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Do Orthotics for Foot Injuries Really Work?

The orthotics business is booming, but experts differ on whether these devices really correct underlying biomechanical problems for many types of foot injuries or whether gait retraining is superior.  
medscape.com
about 4 years ago
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Framingham: Low HDL, in Isolation, Not a CV Risk Predictor

"We're not taking away the importance of HDL. We're just putting it into perspective," says a researcher. "We have yet to prove that either raising HDL levels or improving its function reduces CV risk."  
medscape.com
about 4 years ago
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Antipsychotic-Related Metabolic Testing Falls Far Short

Although rates of annual glucose testing among adults prescribed antipsychotics are high, fewer than half of patients undergo lipid testing, an analysis of Medicaid data suggests.  
medscape.com
about 4 years ago
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Biologics: An Important Piece of Patient Advice

Dr Deane reviews and discusses a study finding that the majority of patients receiving a biologic drug for their rheumatic disease did not store it at the correct temperature.  
medscape.com
about 4 years ago
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Double Reprocessing Decontaminates Duodenoscopes

A double-reprocessing disinfection protocol for duodenoscopes leads to a 'very low rate' of potentially pathogenic organisms, new research shows.  
medscape.com
about 4 years ago
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Big Data in Biomedicine 2016 Conference

Big Data in Biomedicine 2016 Conference: Read clinically focused news coverage of key developments from Big Data 2016.  
medscape.com
about 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
about 4 years ago
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BMA responds to junior doctor committee leak

Private discussions should not be mistaken for BMA strategy, the association has said in the light of leaked messages between members of the BMA Junior Doctors Committee (JDC) executive group.  
feeds.bmj.com
about 4 years ago
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US senators urge FDA to take action over wasted cancer drugs

US senators are calling for federal officials to scrutinize the drug industry’s marketing of expensive cancer drugs in vials containing more of the drug than is often needed, a practice that leads to hundreds of millions of dollars worth of drugs being thrown away every year.  
feeds.bmj.com
about 4 years ago
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World Health Assembly agrees resolutions on women, children and adolescents, and healthy ageing

World Health Assembly press release on 2 resolutions: women, children and adolescents, and healthy ageing.  
who.int
about 4 years ago
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Teen cancer death rate causes alarm - BBC News

Too many teenagers and young adults are dying of some types of cancer, a Europe-wide report warns.  
bbc.co.uk
about 4 years ago
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Why I wrote about my wife's miscarriage - BBC News

A husband's online account about the heartbreak involved with starting a family has struck a chord with many couples.  
bbc.co.uk
about 4 years ago
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First US Case of E coli Resistant to Last-Resort Antibiotic

A strain of E coli resistant to the last-resort antibiotic colistin stokes fears of ordinary infections that can kill.  
medscape.com
about 4 years ago
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Molecular Thyroid Nodule Test No Help in Surgery Decision

Diagnostic molecular testing of thyroid nodules did not significantly affect decision-making in thyroid surgery and may even have led to some overtreatment in a recent trial.  
medscape.com
about 4 years ago
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Chemo for Adult Sarcomas: Murky Data and Experts' Insights

The paucity of data on the relative benefits of chemotherapy in adult soft-tissue sarcomas muddies the clinical decision-making waters, say sarcoma experts, who offer some advice, anyway.  
medscape.com
about 4 years ago
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FDA OKs Buprenorphine Implant (Probuphine) for Opioid Dependence

The new buprenorphine subdermal implant could be 'game changer' in the battle to combat opioid use disorder.  
medscape.com
about 4 years ago
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Morphing the Recalcitrant Clinician - Imogen Mitchell - Intensive Care Network

Mitchell talks us through the steps to engage the reluctant physician when implementing change in Morphing the Recalcitrant Clinician.  
intensivecarenetwork.com
about 4 years ago
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Reader Poll: Are Fluoroquinolones Safe?

The FDA recently issued a warning about serious adverse effects after fluoroquinolone use. Will you continue to prescribe them to your patients?  
medscape.com
about 4 years ago
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Israeli Firms Develop High-Speed 3D Printer for Stem Cells

Israeli 3D printer firm Nano Dimension has successfully lab-tested a 3D bioprinter for stem cells, paving the way for the potential printing of large tissues and organs, the company said on Wednesday.  
medscape.com
about 4 years ago
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New 'Brain Food' Scale Flags Best Nutrients for Depression

Researchers zero in on animal- and plant-based foods that best protect against depression.  
medscape.com
about 4 years ago