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Virtual Reality Ventures Into Real World of Chronic Pain

With benefits seen in acute pain and technology becoming more accessible, researchers see encouraging, albeit early, signs of use in chronic pain.  
medscape.com
over 4 years ago
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New Test Finds C difficile as Effective as Anaerobic Lab

A test for Clostridium difficile that involves components available in most labs is effective, new research shows, and could help solve the problem of underdiagnosis in many developing countries.  
medscape.com
over 4 years ago
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Theranos Sued Over Blood Tests, in Proposed Class Action

Blood-testing company Theranos Inc was sued on Thursday, accused of endangering customer health through "massive failures" that misrepresented the accuracy and quality of its blood tests, according to court papers.  
medscape.com
over 4 years ago
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Improving Drug Trials: Lessons Learned From Aripiprazole

Dr Lieberman discusses the FDA's recent warning about the side effects of aripiprazole, what we can learn from this, and how we can better manage a new drug's uncertain potential in the future.  
medscape.com
over 4 years ago
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FDA Approves Daclizumab (Zinbryta) for Multiple Sclerosis

The US Food and Drug Administration has approved daclizumab for treatment of patients with MS who are not responsive to other agents; the approval comes with a Risk Evaluation and Mitigation Strategy.  
medscape.com
over 4 years ago
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RELAX-REPEAT: Multiple Doses of Serelaxin Safe, Tolerable for CHF

The study "speaks to the question surrounding the serelaxin program: is it possible for a 48-hour infusion of an acute therapy to actually have long-term benefits?" noted one expert.  
medscape.com
over 4 years ago
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European Atherosclerosis Society (EAS) 2016 Annual Congress

European Atherosclerosis Society (EAS) 2016 Annual Congress: Read clinically focused news coverage of key developments from EAS 2016.  
medscape.com
over 4 years ago
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SCOPE of Kidney Disease Assessed in Europe's Elderly

Nephrologists and geriatricians are joining forces to identify and characterize the full impact of chronic kidney disease on patients older than 75, researchers report.  
medscape.com
over 4 years ago
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Consortium of Multiple Sclerosis Centers (CMSC) 2016 Annual Meeting

Consortium of Multiple Sclerosis Centers (CMSC) 2016 Annual Meeting: Read clinically focused news coverage of key developments from CMSC 2016.  
medscape.com
over 4 years ago
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'Huge variation' in child mental health support - BBC News

More than a quarter of children referred for mental health support in England last year were turned away, according to a report from the Children's Commissioner.  
bbc.co.uk
over 4 years ago
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Zika: Experts call for Rio Olympic Games move over virus - BBC News

The World Health Organization has dismissed calls for the Rio Olympic Games to be moved because of the Zika outbreak in Brazil.  
bbc.co.uk
over 4 years ago
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Zika crisis: WHO seeks to allay fears over Rio Olympics - BBC News

The World Health Organization plays down concerns over the spread of the Zika virus, amid calls for the Rio Olympics to be postponed.  
bbc.co.uk
over 4 years ago
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WHO public health advice regarding the Olympics and Zika virus

WHO Public Health Advice Regarding the Olympics and Zika virus  
who.int
over 4 years ago
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AACE Updates Thyroid Nodule Management Guideline

The advice is similar to that in the 2015 American Thyroid Association guidance but focuses on thyroid nodules (excluding cancer) and uses a simpler classification scheme to determine biopsy need.  
medscape.com
over 4 years ago
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Taxpayers' Alliance: Sugar tax will hit poorest hardest - BBC News

The proposed sugar tax will "hit the poorest families hardest" and should be scrapped, the Taxpayers' Alliance says.  
bbc.co.uk
over 4 years ago
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Doctor urges compulsory mediation in patient care rows - BBC News

The NHS could save millions of pounds if families and doctors were offered mediation when they disagreed on a treatment, a leading consultant says.  
bbc.co.uk
over 4 years ago
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Call for compulsory NHS mediation to avoid court cases - BBC News

A leading anaesthetist is calling for compulsory mediation between patients, or their relatives, and doctors who clash over the right form of treatment.  
bbc.co.uk
over 4 years ago
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Informed Consent: The Time to Improve Was Yesterday

Discussing what a reasonable patient deems important is increasingly the standard for informed consent, yet what Dr Mandrola sees in practice often falls shy of this.  
medscape.com
over 4 years ago
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Sixty-ninth World Health Assembly closes

The Sixty-ninth World Health Assembly closed on 28 May 2016 after approving resolutions on WHO’s Framework for Engagement with Non-State Actors; the Sustainable Development Goals; the International Health Regulations.  
who.int
over 4 years ago
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Vitamin D Deficiency Linked to Diabetic Retinopathy

A systematic review and meta-analysis find association, but the mechanism isn't clear, and no randomized clinical trials of supplementation have been conducted as yet.  
medscape.com
over 4 years ago