural inclination to attach a bag-valve apparatus and start bagging any patient with an endotracheal tube who is experiencing respiratory compromise. Most of the time this is useful, as it excludes the ventilator as a problem and isolates the problem as being an issue with the tube or patient.  
intensiveblog.com
about 4 years ago
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The Brave New World of Biosimilars

The FDA answers Medscape's questions about biosimilars: how they are defined, evaluated, approved, and regulated.  
medscape.com
about 4 years ago
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Gastric Endoscopic Myotomy Showing Promise for Gastroparesis

For patients with refractory disease, gastric peroral endoscopic myotomy (G-POEM) can reduce hospitalizations, improve symptoms, and normalize gastric emptying time, early research suggests.  
medscape.com
about 4 years ago
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Geriatrics Unit Reduces Catheter Use, Reports Fewer Deaths

A program to reduce the catheterization of patients was effective at cutting mortality rates.  
medscape.com
about 4 years ago
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Early vs Delayed Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy

Commentary on a study comparing early vs delayed laparoscopic surgery for the management of acute cholecystitis, published in the British Journal of Surgery.  
medscape.com
about 4 years ago
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World Health Assembly agrees new Health Emergencies Programme

World Health Assembly adopts new Health Emergencies Programme of WHO.  
who.int
about 4 years ago
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Economic Crisis of 2008 Followed by Excess Cancer Deaths

An analysis of data from 75 countries shows an increase of cancer deaths, particularly in countries without universal healthcare coverage.  
medscape.com
about 4 years ago
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ASCO Issues First Practice Guideline for Cervical Cancer

ASCO has issued a 'resource-stratified' guideline for cervical cancer that offers treatment recommendations tailored to resource availability.  
medscape.com
about 4 years ago
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The Trauma Professional's Blog provides information on injury-related topics to trauma professionals. It is written by Michael McGonigal MD, the Director of Trauma Services at Regions Hospital in St....  
regionstraumapro.com
about 4 years ago
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Do I Need a License to Be a Camp Nurse in Another State?

A nurse wants to volunteer as a camp nurse in another state for 2 weeks. Does she need to be licensed in that state?  
medscape.com
about 4 years ago
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5 Key Ophthalmology Takeaways: ASCRS 2016

Attendees in New Orleans were greeted with innovative theories and technologies that may change our treatment of glaucoma, cataracts, corneal ectasia, and other ophthalmic conditions.  
medscape.com
about 4 years ago