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Muscle Strength Positively Predicts Bone Outcomes in Aging Men

Muscle strength -- as distinct from muscle mass -- declines with age, shows a study in men over age 40, with a knock-on effect on bone outcomes and fracture risk. Differences were seen between ethnic groups.  
medscape.com
over 4 years ago
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JellyBean 034 with Andrew Peacock - LITFL

Have you ever wondered what it is like to be the medic on an expedition. A serious expedition. We find out with Dr Andrew Peacock  
lifeinthefastlane.com
over 4 years ago
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Making sense of death in paediatrics – Don't Forget the Bubbles

A patient died in our unit last week. A child. His parents were two of the loveliest, bravest souls I’ve ever encountered. I looked after him on a series of night shifts. He deteriorated, slowly but surely, over those nights.  
dontforgetthebubbles.com
over 4 years ago
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Radiofrequency Ablation May Be Adrenalectomy Alternative

The procedure offers a minimally invasive treatment option for patients with adrenal tumors who are not surgical candidates.  
medscape.com
over 4 years ago
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Diabetes: Children 'not getting recommended checks' - BBC News

Almost 75% of older children in England and Wales with diabetes are not getting key health checks, a study suggests.  
bbc.co.uk
over 4 years ago
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WHO to set up emergencies programme

The World Health Organization will establish a health emergencies programme in response to widespread criticism over its handling of the Ebola epidemic in west Africa.1 WHO described the programme as one of the most “profound transformations” in its history. The organisation would take an operational role in emergencies, as well as its usual technical role.  
feeds.bmj.com
over 4 years ago
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Deaths caused by lung disease have not decreased over past decade, shows UK study

The number of people dying from lung disease has barely changed in a decade, and rates of some lung conditions are far higher than previously thought, a comprehensive report from the British Lung Foundation has shown.1  
feeds.bmj.com
over 4 years ago
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Secamb boss Paul Sutton leaves post after 111 scandal - BBC News

The chief executive of a scandal-hit NHS trust that has come under scrutiny over emergency callouts leaves his job.  
bbc.co.uk
over 4 years ago
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Welsh Ambulance staff sickness levels fall in 2015 - BBC News

Annual sickness levels among ambulance service staff are at the lowest level since 2012, figures show.  
bbc.co.uk
over 4 years ago
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India hospital transfusions infect thousands with HIV - BBC News

At least 2,234 people in India contract the deadly HIV virus while getting blood transfusions in hospitals in the past 17 months.  
bbc.co.uk
over 4 years ago
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DNA 'tape recorder' to trace cell history - BBC News

Researchers invent a DNA "tape recorder" that can trace the family history of every cell in a body.  
bbc.co.uk
over 4 years ago
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The power of vaccinating pregnant women - BBC News

Vaccinating pregnant women is crucial, and a way of plugging the "immunisation loophole" and protecting their unborn babies, says Lord Ara Darzi, writing for the BBC News website.  
bbc.co.uk
over 4 years ago
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Vitamin D and Stress Hyperglycaemia in the Critically Ill

Vitamin D deficiency is common in critically ill patients with stress-induced hyperglycemia. Can supplementation improve outcomes?  
medscape.com
over 4 years ago
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Deaths caused by lung disease have not decreased over past decade, shows UK study

The number of people dying from lung disease has barely changed in a decade, and rates of some lung conditions are far higher than previously thought, a comprehensive report from the British Lung Foundation has shown.1  
feeds.bmj.com
over 4 years ago
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Healthy lifestyle may reduce breast cancer in women at high risk, study shows

Women who are at high risk for breast cancer on the basis of genetic factors, family history, and reproductive history but who follow a healthy lifestyle have a similar risk for developing the disease to women without these non-modifiable risk factors, a US modelling study has shown.1  
feeds.bmj.com
over 4 years ago
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World No Tobacco Day, 31 May 2016: Get ready for plain packaging

30 May 2016 – To mark World No Tobacco Day, WHO is launching a new guide to plain packaging of tobacco products, which gives governments the latest evidence and guidance on implementing the measure.  
who.int
over 4 years ago
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Asymptomatic Anal STIs in HIV-positive Men

This study found high numbers of both anal dysplasias and asymptomatic STIs in HIV+ men who underwent anal cancer screening.  
medscape.com
over 4 years ago
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Ever wanted to be a Clinical Forensic Medicine Registrar? | LITFL: Life in the Fast Lane Medical Blog

Ever wanted to be a Clinical Forensic Medicine Registrar? Read on to find out what is involved. Jobs for this unique position are available in 2016 and 2017 at the Victorian Institute of Forensic Medicine.  
lifeinthefastlane.com
over 4 years ago
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Nutritional Follow-up of Patients After Obesity Surgery

This best practice advice will help clinicians with the long-term nutritional management of post-bariatric surgery patients.  
medscape.com
over 4 years ago
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What's Hot at ASCO 2016?

Continuing excitement over immunotherapy and new research on precision medicine are among the highlights. Come and visit Medscape at booth 6053.  
medscape.com
over 4 years ago