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Alzheimer's virtual reality app simulates dementia - BBC News

A virtual reality app aims to provide a sense of what it is like to live with Alzheimer's and other forms of dementia.  
bbc.co.uk
about 4 years ago
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'Major win' in pancreatic cancer fight - BBC News

A new combination of chemotherapy drugs should become the main therapy for pancreatic cancer, say UK researchers.  
bbc.co.uk
about 4 years ago
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US death rates rise slightly

After a decade of steady decline, the death rates in the United States rose slightly last year, according to preliminary data reported by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).1  
feeds.bmj.com
about 4 years ago
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US seeks to reduce sodium consumption by one third

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has released draft guidance for the food industry that agency officials say could reduce the daily average intake of sodium in the US by a third.1 The voluntary guidelines apply to processed and packaged foods as well as restaurant foods and would be implemented over a decade.  
feeds.bmj.com
about 4 years ago
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A pregnant woman with anaemia and thrombocytopenia

A 28 year old woman who was 31 weeks pregnant attended the emergency department of our hospital with acute onset of abdominal pain in her right upper quadrant. She had undergone regular antenatal check-ups in the midwifery clinic, with no problems reported. She had no medical history of note and was not taking any drugs. She was a non-smoker and before she was pregnant she rarely drank alcohol. Her cardiovascular, respiratory, and neurological examinations were unremarkable and she had no peripheral oedema. The fetal heart sounds were normal. Her blood pressure was high (136/104 mm Hg) and her pulse was 88 beats/min. The urine protein to creatinine ratio showed no evidence of proteinuria.  
feeds.bmj.com
about 4 years ago
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A Medical Invention That Sounds Too Good to Be True Often Is

Theranos, with no competitors and no published studies, claimed it could diagnose hundreds of diseases from a finger prick of blood--but, notes ethicist Art Caplan, that's not how science works.  
medscape.com
about 4 years ago
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Avoralstat Disappoints in Patients With Hereditary Angioedema

A just-published trial suggests the oral plasma-kallikrein inhibitor avoralstat may cut the frequency of attacks in patients with severe hereditary angioedema (HAE). But as-yet-unpublished data from a subsequent, larger study dash those hopes, at least for the liquid formulation.  
medscape.com
about 4 years ago
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Pregnant women are too cautious about risk of medicines

The study of 1120 women found that many were unwilling to medicate common pregnancy symptoms such as nausea, urinary tract infections (UTIs), and aches and pains.  
feeds.bmj.com
about 4 years ago
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NHS England confirms it will not fund HIV prevention pill

NHS England has confirmed its decision not to fund pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) for the prevention of HIV infection, to the anger of AIDS charities.  
feeds.bmj.com
about 4 years ago
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Sixty seconds on . . . Tamiflu

Yes, indeed. A new Cochrane analysis has found insufficient evidence to show that it saved lives in the 2009 H1N1 flu epidemic.1  
feeds.bmj.com
about 4 years ago
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Debate on whether Tamiflu prevents flu deaths reignites after new analysis

A new analysis of data from trials of oseltamivir (Tamiflu) has reopened the debate over whether the drug reduces deaths from H1N1 influenza.  
feeds.bmj.com
about 4 years ago
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3T Heater-Cooler System Linked to M chimaera Infection

Cardiothoracic patients may have been infected with M chimaera after undergoing cardiothoracic procedures during which contaminated Stockert 3T Heater-Cooler System devices were used.  
medscape.com
about 4 years ago
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Does Aspirin Reduce the Risk of Developing ARDS?

A recent clinical trial investigated whether aspirin is effective in preventing ARDS.  
medscape.com
about 4 years ago
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Occurrence, Characteristics, and Predictors of Pain in COPD

Pain is a significant, undertreated problem for patients with COPD. Read about the prevalence and characteristics of pain in COPD patients here.  
medscape.com
about 4 years ago
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Psych Patients at Risk During Medical Hospitalization

Patient safety events are common and are associated with physical harm and death in individuals with schizophrenia and other serious mental illness during nonpsychiatric hospital stays.  
medscape.com
about 4 years ago
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Hard Water Link to Childhood Eczema

Babies exposed to hard water may have a higher risk of developing the skin condition eczema than those who live in areas of the country with soft water, according to a UK study.  
medscape.com
about 4 years ago
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Jun 3 Cardiology News

Potential risk for cancer diagnosis after AF, the merits of low-Na policies, Tai Chi effects on BP, and the unseen bias of medical organizations in guidelines are discussed in this week's podcast.  
medscape.com
about 4 years ago
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Statistical Essentials in Interpreting Clinical Trials

From significance testing to P values and intention-to-treat analyses, Dr Stuart Pocock reviews the basics of clinical trial interpretation.  
medscape.com
about 4 years ago
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New Mid-Range HF Classification Debuts in ESC Guidelines

UPDATED // "It's time to start dealing with the middle child of heart failure," said an expert. LCZ696 also makes its debut in the guidelines, and CRT concerns for patients with narrow QRS are addressed.  
medscape.com
about 4 years ago
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Atrial Fibrillation Is a Risk Marker for Cancer: Women's Health Study

The observed increase in cancer risk may not warrant a change in cancer screening but calls for much closer scrutiny and risk-factor reduction in AF patients.  
medscape.com
about 4 years ago