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Thousands of families await care cost decisions - BBC News

Almost 12,000 people in England are still waiting to hear if they are due millions of pounds in backdated care fees.  
bbc.co.uk
about 4 years ago
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Dr Heimlich: 'Piece of meat came out and she started breathing' - BBC News

Dr Henry Heimlich has used the Heimlich manoeuvre to save a choking woman at his retirement home.  
bbc.co.uk
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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Johnson and Johnson faces lawsuit over vaginal mesh devices

The US states of California and Washington have filed a suit against the drug and device maker Johnson and Johnson, alleging that the company hid its knowledge about potential adverse effects, some of which were permanent, associated with its vaginal mesh devices used to treat pelvic prolapse and stress incontinence.  
feeds.bmj.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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How to Advise a Pregnant Patient Who Tests Positive for Zika

A medical ethicist offers more tips for doctors to share with patients to protect them from the Zika virus this summer, as well as what to say to those who are pregnant and become infected.  
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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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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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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Zorro Swab Detects 20% More MRSA in Nursing Homes

The use of nasal swabs alone can lead to the underdetection of multidrug-resistant organisms, a study of nursing-home residents shows, but comprehensive swabbing can improve detection rates.  
medscape.com
about 4 years ago
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EMA Launches Major Review After Fatal French Drug Trial

The agency will review existing guidelines for first-in-human clinical trials with the aim of identifying areas that need revision, with the ultimate goal of making the trials safer.  
medscape.com
about 4 years ago
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MR CLEAN at 2 Years: Sustained Endovascular Benefit in Stroke

The first long-term results from the new crop of endovascular trials in stroke show consistent benefit on functional outcomes and suggest a reduction in mortality.  
medscape.com
about 4 years ago
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Does Isolated Small Airway Dysfunction Matter? We Still Don't Know

Even mild decrements in airway function affect exercise capacity, but how that is affected by small airway dysfunction is still an open question.  
medscape.com
about 4 years ago
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Corticosteroids Reduce Exacerbations in Preschoolers With Recurrent Wheeze

Inhaled corticosteroids reduce exacerbations of recurrent wheezing in preschoolers, according to a meta-analysis.  
medscape.com
about 4 years ago
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The Effects of Road Traffic Pollution on Children

Exposure to traffic pollution in children reduces lung function but leaves many questions unanswered.  
medscape.com
about 4 years ago
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Study Reopens Rift Over Low-Sodium-for-All Policies

Low sodium intake was associated with an increase in cardiovascular events and death in a pooled analysis, alternately applauded and assailed.  
medscape.com
about 4 years ago
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May 27 Cardiology News

Fitness and atrial fibrillation, PFO closure, HDL as a stand-alone risk factor, and left atrial appendage closure in patients with previous ICD are discussed in this week’s podcast.  
medscape.com
about 4 years ago
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NOACs Best Warfarin in Mortality Meta-analysis

Dr Goldhaber comments on a study that shows a lower risk for early mortality in patients who took NOACs compared with those who took warfarin.  
medscape.com
about 4 years ago
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MS Highlights From the 2016 Annual Neurology Meeting CME

: Hear experts discuss new data on multiple sclerosis presented at the 2016 American Academy of Neurology meeting.  
medscape.org
about 4 years ago
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Challenges and Opportunities in the Management of ANCA-Associated Vasculitis CME

The goal of this activity is to facilitate appropriate treatment and monitoring choices for patients with ANCA-associated vasculitis, including the appropriate roles of various standard and new induction and maintenance therapies.  
medscape.org
about 4 years ago