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Poor systems at Portsmouth hospital delayed ambulances and put lives at risk, says CQC

People involved in serious traffic crashes were put at risk because of delays in ambulances reaching them after being held up in queues outside a hospital’s emergency department, a report from the regulator the Care Quality Commission has found.  
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over 3 years ago
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Olympic Games are likely to be free of Zika cases, say officials

Organisers of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games have said that the chances of anyone becoming infected with the Zika virus during the competition, held in Brazil in August and September, are almost zero.  
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over 3 years ago
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Health committee chair defects to Remain campaign over untrue health claims

The former GP and Conservative MP Sarah Wollaston has defected to the Remain campaign in the UK referendum to leave the European Union, branding the claims about the benefits to healthcare of “Brexit” as “shameful.”  
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over 3 years ago
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Higher priced drugs are not cost effective for diabetic macular edema, US study finds

In comparsion with treatment with the low cost antivascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) drug bevacizumab (Avastin), the more expensive alternatives aflibercept (Eylea) and ranibizumab (Lucentis) are not cost effective for diabetic macular edema, a new study has found.1  
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over 3 years ago
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Health committee chair defects to Remain campaign over untrue health claims

The former GP and Conservative MP Sarah Wollaston has defected to the Remain campaign in the UK referendum to leave the European Union, branding the claims about the benefits to healthcare of “Brexit” as “shameful.”  
feeds.bmj.com
over 3 years ago
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Mandatory addiction treatment for people who use drugs: global health and human rights analysis

Global evidence indicates that mandated treatment of drug dependence conflicts with drug users’ human rights and is not effective in treating addiction. Karsten Lunze and colleagues argue that drug treatment policies must be evidence based and meet international standards  
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over 3 years ago
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Reader Poll: Is Medical Error the Third Leading Cause of Death?

A new study says medical error is the third leading cause of death in the US.  
medscape.com
over 3 years ago
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Despite 'Exploding' Use, TAVI Still Too Costly in Many Countries

In a survey of countries in Eastern Europe, Latin America, the Asia-Pacific region, Africa, and the Middle East, financial constraints for TAVI were even bigger than in Western Europe.  
medscape.com
over 3 years ago
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Lipids Suffer if Carbs Replace Reduced Saturated Fat in Diet

"When we encourage people to lower their fat, by default they increase their carbohydrate consumption, and we will not see a reduced risk of CVD by this approach," says the lead researcher in this PURE study.  
medscape.com
over 3 years ago
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We All Have Hearts -- Let's Help Them Work

Drs Black and Borer talk about the main issues in clinical cardiology and the need for prevention, more research, and new knowledge.  
medscape.com
over 3 years ago
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HDL Subtypes Mediate Bariatric Surgery's Metabolic Benefits

It's partly why dieting doesn't match surgery's favorable HDL and LDL effects: they depend more on changes in lipoprotein profile, therefore function, than on overall levels, say several new reports.  
medscape.com
over 3 years ago
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ATACH-II Published: Intensive BP Reduction Not Needed in ICH

Reducing blood pressure to a target of 110 to 139 mm Hg systolic was not more effective in improving functional outcome than a target of 140 to 179 mm Hg.  
medscape.com
over 3 years ago
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Addressing Neuropsychiatric Symptoms in Patients With Dementia

What are the treatment goals for a patient with dementia and multiple comorbidities at home and in the hospital?  
medscape.org
over 3 years ago
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CDC Recommends Urine, not Blood, for Zika Virus Testing

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends Zika virus real-time reverse transcription polymerase chain reaction testing on urine collected within 14 days after symptom onset.  
medscape.org
over 3 years ago
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Adherence to Cardiac Meds: More Communication Needed

A new survey study shows that poor adherence to cardiovascular medications is common but is rarely addressed between cardiologists and patients.  
medscape.org
over 3 years ago
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Mandatory addiction treatment for people who use drugs: global health and human rights analysis

Global evidence indicates that mandated treatment of drug dependence conflicts with drug users’ human rights and is not effective in treating addiction. Karsten Lunze and colleagues argue that drug treatment policies must be evidence based and meet international standards  
feeds.bmj.com
over 3 years ago
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Love Is a Much-Debated Thing

Readers mostly 'love' the 'touchy-feely' part of healthcare, but yes, the 'haters' joined the conversation too.  
medscape.com
over 3 years ago
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Elimination of Mother-to-Child Transmission of HIV — Thailand | MMWR

The Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR) Series is prepared by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).  
cdc.gov
over 3 years ago
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Electronic Cigarette Use Among Working Adults — United States, 2014 | MMWR

The Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR) Series is prepared by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).  
cdc.gov
over 3 years ago
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Notes from the Field: Intoxication and Deaths Associated with Ingestion of a Racing Fuel and Carbonated Soft Drink Mixture — Tennessee, January 2016 | MMWR

The Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR) Series is prepared by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).  
cdc.gov
over 3 years ago