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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 2 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 2 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 2 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 2 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 2 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 2 years ago
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School Test Results Lower in Kids Exposed Prenatally to AED

Sixth-graders exposed to an antiepileptic drug, particularly valproate or clonazepam, performed significantly worse than unexposed kids on math and reading tests, new results show.  
medscape.com
over 2 years ago
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Advice to a Young Resuscitationist: It is Up to Us to Save the World - Cliff Reid - Intensive Care Network

Cliff Reid unites our passion of Critical Care through his advice to his former younger resuscitationist self. Reid sights mistakes, case examples, and essentially provides us with invaluable tips to nudge us along to Resus Mastery.  
intensivecarenetwork.com
over 2 years ago
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Ecstasy is making a comeback, European drugs report warns

Methylenedioxymethamfetamine (MDMA), most commonly used in the form of “ecstasy” tablets, is returning as a stimulant drug of choice for young people in Europe, stated the European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction in its annual report presented in Lisbon, Portugal, on 31 May.1  
feeds.bmj.com
over 2 years ago
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NHS will not fund anti-HIV Prep drug plan - BBC News

Charities express anger after NHS England confirms it will not fund a "game-changer" drug treatment that can prevent HIV.  
bbc.co.uk
over 2 years ago
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Cigarette plain packs to 'go global' - BBC News

Plain packaging for cigarettes is about to "go global" in a move that will have a "huge impact" on health, the World Health Organization says.  
bbc.co.uk
over 2 years ago
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Life and Times of Leading Cardiologists: Gregg Stone

Dr Ohman interviews Dr Stone and learns how the inquisitive kid with a chemistry lab in his parent's basement grew up to become a leader at the cutting edge of interventional cardiology.  
medscape.com
over 2 years ago
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TAVR Retains Success at Centers Without On-site Cardiac Surgical Backup

"Close cooperation in the heart team is the key for a successful TAVI program," but absence of a cardiac surgery department on site should not be a contraindication to the procedure, researchers said.  
medscape.com
over 2 years ago
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Insulin in Clinical Practice: Where Does It Fit? CME

: Self-assess your knowledge of and competence in the use of basal insulin in the treatment of diabetes, barriers to early insulin use, and the role of the new basal insulin formulations.  
medscape.org
over 2 years ago
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Early Results of Type 1 Diabetes Screening Encouraging

Of children tested for pre-type 1 diabetes autoantibodies, none have developed diabetic ketoacidosis, suggesting that early screening might be a feasible public-health approach to managing the disease.  
medscape.com
over 2 years ago
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Low hCG Levels Can Indicate Preeclampsia Risk

Measuring hCG levels in pregnant women helps identify those at risk of preeclampsia due to underlying abnormal thyroid function rather than simply pregnancy-raised thyroid activity.  
medscape.com
over 2 years ago
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Interim Guidance for Interpretation of Zika Virus Antibody Test Results | MMWR

The Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR) Series is prepared by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).  
cdc.gov
over 2 years ago
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Pulse Ox Screening for Congenital Heart Disease in Newborns

Stephen Kaine relates how the United States has implemented universal screening for critical congenital heart disease in newborn infants.  
medscape.com
over 2 years ago
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Choosing a Business Model: Direct Primary Care

This third installment in a series exploring the various business models available to young physicians examines what you need to know about direct primary care.  
medscape.com
over 2 years ago
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U.S. Health Official Says Zika Not a Reason to Cancel Olympics

The widespread Zika virus outbreak in Brazil does not pose enough of a threat to warrant canceling or putting off the Olympic Games set to be held in Rio de Janeiro in August, a leading U.S. health official said on Thursday.  
medscape.com
over 2 years ago